BLACKBERRY CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#22) – SPARTANS MEN’S BASKETBALL ENTERS PLAYOFFS RANKED NO. 4

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
BASKETBALL

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BLACKBERRY CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#22) – SPARTANS MEN’S BASKETBALL ENTERS PLAYOFFS RANKED NO. 4

LANGLEY, British Columbia –
For the fifth week in a row, the Trinity Western men’s basketball team is ranked No. 4 in the CIS Top Ten and will go into their opening round playoff series against Fraser Valley as such.

The Spartans started the year No. 8 in Canada and slowly crept up the rankings as they moved up to No. 7 on Nov. 16, up to No. 5 on Jan. 11 and then up to No. 4 on Jan. 25. Since then, the top four teams in the rankings – Carlton (1), UBC (2), Saskatchewan (3) and TWU (4) – have stayed the same.

In other CIS sports, Saskatchewan (women’s basketball), Carleton (men’s basketball), McGill (women’s hockey), UNB (men’s hockey), Calgary (women’s and men’s swimming and women’s wrestling), Regina (men’s wrestling) and Windsor (women’s & men’s track and field) are all ranked No. 1.

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

1. Carleton (22-0) / 492 pts (41) / (1)
2. UBC (22-2) / 451 / (2)
3. Saskatchewan (20-4) / 405 / (3)
4. Trinity Western (21-3) / 370 / (4)
5. Cape Breton (17-1) / 332 / (5)
6. StFX (13-5) / 262 / (7)
7. Lakehead (17-5) / 235 / (6)
8. Windsor (16-6) / 223 / (9)
9. Dalhousie (13-6) / 176 / (8)
10. Concordia (11-4) / 125 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Laval (53), Alberta (44), Victoria (8).

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

1. Saskatchewan (22-2) / 492 pts (41) / (1)
2. Windsor / (20-2) / 451 / (2)
3. Western Ontario (19-3) / 410 / (3)
4. Regina (19-5) / 365 / (5)
5. Toronto (18-4) / 310 / (6)
6. Carleton (18-4) / 303 / (4)
7. UNB (14-4) / 249 / (8)
8. Cape Breton (14-4) / 201 / (7)
9. Winnipeg (20-4) / 170 / (9)
10. Alberta (17-7) / 121 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: McGill (75), Wilfrid Laurier (33), UBC (8), Ottawa (3), StFX (2).

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

1. Calgary / 692 pts / (1)
2. UBC / 461 / (2)
3. Toronto / 264 / (3)
4. Montreal / 204 / (4)
5. Victoria / 153 / (NR)
6. Laval / 146 / (T5)
7. Western Ontario / 143 / (T5)
8. Guelph / 113 / (7)
9. McMaster / 82 / (8)
10. Dalhousie / 69 / (9)

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

1. Calgary / 517 pts / (1)
2. Toronto / 336 / (2)
3. Laval / 290 / (3)
4. UBC / 214 / (4)
5. Alberta / 204 / (5)
6. Western Ontario / 198 / (6)
7. Victoria / 181 / (8)
8. Ottawa / 157 / (7)
9. Dalhousie / 145 / (9)
10. Guelph / 114 / (10)

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

1. Windsor / 121.5 pts / (1)
2. Guelph / 104 / (2)
3. Calgary / 68.83 / (3)
4. Alberta / 49.5 / (4)
5. Saskatchewan / 39.5 / (6)
6. Ottawa / 38 / (5)
7. UQAM / 33 / (10)
8. Toronto / 32.5 / (9)
9. Regina / 28.33 / (7)
10. Sherbrooke / 28 / (NR)

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

1. Windsor / 117 pts / (1)
2. Guelph / 99.5 / (2)
3. Western Ontario / 51.5 / (3)
4. Calgary / 51 / (4)
5. York / 49 / (5)
6. Regina / 47.5 / (6)
7. Dalhousie / 39.5 / (9)
8. Saskatchewan / 38.5 / (8)
9. Alberta / 37 / (7)
10. Sherbrooke / 20.5 / (NR)

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Last Updated: 2011-02-22
Author: Mark Janzen