Four OUA teams hold their positions in FRC – CIS Football Top 10

Four OUA teams hold their positions in FRC – CIS Football Top 10

OTTAWA (CIS) – The University of Calgary Dinos are the top-ranked team in CIS football for the fifth consecutive week.

For the fourth straight week, the Dinos (5-0) were a near-unanimous choice for No. 1 in the national media poll as they received all but two of the 30 first-place votes and 298 points from the Football Reporters of Canada panel. Calgary had earned 26, 28 and 29 first-place nods, respectively, in the previous three polls.

Following in order in the seventh poll of the campaign are the second-ranked Laval Rouge et Or (5-0 / 259 points), No. 3 Western Mustangs (6-0 / 250), No. 4 Montreal Carabins (3-2 / 164), No. 5 Sherbrooke Vert & Or (3-2 / 150), No. 6 McMaster Marauders (5-1 / 149), No. 7 Guelph Gryphons (5-1 / 129), No. 8 Manitoba Bisons (3-2 / 129), No. 9 UBC Thunderbirds (3-2 / 77) and No. 10 Queen's Gaels (4-2 / 29).

Laval and Western split the remaining first-place votes, with one apiece.

Only two Top-10 teams took the field this past week as only six games were scheduled across the country on Thanksgiving weekend, including four in Ontario and two in the Maritimes. Western and McMaster both continued to roll last Thursday, dominating Toronto 58-2 and Waterloo 55-7, respectively.

McMaster quarterback Asher Hastings threw four touchdown passes in the Marauders' win to set a single-season OUA record with 25. With two league games remaining, he is within striking distance of the CIS mark of 30 established by three-time Hec Crighton Trophy winner Chris Flynn, who accomplished the feat in seven contests with Saint Mary's in 1989.

The lone Top-10 matchup on the Week 8 schedule takes place Saturday in Montreal where the visiting Rouge et Or will try to remain undefeated against the reigning Vanier Cup champion Carabins, live on TVA Sports at 2 p.m. In the first head-to-head contest of the season, back on Sept. 5 in Quebec City, Laval prevailed 12-9 thanks to a 39-yard field goal on the last play of the game.

For their part, the top-ranked Dinos are back in action Friday at 7 p.m. CT when they visit Saskatchewan (2-3), live on Shaw TV, Access and CanadaWest.TV.

NOTES: The ArcelorMittal Dofasco Mitchell Bowl (RSEQ at OUA) and Uteck Bowl (Canada West at AUS) are set for Nov. 21 at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern Time, respectively... The Vanier Cup follows on Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. ET in Quebec City... For all the information on the 51st Vanier Cup (including tickets) visit vaniercup.com.

FRC – CIS FOOTBALL TOP 10 (#7)

Pts (1st place) Last week
1. Calgary (5-0) 298 (28) 1
2. Laval (5-0) 259 (1) 2
3. Western (6-0) 250 (1) 3
4. Montreal (3-2) 164 4
5. Sherbrooke (3-2) 150 5
6. McMaster (5-1) 149 6
7. Guelph (5-1) 129 7 *
8. Manitoba (3-2) 129 8
9. UBC (3-2) 77 9
10. Queen's (4-2) 29 10

* Guelph edged Manitoba for seventh place based on number of higher place votes

Other teams receiving votes: Carleton (8), Saskatchewan (2), Alberta (1).

WEEK 7 RESULTS

October 8
Western 58, Toronto 2 (at Toronto)
McMaster 55, Waterloo 7 (at McMaster)

October 9
Acadia 47, Saint Mary's 9 (at Saint Mary's)
Laurier 65, Ottawa 30 (at Laurier)
Carleton 52, York 0 (at Carleton)

October 10
Mount Allison 27, StFX 17 (at StFX)

WEEK 8 SCHEDULE (all times local)

October 16
19:00 No. 1 Calgary (5-0) at Saskatchewan (2-3) (Shaw TV, Access & CanadaWest.TV)

October 17
13:00 Toronto (2-4) at Waterloo (0-6) (OUA.TV)
13:00 Ottawa (2-4) at No. 3 Western (6-0) (OUA.TV)
13:00 No. 6 McMaster (5-1) at Laurier (3-3) (OUA.TV)
13:00 No. 10 Queen's (4-2) at York (1-6) (OUA.TV)
13:00 Windsor (1-5) at No. 7 Guelph (5-1) (OUA.TV)
14:00 StFX (2-3) at Saint Mary's (0-5) (Bell Aliant FibreOP TV1 & AUStv.ca)
14:00 Mount Allison (3-2) at Acadia (3-2) (Bell Aliant FibreOP TV1 & AUStv.ca)
14:00 No. 2 Laval (5-0) at No. 4 Montreal (3-2) (TVA Sports)
14:00 Bishop's (1-4) at Concordia (3-2) (StretchTV)
14:00 McGill (3-2) at No. 5 Sherbrooke (3-2)
14:00 No. 8 Manitoba (3-2) at Regina (0-5) (Shaw TV, Access & CanadaWest.TV)
16:00 Alberta (2-3) at No. 9 UBC (3-2) (CanadaWest.TV)

About Football Reporters of Canada

Football Reporters of Canada (FRC) represents journalists and broadcasters in every region of the country covering CIS Football. Since 1958, Football Reporters of Canada has been an organization of media members who have covered the Canadian Football League, serving to select the league's outstanding players, coach-of-the-year and all-star teams through voting conducted by its members. In 2009, the FRC amalgamated with the University Football Reporters of Canada (UFRC) to give the organization greater scope in its affiliation with amateur and college football. FRC also works with the CFL and CIS to establish guidelines and working conditions for the men and women who report on the game. Selected members of FRC also help to choose builders, players and media members for induction into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Source: CIS

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