BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#10) Men’s volleyball No. 1, Women’s volleyball No. 6

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL CROSS COUNTRY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#10)
Men’s volleyball No. 1, Women’s volleyball No. 6

LANGLEY, British Columbia –
The Trinity Western men’s and women’s volleyball teams remained No. 1 and No. 6 respectively after a bye week this past weekend, while the men’s basketball team fell out of the Top 10 following a pair of home losses to  Victoria. The women’s basketball team and both cross country teams remain unranked.

The men’s and women’s volleyball teams both started the season with back-to-back wins on the road against Saskatchewan, then had a week off before they will resume the Canada West season with a pair of matches Friday and Saturday in Brandon.

The men’s basketball team, who was previously ranked No. 8 in the country, dropped out of the rankings after losing to Victoria 93-79 Friday and 86-75 Saturday while the women’s team split with its Island rivals, losing 82-73 Friday and winning 69-55 Saturday.

Both teams will take on Winnipeg Friday (the women play at 6:00 p.m. and the men at 8:00 p.m.) and Manitoba Saturday (the women play at 5:00 p.m. and the men at 8:00 p.m.).

The cross country teams had the week off as they prepare for this weekend’s CIS national championship Nov.12 at Laval.

The University of Guelph Gryphons once again top the CIS women’s and men’s cross-country running rankings going into Saturday’s national championships in Quebec City.

The Gryphons captured both OUA team banners two weeks ago and will be looking to sweep the CIS titles for the sixth consecutive year this weekend on the Plains of Abraham.

McMaster and Victoria are tied for second place in the women’s rankings going into the CIS meet, with Saskatchewan and Western Ontario rounding out the top five. On the men’s side, Windsor, Victoria, Queen’s and Laval follow Guelph in order.

In other CIS sports, UBC (women’s volleyball), Trinity Western (men’s volleyball), Regina (women’s basketball) and Carleton (men’s basketball) all maintain their No. 1 status.

In women’s volleyball, the defending 4-time national champ Thunderbirds improved to 4-0 on the campaign with 3-1 and 3-0 road wins over CIS newcomer UBC Okanagan. The T-Birds enjoy a break in their Canada West schedule this week.

In men’s volleyball, the 2010-11 champion Spartans (2-0) had a break from Canada West action last weekend. They travel to Brandon later this week for a two-game series against the No. 9 Bobcats (1-3).

In other men’s volleyball news, the UBC Okanagan Heat (3-1) crack the national Top 10 for the first time in school history, at No. 10.

In women’s basketball, the top-ranked Cougars kicked off conference play with a 79-68 home win over No. 4 Saskatchewan. Regina visits Victoria (1-1) and No. 5 UBC (0-0) this weekend, while in Ontario, No. 2 Windsor opens the defence of its CIS title at home against Laurentian and York.

In men’s hoops, the defending W.P. McGee trophy champion Ravens open the regular season on the road against McMaster on Friday and Brock on Saturday.

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

1. UBC (4-0) / 60 points / (1)
2. Alberta (2-0) / 56 / (2)
3. Montreal (3-0) / 49 / (T4)
4. Saint Mary’s (3-0) / 46 / (T4)
5. Manitoba (3-1) / 45.5 / (3)
6. Trinity Western (2-0) / 41 / (6)
7. Laval (2-1) / 37.5 / (9)
8. McGill (1-3) / 29 / (7)
9. Winnipeg (3-1) / 28 / (8)
T10. Dalhousie (3-0) / 22 / (10)
T10. Calgary (2-2) / 22 / (NR)

Next highest vote getters: York (16), Toronto (12.5), UBC O (6), Regina (3).

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

1. Trinity Western (2-0) / 250 points (25) / (1)
2. Alberta (2-0) / 217 / (2)
3. Manitoba (4-0) / 210 (1) / (3)
4. Calgary (1-3) / 148 / (5)
5. UBC (3-1) / 144 / (4)
6. Laval (4-0) / 141 / (6)
7. Western Ontario (4-0) / 116 / (7)
8. Thompson Rivers (1-3) / 69 / (8)
9. Brandon (1-3) / 50 / (9)
10. UBC Okanagan (3-1) / 35 / (NR)


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

1. Regina (1-0) / 443 pts (36) / (1)
2. Windsor (0-0) / 408 (1) / (2)
3. Carleton (0-0) / 370 / (3)
4. Saskatchewan (0-1) / 325 / (4)
5. UBC (0-0) / 302 / (5)
6. Cape Breton (0-0) / 260 / (6)
7. Acadia (0-0) / 215 / (7)
8. Alberta (2-0) / 192 / (8)
9. Ottawa (0-0) / 135 / (10)
10. Toronto (0-0) / 83 / (NR)
 
Other teams receiving votes: Fraser Valley (46), Thompson Rivers (37), Brock (18), Western (16), StFX (13).

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

1. Carleton (0-0) / 503 pts (42) / (1)
2. StFX (0-0) / 455 (1) / (2)
3. Saskatchewan (1-0) / 416 / (3)
4. Lakehead (0-0) / 375 / (4)
5. UBC (0-0) / 331 / (5)
6. Windsor (0-0) / 225 / (9)
7. Alberta (1-1) / 216 / (6)
8. Fraser Valley (1-1) / 177 / (7)
9. Victoria (2-0) / 145 / (NR)
10. Wilfrid Laurier (0-0) / 136 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Ottawa (90), Concordia (72).

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Guelph 98.9 points / (1)
T2. McMaster 85.6 / (2)
T2. Victoria 85.6 / (3)
4. Saskatchewan 65.6 / (4)
5. Western Ontario 60.0 / (5)
6. McGill 53.3 / (6)
7. Calgary 34.4 / (7)
8. Dalhousie 24.4 / (8)
T9. Windsor 14.4 / (9)
T9. Queen’s 14.4 / (10)

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Guelph 100.0 points / (1)
2. Windsor 88.9 / (2)
3. Victoria 74.4 / (3)
4. Queen’s 68.9 / (4)
5. Laval 64.4 / (5)
6. McMaster 44.4 / (6)
7. Calgary 37.8 / (7)
8. Toronto 27.8 / (8)
9. Regina 23.3 / (9)
10. Western Ontario 5.6 / (10)

-CIS-

Last Updated: 2011-11-08
Author: Mark Janzen