BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#15) Men’s volleyball remains No. 1, Women’s volleyball moves up to No. 8

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, SWIMMING, TRACK & FIELD

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BLACKBERRY - CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#15)
Men’s volleyball remains No. 1, Women’s volleyball moves up to No. 8


LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western men’s volleyball remained No. 1 in the latest CIS Top 10 while the Spartans women’s volleyball team moved up to No. 8 in the most recent rankings. The Spartans basketball, swimming and track and field teams remained unranked.

The men’s volleyball team, which has been No. 1 all year, played two non-conference games against Queen’s over the break, beating the visiting Gaels 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-22) and 3-1 (25-22, 34-36, 25-19, 25-20). The Spartans enter the second half of the season with a 10-0 record in conference play and a 20-1 record overall against CIS competition.

The women’s volleyball team played just one non-conference game over the holidays as the Spartans hosted Laval this past Friday, beating the Rouge et Or 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-14). They start the second half of the season with a 7-3 conference record and a 9-7 record overall.

Both teams will host Alberta Jan. 13-14 with games being played at the David E. Enarson Gymnasium on the campus of Trinity Western University.

The men’s basketball team, which has been unranked ever since being slotted No. 8 in Week 1, won both of its games this past weekend, knocking off Lethbridge, 105-97, and Calgary, 107-97, at the Langley Events Centre. The Spartans are now 4-6 in conference play.

The women’s basketball team split its first weekend of 2012 as they beat Lethbridge 79-51 before falling to Calgary 71-59. The Spartans, like the men, are also 4-6 in conference play.

Both teams will travel to Kelowna for games against UBC-Okanagan Jan. 13-14.

The Spartans track and field teams both remained unranked in the first polls of 2012. They will open their schedule Jan. 14 in Seattle, Wash. at the University of Washington Indoor Preview.

The Spartans swimming teams also remained unranked. They will be back in the pool Jan. 14-15 at the New Westminster Hyack Invitational.

Across the national rankings there is a trio of new leaders in the first CIS national rankings of 2012, including Dalhousie in men’s swimming, and Saskatchewan (women) and Guelph (men) in indoor track and field.

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

In women’s basketball, top-ranked Regina resumed conference play this past weekend with a pair of lopsided victories at Brandon, 96-38 and 92-46. The Cougars (9-0) put their unblemished regular season record on the line later this week when they host Manitoba (3-7) for a Friday-Saturday doubleheader.

In men’s basketball, Carleton also dominated in its return to conference action with easy road wins over York, 90-54, and Laurentian, 98-51. The perfect Ravens (10-0) hit the road again this weekend to face Ryerson (5-5) and Toronto (5-5).

In women’s volleyball, UBC took the court only once since its last league game in early December but it was quite the duel. In non-conference action, the defending CIS champions erased a two-set deficit to edge No. 7 Laval 3-2 last Thursday in Vancouver in a rematch of last year’s national final. The Thunderbirds (9-1) host Thompson Rivers (4-8) Friday and Saturday in Canada West play.

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

1. UBC (9-1) / 60 points / (1)
2. Alberta (7-3) / 56 / (2)
3. Saint Mary’s (9-0) / 50 / (T3)
4. Winnipeg (10-2) / 49 / (T3)
5. Montreal (7-2) / 43 / (6)
6. Manitoba (7-3) / 41 / (5)
7. Laval (6-3) / 37 / (7)
8. Trinity Western (7-3) / 30 / (10)
9. Dalhousie (7-2) / 26 / (NR)
10. York (9-1) / 25 / (8)

Next highest vote getters: Calgary (23), McGill (14), Queen’s (8), Toronto (7), Brandon (5), Ottawa (5).

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

1. Trinity Western (10-0) / 240 points (24) / (1)
2. Manitoba (9-1) / 221 (1) / (2)
3. Alberta (8-2) / 183 / (3)
4. Laval (10-0) / 173 / (5)
5. UBC (7-3) / 144 / (4)
6. Western Ontario (11-0) / 134 / (6)
7. Calgary (7-5) / 95 / (7)
T8. Brandon (5-7) / 60 / (8)
T8. McMaster (7-2) / 60 / (9)
10. Saskatchewan (1-9) / 19 / (NR)

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

1. Regina (9-0) / 384 pts (32) / (1)
2. Windsor (8-2) / 348 / (2)
3. UBC (6-2) / 315 / (3)
4. Carleton (7-3) / 248 / (4)
5. Saskatchewan (5-4) / 229 / (5)
6. Alberta (7-3) / 212 / (7)
7. Ottawa (8-2) / 201 / (9)
8. Brock (9-1) / 179 / (6)
9. Acadia (5-1) / 134 / (8)
10. Toronto (7-3) / 63 / (10)
 
Other teams receiving votes: Fraser Valley (56), Saint Mary’s (50), Concordia (41).

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

1. Carleton (10-0) / 516 pts (44) / (1)
2. StFX (7-0) / 470 / (2)
3. Lakehead (9-1) / 433 / (3)
4. Saskatchewan (6-3) / 332 / (4)
5. UBC (6-2) / 329 / (7)
6. Victoria (9-1) / 311 / (5)
7. Wilfrid Laurier (9-1) / 282 / (8)
8. Alberta (6-4) / 181 / (6)
9. Concordia (4-0) / 154 / (10)
10. Fraser Valley (6-4) / 76 / (9)

Other teams receiving votes: Ottawa (72), McMaster (36).

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

1. Calgary 564 points / (1)
2. Toronto 426 / (2)
3. Western Ontario 257 / (3)
4. Laval 255 / (4)
5. Alberta 239 / (5)
6. Dalhousie 189 / (6)
7. UBC 167 / (7)
8. Ottawa 119 / (8)
9. McMaster 108 / (9)
10. Guelph 95 / (10)

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

1. Dalhousie 409 points / (3)
T2. Alberta 403 / (1)
T2. Toronto 403 / (2)
4. Calgary 339 / (4)
5. McGill 255 / (5)
6. Laval 198 / (6)
7. McMaster 168 / (7)
8. Victoria 157 / (NR)
9. Guelph 135 / (NR)
10. UBC 134 / (10)

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

1. Saskatchewan 86.5 points / (6)
2. Calgary 72.5 / (NR)
3. Toronto 72 / (3)
T4. Windsor 59 / (1)
T4. Guelph 59 / (4)
T4. Alberta 59 / (T9)
7. Western Ontario 54.5 / (2)
8. York 42 / (8)
9. Ottawa 30 / (5)
10. Regina 23.5 / (NR)

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

1. Guelph 95.5 points / (6)
2. York 63.5 / (5)
3. Windsor 63 / (1)
4. Ottawa 58 / (2)
5. Regina 52 / (8)
6. Laval 41 / (4)
7. Western Ontario 40 / (3)
8. Alberta 38.5 / (9)
9. Saskatchewan 36.5 / (NR)
10. Sherbrooke 31 / (NR)

-CIS-

Last Updated: 2012-01-10
Author: Mark Janzen