BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#11) Men’s volleyball remains No. 1 after road sweep

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, CROSS COUNTRY, SWIMMING

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BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#11)
Men’s volleyball remains No. 1 after road sweep

LANGLEY, British Columbia –
The Trinity Western men’s volleyball team remained No. 1 in the CIS Top 10 after sweeping Brandon on the road this past weekend, while the women’s volleyball team dropped from the rankings after getting swept by Brandon. Both basketball teams remained unranked while the cross country teams finished the CIS season unranked after this past weekend’s national championships and both swim teams are unranked in the season-opening polls.

The men’s volleyball team continued its winning ways as they knocked off Brandon 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-20) Friday and 3-1 (25-21, 24-26, 25-23, 25-17) Saturday. With a 4-0 record to start the season, they will return to Langley this weekend to play their first home games of the season against Regina.

The women’s volleyball team lost both of its game on the weekend falling 3-0 (25-22, 31-29, 25-16) Friday and 3-1 (24-26, 25-23, 25-23, 25-21) Saturday. With a 2-2 record they too will play their home-opener this weekend against Regina.

The men’s basketball team won both of their weekend games, 78-77 over Winnipeg Friday and 95-68 over Manitoba Saturday, but remained unranked in the most recent polls, while on the women’s side, the Spartans beat Winnipeg 71-60 Friday but lost to Manitoba 59-56 Saturday and also remained unranked. Both teams will play at UBC this Thursday and Saturday.

On the cross country trails, the Spartans finished the CIS season with the men’s team finishing 16th and the women’s team finishing 17th at the national championships in Quebec City. The teams will compete in the their final race of the year Nov. 26 at the Canadian Championships at Jericho Park in Vancouver.

The Spartans swim team did not compete this past weekend but will host the Langley Invitational this weekend.

At the top of the women’s volleyball rankings is the No. 1 UBC Thunderbirds (4-0), who enjoyed a break in their Canada West schedule last week.

In basketball, the Regina Cougars still lead the women’s rankings after improving to 3-0 in conference play thanks to road wins against Victoria, 74-65, and No. 3 UBC, 77-66. On the men’s side, the reigning W.P. McGee trophy champion Carleton Ravens (2-0) kicked off the regular season with road victories over McMaster, 77-61, and Brock, 98-56.

In cross-country running, the Guelph Gryphons easily repeated as double national champions on Saturday in Quebec City. Geneviève Lalonde and Andrew Nixon claimed the individual titles as the Guelph women captured their seventh straight CIS team banner, while the men were crowned for the sixth consecutive year.

Finally in swimming, Toronto leads Calgary on the women’s side, while the Dinos edge the Varsity Blues for first place in the men’s rankings.  

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

1. Trinity Western (4-0) / 260 points (26) / (1)
2. Alberta (4-0) / 224 / (2)
3. Manitoba (6-0) / 220 (1) / (3)
4. Calgary (3-3) / 166 / (4)
5. Laval (5-0) / 149 / (6)
6. UBC (3-1) / 137 / (5)
7. Western Ontario (6-0) / 131 / (7)
8. Brandon (1-5) / 57 / (9)
9. UBC Okanagan (3-3) / 38 / (10)
10. Saskatchewan (1-5) / 20 / (NR)

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

1. UBC (4-0) / 60 points / (1)
2. Alberta (4-0) / 56 / (2)
3. Saint Mary’s (5-0) / 50.5 / (4)
4. Montreal (4-1) / 48.5 / (3)
5. Winnipeg (5-1) / 44 / (9)
6. Manitoba (4-2) / 41 / (5)
7. Laval (2-2) / 34 / (7)
8. Dalhousie (5-0) / 26.5 / (T10)
9. McGill (2-3) / 25 / (8)
10. York (6-0) / 23.5 / (NR)

Next highest vote getters: Trinity Western (21), Calgary (13), UBC O (12.5), Brandon (10), Toronto (8).

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

1. Carleton (2-0) / 515 pts (43) / (1)
2. StFX (2-0) / 464 (1) / (2)
3. Lakehead (2-0) / 426 / (4)
4. UBC (2-0) / 388 / (5)
5. Alberta (3-1) / 322 / (7)
6. Windsor (2-0) / 288 / (6)
7. Saskatchewan (1-2) / 246 / (3)
8. Victoria (4-0) / 185 / (9)
9. Fraser Valley (3-1) / 183 / (8)
10. Wilfrid Laurier (2-0) / 122 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Concordia (65), Trinity Western (18).

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

1. Regina (3-0) / 419 pts (34) / (1)
2. Windsor (2-0) / 386 (1) / (2)
3. UBC (1-1) / 327 / (5)
4. Carleton (1-1) / 310 / (3)
5. Alberta (4-0) / 296 / (8)
6. Saskatchewan (0-3) / 206 / (4)
7. Cape Breton (0-1) / 188 / (6)
8. Toronto (2-0) / 183 / (10)
9. Brock (2-0) / 136 / (NR)
10. Acadia (0-1) / 113 / (7)
 
Other teams receiving votes: Fraser Valley (74), Dalhousie (25), StFX (18), Ottawa (16).

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (standings at CIS championship)
(points at CIS championship) / (previous rankings)

1. Guelph 20 points / (1)
2. Windsor 49 / (2)
3. Victoria 82 / (3)
4. Queen’s 97 / (4)
5. Laval 176 / (5)
6. McMaster 204 / (6)
7. Toronto 206 / (8)
8. Calgary 219 / (7)
9. StFX 224 / (NR)
10. Regina 255 / (9)

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (standings at CIS championship)
(points at CIS championship) / (previous rankings)

1. Guelph 31 points / (1)
2. Victoria 87 / (T2)
3. McMaster 134 / (T2)
4. Saskatchewan 138 / (4)
5. McGill 161 / (6) *
6. Western Ontario 161 / (5)
7. StFX 228 / (NR)
8. Laval 236 / (NR)
9. Calgary 249 / (7)
10. Queen’s 300 / (8)

* McGill finishes ahead of Western thanks to a higher placing from its fifth scorer at the CIS championship.

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

1. Calgary 498 points / (-)
2. Toronto 416 / (-)
3. UBC 309 / (-)
4. Western 164 / (-)
5. Alberta 162 / (-)
6. Ottawa 158 / (-)
7. Laval 141 / (-)
8. McMaster 125 / (-)
9. Montreal 99 / (-)
10. Guelph 89 / (-)

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

1. Toronto 373 points / (-)
2. Calgary 360 / (-)
3. Alberta 244 / (-)
4. Dalhousie 216 / (-)
5. UBC 204 / (-)
6. Guelph 187 / (-)
7. Laval 183 / (-)
8. McMaster 179 / (-)
9. Ottawa 178 / (-)
10. McGill 171 / (-)

-CIS-

Last Updated: 2011-11-15
Author: Mark Janzen