BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#12)-Spartans women's volleyball moves up to No. 2

CIS TOP TEN RANKINGS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL, CROSS COUNTRY

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BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#12)
Spartans women's volleyball moves up to No. 2

OTTAWA (CIS)
– The Trinity Western University women’s volleyball team continues their rise up the top ten standings. After a weekend sweep of previous No. 9 Regina the Spartans have moved up two spots to No. 2, trailing only No. 1 University of Manitoba Bisons. In men’s basketball the Spartans move up another spot to No. 7 after a solid two win weekend over Regina, while men’s volleyball remains firm at No. 4.

The University of Victoria Vikes and the Bisons are both new to the top spot in CIS basketball and volleyball, respectively.

In other CIS sports, Carleton (men’s basketball), Alberta (men’s volleyball and men’s hockey) and McGill (women’s hockey) all remain at No. 1 in their respective polls this week, while Calgary leads the first women’s and men’s swimming rankings of the season.

In women’s hoops, Victoria moves up one spot in the new Top 10 to take over from the Windsor Lancers in first place. Windsor drops to No. 2.

The Vikes improved to a CIS-best 8-0 in conference play over the weekend with a two-game sweep of Fraser Valley - 70-59 and 58-52 - while the Lancers (3-1) were upset 66-61 at home by Toronto (4-1) on Friday. Toronto improves two positions to No. 7 following its big win.

In women’s volleyball, all top five teams change places this week with Manitoba (4-1) moving up two spots to No. 1, Trinity Western (6-0) and Montreal (7-1) also gaining two positions to No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, and Laval (6-2) and Brandon (3-1) both dropping three spots to fourth and fifth.  

The 2010 CIS finalist Bisons swept Thompson Rivers in four and three sets over the weekend, while former No. 1 Laval suffered back-to-back losses to McGill and Montreal.

In men’s basketball, top-ranked Carleton improved to 4-0 in OUA action with a pair of wins in Kitchener-Waterloo, 88-80 over Laurier and 94-78 against Waterloo.

In men’s volleyball, No. 1 Alberta (4-0) was tested by No. 3 Brandon (2-2) but managed to sweep a two-game set at home in Edmonton, in five and four sets.

In swimming, the reigning CIS champion Calgary women easily outscored UBC 804 points to 486 for first place in the rankings. On the men’s side, the Dinos, who also captured the national title last season, earned 555 points compared to 504 for second-place Laval.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)


1. Victoria (8-0) / 485 pts (34) / (2)
2. Windsor (3-1) / 444 (7) / (1)
3. Regina (6-0) / 417 / (3)
4. Western Ontario (4-0) / 376 / (4)
5. Saskatchewan (6-2) / 324 / (6)
6. UNB (1-1) / 276 / (5)
7. Toronto (4-1) / 253 / (9)
8. Carleton (3-1) / 191 / (7)
9. Laval (0-1) / 110 / (8)
10. Alberta (5-1) / 95 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Wilfrid Laurier (66), Cape Breton (48), Winnipeg (22), StFX (11), Memorial (10).

MEN’S BASKETBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)

1. Carleton (4-0) / 504 pts (42) / (1)
2. StFX (1-0) / 461 / (2)
3. UBC (6-2) / 421 / (3)
4. Laval (1-0) / 348 / (6)
5. Saskatchewan (5-3) / 345 / (5)
6. Concordia (1-1) / 277 / (4)
7. Trinity Western (6-2) / 249 / (8)
8. Windsor (4-0) / 236 / (9)
9. Western Ontario (2-2) / 163 / (8)
10. Toronto (3-1) / 114 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Alberta (102), Dalhousie (86), Lakehead (19).

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)

1. Manitoba (4-1) / 58 pts / (3)
2. Trinity Western (6-0) / 56 / (4)
3. Montreal (7-1) / 49.5 / (5)
4. Laval (6-2) / 46.5 / (1)
5. Brandon (3-1) / 45 / (2)
6. UBC (4-2) / 44 / (6)
7. Alberta (1-3) / 37 / (7)
8. Regina (1-3) / 31 / (9)
T9. UNB (5-1) / 19 / (NR)
T9. McGill (5-3) / 19 / (NR)

Next highest vote getters: Calgary (15), York (14), Winnipeg (12), Saskatchewan (10), Guelph (9).

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)

1. Alberta (4-0) / 257 pts / (1)
2. Laval (6-0) / 233 / (2)
3. Brandon (2-2) / 195 / (3)
4. Trinity Western (5-1) / 180 / (4)
5. Calgary (4-0) / 168 / (5)
6. Western Ontario (6-0) / 145 / (6)
7. Manitoba (4-1) / 99 / (7)
8. Dalhousie (4-1) / 72 / (8)
9. Thompson Rivers (2-2) / 58 / (10)
10. Queen’s (6-0) / 57 / (9)

WOMEN’S SWIMMING
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Calgary 804 pts / (-)
2. UBC 486 / (-)
3. Montreal 270 / (-)
4. Toronto 233 / (-)
5. Laval 159 / (-)
6. Victoria 144 / (-)
7. UNB 114 / (-)
8. Dalhousie 113 / (-)
9. UQTR 92 / (-)
10. Laurentian 80 / (-)

MEN’S SWIMMING
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Calgary 555 pts / (-)
2. Laval 504 / (-)
3. UBC 417 / (-)
4. Toronto 330 / (-)
5. Victoria 213 / (-)
6. Dalhousie 210 / (-)
7. Montreal 165 / (-)
8. Ottawa 160 / (-)
9. McGill 124 / (-)
10. Lethbridge 79 / (-)

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Last Updated: 2010-11-16
Author: Scott Stewart