CIS Top Ten Tuesday (#17): Windsor, Calgary new national leaders

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OTTAWA (CIS) – There are four changes atop CIS nationalrankings this week. The Windsor Lancers move up to No. 1 inwomen’s basketball and men’s track and field, while theCalgary Dinos and Alberta Pandas are the new leaders inwomen’s athletics and women’s wrestling,respectively.

In other CIS sports, Carleton (men’s basketball), McGill(women’s hockey), Alberta (men’s hockey, men’svolleyball & men’s wrestling), UBC (women’sswimming & women’s volleyball) and Toronto (men’sswimming) all maintain their No.

1 status.

Women’s basketball

The reigning two-time CIS champion Lancers move up two spots inthe ninth coaches’ poll of the season after they improved to13-0 in conference play thanks to road wins over McMaster (6-7),56-48, and Guelph (4-9), 68-53. Windsor had topped the first sixpolls of the campaign before dropping to third place behind FraserValley and Regina two weeks ago. The national champs will look toresume their winning ways when they host McMaster on Wednesday andvisit Waterloo (0-13) on Saturday.

Rounding out the leading quintet in the new Top 10 are theundefeated Saint Mary’s Huskies (11-0), who move up twopositions to a season-high No. 2; Regina Cougars (12-2), down onespot to No. 3; Fraser Valley Cascades (11-3), down three to No. 4;and Carleton Ravens (10-3), up one to No. 5.

Fraser Valley’s reign atop the national rankings came toan abrupt end after only two weeks. After winning 11 of their first12 league contests, the Cascades dropped their two road games inAlberta last weekend, 79-69 in overtime to No. 10 Calgary (12-2)and 64-59 to Lethbridge (6-8).

Men’s basketball

Carleton (12-1) crushed visiting Queen’s (9-5) 104-63 onSaturday in its lone outing of the past week. The reigning CISchamps play three more home games this week, first on Wednesdaynight against No. 8 Ottawa (11-2) in the annual Capital HoopsClassic at Scotiabank Place, and then versus York (5-8) andLaurentian (7-6) this weekend at the Ravens’ Nest.

Women’s hockey

McGill (13-0-0) went 2-for-2 at home this past weekend,including a hard-fought 4-3 win over No. 4 Montreal (12-3-0) and alopsided 6-1 decision against Ottawa (3-8-3). The undefeatedMartlets hit the road later this week to battle Ottawa on Fridayand Carleton (5-7-1) on Saturday.

Men’s hockey

Alberta (18-4-0) showed no mercy against visiting Lethbridge(1-19-2) last weekend, sweeping the struggling Pronghorns 4-1 and9-1 in Edmonton. The Golden Bears face another provincial rivalthis week as they visit No. 10 Calgary (14-8-0) on Friday beforereturning home to host the Dinos the following night.

Women’s volleyball

UBC (15-1) scored a pair of straight-set decisions againstwinless Thompson Rivers (0-16) in Kamloops. The reigning six-timeCIS champion Thunderbirds should face a stiffer test this weekendwhen they host No. 8 UBC Okanagan (11-5) for a Friday-Saturdaydoubleheader.

Men’s volleyball

Alberta (16-0) was up to the challenge in Brandon against theNo. 6 Bobcats (10-6), winning both duels by identical 3-1 scores.The undefeated Bears host No. 9 Winnipeg (8-8) on Friday andSaturday.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) /(previous rankings)

1. Windsor (13-0) / 480 points (32) / (3)
2. Saint Mary’s (11-0) / 428 (3) / (4)
3. Regina (12-2) / 419 (5) / (2)
4. Fraser Valley (11-3) / 357 (1) / (1)
5. Carleton (10-3) / 309 / (6)
6. UBC (10-4) / 300 / (5)
7. Brock (13-0) / 274 / (7)
8. Victoria (10-4) / 194 / (9)
9. Concordia (6-2) / 169 / (8)
10. Calgary (12-2) / 100 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Acadia (94), Ottawa (53).

MEN’S BASKETBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) /(previous rankings)

1. Carleton (12-1) / 491 points (40) / (1)
2. UBC (12-2) / 449 (1) / (2)
3. Cape Breton (12-0) / 412 / (4)
4. Alberta (12-2) / 364 / (5)
5. Windsor (10-3) / 309 / (8)
6. Acadia (7-3) / 275 / (3)
7. Ryerson (11-2) / 247 / (6)
8. Ottawa (11-2) / 206 / (10)
9. McGill (6-2) / 138 / (NR)
10. Saskatchewan (10-4) / 111 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Fraser Valley (60), Bishop’s(38), Lakehead (36).

