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

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013
BASKETBALL, CROSS COUNTRY, VOLLEYBALL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

LANGLEY, British Columbia – After a pair of road wins this past weekend for both of Trinity Western’s volleyball teams, the women’s side remained No. 2 in the CIS Top 10 while the men’s side stayed at No. 3. The women’s cross country team was off this weekend as it prepares for the CIS national championships Nov. 9, but remained at No. 6. The men’s cross country team fell out of the Top 10 while neither basketball team was ranked.

The women’s volleyball team (2-2) beat Saskatchewan in four sets on back-to-back nights to get back up to the .500 mark after dropping its first two games of the year to No. 1 UBC. The Spartans will return home this weekend to take on Alberta Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre.

The men’s volleyball team (4-0) continued to build upon its early momentum as it knocked off Saskatchewan in three sets Friday and in four sets Saturday. The Spartans will now prepare for a weekend series at home with No. 1 ranked Alberta, which will feature the only two teams still unbeaten in Canada West league play.

All four volleyball games can be seen at twu.canadawest.tv.

The cross country teams were both idle this past weekend. They are back in action Nov. 9 when they compete in the CIS national championships in London, Ont.

The Spartans women’s basketball team (1-1) earned a weekend split thanks to a 66-58 win over Calgary and a 76-65 loss to Lethbridge.

The men’s basketball team (1-1) also split its weekend, beating Calgary 87-80 before losing to Lethbridge 96-86.

Both teams are back on the court this weekend when they will travel to play UBC Nov. 8-9. All four basketball games can be seen at twu.canadawest.tv.

Meanwhile, for the first time in program history, the Saint Mary’s Huskies are the top-ranked team in CIS women’s basketball. In other sports, Guelph (women’s & men’s cross country), Alberta (men’s hockey & men’s volleyball), Carleton (men’s basketball), McGill (women’s hockey) and UBC (women’s volleyball) all maintained their No. 1 status.

Guelph heads into Saturday’s CIS cross country championships in London, Ont., as a heavy favourite in both the women’s and men’s events. The Gryphons once again swept the OUA team banners this season and will be looking to add to their remarkable record streaks of eighth straight national women’s titles and seven consecutive men’s crowns.

In women’s basketball, the Huskies, who were ranked behind Windsor and Alberta in the inaugural Top 10 of the campaign last Tuesday, move up to No. 1 after the Lancers (1-1) and Pandas (1-1) both dropped a game in their first weekend of conference play.

Saint Mary’s edged Windsor by only one point in the second coaches’ poll (491 to 490) after receiving 22 first-place votes compared to 12 for the three-time defending Bronze Baby Trophy champions.

Windsor and Alberta drop to second and fourth, respectively, in the new Top 10, with No. 3 Fraser Valley and No. 5 Saskatchewan rounding out the leading quintet. Fraser Valley (10) and Alberta (1) also merited first-place nods.

Saint Mary’s (0-0), which claimed its first-ever CIS medal (bronze) last March, opens its AUS schedule this weekend with a Saturday-Sunday doubleheader at Memorial. Led by Canadian senior national team member Justine Colley, the reigning CIS player of the year and three-time scoring champion, the Huskies kept a perfect 6-0 mark in pre-season action, including four wins over CIS opponents.

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

1. UBC (4-0) / 60 points / (1)
2. Trinity Western (2-2) / 54 / (2)
3. Montreal (5-0) / 53 / (3)
4. York (5-0) / 46 / (T4)
5. UBC Okanagan (4-0) / 45 / (T4)
6. Brandon (3-1) / 39 / (T6)
7. Manitoba (2-2) / 37 / (T6)
8. Ottawa (3-1) / 28 / (8)
9. Dalhousie (1-0) / 25 / (9)
10. McGill (5-0) / 17 / (NR)

Next highest votes: Laval (15), Calgary (14), Ryerson (10), Mount Royal (8), Saskatchewan (8), Winnipeg (8).

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

1. Alberta (4-0) / 259 points (25) / (1)
2. McMaster (3-0) / 232 (1) / (2)
3. Trinity Western (4-0) / 214 (1) / (3)
4. Brandon (2-2) / 179 / (4)
5. UBC (2-2) / 146 / (5)
6. Saskatchewan (0-4) / 105 / (6)
7. UNB (2-1) / 86 / (7)
8. Dalhousie (5-0) / 79 / (8)
9. Western (3-1) / 59 / (10)
10. Laval (2-2) / 38 / (9)

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

1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
T2. Western 83 / (2)
T2. Queen’s 83 / (4)
4. Toronto 73 / (3)
5. Victoria 58 / (5)
6. Trinity Western 43 / (6)
7. Dalhousie 38 / (7)
8. McMaster 23 / (T8)
9. McGill 20 / (T8)
T10. Windsor 13 / (10)
T10. Alberta 13 / (NR)

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

1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
2. Laval 90 / (2)
3. Windsor 78 / (4)
4. McMaster 68 / (3)
5. Victoria 60 / (5)
6. Queen’s 48 / (6)
T7. Alberta 30 / (7)
T7. Toronto 30 / (8)
9. Calgary 18 / (NR)
10. StFX 13 / (NR)

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

1. Saint Mary’s (0-0) / 491 points (22) / (3)
2. Windsor (1-1) / 490 (12) / (1)
3. Fraser Valley (2-0) / 474 (10) / (4)
4. Alberta (1-1) / 406 (1) / (2)
5. Saskatchewan (2-0) / 370 / (5)
6. Regina (2-0) / 328 / (6)
7. Brock (2-0) / 276 / (7)
8. Concordia (0-0) / 218 / (8)
9. McGill (0-0) / 173 / (9)
10. Ottawa (1-1) / 106 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: McMaster (53), Carleton (49).

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

1. Carleton (2-0) / 418 points (34) / (1)
2. Alberta (2-0) / 384 (1) / (2)
3. Ottawa (2-0) / 353 / (3)
4. Victoria (2-0) / 313 / (5)
5. Saskatchewan (2-0) / 264 / (7)
6. Ryerson (1-1) / 246 / (4)
7. Windsor (0-2) / 175 / (6)
8. Saint Mary’s (0-0) / 152 / (9)
9. McGill (0-0) / 108 / (10)
10. UBC (1-1) / 93 / (8)

Other teams receiving votes: Laurentian (88), McMaster (79).

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: 2013-11-05
Author: Mark Janzen