CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#16) Men’s volleyball remains No. 1, Women’s volleyball moves up to No. 7

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011
VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, SWIMMING, TRACK & FIELD

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CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#16)
Men’s volleyball remains No. 1, Women’s volleyball moves up to No. 7

LANGLEY, British Columbia –
The Trinity Western men’s volleyball team remained ranked No. 1 in the latest CIS Top 10 while the women’s volleyball team moved up to No. 7 in the country. The Spartans basketball, track and field and swimming teams all remained unranked.

With its first ever weekend sweep of Alberta in Trinity Western men’s volleyball history, having beat the Golden Bears 3-0 and 3-1 in Langley, the Spartans improved to 12-0 in the regular season and are now riding a 20-match winning streak against CIS competition.

The women’s volleyball team also had a strong weekend as it split with now No. 3 ranked Alberta, winning 3-0 and losing 3-2. With the split, the Spartans, who are now 8-4 on the season, moved from No. 8 up to No. 7.

Both volleyball teams will host Winnipeg this Friday and Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.

The Spartans men’s basketball team earned a pair of road wins on the weekend against UBC Okanagan, knocking off the Heat 83-77 and 83-56. The Spartans are now 6-6 in league play but remained unranked, as they have been since opening the season No. 8.

The women’s basketball team also picked up back-to-back road wins on the weekend as the beat UBC Okanagan 73-69 and 63-50 to improve to 6-6. The Spartans have not been ranked all season.

Both teams will travel to the Prairies this weekend as they will play in Brandon Friday and Regina Saturday.

The Trinity Western track and field teams opened their season Saturday in Seattle at the University of Washington Indoor Preview. The meet was highlighted by first place finishes from Emma Nuttall in the high jump (1.81m) and Calum Innes in the 60m hurdles (personal best 8.22).

The team will travel to Edmonton this weekend to compete in the Golden Bear Invitational Jan. 20-21.

The swimming teams competed in the New Westminster Hyack Invitational, which amounted to more of a training event for the Spartans as they prepare for the Canada West Championships in Alberta Jan. 27-29.

There is only one change this week at the top of CIS national rankings, as the University of Guelph Gryphons grab the pole position in women’s track and field.

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

In women’s basketball, top-ranked Regina easily improved to 11-0 in conference play with a pair of road wins over Manitoba, 84-60 and 105-52. The Cougars are back on home court this weekend to face No. 10 Fraser Valley (9-3) and Trinity Western (6-6).

In men’s hoops, Carleton (12-0) also remained perfect in regular season action with road victories against Ryerson, 87-56, and Toronto, 98-64. The Ravens play three games in four nights this week, starting on Wednesday when they face cross-town rival Ottawa (8-4) in the sixth annual MBNA Capital Hoops Classic at Scotiabank Place. The reigning CIS champions then host Queen’s (0-12) and RMC (0-12) on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

In women’s volleyball, UBC easily handled visiting Thompson Rivers and improved to 11-1 in Canada West action with a pair of straight-set victories. The Thunderbirds should be tested later this week when they host No. 5 Manitoba (9-3) for a Friday-Saturday doubleheader.

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

1. Trinity Western (12-0) / 260 pts (26) / (1)
2. Manitoba (11-1) / 231 (1) / (2)
3. Alberta (8-4) / 200 / (3)
4. Laval (11-0) / 196 / (4)
5. UBC (8-4) / 150 / (5)
6. Western Ontario (12-1) / 128 / (6)
7. Calgary (7-5) / 110 / (7)
8. Brandon (7-7) / 76 / (T8)
9. McMaster (9-2) / 69 / (T8)
10. Winnipeg (6-8) / 22 / (NR)

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

1. UBC (11-1) / 60 points / (1)
2. Winnipeg (12-2) / 53 / (4)
T3. Alberta (8-4) / 51 / (2)
T3. Saint Mary’s (10-0) / 51 / (3)
5. Manitoba (9-3) / 45 / (6)
6. Montreal (8-3) / 39 / (5)
7. Trinity Western (8-4) / 37 / (8)
8. Laval (7-4) / 32 / (7)
9. York (11-1) / 27 / (10)
10. Dalhousie (8-3) / 25 / (9)

Next highest vote getters: Calgary (17), McGill (14), Toronto (14), Cape Breton (5), Brandon (5).

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

1. Carleton (12-0) / 516 pts (44) / (1)
2. Lakehead (10-2) / 460 / (3)
3. UBC (8-2) / 419 / (5)
4. StFX (7-2) / 362 / (2)
5. Saskatchewan (7-4) / 321 / (4)
6. Wilfrid Laurier (10-2) / 312 / (7)
7. Victoria (10-2) / 281 / (6)
8. Alberta (8-4) / 238 / (8)
9. Concordia (5-0) / 184 / (9)
10. Fraser Valley (7-5) / 92 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Ottawa (58), Windsor (37).

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

1. Regina (11-0) / 396 pts (33) / (1)
2. Windsor (11-2) / 362 / (2)
3. UBC (8-2) / 331 / (3)
4. Saskatchewan (7-4) / 295 / (5)
5. Alberta (9-3) / 252 / (6)
6. Carleton (8-4) / 237 / (4)
7. Ottawa (10-2) / 206 / (7)
8. Acadia (7-1) / 157 / (9)
9. Brock (10-3) / 111 / (8)
10. Fraser Valley (9-3) / 94 / (NR)
 
Other teams receiving votes: Toronto (58), Concordia (36), Saint Mary’s (28).

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

1. Dalhousie 410 points / (1)
2. Alberta 401 / (T2)
3. Toronto 400 / (T2)
4. Calgary 338 / (4)
5. McGill 255 / (5)
6. Laval 196 / (6)
7. McMaster 167 / (7)
8. Victoria 156 / (8)
9. UBC 144 / (10)
10. Guelph 134 / (9)

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

1. Calgary 560 points / (1)
2. Toronto 423 / (2)
3. Laval 255 / (4)
4. Western Ontario 244 / (3)
5. Alberta 232 / (5)
6. UBC 207 / (7)
7. Dalhousie 181 / (6)
8. Ottawa 119 / (8)
9. McMaster 105 / (9)
10. Guelph 94 / (10)

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

1. Guelph 98 pts / (1)
2. Windsor 94.83 / (3)
3. Ottawa 75 / (4)
4. York 72.5 / (2)
5. Western Ontario 60.83 / (7)
6. Laval 52 / (6)
7. Regina 33.5 / (5)
8. Sherbrooke 32 / (10)
9. Toronto 30.33 / (NR)
10. Saskatchewan 22.5 / (9)

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

1. Guelph 102.5 pts / (T4)
2. Western Ontario 90 / (7)
3. Windsor 79 / (T4)
4. Calgary 54 / (2)
5. Saskatchewan 52 / (1)
6. Toronto 49 / (3)
7. Alberta 48.5 / (T4)
8. Ottawa 45 / (9)
9. York 40 / (8)
10. McMaster 25 / (NR)

-CIS-

Last Updated: 2012-01-17
Author: Mark Janzen