CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#12) SPARTANS VOLLEYBALL TEAMS BOTH NO. 2

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL

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CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#12)
SPARTANS VOLLEYBALL TEAMS BOTH NO. 2

LANGLEY, British Columbia – Both the Trinity Western men’s and women’s volleyball teams are ranked No. 2 in the latest CIS Top 10 as the Spartans women jumped up from No. 3 with a weekend sweep of Calgary, while the men dropped from the top spot after a split with the Dinos.

After jumping up to No. 1 last week following back-to-back wins over then-No.1 Alberta, the Spartans men’s volleyball team (7-1) was leapfrogged by McMaster as it fell to No. 2 after going 1-1 on the road against unranked Calgary. The Spartans won 3-0 Friday but lost in five sets Saturday as they suffered their first setback of the regular season.

The TWU women’s volleyball team (5-3) returned to No. 2 in the latest rankings as it moved above the .500 mark for the first time this year with a four-set win Friday and a three-set victory Saturday over Calgary. Prior to last week, when it slipped to No. 3, TWU had been ranked No. 2 in the first four polls and now once again only trails UBC in the CIS Top 10.

Both volleyball teams return home this weekend to host Regina Friday and Saturday. All four matches can be seen live at twu.canadawest.tv.

At home this past weekend, the men’s basketball team (3-3) split with UNBC, losing 79-65 Friday before winning 92-73 Saturday, while the women’s basketball team (1-5) lost a pair of close contests against the Timberwolves, falling 67-61 Friday and 65-60 Saturday.

Both basketball teams are on the road this week as they will travel to play Alberta Thursday and Saskatchewan Friday. All four games can be seen live at twu.canadawest.tv.

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

1. UBC (8-0) / 60 points / (1)
2. Trinity Western (5-3) / 55.5 / (3)
3. Brandon (6-2) / 48.5 / (4)
T4. Montreal (7-2) / 45 / (2)
T4. York (8-0) / 45 / (5)
T4. Manitoba (5-3) / 45 / (6)
7. UBC Okanagan (6-2) / 31.5 / (7)
8. Laval (7-2) / 26.5 / (9)
9. Ottawa (7-1) / 26 / (8)
10. Saint Mary’s (4-1) / 23.5 / (10)

Next highest votes: Alberta (18), Dalhousie (17.5), Winnipeg (13), McGill (8), Mount Royal (5), Sherbrooke (5).

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

1. McMaster (6-0) / 270 points (18) / (2)
2. Trinity Western (7-1) / 263 (11) / (1)
3. Alberta (5-3) / 221 / (3)
4. UBC (5-3) / 166 / (5)
5. Brandon (4-4) / 133 / (4)
6. UNB (5-2) / 125 / (6)
7. Saskatchewan (3-5) / 104 / (7)
8. Dalhousie (6-1) / 65 / (8)
9. Manitoba (4-4) / 54 / (NR)
10. Thompson Rivers (4-4) / 37 / (NR)

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

1. Saint Mary’s (4-0) / 522 points (38) / (1)
2. Windsor (5-1) / 489 (6) / (2)
3. Fraser Valley (6-0) / 441 / (3)
4. Alberta (4-2) / 370 / (5)
5. Saskatchewan (5-1) / 357 / (4)
6. Regina (4-2) / 317 / (6)
7. Ottawa (5-1) / 249 / (9)
8. McGill (2-0) / 240 / (8)
9. Concordia (1-1) / 145 / (10)
10. Brock (4-2) / 121 / (7)

Other teams receiving votes: McMaster (99), Carleton (62).

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

1. Carleton (6-0) / 527 points (43) / (1)
2. Ottawa (6-0) / 483 (1) / (3)
3. Victoria (6-0) / 428 / (4)
4. Alberta (5-1) / 399 / (2)
5. Saskatchewan (6-0) / 363 / (5)
6. Ryerson (5-1) / 308 / (6)
7. McGill (2-0) / 221 / (9)
8. Windsor (3-3) / 216 / (7)
9. Laurentian (6-0) / 198 / (10)
10. Saint Mary’s (3-1) / 116 / (8)

Other teams receiving votes: Winnipeg (85), UNB (26).

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Last Updated: 2013-11-19
Author: Mark Janzen