CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#21) Spartans unranked in latest basketball polls

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011
BASKETBALL, SWIMMING, TRACK & FIELD

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CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#21)
Spartans unranked in latest basketball polls

LANGLEY, British Columbia –
After a bye week for the Trinity Western men’s basketball team, the Spartans remained unranked in the final polls of the regular season. Trinity Western’s track and field and swimming teams also remained unranked.

The men’s basketball team finished the Canada West regular season with a 10-8 record and, with that, claimed the conference wild card spot. The Spartans will travel to Saskatchewan this weekend to take on the Huskies Jan. 24, 25 and, if necessary, 26. All games start at 8:00 p.m. and can be seen live on www.canadawest.tv. Trinity Western, who was ranked just once this year when they opened the season at No. 8, lost its final game of the regular season 89-70 to now No. 4 Fraser Valley.

The Spartans women’s basketball team, who were unranked all season, finished the regular season with an 8-10 record and missed the playoffs.

Trinity Western’s swimming teams were idle this past weekend as they prepared for this weekend’s CIS Championships in Montreal Feb. 23-25. The Spartans will have two swimmers at nationals as Christian Desjarlais and Patrick Loftus will represent Trinity Western. All the action can be seen live on SSN Canada.

The Spartans track and field teams were also idle this past weekend. They will compete this weekend at the Canada West Championships, Jan. 24-25, in Saskatoon, Sask.
 
There are no changes this week at the top of CIS national rankings.

Regina (women’s basketball), Carleton (men’s basketball), UBC (women’s swimming), Toronto (men’s swimming), Guelph (women’s track and field) and Windsor (men’s track and field all maintained their No. 1 status.

The CIS winter championship season kicks off later this week with the top varsity swimmers in the country competing at the University of Montreal (Feb. 23-25.

In swimming, Calgary hopes to defend both team banners. The Dinos head into the CIS meet ranked second on the women’s side and third in men’s competition.

In men’s hoops, Carleton dominated Toronto 99-64 and Ryerson 107-64 to end conference play with a perfect 22-0 mark for the second straight year. The Ravens will host an OUA quarter-final on Saturday but will only know their opponents following Wednesday’s opening round.

In women’s basketball, top-ranked Regina (20-0) defeated No. 3 Saskatchewan 83-72 last Saturday in Saskatoon to finish the regular season with an unblemished record for the first time in program history. The Cougars open the Canada West playoffs at home against Winnipeg (9-11), with the first game of the best-of-three quarter-final series scheduled for Friday night.

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

1. Carleton (22-0) / 516 pts (44) / (1)
2. Lakehead (20-2) / 473 / (2)
3. Saskatchewan (16-4) / 430 / (3)
4. Fraser Valley (13-5) / 381 / (4)
5. Victoria (14-4) / 328 / (6)
6. StFX (15-4) / 279 / (8)
7. UBC (13-5) / 256 / (5)
8. Alberta (14-6) / 200 / (9)
9. McMaster (17-5) / 182 / (T10)
10. Wilfrid Laurier (16-6) / 108 / (7)

Other teams receiving votes: Concordia (107), Windsor (14).

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

1. Regina (20-0) / 324 pts (27) / (1)
2. Windsor (20-2) / 297 / (2)
3. Saskatchewan (15-5) / 253 / (3)
4. UBC (15-3) / 250 / (4)
5. Carleton (17-5) / 218 / (5)
6. Ottawa (19-3) / 197 / (6)
7. Acadia (15-2) / 162 / (7)
8. Alberta (13-7) / 134 / (8)
9. Fraser Valley (12-6) / 107 / (9)
10. Calgary (14-6) / 77 / (10)
 
Other teams receiving votes: Cape Breton (47), Toronto (28).

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

1. Toronto 455 pts / (1)
2. UBC 334 / (2)
3. Calgary 319 / (3)
4. Dalhousie 315 / (4)
5. McMaster 300 / (6)
6. Alberta 299 / (5)
7. Western 160 / (7)
8. McGill 154 / (8)
9. Guelph 153 / (9)
10. Laval 144 / (10)

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

1. UBC 606 pts / (1)
2. Calgary 518 / (2)
3. Toronto 358 / (3)
4. Laval 239 / (4)
5. Western 232 / (5)
6. Alberta 149 / (6)
7. Dalhousie 140 / (7)
8. Ottawa 97 / (T8)
9. McMaster 95 / (T8)
10. Guelph 83 / (10)

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

1. Windsor 125 pts / (1)
2. Guelph 88 / (2)
3. Ottawa 73.5 / (4)
4. York 72.5 / (3)
5. Western 64.5 / (5)
6. Sherbrooke 39 / (6)
7. Laval 36.5 / (T7)
8. Toronto 33 / (T7)
9. Saskatchewan 26.5 / (9)
10. Dalhousie 26 / (NR)

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

1. Guelph 84.5 pts / (1)
2. Windsor 75.5 / (2)
3. Western 63.5 / (3)
4. Toronto 59 / (4)
5. Saskatchewan 55.5 / (5)
6. Calgary 45.5 / (6)
7. York 41 / (8)
8. Alberta 38.5 / (7)
9. McMaster 36 / (9)
10. Sherbrooke 29 / (NR)

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Last Updated: 2012-02-21
Author: Mark Janzen