BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#13)-Spartans volleyball and men’s basketball stay solid

CIS TOP TEN RANKINGS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL, SWIMMING

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BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#13)
Spartans volleyball and men’s basketball stay solid

OTTAWA (CIS)
– In volleyball the Trinity Western University men’s team moves up a spot to No. 3 after a weekend split with former No. 1 Alberta, while the women remain solid at No. 2 after their split with the Alberta Pandas.  The Spartans men’s basketball team strengthens their hold on the seventh spot with 275 points. They are a mere eight points behind No. 6 Concordia at 283, and are almost 100 points (93) ahead of No. 8 Windsor, who have 182 points.

Four teams move to the top of CIS national rankings this week including UBC in women’s volleyball, Laval in men’s volleyball, Windsor in women’s basketball and Toronto in men’s swimming.

Meanwhile, Carleton (men’s basketball) and Calgary (women’s swimming) all remain in pole position in their respective sports.

In women’s volleyball, the Thunderbirds (6-2) travelled to Winnipeg and swept a two-game series over the Manitoba Bisons (4-3), who were No. 1 before the duels. UBC moves up five spots in the new Top 10 following a straight-set win and a 3-1 victory.

In men’s volleyball, the undefeated Rouge et Or (9-0) are up one position to No. 1 following three wins in three outings versus AUS rivals in interlock play, including a 3-1 success against No. 8 Dalhousie. Meanwhile, formerly top-ranked Alberta falls to No. 2 after a weekend split with No. 3 Trinity Western that included a straight-set loss.

In women’s basketball, the Lancers (5-1) return to the top after falling to No. 2 a week ago. Windsor moves up thanks to convincing wins over Ottawa, 81-58, and No. 7 Carleton, 68-48, but also to a lopsided 23-point loss (72-49) by former No. 1 Victoria at the hands of No. 3 Regina.

In men’s basketball, the top-ranked Ravens (6-0) kept rolling over the past weekend with dominating road victories against Western, 91-66, and No. 8 Windsor, 78-59.

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


1. Windsor (5-1) / 479 pts (39) / (2)
2. Victoria (9-1) / 418 / (1)
3.  Regina (7-1) / 416 (1) / (3)
4. Saskatchewan (8-2) / 356 / (5)
5. Western Ontario (5-1) / 308 / (4)
6. UNB (3-1) / 295 / (6)
7. Carleton (4-2) / 239 / (8)
8. Toronto (5-2) / 184 / (7)
9. Alberta (7-1) / 170 / (10)
10. Cape Breton (4-2) / 90 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Laval (87), Laurier (33), StFX (14) McGill (7), Memorial (4).

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


1. Carleton (6-0) / 504 pts (42) / (1)
2. UBC (8-2) / 461 / (3)
3. Laval (3-0) / 393 / (4)
4. StFX (1-1) / 388 / (2)
5. Saskatchewan (7-3) / 353 / (5)
6. Concordia (1-1) / 283 / (6)
7. Trinity Western (8-2) / 275 / (7)
8. Windsor (5-1) / 182 / (8)
9. Toronto (5-1) / 161 / (10)
10. Dalhousie (3-0) / 105 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Western Ontario (87), Lakehead (54), Cape Breton (13).

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


1. UBC (6-2) / 59.5 pts / (6)
2. Trinity Western (7-1) / 54 / (2)
3. Laval (10-2) / 52.5 / (4)
4. Manitoba (4-3) / 47 / (1)
5. Montreal (10-2) / 42 / (3)
6. Alberta (2-4) / 41 / (7)
7. Brandon (4-2) / 38 / (7)
8. Regina (3-3) / 34 / (8)
9. Calgary (3-3) / 24 / (NR)
10. Saint Mary’s (6-4) / 21 / (NR)

Next highest vote getters: Winnipeg (20), York (18), McGill (14), McMaster (8), UNB (4).

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


1. Laval (9-0) / 225 pts / (2)
2. Alberta (5-1) / 217 / (1)
3. Trinity Western (6-2) / 194 / (4)
4. Calgary (6-0) / 180 / (5)
5. Western (8-0) / 142 / (6)
6. Brandon (2-4) / 138 / (3)
7. Manitoba (6-1) / 100 / (7)
8. Dalhousie (5-3) / 52 / (8)
9. Thompson Rivers (3-3) / 35 / (9)
10. McMaster (6-2) / 34 / (NR)

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


1. Calgary 641 pts / (1)
2. UBC 343 / (2)
3. Toronto 277 / (4)
4. Dalhousie 213 / (8)
5. McGill 170 / (NR)
6. Western 166 / (NR)
7. Montreal 152 / (3)
8. McMaster 147 / (NR)
9. Victoria 131 / (6)
10. Guelph 113 / (NR)

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


1. Toronto 408 pts / (4)
2. Calgary 391 / (1)
3. Dalhousie 368 / (6)
4. Laval 320 / (2)
5. UBC 248 / (3)
6. McGill 213 / (9)
7. Ottawa 202 / (8)
8. McMaster 137 / (NR)
9. Victoria 127 / (5)
10. Alberta 120 / (NR)

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Last Updated: 2010-11-23
Author: Scott Stewart