WOMEN’S HOCKEY
(regular season record) / (previous rankings)

1. McGill (13-0-0) / (1)
2. Calgary (18-3-1) / (2)
3. Laurier (18-1-2) / (4)
4. Montreal (12-3-0) / (3)
5. StFX (18-1-0) / (6)
6. Queen’s (16-2-2) / (5)
7. Alberta (15-6-1) / (7)
8. Guelph (17-3-2) / (8)
9. Western (14-5-1) / (9)
10. Regina (14-7-1) / (10)

MEN’S HOCKEY
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) /(previous rankings)

1. Alberta (18-4-0) / 169 points (16) / (1)
2. UNB (18-5-0) / 150 / (3)
3. Western (18-4-0) / 137 (1) / (2)
4. Saint Mary’s (16-5-2) / 113 / (4)
5. Saskatchewan (15-7-0) / 89 / (5)
6. Acadia (15-6-2) / 70 / (7)
7. UQTR (15-5-1) / 62 / (6)
8. Carleton (16-5-2) / 57 / (9)
9. Manitoba (13-5-4) / 49 / (8)
10. Calgary (14-8-0) / 12 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: McGill (8), Guelph (7), StFX (7), UPEI(2), Windsor (2), Lakehead (1).

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

1. UBC 531 points / (1)
2. Toronto 357 / (2)
3. Calgary 343 / (3)
4. Montreal 286 / (4)
5. Dalhousie 263 / (5)
6. Alberta 222 / (6)
7. UQTR 185 / (7)
8. McMaster 174 / (9)
9. McGill 170 / (8)
10. Guelph 106 / (10)

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

1. Toronto 540 points / (1)
2. Alberta 323 / (2)
3. UBC 300 / (3)
4. Laval 255 / (4)
5. Calgary 225 / (5)
6. Dalhousie 194 / (6)
7. Victoria 176 / (7)
8. McGill 174 / (8)
9. McMaster 158 / (9)
10. Lethbridge 116 / (10)

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Calgary 110 points / (2)
2. Guelph 87.5 / (1)
3. Windsor 77.5 / (5)
4. Toronto 73 / (3)
5. Western 59.5 / (4)
6. Saskatchewan 39 / (8)
7. Regina 33 / (10)
8. Trinity Western 31.5 / (6)
9. York 28 / (7)
10. Alberta 23.5 / (NR)

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Windsor 77 points / (3)
2. Guelph 75.5 / (1)
3. Sherbrooke 60 / (4)
4. York 55.5 / (2)
5. Western 53.5 / (9)
6. Ottawa 51 / (5)
7. Laval 48 / (6)
8. Manitoba 39.5 / (NR)
9. Saskatchewan 37 / (8)
10. Regina 32 / (10)

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

1. UBC (15-1) / 60 points / (1)
2. Trinity Western (14-2) / 56 / (2)
3. Alberta (12-4) / 50 / (3)
4. Dalhousie (11-2) / 46.5 / (5)
5. York (11-1) / 42 / (4)
6. Laval (13-3) / 41 / (6)
7. Ottawa (13-1) / 39.5 / (7)
8. UBC Okanagan (11-5) / 32 / (8)
9. Sherbrooke (13-3) / 25 / (9)
T10. Montreal (10-6) / 23 / (10)
T10. Mount Royal (12-4) / 23 / (NR)

Next highest: Queen’s (14), Calgary (13), McGill (5),Saint Mary’s (5).

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) /(previous rankings)

1. Alberta (16-0) / 270 points (27) / (1)
2. McMaster (13-0) / 234 (1) / (2)
3. Laval (14-0) / 199 / (4)
4. Manitoba (10-6) / 191 / (6)
5. Trinity Western (11-5) / 188 / (3)
6. Brandon (10-6) / 145 / (5)
7. UBC (10-6) / 96 / (7)
8. Saskatchewan (10-6) / 84 / (8)
9. Winnipeg (8-8) / 54 / (10)
10. Waterloo (11-2) / 44 / (9)

WOMEN’S WRESTLING
(previous rankings)

1. Alberta (2)
2. Brock (1)
3. Regina (T3)
4. Western (5)
5. Calgary (T3)
6. Saskatchewan (6)
7. Lakehead (7)
8. Concordia (8)
9. McMaster (9)
10. UNB (10)

MEN’S WRESTLING
(previous rankings)

1. Alberta (1)
2. Concordia (T3)
3. Western (T3)
4. Brock (5)
5. McMaster (2)
6. Guelph (6)
T7. Regina (T7)
T7. UNB (T7)
9. Saskatchewan (9)
10. Calgary (NR)

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