CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#19) SPARTANS MVB NO. 2, WVB NO. 3, WOMEN’S T&F NO. 3

CIS TOP 10 RANKINGS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
BASKETBALL, TRACK & FIELD, VOLLEYBALL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#19)
SPARTANS MVB NO. 2, WVB NO. 3, WOMEN’S T&F NO. 3

LANGLEY, British Columbia – Following an impressive weekend, the Trinity Western women’s track and field team moved up to its highest ranking in program history, jumping to No. 3 in the latest CIS Top 10. On the volleyball court, the Spartans men’s team dropped to No. 2 and the women’s team moved up to No. 3 after both sides earned weekend splits with Brandon.

In just their fourth year back competing at the CIS level, the women’s track and field team bettered its previous best ranking of No. 6 as it moved into a tie for third overall with Toronto, behind only Guelph and Calgary. The Spartans were ranked sixth four times last year and once this year. This past weekend’s results from both the Harry Jerome Indoor Classic and the University of Washington Invitational saw the Spartans make the move up from last week’s No. 8 ranking.

Both the women’s team and the men’s track and field team, who is currently unranked, will be in Moscow, Idaho Feb. 7-8 at the University of Idaho’s Vandal Indoor and Vandal Open.

The men’s volleyball team (18-2) dropped out of the top spot in the rankings to No. 2 after a split with No. 9 Brandon on the road, losing 3-0 before winning 3-2. However, with the split, the Spartans earned the win they needed to clinch top spot in the conference and thus a first round bye and the right to host the Canada West Final Four.

Meanwhile, the women’s volleyball team (15-5) moved up from No. 4 to No. 3 after splitting with No. 2 Brandon, winning 3-0 before losing 3-0. With their weekend results, the Spartans clinched home court advantage for the first round of the playoffs.

Both teams are back home Friday and Saturday when they will host Winnipeg in the final weekend of the regular season. All four matches can be seen live on canadawest.tv.

The men’s basketball team (9-9) got back to the .500 mark on the season with wins over Brandon and Regina, while the women’s basketball team (4-14) beat Brandon before losing to No. 4 Regina.

Both basketball teams will travel to Calgary this weekend to play Mount Royal. All four games can be seen live on canadawest.tv.

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

1. McMaster (17-1) / 266 points (16) / (2)
2. Trinity Western (18-2) / 265 (13) / (1)
3. Alberta (14-6) / 209 / (3)
4. UBC (14-6) / 189 / (4)
5. Laval (14-3) / 155 / (6)
6. Thompson Rivers (12-8) / 113 / (5)
7. Waterloo (15-3) / 107 / (7)
8. Saskatchewan (10-10) / 93 / (8)
9. Brandon (9-11) / 87 / (9)
10. Western (15-3) / 41 / (10)

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

1. UBC (18-2) / 60 points / (1)
2. Brandon (15-5) / 55.5 / (2)
3. Trinity Western (15-5) / 51.5 / (4)
4. Montreal (15-4) / 47 / (3)
5. Manitoba (12-8) / 44.5 / (5)
6. UBC Okanagan (12-8) / 35.5 / (6)
7. Ottawa (14-4) / 29 / (7)
8. Toronto (14-3) / 28 / (NR)
9. Dalhousie (11-4) / 24 / (NR)
10. Laval (13-6) / 22.5 / (10)

Next highest votes: York (22), Alberta (20), Saint Mary’s (16.5), Sherbrooke (11), Regina (9).

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

1. Guelph 84.5 points / (1)
2. Calgary 83.5 / (2)
T3. Trinity Western 62 / (8)
T3. Toronto 62 / (3)
5. Saskatchewan 61 / (4)
6. Western 58.5 / (5)
7. Victoria 50 / (9)
8. York 48.5 / (6)
9. Windsor 40 / (7)
T10. Regina 14 / (NR)
T10. Queen’s 14 / (NR)

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

1. York 99.5 points / (1)
2. Windsor 73 / (3)
3. Guelph 70 / (2)
4. Sherbrooke 65 / (4)
5. Victoria 53.5 / (8)
6. Toronto 46.1 / (5)
7. Western 41.95 / (6)
8. Regina 39.5 / (9)
9. Laval 37.5 / (7)
10. Calgary 32 / (NR)

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

1. Carleton (18-0) / 480 points (40) / (1)
2. Ottawa (16-2) / 437 / (2)
3. Victoria (16-2) / 402 / (3)
4. Alberta (16-2) / 361 / (4)
5. McMaster (15-3) / 302 / (6)
6. Ryerson (13-5) / 287 / (5)
7. Windsor (13-5) / 241 / (7)
8. McGill (8-2) / 200 / (8)
9. Saskatchewan (14-4) / 162 / (9)
10. Acadia (12-3) / 126 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Lethbridge (52), Fraser Valley (25).

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

1. Windsor (17-1) / 509 points (36) / (1)
2. Saint Mary’s (15-0) / 480 (7) / (2)
3. Alberta (16-2) / 429 / (3)
4. Regina (16-2) / 386 / (4)
5. Saskatchewan (16-2) / 344 / (5)
6. Concordia (7-3) / 298 / (6)
7. Fraser Valley (13-5) / 249 / (7)
8. McGill (8-2) / 215 / (8)
9. Wilfrid Laurier (14-4) / 185 / (9)
10. UBC (13-5) / 92 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Carleton (75), Ottawa (31).

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Last Updated: 2014-02-04
Author: Mark Janzen