CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#18) SPARTANS MVB NO. 1, WVB NO. 4, WOMEN’S T&F NO. 8

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
BASKETBALL, TRACK & FIELD, VOLLEYBALL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#18)
SPARTANS MVB NO. 1, WVB NO. 4, WOMEN’S T&F NO. 8

LANGLEY, British Columbia – With a road sweep of No. 5 Thompson Rivers, the Trinity Western men’s volleyball team moved back to No. 1 in the CIS Top 10. The Spartans women’s volleyball team is No. 4 and the women’s track and field team is No. 8.

The men’s volleyball team (17-1), who was previously ranked No. 2, beat TRU 3-1 and 3-0 to remain atop the Canada West standings and four games clear of second place Alberta and UBC. This is the third time this year TWU has topped the national rankings, having been ranked No. 1 in Week 5 and having had a share of No. 1 in Week 10. The Spartans are back on the road this weekend when they travel to Brandon to take on the No. 9 Bobcats.

The women’s volleyball team (14-4) also completed a weekend sweep of TRU, winning 3-0 on both nights. After being tied for No. 3 with Montreal in last week’s rankings, the Spartans fell one point shy of a share of third this week as they dropped to No. 4. The Spartans have a big test this weekend as they will play No. 2 Brandon on the road.

All four matches can be seen live on canadawest.tv.

The lone athlete competing for the Spartans women’s track and field team this weekend was Fiona Benson, who is currently studying at Ottawa’s Laurentian Leadership Centre and competed in the McGill Team Challenge. Benson won the 1500m event in a time of 4:27.54, which put her atop the CIS individual rankings and automatically qualified her for the national championships.

With the rest of the team idle, the Spartans dropped from No. 6 to No. 8.

The men’s track and field team was also inactive this week.

Both track and field teams will be back competing Friday and Saturday at the Harry Jerome Indoor Classic in Richmond, B.C. and the University of Washington Invitational in Seattle.

The men’s basketball team (7-9) dropped both of its games against TRU this weekend while the women’s basketball team (3-13) also lost twice against the WolfPack. Both teams are back at home this weekend when they host Brandon Friday and Regina Saturday.

All four games can be seen live on canadawest.tv.

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

1. Trinity Western (17-1) / 276 points (24) / (2)
2. McMaster (15-1) / 252 (5) / (1)
3. Alberta (13-5) / 222 / (3)
4. UBC (13-5) / 197 / (4)
5. Thompson Rivers (11-7) / 161 / (5)
6. Laval (12-3) / 133 / (6)
7. Waterloo (13-3) / 98 / (9)
8. Saskatchewan (9-9) / 82 / (8)
9. Brandon (8-10) / 65 / (7)
10. Western (13-3) / 36 / (NR)

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

1. UBC (16-2) / 59 points / (1)
2. Brandon (14-4) / 56 / (2)
3. Montreal (14-3) / 51 / (T3)
4. Trinity Western (14-4) / 50 / (T3)
5. Manitoba (11-7) / 43 / (6)
6. UBC Okanagan (11-7) / 35.5 / (5)
7. Ottawa (12-3) / 34.5 / (9)
8. Saint Mary’s (9-3) / 29 / (10)
9. York (12-3) / 27 / (T7)
10. Laval (12-5) / 20 / (T7)

Next highest votes: Alberta (17), Dalhousie (16.5), Toronto (13), Regina (10), McGill (7).

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Guelph 96 points / (1)
2. Calgary 76 / (4)
3. Toronto 70 / (5)
4. Saskatchewan 65 / (2)
5. Western 62 / (3)
6. York 49 / (9)
7. Windsor 47 / (7)
8. Trinity Western 45 / (6)
9. Victoria 32 / (NR)
10. Laval 16 / (NR)

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. York 105 points / (2)
2. Guelph 83 / (3)
3. Windsor 70 / (1)
4. Sherbrooke 67 / (8)
5. Toronto 55 / (4)
6. Western 46 / (5)
7. Laval 44 / (7)
8. Victoria 39 / (NR)
9. Regina 36 / (6)
10. Ottawa 29 / (9)

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

1. Windsor (15-1) / 521 points (37) / (1)
2. Saint Mary’s (13-0) / 490 (7) / (2)
3. Alberta (14-2) / 440 / (3)
4. Regina (14-2) / 396 / (4)
5. Saskatchewan (14-2) / 352 / (5)
6. Concordia (7-3) / 301 / (8)
7. Fraser Valley (12-4) / 234 / (9)
8. McGill (6-2) / 217 / (6)
9. Wilfrid Laurier (13-3) / 199 / (7)
10. Carleton (12-4) / 137 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Ottawa (60), McMaster (36).

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

1. Carleton (16-0) / 516 points (43) / (1)
2. Ottawa (14-2) / 461 / (2)
3. Victoria (14-2) / 441 / (3)
4. Alberta (14-2) / 388 / (4)
5. Ryerson (13-3) / 344 / (5)
6. McMaster (13-3) / 300 / (6)
7. Windsor (11-5) / 230 / (9)
8. McGill (6-2) / 207 / (7)
9. Saskatchewan (12-4) / 171 / (8)
10. Acadia (9-3) / 156 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Lethbridge (69), Winnipeg (20).

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Last Updated: 2014-01-28
Author: Mark Janzen