CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#14) SPARTANS MEN’S VOLLEYBALL NO. 2

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#14)
SPARTANS MEN’S VOLLEYBALL NO. 2

LANGLEY, British Columbia – With a pair of road wins over Manitoba, the Trinity Western men’s volleyball team remained at No. 2 in the final CIS Top 10 rankings of the fall semester. The women's volleyball rankings have yet to be released while both TWU basketball teams remained unranked.

The men’s volleyball team beat then No. 6 Manitoba 3-0 Friday and 3-2 Saturday to run its regular season record to 11-1. The Spartans enter the Christmas break atop the Canada West standings and on a four-match winning streak. The only blemish on TWU’s record thus far is a five-set road loss to Calgary.

The Spartans resume their Canada West schedules Jan. 10-11 when they will host Mount Royal.

The men’s basketball team earned a split with then No. 3 Victoria this weekend, winning 60-57 Friday before losing 85-59 Saturday. The Spartans enter the break with a 5-5 record and tied for third in the Pacific Division.

The women’s basketball team lost both of its weekend games against Victoria, falling 73-66 Friday and 65-58 Saturday. The Spartans are 1-9 through 10 games and are tied for seventh in the Pacific Division.

Both basketball teams resume their Canada West schedules Jan. 10-11 when they travel to play Manitoba and Winnipeg.

These are the last CIS national rankings on the fall semester. The next rankings will be released on Tuesday, January 7 (with the exception of women’s basketball: Jan. 14).

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

1. McMaster (10-0) / 273 points (21) / (1)
2. Trinity Western (11-1) / 260 (7) / (2)
3. UBC (9-3) / 219 / (3)
4. Alberta (8-4) / 199 / (4)
5. Brandon (7-5) / 137 / (5)
6. Thompson Rivers (8-4) / 118 / (7)
7. Manitoba (5-7) / 94 / (6)
8. Laval (8-2) / 72 / (9)
9. UNB (7-3) / 64 / (8)
10. Saskatchewan (4-8) / 39 / (10)

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

1. Saint Mary’s (8-0) / 496 points (34) / (1)
2. Windsor (9-1) / 470 (8) / (2)
3. Alberta (8-2) / 418 / (3)
4. Saskatchewan (9-1) / 377 / (4)
5. Regina (8-2) / 336 / (5)
6. McGill (4-0) / 289 / (7)
7. Fraser Valley (7-3) / 244 / (6)
8. Concordia (2-2) / 187 / (9)
9. Wilfrid Laurier (9-1) / 160 / (10)
10. Ottawa (6-3) / 130 / (8)

Other teams receiving votes: Western (114), UBC (27).

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

1. Carleton (9-0) / 528 points (44) / (1)
2. Ottawa (8-1) / 460 / (2)
3. Alberta (9-1) / 454 / (4)
4. Ryerson (8-1) / 378 / (5)
5. Victoria (9-1) / 377 / (3)
6. McGill (4-0) / 305 / (6)
7. Saskatchewan (9-1) / 269 / (7)
8. McMaster (7-3) / 207 / (10)
9. UNB (6-1) / 145 / (NR)
10. Windsor (6-4) / 138 / (8)

Other teams receiving votes: Saint Mary’s (75), Laurentian (72).

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Last Updated: 2013-12-03
Author: Mark Janzen