CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#9) WVB No. 2, MVB No. 3, WXC No. 6, WSOC No. 8, MXC No. 9

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
BASKETBALL, CROSS COUNTRY, SOCCER, VOLLEYBALL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#9)
WVB No. 2, MVB No. 3, WXC No. 6, WSOC No. 8, MXC No. 9

LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western women’s volleyball team is the top ranked Spartans side this week as it remained at No. 2 in the latest CIS Top 10, while the men’s volleyball team stayed at No. 3, the women’s cross country team moved up to No. 6, the women’s soccer team jumped to No. 8 and the men’s cross country team improved to No. 9. Both Spartans basketball teams are unranked in the first polls of the season, while the men’s soccer team, which finished its season this past weekend, also is unranked.

The women’s volleyball team (0-2) maintained its position at No. 2 despite a pair of losses. 3-0 and 3-1, to No. 1 UBC. The Spartans will travel to Saskatchewan to play the Huskies Nov. 1-2. Both games are at 6:15 p.m. local time and can be seen at twu.canadawest.tv.

The men’s volleyball team (2-0) earned back-to-back four-set wins over No. 5 UBC and, with that remained at No. 3, behind top-ranked Alberta and No. 2 McMaster. The Spartans play Saskatchewan on the road Nov. 1-2. Both games are at 8:00 p.m. local time and can be seen at twu.canadawest.tv.

The women’s cross country team had successful meet at the BC Cross Country Championships this weekend, with three top five finishes, including Regan Yee (South Hazelton, B.C.) winning the junior women’s race. The results helped bump TWU up to No. 6 from No. 8.

Also at the BC Championships, the men’s cross country team collected three top five finishes, led by Levi Neufeld (Winnipeg), who finished second in the junior men’s race. The results helped lift TWU from No. 10 into a tie for No. 9.

Both cross country teams will now prepare for the CIS national championships Nov. 9 in London, Ont.

On the pitch, the women’s soccer team (9-1-3) advanced to the Canada West Final Four with a 2-0 quarter-final win over Saskatchewan Saturday evening. The win helped TWU to a No. 8 ranking in the final poll of the season. The Spartans will play Victoria Nov. 1 at 7:15 p.m. in the Canada West semifinal, with the winner advancing to the gold medal match and also earning a spot in the CIS national championship. All Final Four games can be seen at twu.canadawest.tv.

The men’s soccer team (4-6-3) finished its season shy of a post-season berth as it played to a 1-1 tie with Calgary Saturday afternoon. With no chance at a playoff spot for either team and snow covering the Lethbridge pitch, the Spartans final game of the year against the Pronghorns was cancelled.

On the court, the men’s and women’s basketball teams will open their regular season this weekend when they host Calgary Friday and Lethbridge Saturday. All four games can be seen at twu.canadawest.tv.

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

1. UBC (2-0) / 60 points / (1)
2. Trinity Western (0-2) / 55 / (2)
3. Montreal (4-0) / 53 / (3)
T4. UBC Okanagan (2-0) / 43 / (4)
T4. York (4-0) / 43 / (T5)
T6. Brandon (2-0) / 40 / (T5)
T6. Manitoba (2-0) / 40 / (8)
8. Ottawa (2-0) / 30 / (10)
9. Dalhousie (1-0) / 18 / (NR)
10. Sherbrooke (3-1) / 16 / (7)

Next highest votes: Mount Royal (12), Ryerson (11), Winnipeg (10), Laval (10), Saskatchewan (9).

