CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#6) Men’s Cross Country No. 9

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
CROSS COUNTRY, SOCCER

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CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#6)
Men’s Cross Country No. 9

LANGLEY, British Columbia – For the second straight week, the Trinity Western men’s cross country team is ranked No. 9 in the CIS Top 10, while the Spartans women’s cross country team and both the men’s and women’s soccer teams are unranked.

The men’s cross country team made the Top 10 for the first time in school history last week and despite three weeks off from competition, held its spot at No. 9 this week.

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will be back on the trails this Saturday when they compete in the Western Washington Classic Invitational in Bellingham, Wash.

On the soccer pitch, the Spartans women’s soccer team (4-1-3) is unranked for the first time since Oct. 19, 2010. Following a 5-0 win over Winnipeg and a 3-0 win over Manitoba, the previously No. 10 ranked Spartans fell one ranking point shy of the CIS Top 10. The Spartans opened the season at No. 1, but since Week 2 has seen its ranking drop each week.

The women’s team is back on the field Oct. 12-13 when it travels to play Calgary Saturday and Lethbridge Sunday. Both games are at noon local time.

The TWU men’s soccer team (1-6-1) had a bye week this past weekend and remained unranked.

The Spartans return to the field this weekend when they host Mount Royal Friday and Winnipeg Saturday. Both games are at 7 p.m. at Rogers Field and can be seen at twu.canadawest.tv.

Meanwhile, across the CIS, in men’s soccer UBC regained the pole position while in women’s soccer, Ottawa maintained its No. 1 status. Guelph remained at No. 1 in both men’s and women’s cross country.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
2. Laval 87 / (2)
3. Victoria 77 / (4)
4. Windsor 75 / (3)
5. McMaster 49 / (5)
6. Lakehead 48 / (7)
7. Queen’s 46 / (6)
8. Western 22 / (8)
T9. Regina 14 / (T9)
T9. Trinity Western 14 / (T9)

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
2. Queen’s 80 / (3)
3. Western 77 / (2)
4. Victoria 63 / (5)
5. Toronto 57 / (4)
6. McMaster 51 / (6)
T7. Dalhousie 29 / (7)
T7. McGill 29 / (8)
9. Calgary 18 / (9)
10. Laurentian 15 / (10)

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

1. Ottawa (10-0-2) / 49 points / (1)
2. Alberta (8-0-2) / 44 / (3)
3. Laval (8-1-1) / 42 / (2)
4. Western (6-0-5) / 31 / (5)
5. Montreal (7-1-2) / 28 / (4)
6. UBC (5-0-3) / 20 / (6)
7. Saskatchewan (6-1-2) / 17 / (8)
8. Cape Breton (5-0-4) / 11 / (NR)
9. Dalhousie (6-2-1) / 10 / (9)
10. Toronto (8-2-2) / 7 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Trinity Western (6), Victoria (5), Wilfrid Laurier (5).

MEN’S SOCCER
(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)

1. UBC (9-1-0) / 60 points / (2)
2. Ryerson (9-0-1) / 52 / (3)
3. York (9-2-0) / 48 / (1)
4. Montreal (6-1-2) / 40 / (4)
5. Guelph (8-1-4) / 39 / (5)
6. McMaster (8-2-2) / 26 / (8)
7. UNB (5-2-2) / 20 / (7)
8. Saskatchewan (7-3-0) / 17 / (NR)
9. Saint Mary’s (5-2-3) / 13 / (10)
10. Victoria (6-2-0) / 10 / (NR)

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Last Updated: 2013-10-08
Author: Mark Janzen