CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#17): MVB NO. 2, WVB NO. 3, WOMEN’S T&F NO. 6

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
BASKETBALL, TRACK & FIELD, VOLLEYBALL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#17)
SPARTANS MVB NO. 2, WVB NO. 3, WOMEN’S T&F NO. 6

LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western men’s volleyball team remained at No. 2 in the latest CIS Top 10 rankings while the Spartans women’s volleyball team moved into a tie at No. 3 and the women’s track and field team were No. 6 in the season-opening rankings.

The men’s volleyball team (15-1) improved its winning streak to eight matches with a back-to-back wins, 3-2 and 3-0, over UBC Okanagan. The Spartans are back on the court Friday and Saturday when they travel to play No. 5 Thompson Rivers.

The Spartans women’s volleyball team (12-4) jumped from No. 5 into a tie with Montreal at No. 3 after a pair of 3-0 wins over then No. 4 UBCO Friday and Saturday. Like the men, the Spartans will also travel to Kamloops, B.C. to take on TRU this weekend.

All four matches can be seen live at twu.canadawest.tv.

The TWU men’s basketball team (7-7) earned a weekend split with UBCO, losing to the Heat 75-73 Friday before winning 92-70 Saturday. The Spartans will host TRU this Friday and Saturday.

The women’s basketball team (3-11) also picked up a split in Kelowna, B.C., losing to UBCO 67-62 Friday before winning 59-50 Saturday. The Spartans return to the Langley Events Centre Friday and Saturday when they host TRU.

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

The Spartans track and field teams opened their indoor seasons this weekend in both Edmonton, at the Golden Bear Open, and Seattle, at the University of Washington Indoor Preview.

With the Emma Nuttall (high jump), Sarah Inglis (3000m) and Sabrina Nettey (long jump) all atop the CIS individual rankings in their respective disciplines, the Spartans women slotted in at No. 8 in the first rankings of the year. The Spartans women currently have eight individuals and two relay teams amongst the individual top 10 rankings.

On the men’s side, Nathan George finished the weekend ranked No. 1 in the 300m while six other Spartans, including one relay team, are currently ranked in to the top 10 of their individual disciplines.

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

1. McMaster (14-0) / 268 points (16) / (1)
2. Trinity Western (15-1) / 265 (13) / (2)
3. Alberta (11-5) / 203 / (3)
4. UBC (11-5) / 195 / (5)
5. Thompson Rivers (11-5) / 188 / (4)
6. Laval (11-3) / 122 / (6)
7. Brandon (7-9) / 82 / (7)
8. Saskatchewan (7-9) / 72 / (8)
9. Waterloo (11-3) / 65 / (10)
10. Calgary (9-7) / 38 / (NR)

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

1. UBC (15-1) / 60 points / (1)
2. Brandon (12-4) / 56 / (2)
T3. Montreal (12-3) / 50 / (3)
T3. Trinity Western (12-4) / 50 / (5)
5. UBC Okanagan (10-6) / 38 / (4)
6. Manitoba (10-6) / 37 / (T8)
T7. Laval (12-3) / 31 / (7)
T7. York (11-2) / 31 / (T8)
9. Ottawa (12-3) / 28 / (6)
10. Saint Mary’s (8-3) / 27 / (10)

Next highest votes: Dalhousie (18.5), Alberta (14.5), Toronto (10), McGill (8), Guelph (7), Regina (7).

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD (first ranking of season)
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Guelph 97.5 points / (-)
2. Saskatchewan 85.5 / (-)
3. Western 83.5 / (-)
4. Calgary 80 / (-)
5. Toronto 62.5 / (-)
6. Trinity Western 52 / (-)
7. Windsor 43.5 / (-)
8. Alberta 25 / (-)
9. York 22.5 / (-)
10. Regina 20 / (-)

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD (first ranking of season)
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Windsor 96 points / (-)
2. York 76.5 / (-)
3. Guelph 64.5 / (-)
4. Toronto 57.67 / (-)
5. Western 51.51 / (-)
6. Regina 44.67 / (-)
7. Laval 44 / (-)
8. Sherbrooke 43 / (-)
9. Ottawa 26.17 / (-)
10. Calgary 24.5 / (-)

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

1. Carleton (13-0) / 492 points (41) / (1)
2. Ottawa (12-1) / 451 / (2)
3. Victoria (12-2) / 384 / (5)
4. Alberta (12-2) / 371 / (3)
5. Ryerson (11-3) / 323 / (4)
6. McMaster (11-3) / 311 / (6)
7. McGill (5-1) / 240 / (7)
8. Saskatchewan (11-3) / 209 / (8)
9. Windsor (9-5) / 162 / (10)
10. Acadia (8-3) / 97 / (9)

Other teams receiving votes: Laurentian (84), Lethbridge (34).

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

1. Windsor (13-1) / 511 points (27) / (2)
2. Saint Mary’s (12-0) / 499 (17) / (1)
3. Alberta (12-2) / 433 / (3)
4. Regina (12-2) / 394 / (5)
5. Saskatchewan (12-2) / 349 / (4)
6. McGill (6-0) / 315 / (6)
7. Wilfrid Laurier (12-2) / 225 / (9)
8. Concordia (5-3) / 219 / (7)
9. Fraser Valley (10-4) / 169 / (10)
10. Ottawa (9-4) / 113 / (8)

Other teams receiving votes: Carleton (63), McMaster (47).

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Last Updated: 2014-01-21
Author: Mark Janzen