CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY: Three OUA teams top national rankings

CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY: Three OUA teams top national rankings
OTTAWA (CIS) – For the first time in 17 years, the University of Calgary Dinos are the top-ranked team in CIS men’s hockey.
 
The Dinos, who opened the campaign at No. 4 and moved up to second place two weeks ago, had last reached the No. 1 spot back in the fall of 1996, when they occupied the position for five straight weeks. Calgary improved to a remarkable 15-0-1 in league play over the weekend thanks to a convincing two-game sweep against Regina, 8-2 and 9-0.
 
Meanwhile, the Alberta Golden Bears (14-2), who had topped each of the first eight national polls this season, settled for a weekend split against Manitoba and dropped to No. 2 in the new Top 10.
 
In other CIS sports, Saint Mary’s (women’s basketball), Carleton (men’s basketball), McGill (women’s hockey), UBC (women’s swimming & women’s volleyball), Toronto (men’s swimming) and McMaster (men’s volleyball) all maintain their No. 1 status this week.
 
The top two teams in the country clashed in men’s basketball, Friday night in the nation’s capital. Led by a 32-point, nine-rebound performance by former CIS MVP Tyson Hinz, the top-ranked Ravens (9-0) comfortably defeated archrival Ottawa (8-1) 94-73 on home court.
 
These are the last CIS national rankings on the fall semester. The next rankings will be released on Tuesday, January 7 (with the exception of women’s basketball: Jan. 14).
 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)
 
1. Saint Mary’s (8-0) / 496 points (34) / (1)
2. Windsor (9-1) / 470 (8) / (2)
3. Alberta (8-2) / 418 / (3)
4. Saskatchewan (9-1) / 377 / (4)
5. Regina (8-2) / 336 / (5)
6. McGill (4-0) / 289 / (7)
7. Fraser Valley (7-3) / 244 / (6)
8. Concordia (2-2) / 187 / (9)
9. Wilfrid Laurier (9-1) / 160 / (10)
10. Ottawa (6-3) / 130 / (8)

Other teams receiving votes: Western (114), UBC (27).
 

MEN’S BASKETBALL

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)
 
1. Carleton (9-0) / 528 points (44) / (1)
2. Ottawa (8-1) / 460 / (2)
3. Alberta (9-1) / 454 / (4)
4. Ryerson (8-1) / 378 / (5)
5. Victoria (9-1) / 377 / (3)
6. McGill (4-0) / 305 / (6)
7. Saskatchewan (9-1) / 269 / (7)
8. McMaster (7-3) / 207 / (10)
9. UNB (6-1) / 145 / (NR)
10. Windsor (6-4) / 138 / (8)

Other teams receiving votes: Saint Mary’s (75), Laurentian (72).
 

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

(regular season record) / (previous rankings)
 
1. McGill (10-0-0) / (1)
2. Montreal (6-3-0) / (3)
3. Wilfrid Laurier (13-2-0) / (5) 
4. Queen’s (12-2-3) / (2)
5. StFX (11-1-0) / (4)
6. UBC (12-3-1) / (6)
7. Guelph (11-3-0) / (7)
8. Saskatchewan (11-3-2) / (8)
9. Alberta (9-4-3) / (9)
10. Saint Mary’s (10-2-0) / (NR)
 
Other teams receiving votes: Toronto.
 

MEN’S HOCKEY

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)
 
1. Calgary (15-0-1) / 169 points (16) / (2)
2. Alberta (14-2-0) / 149 (1) / (1)
3. Acadia (11-1-2) / 140 / (4)
4. UNB (11-2-1) / 118 / (3)
5. McGill (11-3-1) / 97 / (5)
6. UQTR (11-4-0) / 67 / (6)
7. Lakehead (11-3-0) / 64 / (7)
8. Queen’s (10-0-5) / 57 / (8)
9. Windsor (11-4-0) / 43 / (NR)
10. Ryerson (10-5-0) / 9 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Moncton (6), Western (6), Saskatchewan (4), Ottawa (3), UPEI (2), StFX (1).
 

WOMEN’S SWIMMING

(points) / (previous rankings)
 
1. UBC 668 points / (1)
2. Toronto 372 / (2)
3. Montreal 276 / (3)
4. Calgary 261 / (4)
5. Western 236 / (5)
6. Laval 177 / (6)
7. McGill 175 / (7)
8. Dalhousie 170 / (8)
9. Alberta 116 / (9)
10. Ottawa 115 / (10)
 

MEN’S SWIMMING

(points) / (previous rankings)
 
1. Toronto 525 points / (1)
2. UBC 427 / (2)
3. Calgary 338 / (3)
4. Alberta 271 / (4)
5. Western 223 / (6)
6. McMaster 193 / (5)
7. Dalhousie 169 / (7)
8. Montreal 149 / (8)
9. McGill 138 / (9)
10. Laval 110 / (10)
 

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)
 
Will follow later today.
 

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)
 
1. McMaster (10-0) / 273 points (21) / (1)
2. Trinity Western (11-1) / 260 (7) / (2)
3. UBC (9-3) / 219 / (3)
4. Alberta (8-4) / 199 / (4)
5. Brandon (7-5) / 137 / (5)
6. Thompson Rivers (8-4) / 118 / (7)
7. Manitoba (5-7) / 94 / (6)
8. Laval (8-2) / 72 / (9)
9. UNB (7-3) / 64 / (8)
10. Saskatchewan (4-8) / 39 / (10)

Source: CIS