Ravens's womens basketball ranked No. 1 for first time in program history

Ravens's womens basketball ranked No. 1 for first time in program history

TORONTO (U Sports) – The Carleton Ravens are the No.1 team in the nation in U Sports women’s basketball for the first time in program history.

The Ravens, who join the Carleton men atop the country – the school’s first sweep of the basketball rankings - jumped up one position, taking over top spot from the Regina Cougars, who fall to No. 3.

After a strong preseason, where they finished 11-3, the Ravens women head into the season on a six-game winning streak, after posting back-to-back victories over UQAM and Bishops over the weekend. The Ravens open their season on Friday when they visit the Algoma Thunderbirds.

In cross country, the Laval men and Guelph women finish the season retaining their No.1 ranking, after capturing gold at the CIS Championship this past weekend. Building off home advantage on the Plains of Abraham, the host Rouge et Or won their first national title, while the Gryphons earned their 12th consecutive championship.

In other U Sports rankings, Brock (men’s and women’s wrestling), Alberta (men’s and women’s volleyball), UNB (men’s hockey), and UBC (men’s and women’s swimming and women’s hockey), all maintain their pole positions for another week.

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous ranking)


1. Laval (1)
2. Trinity Western (4)
3. Western (3)
4. McMaster (7)
5. Victoria (2)
6. Windsor (5)
7. Calgary (8)
8. Queen’s (10)
9. Guelph (6)
10. StFX (8)

Other teams receiving votes: Toronto, Manitoba, McGill, Dalhousie, Ottawa, Waterloo, Sherbrooke, UQTR, Laurier, Montreal, MacEwan

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNRTY
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Guelph (1)
2. Queen’s (3)
3. Trinity Western (2)
4. Western (6)
5. Toronto (4)
6. Alberta (10)
7. McGill (T8)
8. McMaster (T8)
9. Victoria (7)
10. Dalhousie (11)

Other teams receiving votes: Calgary, Manitoba, Laurentian, Montreal, Laval, Sherbrooke, Saskatchewan, StFX, MacEwan, Waterloo, Laurier, UQTR

MEN’S WRESTLING
(previous ranking)

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

WOMEN’S WRESTLING
(previous ranking)

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

MEN’S BASKETBALL
(regular season record) / votes (1st place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Carleton (0-0) / 469 pts (46) / (1)
2. UBC (2-0) / 420 (1) / (2)
3. McMaster (2-0) / 369 / (3)
4. Calgary (3-1) / 335 / (4)
5. Ottawa (0-0) / 277 / (5)
6. Brock (1-0) / 218 / (7)
7. Dalhousie (3-1) / 189 / (6)
8. McGill (1-0) / 133 / (8)
9. Ryerson (2-0) / 82 / (10)
10. Saint Marys (3-1) / 68 / (9)

Other teams receiving votes: Alberta (20), Windsor (4)

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

(regular season record) / votes (1st place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Carleton (0-0) / 537 pts (34) / (2)
2. McMaster (2-0) / 493 (7) / (3)
3. Regina (3-1) / 466 (4) / (1)
4. Laval (2-0) / 435 (1) / (4)
5. Windsor (2-0) / 352 / (6)
6. McGill (0-1) / 312 / (5)
7. Queens (2-0) / 287 / (7)
8. Saint Marys (4-0) / 242 / (8)
9. Ryerson (1-1) / 179 / (9)
10. Victoria (2-2) / 132 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Winnipeg (81), Concordia (36)

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

1. UBC 962 pts / (1)
2. Toronto 535 pts / (2)
3. Calgary 243 pts / (3)
4. Alberta 225 pts / (4)
5. Montreal 218 pts / (6)
6. Laval 163 pts / (5)
7. Sherbrooke 119 pts / (8)
8. Victoria 117 pts / (7)
9. McGill 99 pts / (10)
10. Ottawa 91 pts / (9)

Other teams receiving votes:  Regina (70), Dalhousie (29), Lethbridge (20), Laurentian (18), Acadia (13), McMaster (12), UNB (12), Queen’s (6), Mount Allison (2)

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

1. UBC 790 pts / (1)
2. Montreal 524 pts / (3)
3. Toronto 518 pts / (2)
4. Calgary 257 pts / (4)
5. Manitoba 132 pts / (6)
T6. Alberta 125 pts / (5)
T6. McGill 101 pts / (8)
8. UQAM 100 pts / (7)
9. Laval 71 pts / (10)
10. Lethbridge 68 pts / (9)

Other teams receiving votes: Victoria (57), Regina (46), Sherbrooke (35), McMaster (27), Dalhousie (26), Ottawa (25), UQTR (18), Laurentian (12),  Brock (8), Guelph (7), Acadia (4), Mount Allison (2)

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / votes (1st place votes) / (previous ranking)
1. Alberta (4-0) / 282 points (22) / (1)
>2. Trinity Western (4-0) / 264 (8) / (2)
3. McMaster (3-0) / 225 / (3)
4. Laval (5-0) / 202 / (4)
5. Manitoba (5-1) / 167 / (6)
6. Montréal (5-1) / 130 / (7)
7. Calgary (1-3) / 108 / (5)
8. Saskatchewan (3-1) / 75 / (9)
9. Mount Royal (2-2) / 60 / (8) 
10. Winnipeg (4-2) / 56 / (10) 
Other teams receiving votes: Queen’s (23), Guelph (23), UNB (13)

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

1. Alberta (4-0) / 60 pts (4) / (1)
2. UBC Okanagan (4-0) / 55 pts / (2)
3. Toronto (5-0) / 53 pts / (3)
4. McMaster (5-0) / 45 pts / (5)
5. Trinity Western (3-1) / 44 pts / (4)
T6. Calgary (3-1) / 38 pts / (6)
T6. UBC (4-0) / 38 pts / (7)
8. Dalhousie (7-0) / 31pts / (8)
9. Montreal (4-2) / 30 pts / (9)
10. Western (5-0) / 20 pts / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Laval (19), McGill (12), Memorial (9), Ottawa (7), Mount Royal (7)

MEN’S HOCKEY
(regular season record) / votes (1st place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. UNB (10-0-2) / 150 pts (15) / (1)
2. StFX (9-4-0) / 111 / (2)
3. Saskatchewan (7-2-1) / 106 / (4)
4. UOIT (10-2-0) / 102 / (5)
5. Alberta (7-3-0) / 95 / (3)
6. Mount Royal (7-3-0) / 82 / (7)
7. Ryerson (8-2-1) / 48 / (10)
8. McGill (8-2-1) / 33 / (8)
9. Concordia (8-3-0) / 27 / (6)
10. Queen's (9-2-1) / 25 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Calgary (17), Acadia (12), Carleton (8), UPEI (5), UQTR (3), Brock (1)

WOMEN’S HOCKEY
(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)

1. UBC (9-1-0) / 40 pts / (1)
2. Saint Mary's (7-1-1) / 35 / (2)
3. St. Thomas (8-1-1) / 33 / (3)
4. Guelph (8-1-1) / 26 / (5)
5. Montreal (4-4-0) / 26 / (4)
6. Manitoba (8-2-0) / 19 / (6)
7. McGill (4-2-0) / 17 / (7)
8. Nipissing (8-1-0) / 12 / (8)
9. Saskatchewan (7-3-0) / 8 / (9)
10. Waterloo (7-3-0) / 3 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Ottawa (1)