CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#11) MVB No. 1, WVB No. 3, WXC No. 4, MXC No. 7

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
BASKETBALL, CROSS COUNTRY, VOLLEYBALL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#11)
MVB No. 1, WVB No. 3, WXC No. 4, MXC No. 7

LANGLEY, British Columbia – Thanks to a weekend sweep over archrival and previously No. 1 ranked Alberta, the Trinity Western men’s volleyball team moved up to No. 1 in the latest CIS Top 10. Meanwhile, the TWU women’s volleyball team dropped to No. 3 after a split with Alberta and, in the final cross country rankings of the season, the Spartans women finished No. 4 and the men No. 7.

The men’s volleyball team (6-0) moved up two spots in the fifth national coaches’ poll of the season after a 3-1 win Friday and a 3-0 win Saturday against Alberta. The last time the Spartans were No. 1 was Oct. 16, 2012 when they opened the season atop the rankings.

The women’s volleyball team (3-3) earned a 3-2 win Saturday after a 3-1 loss Friday and, with that, fell from second to third in the rankings.

Both volleyball teams will be in Calgary this weekend to take on the Dinos Friday and Saturday. All games can be seen at twu.canadawest.tv.

In cross country, the final rankings are based upon the results at the CIS national championships and therefore, the Spartans women finished the year fourth and the men seventh. For both teams, both positions are the highest they have ever been ranked in program history. The women went into the national championships No. 6 while the men were unranked.

The men’s basketball team (2-2) split with then No. 10 UBC on the road, winning 73-66 Saturday after losing 82-72 Friday.

The women’s basketball team (1-3) lost to UBC 77-61 Friday and 65-50 Saturday.

Both basketball teams will host UNBC Friday and Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. All games can be seen at twu.canadawest.tv.

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

1. Trinity Western (6-0) / 260 points (17) / (3)
2. McMaster (4-0) / 246 (10) / (2)
3. Alberta (4-2) / 225 / (1)
4. Brandon (4-2) / 178 / (4)
5. UBC (4-2) / 156 / (5)
6. UNB (4-1) / 102 / (7)
7. Saskatchewan (1-5) / 94 / (6)
8. Dalhousie (5-0) / 83 / (8)
9. Western (4-1) / 75 / (9)
10. Laval (3-2) / 40 / (10)

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

1. UBC (6-0) / 60 points / (1)
2. Montreal (7-0) / 54 / (3)
3. Trinity Western (3-3) / 52 / (2)
4. Brandon (5-1) / 46 / (6)
5. York (7-0) / 45 / (4)
6. Manitoba (4-2) / 40 / (7)
7. UBC Okanagan (4-2) / 33 / (5)
8. Ottawa (5-1) / 27 / (8)
9. Laval (6-2) / 23 / (NR)
10. Saint Mary’s (2-1) / 16 / (NR)

Next highest votes: Dalhousie (14), Alberta (13), Ryerson (12), Winnipeg (11), Calgary (8.5).

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (final rankings from CIS championships)
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Guelph 31 points / (1)
2. Western 90 / (T2)
3. Queen’s 115 / (T2)
4. Trinity Western 130 / (6)
5. Toronto 148 / (4)
6. McMaster 193 / (8)
7. McGill 201 / (9)
8. Victoria 206 / (5)
9. Windsor 258 / (T10)
10. Calgary 308 / (NR)

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (final rankings from CIS championships)
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Guelph 22 points / (1)
2. Windsor 87 / (3)
3. Laval 91 / (2)
4. McMaster 114 / (4)
5. Queen’s 141 / (6)
6. Victoria 142 / (5)
7. Trinity Western 217 / (NR)
8. Regina 288 / (NR)
9. Manitoba 289 / (NR)
10. Western 295 / (NR)

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

1. Saint Mary’s (2-0) / 515 points (31) / (1)
2. Windsor (3-1) / 492 (11) / (2)
3. Fraser Valley (4-0) / 445 (2) / (3)
4. Saskatchewan (4-0) / 373 / (5)
5. Alberta (2-2) / 342 / (4)
6. Regina (3-1) / 312 / (6)
7. Brock (4-0) / 290 / (7)
8. McGill (1-0) / 205 / (9)
9. Ottawa (3-1) / 180 / (10)
10. Concordia (0-1) / 117 / (8)

Other teams receiving votes: McMaster (93), Carleton (51).

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

1. Carleton (4-0) / 383 points (31) / (1)
2. Alberta (4-0) / 353 (1) / (2)
3. Ottawa (4-0) / 320 / (3)
4. Victoria (4-0) / 288 / (4)
5. Saskatchewan (4-0) / 256 / (5)
6. Ryerson (3-1) / 220 / (6)
7. Windsor (2-2) / 184 / (7)
8. Saint Mary’s (2-0) / 167 / (8)
9. McGill (1-0) / 128 / (9)
10. Laurentian (4-0) / 83 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Acadia (31), Winnipeg (30).

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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.

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Last Updated: 2013-11-12
Author: Mark Janzen