CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#16) SPARTANS MVB NO. 2, WVB NO. 5

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#16)
SPARTANS MEN’S VOLLEYBALL NO. 2, WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL NO. 5

LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western men’s volleyball team was edged by a single point for top spot in the CIS Top 10 as the Spartans dropped to No. 2 this week behind McMaster. Meanwhile, the TWU women’s volleyball team remained at No. 5. Neither of the Spartans men’s or women’s basketball teams were ranked.

After tying OUA-leading McMaster atop last week’s poll, the men’s volleyball team (13-1) beat Mount Royal 3-0 and 3-1 this past weekend but just missed out on retaining a share of the No. 1 ranking by a count of 257 votes to 256. The Spartans have been ranked in the top three in all 10 polls this year. They return to the court this Friday and Saturday when they host UBC Okanagan.

The women’s volleyball team (10-4) was ranked No. 5 for the third week in a row after a pair of 3-0 wins over Mount Royal Friday and Saturday. The Spartans have been ranked in the top five in all 10 polls this year. They return to action this weekend when they host No. 4 UBC Okanagan.

All four volleyball games will be streamed live from the Langley Events Centre at twu.canadawest.tv.

The men’s basketball team (6-6) earned a split on the road this past weekend, beating Manitoba 85-84 before losing to Winnipeg 80-79. The Spartans will now travel to play UBC Okanagan Friday and Saturday in Kelowna, B.C.

Like the men’s team, the women’s basketball team (2-10) also finished its weekend trip with a 1-1 record after beating Manitoba 66-57 before losing to Winnipeg 80-61. The Spartans are back at it Friday and Saturday on the road against UBC Okanagan.

All four basketball games can be seen live at twu.canadawest.tv.

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

1. McMaster (12-0) / 257 points (15) / (T1)
2. Trinity Western (13-1) / 256 (13) / (T1)
3. Alberta (10-4) / 214 / (T3)
4. Thompson Rivers (10-4) / 170 / (7)
5. UBC (9-5) / 156 / (T3)
6. Laval (9-2) / 137 / (6)
7. Brandon (7-7) / 105 / (5)
8. Saskatchewan (5-9) / 55 / (8)
9. Manitoba (6-8) / 44 / (9)
10. Waterloo (9-3) / 38 / (NR)

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

1. UBC (14-0) / 60 points / (1)
2. Brandon (11-3) / 53 / (4)
3. Montreal (11-3) / 51 / (2)
4. UBC Okanagan (10-4) / 48 / (3)
5. Trinity Western (10-4) / 47 / (5)
6. Ottawa (12-1) / 38 / (7)
7. Laval (11-3) / 33 / (9)
T8. York (10-2) / 31 / (6)
T8. Manitoba (8-6) / 31 / (8)
10. Saint Mary’s (6-3) / 25 / (10)

Next highest votes: Dalhousie (18), McGill (14), Toronto (9), Saskatchewan (8), Guelph (5).

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

1. Carleton (11-0) / 480 points (40) / (1)
2. Ottawa (10-1) / 437 / (2)
3. Alberta (11-1) / 403 / (3)
4. Ryerson (11-1) / 360 / (4)
5. Victoria (10-2) / 313 / (5)
6. McMaster (9-3) / 280 / (8)
7. McGill (5-1) / 234 / (6)
8. Saskatchewan (9-3) / 171 / (7)
9. Acadia (7-2) / 151 / (NR)
10. Windsor (7-5) / 113 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: UNB (110), Laurentian (38).

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

1. Saint Mary’s (10-0) / 475 points (24) / (1)
2. Windsor (11-1) / 468 (17) / (2)
3. Alberta (10-2) / 405 / (3)
4. Saskatchewan (11-1) / 368 / (4)
5. Regina (10-2) / 331 / (5)
6. McGill (6-0) / 289 / (6)
7. Concordia (3-3) / 185 / (8)
8. Ottawa (8-3) / 182 / (10)
9. Wilfrid Laurier (10-2) / 162 / (9)
10. Fraser Valley (8-4) / 152 / (7)

Other teams receiving votes: Western (71), McMaster (32).

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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: 2014-01-14
Author: Mark Janzen