CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#19) Men’s volleyball remains No. 1, Women’s volleyball drops to No. 5

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, SWIMMING, TRACK & FIELD

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CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#19)
Men’s volleyball remains No. 1, Women’s volleyball drops to No. 5

LANGLEY, British Columbia –
With a pair of road wins over No. 7 Calgary the Trinity Western men’s volleyball remained atop the CIS Top 10 for the 13th straight week while a couple of road loss against Calgary saw the Spartans women’s volleyball team drop from No. 2 to No. 5 in the latest polls. The basketball, track and field and swimming teams remained unranked.

The men’s volleyball team improved to 17-1 on the season as they knocked off Calgary 3-0 Friday and 3-1 Saturday.  After losing its first game of the regular season to Manitoba Jan. 27, the Spartans have won three straight games and will look to clinch top spot in Canada West with a pair of wins this weekend against visiting No. 6 UBC.  

The women’s volleyball team saw its recent run of success snapped this weekend as they fell to unranked Calgary 3-1 Friday and 3-1 Saturday. The Spartans, who have already clinched a home playoff date for Canada West quarter-finals with a 12-6 record, will hope to rebound, and climb up the standings, when they host No. 1 UBC this weekend.

Both the men’s and women’s volleyball teams play Friday and Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.

The Spartans men’s basketball got back in the winners circle with a home sweep of Thompson Rivers this weekend, winning 89-77 Friday and 97-92 Saturday. Trinity Western, who has qualified for the wildcard playoff spot with a 10-7 record thus far, has now won eight of its last nine games.

The women’s basketball team lost both games of a weekend homestand for the first time all year as they fell to Thompson Rivers 66-61 Friday and 76-58 Saturday. The Spartans, who are now 8-9 on the season are still battling for a playoff position.

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Fraser Valley Feb. 9 at the Langley Events Centre.

The Spartans track and field teams were in action in both Manitoba at the Bison Classic and in Richmond, B.C. at the Harry Jerome Indoor Classic. The highlight of the weekend was Fiona Benson’s first place finish in the 1500m race at the Bison Classic in which she posted a time of 4:31.30.

The track and field teams will compete Feb. 12 at the University of Washington Open.

The Spartans swimming teams were idle this weekend and will be back in action Feb. 16-19 at the Wester Canadian Championships in Winnipeg, Man.

Amongst the sports Trinity Western competes in, here is one new national leader this week as the reigning CIS champion Windsor Lancers move up three positions to top the national rankings for the first time this season.

In other CIS sports the Spartans compete in, Regina (women’s basketball), Carleton (men’s basketball), UBC (women’s swimming), Toronto (men’s swimming), Windsor (men’s track and field), UBC (women’s volleyball) and Trinity Western (men’s volleyball) all maintain their No. 1 status.

In women’s basketball, the top-ranked Cougars (17-0) showed over the weekend why they’ve been ranked No. 1 the entire season as they swept a two-game series at home against No. 8 Alberta, 81-76 and 84-70. Regina, which has already secured first place in Canada West’s Prairie Division, visits Lethbridge (6-12) Friday and Saturday, before closing out conference play at No. 3 Saskatchewan on Feb. 18.

In men’s hoops, Carleton easily improved to 18-0 in league play with an 86-57 home win over Ottawa, last Friday. The Ravens, who have long clinched first place in the OUA East, visit RMC (0-18) and Queen’s (2-16) this weekend, and will then wrap up the regular season at home against Toronto and Ryerson, on Feb. 17-18.

In women’s volleyball, UBC (17-1), which will finish first in Canada West, swept a two-game set against Brandon last weekend, 3-0 and 3-0. The Thunderbirds face a nice challenge on Friday and Saturday as they visit No. 5 Trinity Western (12-6) to conclude conference play.

