No changes at the top in CIS Top 10 national rankings

No changes at the top in CIS Top 10 national rankings

OTTAWA (CIS) – There are no changes at the top this week in the CIS national rankings as McGill (women's basketball), Carleton (men's basketball), UNB (men's hockey), Toronto (women's track and field) and Windsor (men's track and field) all hold on to their pole position.

In women's basketball, the top-ranked Martlets (14-1) close out the regular season on Saturday with a home tilt against UQAM (9-5), which sits second in the RSEQ standings. McGill extended its winning streak to 11 straight conference games over the weekend with a 70-36 domination of Bishop's.

In men's hoops, the Ravens (16-3) wrapped up league play this past weekend with convincing road wins over Laurentian, 87-67, and Nipissing, 68-39. The reigning five-time CIS champions open the playoffs at home on Saturday against an opponent still to be determined.

In men's hockey, the Varsity Reds (23-3-2 / 3-0 playoffs) swept their best-of-five AUS semifinal series against UPEI to qualify for the conference final, as well as the University Cup national championship set for March 17-20 in Halifax.

In track and field, the Varsity Blues remain on top of the national women's rankings despite settling for second place behind Guelph (178 points to 131) at the OUA championships. On the men's side, the top-ranked Lancers captured the OUA banner thanks to a 31-point cushion over Guelph (174-143).

The CIS track and field championships are set for March 10-12 at York University in Toronto.

NOTES: The CIS winter championship season got under way this past weekend with Toronto sweeping the swimming titles in Quebec City and host Brock claiming both wrestling banners in St. Catharines, Ont.... Following a break this week, the action resumes with track and field (March 10-12 at York University), men's volleyball (March 10-12 at McMaster University) and women's volleyball (March 11-13 at Brandon University)... Women's basketball at the University of New Brunswick, men's basketball at the University of British Columbia, women's hockey at the University of Calgary and men's hockey in Halifax (hosted by Saint Mary's University) follow from March 17-20, all part of Sportsnet U Championship Weekend... Championship season concludes with curling at the Kelowna Curling Club from March 20-23.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. McGill (14-1) / 561 points (44) / (1)
2. Saskatchewan (18-2) / 517 (3) / (2)
3. Saint Mary's (19-1) / 467 / (3)
4. Ryerson (16-3) / 416 / (4)
5. Regina (17-3) / 382 / (5)
6. Ottawa (17-2) / 331 / (6)
7. Alberta (17-3) / 283 / (7)
8. McMaster (15-4) / 238 / (8)
9. Calgary (15-5) / 177 / (10)
10. Windsor (15-5) / 103 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Carleton (64), Queen's (48).

MEN'S BASKETBALL

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Carleton (16-3) / 436 points (31) / (1)
2. Ottawa (17-2) / 420 (10) / (2)
3. Ryerson (17-2) / 384 (5) / (3)
4. Calgary (17-3) / 321 / (4)
5. McMaster (14-5) / 277 / (5)
6. UBC (16-4) / 227 / (6)
7. McGill (11-4) / 160 / (8)
8. Brock (13-6) / 152 / (7)
9. Manitoba (15-5) / 85 / (9)
10. Dalhousie (13-7) / 27 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Thompson Rivers (25), Windsor (15).

MEN'S HOCKEY

(regular season / playoff records) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. UNB (23-3-2 / 3-0) / 160 points (16) / (1)
2. UQTR (24-3-1 / 4-0) / 140 / (2)
3. Saskatchewan (22-6-0 / 2-0) / 126 / (3)
4. Alberta (19-7-2 / 2-0) / 118 / (4)
5. StFX (18-6-4 / 2-1) / 92 / (5)
6. Carleton (20-7-1 / 4-0) / 80 / (8)
7. Saint Mary's (17-8-3 / 3-2) / 48 / (9)
8. Western (18-10-0 / 4-1) / 44 / (NR)
9. Guelph (16-11-1 / 4-2) / 29 / (NR)
10. McGill (21-6-1 / 2-2) / 17 / (6)

Other teams receiving votes: Mount Royal (13), UPEI (8), Acadia (5).

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD

(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Toronto 120 points / (1)
2. Alberta 76 / (T3)
3. Guelph 62.5 / (2)
4. Western 54.5 / (T3)
5. York 53.5 / (5)
6. Calgary 47 / (6)
7. Windsor 41 / (7)
8. Trinity Western 40.5 / (8)
9. Saskatchewan 35.5 / (NR)
10. Sherbrooke 29 / (9)

MEN'S TRACK & FIELD

(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Windsor 102 points / (1)
2. Toronto 90.5 / (2)
3. Guelph 71.5 / (3)
4. Laval 49 / (4)
5. York 45 / (5)
6. Western 41 / (T6)
7. Saskatchewan 39 / (T6)
8. Regina 28 / (NR)
9. Lethbridge 24 / (10)
T10. Sherbrooke 22 / (NR)
T10. Alberta 22 / (NR)