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

1. Alberta (2-0) / 268 points (25) / (1)
2. McMaster (2-0) / 240 (2) / (2)
3. Trinity Western (2-0) / 214 / (3)
4. Brandon (2-0) / 201 / (4)
5. UBC (0-2) / 143 / (5)
6. Saskatchewan (0-2) / 125 / (7)
7. UNB (2-1) / 81 / (8)
8. Dalhousie (30) / 50 / (NR)
9. Laval (1-2) / 49 / (6)
10. Western (1-1) / 40 / (NR)

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

1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
2. Western 85 / (3)
3. Toronto 73 / (5)
4. Queen’s 72 / (2)
5. Victoria 57 / (4)
6. Trinity Western 40 / (8)
7. Dalhousie 30 / (7)
T8. McMaster 27 / (6)
T8. McGill 27 / (9)
10. Windsor 17 / (NR)

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

1. Guelph 99 points / (1)
2. Laval 90 / (2)
3. McMaster 74 / (6)
4. Windsor 63 / (T3)
5. Victoria 62 / (T3)
6. Queen’s 39 / (5)
7. Alberta 23 / (NR)
8. Toronto 22 / (NR)
T9. Lakehead 17 / (7)
T9. Trinity Western 17 / (10)

WOMEN’S SOCCER (final Top 10 of season)
(regular season / playoff records) / (votes) / (previous rankings)

1. Western (11-0-5 / 1-0 playoffs) / 46 points / (2)
2. Montreal (11-1-2) / 43 / (3)
3. Alberta (9-1-2 / 1-0) / 38 / (4) *
4. Victoria (10-2-0 / 1-0) / 38 / (5)
5. Cape Breton (9-0-4) / 25 / (6)
6. Ottawa (12-1-3 / 0-1) / 24 / (1)
7. UBC (8-1-3 / 1-0) / 15 / (8)
8. Trinity Western (8-1-3 / 1-0) / 11 / (10)
9. Laval (9-3-2) / 9 / (9)
10. Wilfrid Laurier (9-3-4 / 1-0) / 7 / (NR)

* Alberta is ranked higher than Victoria based on its higher ranking a week ago.

Other teams receiving votes:  Sherbrooke (6), Toronto (6), Dalhousie (4), Carleton (3).

MEN’S SOCCER (final Top 10 of season)
(regular season / playoff records) / (votes) / (previous rankings)

1. UBC (12-1-0) / 59 points / (1)
2. Ryerson (12-0-2 / 1-0 playoffs) / 54 / (2)
3. York (13-2-1 / 1-0) / 49 / (3)
4. Montreal (8-2-2) / 41 / (5)
5. UNB (8-2-3) / 32 / (6)
6. Victoria (10-3-1) / 28 / (9)
7. Saskatchewan (8-5-2) / 24 / (7)
8. Laval (7-1-4) / 13 / (NR)
9. Carleton (8-3-3 / 1-0) / 11 / (NR)
10. Windsor (7-3-6 / 2-0) / 7 / (NR)

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

1. Windsor (0-0) / 539 points (44) / (-)
2. Alberta (0-0) / 449 / (-)
3. Saint Mary’s (0-0) / 405 / (-)
4. Fraser Valley (0-0) / 388 / (-)
5. Saskatchewan (0-0) / 306 / (-)
6. Regina (0-0) / 292 / (-)
7. Brock (0-0) / 291 / (-)
8. Concordia (0-0) / 193 / (-)
9. McGill (0-0) / 182 / (-)
10. Ottawa (0-0) / 112 / (-)

Other teams receiving votes: UBC (72), StFX (67).

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

1. Carleton (0-0) / 490 points (40) / (-)
2. Alberta (0-0) / 429 (1) / (-)
3. Ottawa (0-0) / 394 / (-)
4. Ryerson (0-0) / 311 / (-)
5. Victoria (0-0) / 282 / (-)
6. Windsor (0-0) / 245 / (-)
7. Saskatchewan (0-0) / 241 / (-)
8. UBC (0-0) / 206 / (-)
9. Saint Mary’s (0-0) / 177 / (-)
10. McGill (0-0) / 125 / (-)

Other teams receiving votes: Acadia (83), Laurentian (51).

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport

Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Every year, 11,000 student-athletes and 700 coaches from 55 universities and four regional associations vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships.

-TW-

Last Updated: 2013-10-29
Author: Mark Janzen