BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#18) - Spartan women’s volleyball still No. 1 while TWU men’s basketball move up to No. 4.

CIS TOP TEN RANKINGS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011
BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#18)
- Spartan women’s volleyball still No. 1 while TWU men’s basketball move up to No. 4.

LANGLEY, British Columbia
– For the second week in a row and the second time in the program’s history the Trinity Western University women’s volleyball team is the top ranked team in the CIS. The Spartans remain No. 1 ahead of No. 2 UBC after a weekend sweep of the Calgary Dinos.

On the Spartans men’s side the TWU men’s basketball team moves up to a program best No. 4 after extending their program best winning streak to14 games with two wins in Calgary this past weekend against the Dinos.  In men’s volleyball the Spartans drop a spot to No. 4 as they flip-flop with Calgary after dropping two matches to the Dinos this weekend.

With the TWU men’s basketball team moving up to No. 4 the Spartans have now had five of their six original team sports ranked No. 4 or higher since the beginning of the 2010 season: women’s soccer No. 1 (Sept. 21, 2010), men’s soccer No. 3 (Sept. 7, 2010), women’s volleyball No. 1 (current), men’s volleyball No. 3 (last week). Previous highest ranking for TWU teams: women’s soccer No. 1 (Sept. 21, 2010), men’s soccer No. 1 (Sept. 25, 2007), men’s volleyball No. 1 (Feb. 25, 2007), women’s volleyball No. 1 (last week), men’s basketball No. 5 (last week).  TWU currently has four of their six original teams ranked in the top ten: men’s and women’s volleyball, men’s basketball and women’s soccer.

In other CIS sports the top ranked teams are: Saskatchewan (women’s basketball), Carleton (men’s basketball), Laval (men’s volleyball), Calgary (women’s & men’s swimming), Calgary (women’s track and field) and Windsor (men’s track and field).

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


1. Carleton (14-0) / 480 pts (40) / (1)
2. UBC (16-2) / 440 / (2)
3. Saskatchewan (13-3) / 396 / (3)
4. Trinity Western (16-2) / 356 / (5)
5. StFX (8-3) / 301 / (4)
6. Cape Breton (13-1) / 296 / (8)
7. Windsor (11-3) / 234 / (7)
8. Laval (7-2) / 191 / (6)
9. Lakehead (11-3) / 159 / (NR)
10. Wilfrid Laurier (10-4) / 114 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Concordia (81), Dalhousie (40), Toronto (37).

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


1. Saskatchewan (14-2) / 440 pts (40) / (1)
2. Windsor / (11-2) / 440 / (2)
3. Western Ontario (12-2) / 390 / (3)
4. Carleton (12-2) / 342 / (6)
5. Regina (13-3) / 332 / (4)
6. Toronto (11-4) / 272 / (7)
7. UNB (8-3) / 223 / (5)
8. Cape Breton (11-3) / 206 / (9)
9. Winnipeg (13-3) / 154 / (10)
10. Alberta (14-4) / 126 / (8)

Other teams receiving votes: Victoria (54), McGill (28), Wilfrid Laurier (24), UBC (11), Lakehead (3), Ottawa (2).

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


1. Laval (14-0) / 250 pts / (1)
2. Alberta (11-1) / 232 / (2)
3. Calgary (12-0) / 221 / (4)
4. Trinity Western (8-4) / 184 / (3)
5. Manitoba (11-3) / 156 / (5)
6. Western Ontario (14-2) / 111 / (6)
7. Brandon (5-7) / 97 / (7)
8. Queen’s (12-3) / 87 / (9)
9. Thompson Rivers (5-7) / 60 / (8)
10. McMaster (11-3) / 10 / (10)

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


1. Trinity Western (11-1) / 59 pts / (1)
2. UBC (11-3) / 55 / (T2)
3. Laval (14-2) / 54 / (T2)
4. Manitoba (9-5) / 47 / (4)
5. Montreal (13-3) / 45 / (5)
6. Alberta (7-5) / 39.5 / (8)
7. Brandon (7-5) / 34.5 / (6)
8. Calgary (6-6) / 34 / (7)
9. Saint Mary’s (11-4) / 26 / (9)
10. Regina (5-7) / 21 / (NR)

Next highest vote getters: McMaster (20), McGill (16), UNB (7), Western Ontario (6), Guelph (5).

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


1. Calgary / 634 pts / (1)
2. UBC / 319 / (2)
3. Toronto / 296 / (3)
4. Montreal / 263 / (4)
5. Laval / 183 / (5)
6. Western / 125 / (6)
7. Alberta / 109 / (T7)
8. Dalhousie / 108 / (T7)
9. Guelph / 107 / (9)
10. McMaster / 80 / (10)

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


1. Calgary / 456 pts / (1)
2. Toronto / 366 / (2)
3. Laval / 348 / (3)
4. Alberta / 297 / (4)
5. Dalhousie / 190 / (5)
6. UBC / 160 / (6)
7. Ottawa / 151 / (7)
8. Victoria / 140 / (8)
9. McGill / 112 / (9)
10. Montreal / 106 / (10)

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous rankings)


1. Calgary / 129.5 pts / (2)
2. Guelph / 95 / (1)
3. Windsor / 84.5 / (3)
4. Alberta / 72.33 / (7)
5. Western Ontario / 43.17 / (5)
6. Ottawa / 39.5 / (4)
7. Saskatchewan / 34.5 / (9)
8. Regina / 28 / (6)
9. Toronto / 25 / (8)
10. Sherbrooke / 21.5 / (10)

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Windsor / 127.5 pts / (1)
2. Guelph / 78.5 / (2)
3. Western Ontario / 63 / (5)
4. Calgary / 54.5 / (T7)
5. Regina / 53.5 / (T7)
6. Dalhousie / 44.5 / (4)
7. Alberta / 44 / (NR)
8. Ottawa / 41.5 / (3)
9. York / 36.5 / (6)
10. Saskatchewan / 27 / (T10)


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Last Updated: 2011-01-25
Author: Scott Stewart