OUA teams continue to hold eight of twelve No. 1 rankings in CIS Top 10

OUA teams continue to hold eight of twelve No. 1 rankings in CIS Top 10

OTTAWA (CIS) – The University of Ottawa men's basketball team and University of British Columbia Okanagan women's volleyball squad move back to No. 1 in this week's CIS national rankings.

In other CIS sports, the Saskatchewan Huskies (women's basketball), Guelph Gryphons (women's hockey), Acadia Axemen (men's hockey), UBC Thunderbirds (women's swimming), Toronto Varsity Blues (men's swimming), Western Mustangs (women's track and field), Windsor Lancers (men's track and field), McMaster Marauders (men's volleyball) and Brock Badgers (women's & men's wrestling) all hold on to their pole position.

In men's hoops, the Gee-Gees (8-0) overcame an eight-point deficit with five minutes left in regulation to edge Carleton (7-1) 75-73 on Saturday night at the Ravens' Nest in the first of two regular season matchups between the cross-town rivals, who have met in the last two national finals.

Ottawa had topped the first five coaches' polls of the campaign before dropping to No. 3 last Tuesday. Carleton falls back to No. 2 after climbing to the top a week ago.

The much anticipated rematch is set for Feb. 5 at the Canadian Tire Centre, where the Gee-Gees and Ravens will square off in the 10th annual MBNA Capital Hoops Classic. Last year's event drew 10,780 fans, an all-time record for a CIS basketball league game.

In women's volleyball, UBC Okanagan (15-1) moves up two positions following a two-game home sweep against the Alberta Pandas (13-3), who had been ranked No. 1 in six consecutive polls. Alberta drops to No. 3 this week behind Trinity Western (15-1).

The Heat, who had topped the first three polls of the campaign, beat the Pandas in four sets last Friday and 3-2 on Saturday, after erasing a two-set-to-one deficit.

UBCO will be tested again over the next two weekends as they host No. 9 UBC before travelling to Langley, B.C., to face the No. 2 Spartans.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Saskatchewan (12-0) / 540 points (45) / (1)
2. McGill (5-1) / 493 / (3)
3. Regina (9-1) / 426 / (4)
4. Ryerson (6-2) / 414 / (2)
5. Saint Mary's (9-1) / 372 / (5)
6. McMaster (7-2) / 284 / (7)
7. Alberta (10-1) / 267 / (8)
8. Laval (5-3) / 212 / (6)
9. Queen's (8-1) / 184 / (10)
10. Ottawa (7-1) / 175 / (9)
Other teams receiving votes: Windsor (86), Acadia (30).

MEN'S BASKETBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Ottawa (8-0) / 446 points (41) / (3)
2. Carleton (7-1) / 393 (2) / (1)
3. Brock (8-1) / 349 (1) / (4)
4. McGill (5-1) / 327 (1) / (2)
5. Ryerson (6-1) / 281 / (5)
6. McMaster (7-2) / 223 / (6)
7. Calgary (10-3) / 170 / (8)
8. UBC (9-3) / 129 / (7)
9. Thompson Rivers (10-2) / 65 / (10)
10. UPEI (8-2) / 49 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Dalhousie (30), Manitoba (6).

WOMEN'S HOCKEY
(regular season record) / (previous ranking)

1. Guelph (14-2-1) / (1)
2. Montreal (10-3-1) / (2)
3. McGill (8-3-1) / (3)
4. Western (11-4-0) / (4)
5. Saint Mary's (12-4-0) / (5)
6. Toronto (8-4-3) / (7)
7. St. Thomas (10-5-1) / (8)
8. Saskatchewan (11-6-3) / (6)
9. Ottawa (8-4-1) / (9)
10. UBC (12-6-2) / (NR)

MEN'S HOCKEY
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Acadia (15-2-2) / 151 points (10) / (1)
2. Saskatchewan (17-3-0) / 142 (5) / (3)
3. McGill (18-3-1) / 118 (1) / (2)
4. UNB (14-3-2) / 115 / (4)
5. UQTR (18-3-1) / 102 / (5)
6. Alberta (13-5-2) / 80 / (6)
7. StFX (13-3-3) / 59 / (7)
8. Mount Royal (13-5-2) / 57 / (8)
9. Carleton (14-5-0) / 33 / (9)
10. Western (13-8-0) / 7 / (NR) *

* Western is ranked higher than York based on number of higher placed votes

Other teams receiving votes: York (7), Saint Mary's (6), Waterloo (3).

