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September 24, 2013, Ottawa (CIS) – For the fourth time in as many weekly national polls this season, there is a new top-ranked team in Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s soccer as the York Lions return to the position they briefly held two weeks ago.

Meanwhile in women’s soccer and women’s rugby, the Ottawa Gee-Gees and Guelph Gryphons maintain their No. 1 spot in the new coaches’ polls. In men’s soccer, UBC (Sept. 3), York (Sept. 10), Carleton (Sept. 17) and now York again have successively claimed No. 1 status so far this fall. Carleton entered the past weekend with a sparkling 4-0-1 record but settled for a single point during a road trip to Sudbury and North Bay, losing 2-1 to Laurentian (4-1-2) before fighting Nipissing (2-4-1) to a scoreless draw.

 The Ravens drop all the way to No. 6 in the new Top 10. Meanwhile, the Lions, who were ranked second in the country a week ago, dominated Waterloo 4-0 and Laurier 7-0. The new national leaders visit Western (3-2-2) and Brock (0-5-3) this week. In women’s soccer, Ottawa improved to 6-0-2 thanks to a pair of road victories, 7-1 over Nipissing (1-4-3) and 1-0 against Laurentian (4-2-2). The Gee-Gees face the same two opponents this coming weekend, this time on home turf.

Two teams make major leaps in the new poll to round out the leading trio. Laval (6-0-0), the only program in the country with an unblemished league mark, moves up five spots to No. 2, while No. 3 Alberta (5-0-1) was unranked last Tuesday. In women’s rugby, Guelph (3-0) crushed Laurier 110-0 for its third straight win of the campaign. The 2012 CIS finalists should face a stiffer test on Saturday when they host McMaster (2-1).

The past weekend marked the start of the regular season in Canada West. Second-ranked Alberta opened with an impressive 62-17 win over No. 9 Calgary.

WOMEN’S SOCCER (regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings) 1. Ottawa (6-0-2) / 50 points / (1) 2. Laval (6-0-0) / 44 / (7) 3. Alberta (5-0-1) / 34 / (NR) 4. UBC (2-0-3) / 25 / (6) 5. Queen’s (4-1-3) / 24 / (2) 6. Montreal (4-1-1) / 23 / (5) 7. Trinity Western (1-1-3) / 20 / (3) 8. Western (4-0-3) / 18 / (NR) 9. Sherbrooke (4-1-1) / 11 / (8) 10. Victoria (3-2-0) / 10 / (4)Other teams receiving votes: Wilfrid Laurier (8), Dalhousie (7), Guelph (1).

MEN’S SOCCER (regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings) 1. York (7-1-0) / 57 points / (2) 2. UBC (5-1-0) / 55 / (3) 3. Montreal (4-0-1) / 50 / (4) 4. Alberta (4-0-1) / 40 / (5) 5. Ryerson (6-0-1) / 28 / (10) T6. Carleton (4-1-2) / 27 / (1) T6. McMaster (6-1-1) / 27 / (T7) 8. Guelph (5-1-2) / 18 / (6) 9. UNB (3-1-2) / 15 / (T7) 10. Moncton (3-0-2) / 5 / (NR)

WOMEN’S RUGBY (regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings) 1. Guelph (3-0) / 149 points (8) / (1) 2. Alberta (1-0) / 141 (5) / (2) 3. Queen’s (3-0) / 108 (1) / (3) 4. Concordia (4-0) / 105 / (4) 5. Acadia (3-0) / 91 (1) / (5) 6. StFX (3-1) / 79 / (6) 7. McGill (3-1) / 49 / (7) 8. Ottawa (4-0) / 26 / (10) 9. Calgary (0-1) / 24 / (8) 10. Western (2-1) / 22 / (NR) Other teams receiving votes: Lethbridge (14), Victoria (12), McMaster (11), Laval (4), Waterloo (1).

 

 

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