BLACKBERRY CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#21) – SPARTANS WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL MOVE UP TO NO. 3

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL

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BLACKBERRY CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#21) – SPARTANS WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL MOVE UP TO NO. 3

LANGLEY, British Columbia –
With a weekend sweep of the Manitoba Bisons, the Trinity Western women’s volleyball team moved up one spot, to No. 3, in the final Top 10 rankings of the volleyball season.

The Spartans beat the then No. 5 ranked Bisons 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-22) and 3-1 (25-17, 25-19, 16-25, 25-17) to finish the Canada West regular season on a two-game winning streak and with a record of 15-3. The Spartans will host Regina in the first round of the playoffs Feb. 17-19 at the Langley Events Centre.

The men’s volleyball team also swept Manitoba 3-1 (25-22, 25-20, 14-25, 25-20) and 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 28-26) but, with Alberta (2) and Calgary (3) maintaining their positions after the Golden Bears swept the Dinos to take first place in the conference, the Spartans were stagnant in the final rankings, staying at No. 4. The Spartans, who finished third in the Canada West standings with a 13-5 record, will host Thompson Rivers in the first round of the playoffs Feb. 17-19 at the Langley Events Centre.

The men’s basketball team also had a successful weekend in which they beat Manitoba on the road 101-68 and 103-76 but with Carlton (1), UBC (2) and Saskatchewan (3) all winning as well TWU stayed at No. 4 in the second to last basketball rankings of the year. The pair of wins sends the Spartans, who have a final week bye, into the playoffs on a four-game winning streak as they finished the regular season with a 21-3 record.  

The only CIS rankings to change at the top came in women’s track and field where the University of Windsor Lancers moved up two positions to become the third different team in three weeks to claim the No. 1 spot.

Meanwhile in other CIS sports, Saskatchewan (women’s basketball), Carleton (men’s basketball), McGill (women’s hockey), UNB (men’s hockey), UBC (women’s volleyball), Laval (men’s volleyball), Calgary (women’s & men’s swimming) and Windsor (men’s track and field) all maintain their No. 1 status.

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL (final Top 10 of season).
(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)

1. Laval (17-0) / 240 pts / (1)
2. Alberta (17-1) / 233 / (2)
3. Calgary (16-2) / 202 / (3)
4. Trinity Western (13-5) / 178 / (4)
5. Manitoba (11-7) / 142 / (5)
6. Western Ontario (18-2) / 127 / (6)
7. Brandon (10-8) / 111 / (7)
8. Thompson Rivers (9-9) / 56 / (9)
9. McMaster (16-4) / 44 / (NR)
10. Queen’s (16-4) / 38 / (8)

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (final Top 10 of season)
(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)

1. UBC (15-3) / 60 pts / (1)
2. Montreal (17-3 / 2-0 playoffs) / 54 / (2)
3. Trinity Western (15-3) / 52 / (4)
4. Laval (17-3) / 50 / (3)
5. Alberta (11-7) / 40 / (7)
6. Calgary (10-8) / 38.5 / (6)
7. Manitoba (10-8) / 38 / (5)
8. Brandon (11-7) / 35.5 / (8)
9. Saint Mary’s (14-4) / 28 / (9)
10. Regina (8-10) / 21 / (10)

Next highest vote getters: McGill (19), Guelph (17), UNB (12), McMaster (9), Western Ontario (3).

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

1. Carleton (21-0) / 492 pts (41) / (1)
2. UBC (20-2) / 451 / (2)
3. Saskatchewan (18-4) / 402 / (3)
4. Trinity Western (21-3) / 369 / (4)
5. Cape Breton (16-1) / 336 / (5)
6. Lakehead (16-4) / 285 / (6)
7. StFX (11-5) / 231 / (7)
8. Dalhousie (11-5) / 205 / (9)
9. Windsor (14-6) / 171 / (10)
10. Laval (9-4) / 101 / (8)

Other teams receiving votes: Victoria (54), Concordia (46), Toronto (12).

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

1. Saskatchewan (20-2) / 492 pts (41) / (1)
2. Windsor / (18-2) / 451 / (2)
3. Western Ontario (17-3) / 380 / (5)
4. Carleton (18-3) / 344 / (3)
5. Regina (17-5) / 341 / (4)
6. Toronto (17-4) / 323 / (6)
7. Cape Breton (14-3) / 249 / (7)
8. UNB (13-4) / 205 / (8)
9. Winnipeg (18-4) / 167 / (9)
10. Alberta (17-7) / 107 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: McGill (59), Wilfrid Laurier (34), StFX (21), UBC (16).

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

1. Windsor / 118.5 pts / (1)
2. Guelph / 108 / (2)
3. Western Ontario / 58 / (3)
4. Calgary / 54 / (10)
5. York / 50 / (4)
6. Regina / 47.5 / (6)
7. Alberta / 37 / (8)
8. Saskatchewan / 36 / (7)
9. Dalhousie / 35.5 / (5)
10. Toronto / 19 / (NR)

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

1. Windsor / 123.5 pts / (3)
2. Guelph / 96.5 / (1)
3. Calgary / 75.83 / (2)
4. Alberta / 55.5 / (4)
5. Ottawa / 43 / (5)
6. Saskatchewan / 40.5 / (6)
7. Regina / 33.33 / (8)
8. Western Ontario / 29.83 / (7)
9. Toronto / 29 / (9)
10. UQAM / 20 / (10)

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

1. Calgary / 481 pts / (1)
2. Toronto / 343 / (2)
3. Laval / 296 / (3)
4. UBC / 214 / (4)
5. Alberta / 210 / (5)
6. Western Ontario / 208 / (NR)
7. Ottawa / 165 / (8)
8. Victoria / 161 / (6)
9. Dalhousie / 150 / (7)
10. Guelph / 119 / (NR)

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

1. Calgary / 724 pts / (1)
2. UBC / 474 / (2)
3. Toronto / 273 / (3)
4. Montreal / 211 / (4)
T5. Laval / 152 / (5)
T5. Western Ontario / 152 / (6)
7. Guelph / 118 / (7)
8. McMaster / 87 / (10)
9. Dalhousie / 71 / (T8)
10. Alberta / 70 / (T8)

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Last Updated: 2011-02-15
Author: Mark Janzen