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

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, SWIMMING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#11)
Men’s volleyball remains No. 1; Women’s volleyball No. 10

LANGLEY, British Columbia – After both Trinity Western volleyball teams swept their home-opening weekend series’ with Regina, the men’s team remained No. 1, as they have been since the preseason polls, and the women’s team jumped back in the rankings at No. 10. Both basketball teams and swimming teams remained unranked.

The Spartans men’s volleyball team improved to 6-0 on the season after back-to-back wins over the Cougars, 3-0 Friday and 3-1 Saturday, while the women’s volleyball team improved to 4-2 in the Canada West regular season following a 3-1 win Friday and 3-0 win Saturday. Both teams are back in action this weekend when they host UBC Okanagan for the first time since the Heat joined the CIS.

While Trinity Western was victorious at home, on the road, the Spartans men’s and women’s basketball teams were both swept by UBC. The men fell to 2-4 after losing to the Thunderbirds 104-75 Thursday and 103-70 Saturday. The women also fell to 2-4 after losing 76-64 Thursday and 66-61 Saturday. Both teams will travel to the prairies this weekend where they will play Alberta Friday and Saskatchewan Saturday.

The Spartans swimming teams competed at the Langley Olympians Invitational and will next swim in the Richmond Rapids Invitational at Watermania in Richmond, B.C.

There are no changes this week at the top of the CIS national rankings.

Regina (women’s basketball), Carleton (men’s basketball), Calgary (women’s swimming), Toronto (men’s swimming), UBC (women’s volleyball) all maintained their No. 1 status.

All are reigning CIS champions with the exception of the Cougars in women’s basketball and the Varsity Blues in men’s swimming.

Here are this week’s Top 10 rankings.

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

1. Trinity Western (6-0) / 260 points (26) / (1)
2. Alberta (6-0) / 225 / (2)
3. Manitoba (8-0) / 216 (1) / (3)
4. Laval (6-0) / 158 / (5)
5. UBC (5-1) / 148 / (6)
6. Calgary (4-4) / 143 / (4)
7. Western Ontario (7-0) / 132 / (7)
8. Brandon (2-6) / 76 / (8)
9. UBC Okanagan (3-3) / 27 / (9)
10. Saskatchewan (1-7) / 20 / (10)

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

1. UBC (6-0) / 60 points / (1)
2. Alberta (5-1) / 55 / (2)
3. Saint Mary’s (6-0) / 52 / (3)
4. Winnipeg (6-2) / 45 / (5)
5. Manitoba (6-2) / 44 / (6)
6. Laval (4-2) / 41 / (7)
7. Montreal (4-2) / 37 / (4)
T8. Dalhousie (7-0) / 29 / (8)
T8. York (8-0) / 29 / (10)
10. Trinity Western (4-2) / 24 / (NR)

Next highest vote getters: Calgary (21), McGill (16), Queen’s (10), Brandon (5), UBC O (3), Toronto (3), Sherbrooke (3).

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

1. Carleton (4-0) / 515 pts (43) / (1)
2. StFX (3-0) / 474 (1) / (2)
3. Lakehead (4-0) / 428 / (3)
4. UBC (4-0) / 390 / (4)
5. Saskatchewan (3-2) / 294 / (7)
6. Victoria (6-0) / 286 / (8)
7. Alberta (4-2) / 252 / (5)
8. Fraser Valley (5-1) / 209 / (9)
9. Wilfrid Laurier (4-0) / 184 / (10)
10. Windsor (2-2) / 145 / (6)

Other teams receiving votes: Concordia (61), Ottawa (23).

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

1. Regina (5-0) / 396 pts (33) / (1)
2. UBC (3-1) / 354 / (3)
3. Windsor (3-1) / 332 / (2)
4. Carleton (2-2) / 289 / (4)
5. Alberta (6-0) / 275 / (5)
6. Saskatchewan (2-3) / 228 / (6)
7. Cape Breton (2-1) / 199 / (7)
8. Brock (4-0) / 167 / (9)
9. Acadia (2-1) / 110 / (10)
10. Toronto (3-1) / 108 / (8)
 
Other teams receiving votes: Ottawa (62), Fraser Valley (51).

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

1. Toronto 406 points / (1)
2. Calgary 385 / (2)
3. Alberta 273 / (3)
4. UBC 244 / (5)
5. Dalhousie 232 / (4)
6. McMaster 211 / (8)
T7. Guelph 205 / (6)
T7. Laval 205 / (7)
9. Ottawa 203 / (9)
10. McGill 196 / (10)

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

1. Calgary 538 points / (1)
2. Toronto 444 / (2)
3. UBC 343 / (3)
4. Alberta 192 / (5)
5. Western Ontario 190 / (4)
6. Ottawa 172 / (6)
7. McMaster 157 / (8)
8. Laval 147 / (7)
9. Guelph 113 / (10)
10. Montreal 99 / (9)

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Last Updated: 2011-11-22
Author: Mark Janzen