WOMEN'S SWIMMING
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. UBC 604 points / (1)
2. Toronto 568 / (2)
3. Laval 277 / (6)
4. Calgary 237 / (3)
5. Montreal 195 / (5)
6. Dalhousie 180 / (4)
7. Western 163 / (8)
8. McGill 136 / (7)
9. UQAM 85 / (10)
10. Victoria 84 / (9)

MEN'S SWIMMING
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Toronto 522 points / (1)
2. UBC 427 / (2)
3. Calgary 331 / (3)
4. Alberta 302 / (4)
5. Ottawa 162 / (5)
6. Dalhousie 152 / (6)
7. Laval 124 / (NR)
8. Guelph 121 / (7)
9. Western 118 / (10)
10. Victoria 114 / (T8)

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Western 85.5 points / (1)
2. Windsor 72 / (5)
3. York 70 / (4)
4. Guelph 69.5 / (2)
5. Toronto 67.5 / (3)
6. Alberta 61.5 / (NR)
7. Dalhousie 41 / (8)
8. Sherbrooke 36 / (9)
9. Calgary 34 / (10)
10. Laval 29 / (6)

MEN'S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Windsor 104.08 points / (1)
2. Guelph 92.83 / (3)
3. Western 75.25 / (2)
4. York 65.5 / (4)
5. Toronto 60.33 / (6)
6. Laval 58 / (5)
7. Dalhousie 44.5 / (7)
8. McMaster 29 / (NR)
9. Sherbrooke 23.75 / (NR)
10. Ottawa 20 / (NR)

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)

1. UBC Okanagan (15-1) / 58.5 points / (3)
2. Trinity Western (15-1) / 57.5 / (2)
3. Alberta (13-3) / 51 / (1)
4. Toronto (10-0) / 49 / (4)
5. Montreal (12-3) / 43 / (6)
6. McMaster (9-1) / 36 / (7)
7. Dalhousie (8-2) / 35.5 / (T8)
8. Sherbrooke (11-5) / 32.5 / (10)
9. UBC (11-3) / 32 / (5)
10. McGill (11-4) / 24 / (T8)

Next highest votes: Ryerson (20), Brandon (17), Western (9.5), Memorial (6), Thompson Rivers (3).

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. McMaster (13-0) / 274 points (22) / (1)
2. Alberta (16-0) / 259 (7) / (2)
3. Manitoba (12-2) / 225 / (3)
4. Calgary (13-3) / 191 / (4)
5. UBC (10-4) / 143 / (5)
6. Winnipeg (11-5) / 141 / (6)
7. Laval (9-1) / 112 / (7)
8. Queen's (8-3) / 79 / (8)
9. Saskatchewan (8-8) / 45 / (9)
10. Ryerson (10-2) / 44 / (NR)

WOMEN'S WRESTLING
(previous ranking)

1. Brock (1)
2. Saskatchewan (2)
3. Regina (3)
4. Alberta (4)
5. Calgary (5)
6. Winnipeg (6)
7. Guelph (7)
8. Concordia (8)
9. Western (9)
10. Lakehead (10)

MEN'S WRESTLING
(previous ranking)

1. Brock (1)
2. Alberta (2)
3. McMaster (3)
4. Winnipeg (4)
5. Calgary (5)
6. Saskatchewan (6)
7. Guelph (7)
8. Regina (8)
9. Concordia (9)
10. Western (10)

Source: CIS