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

1. Trinity Western (17-1) / 246 pts (21) / (1)
2. Manitoba (16-2) / 224 (2) / (2)
3. Laval (17-0) / 197 (3) / (3)
4. Alberta (14-4) / 188 / (4)
5. Western (16-2) / 128 / (5)
6. UBC (10-8) / 123 / (6)
7. Calgary (9-9) / 101 / (7)
8. Brandon (10-8) / 97 / (8)
9. McMaster (13-3) / 60 / (9)
10. Winnipeg (7-13) / 29 / (10)

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

1. UBC (17-1) / 60 pts / (1)
2. Saint Mary’s (14-1) / 55 / (3)
3. Alberta (13-5) / 51 / (4)
4. Winnipeg (14-6) / 50 / (5)
T5. Trinity Western (12-6) / 42 / (2)
T5. Montreal (12-3) / 42 / (8)
7. Laval (10-5) / 36 / (7)
8. Dalhousie (12-3) / 29 / (9)
9. Calgary (10-8) / 28 / (NR)
10. Manitoba (9-9) / 26 / (6)

Next highest vote getters: York (21), Ottawa (14), McGill (10), Queen’s (8), Thompson Rivers (4), Cape Breton (4).

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

1. Carleton (18-0) / 516 pts (44) / (1)
2. Lakehead (16-2) / 473 / (2)
3. Saskatchewan (13-4) / 429 / (4)
4. Victoria (13-3) / 352 / (7)
5. Fraser Valley (12-5) / 315 / (8)
6. Wilfrid Laurier (15-3) / 298 / (5)
7. UBC (12-4) / 277 / (3)
8. StFX (10-4) / 200 / (6)
9. Concordia (10-1) / 185 / (9)
10. Alberta (12-6) / 106 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: UPEI (63), McMaster (48).

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

1. Regina (17-0) / 384 pts (32) / (1)
2. Windsor (17-2) / 352 / (2)
3. Saskatchewan (13-4) / 311 / (4)
4. UBC (13-3) / 292 / (3)
5. Carleton (13-5) / 254 / (6)
6. Ottawa (15-3) / 229 / (5)
7. Acadia (11-1) / 194 / (7)
8. Alberta (11-7) / 136 / (8)
9. Calgary (13-5) / 133 / (10)
10. Fraser Valley (11-6) / 92 / (NR)
 
Other teams receiving votes: Toronto (71), McGill (14), Brock (12), Saint Mary’s (12).

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

1. Windsor 98 pts / (1)
2. Ottawa 81 / (2)
3. York 74.5 / (4)
4. Guelph 66 / (3)
5. Western 61 / (5)
6. Laval 51 / (6)
7. Toronto 42 / (8)
8. Sherbrooke 37 / (7)
9. Saskatchewan 29 / (9)
T10. Victoria 23 / (NR)
T10. Regina 23 / (NR)

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

1. Windsor 77.5 pts / (4)
2. Saskatchewan 68.83 / (3)
3. Guelph 68.5 / (1)
4. Toronto 60.5 / (5)
5. Calgary 57.5 / (6)
6. Western 55.83 / (2)
7. Alberta 48 / (7)
8. York 37.5 / (8)
9. Ottawa 32 / (9)
10. Victoria 30 / (NR)

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

1. Toronto 443 pts / (1)
2. Alberta 394 / (2)
3. Calgary 382 / (3)
4. UBC 363 / (4)
5. Dalhousie 338 / (5)
6. McGill 203 / (6)
7. Laval 143 / (7)
8. Victoria 140 / (9)
9. McMaster 138 / (8)
10. Guelph 128 / (10)

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

1. UBC 661 pts / (1)
2. Calgary 565 / (2)
3. Toronto 361 / (3)
4. Laval 222 / (4)
5. Alberta 201 / (5)
6. Western 172 / (6)
7. Dalhousie 107 / (7)
8. McMaster 83 / (8)
9. Ottawa 79 / (9)
10. Guelph 73 / (10)

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Last Updated: 2012-02-07
Author: Mark Janzen