Bears hockey, T-Birds men’s soccer, Pandas rugby rank #1

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October 8, 2013, EDMONTON (ISN) – The Alberta Golden Bears men’s hockey team opens 2013-14 ranked #1 in CIS, while UBC jumps to the top in men’s soccer and Alberta Pandas rugby remains #1.

The defending Canada West champion University of Alberta Golden Bears men’s hockey team opens 2013-14 ranked #1 in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, while the UBC Thunderbirds jump to the top in men’s soccer and the Alberta Pandas rugby team remains #1 after conclusion of the regular season this past weekend.

The Golden Bears hockey team got off to a great start with two straight shutout victories this past weekend. The Calgary Dinos (2-0-0) open at #4 and the #6 Saskatchewan Huskies, host of the March 2014 PotshCorp University Cup, are 1-1-0 after the opening weekend.

Regina is the top Canada West women’s hockey team, coming in at #5, while #7 Calgary and #10 UBC also make the grade.

The UBC men’s soccer squad has won eight consecutive matches and sits 9-1-0 overall, first in the Pacific Division of Canada West. Saskatchewan (7-3-0) is #8 and the Victoria Vikes (6-2-0) #10.

In women’s soccer, Alberta (8-0-2) is the top-ranked Canada West school, undefeated and ranked #2 in the nation. #6 UBC (5-0-3) and #7 Saskatchewan (6-1-2) complete a trio of Canada West teams to make the Top 10.

Alberta’s rugby team completed a 4-0-0 season and head to the conference tournament as the #1 seed in two weeks, with #8 Calgary, #10 Lethbridge Pronghorns and Victoria Vikes joining them at the event.

Here are the full CIS Top 10 rankings released on Tuesday:

Men’s Hockey

  • 1. Alberta (2-0-0) / 162 points (9)
  • 2. UNB (0-0-0) / 160 (8)
  • 3. Western (0-0-0) / 86
  • 4. Calgary (2-0-0) / 80
  • 5. Waterloo (0-0-0) / 70
  • 6. Saskatchewan (1-1-0) / 68
  • 7. UPEI (0-0-0) / 60
  • 8. Saint Mary’s (0-0-0) / 56
  • 9. Carleton (0-0-0) / 54
  • 10. UQTR (0-0-0) / 46

Other votes: StFX (32), McGill (19), Brock (15), Windsor (8), Ottawa (7), Manitoba (4), Queen’s (4), York (2), Acadia (1), Dalhousie (1)

Women’s Hockey

  • 1. McGill (0-0-0)
  • 2. Montreal (0-0-0)
  • 3. Wilfrid Laurier (1-1-0)
  • 4. St. FX (0-0-0)
  • 5. Regina (2-0-0)
  • 6. Queen’s (0-0-1)
  • 7. Calgary (0-1-1)
  • 8. Western (2-0-0)
  • 9. Guelph (2-0-0)
  • 10. UBC (1-1-0)

Women’s Rugby

  • 1. Alberta (4-0) / 99 points (4) / (1)
  • 2. Guelph (5-0) / 88 (3) / (2)
  • 3. Concordia (6-0) / 75 / (3)
  • 4. Queen’s (5-0) / 73 (1) / (4)
  • 5. Acadia (6-0) / 62 (1) / (5)
  • 6. StFX (6-1) / 53 / (6)
  • 7. McGill (5-1) / 36 / (8)
  • 8. Calgary (2-1-1) / 24 / (7)
  • 9. McMaster (3-2) / 20 / (9)
  • 10. Lethbridge (1-2-1) / 11 / (NR)

Other votes: Ottawa (9), Waterloo (5), Western (5)

Men’s Soccer

(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)

  • 1. UBC (9-1-0) / 60 points / (2)
  • 2. Ryerson (9-0-1) / 52 / (3)
  • 3. York (9-2-0) / 48 / (1)
  • 4. Montreal (6-1-2) / 40 / (4)
  • 5. Guelph (8-1-4) / 39 / (5)
  • 6. McMaster (8-2-2) / 26 / (8)
  • 7. UNB (5-2-2) / 20 / (7)
  • 8. Saskatchewan (7-3-0) / 17 / (NR)
  • 9. Saint Mary’s (5-2-3) / 13 / (10)
  • 10. Victoria (6-2-0) / 10 / (NR)

Women’s Soccer

  • 1. Ottawa (10-0-2) / 49 points / (1)
  • 2. Alberta (8-0-2) / 44 / (3)
  • 3. Laval (8-1-1) / 42 / (2)
  • 4. Western (6-0-5) / 31 / (5)
  • 5. Montreal (7-1-2) / 28 / (4)
  • 6. UBC (5-0-3) / 20 / (6)
  • 7. Saskatchewan (6-1-2) / 17 / (8)
  • 8. Cape Breton (5-0-4) / 11 / (NR)
  • 9. Dalhousie (6-2-1) / 10 / (9)
  • 10. Toronto (8-2-2) / 7 / (NR)

Other votes: Trinity Western (6), Victoria (5), Wilfrid Laurier (5)

Men’s Cross Country

  • 1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
  • 2. Laval 87 / (2)
  • 3. Victoria 77 / (4)
  • 4. Windsor 75 / (3)
  • 5. McMaster 49 / (5)
  • 6. Lakehead 48 / (7)
  • 7. Queen’s 46 / (6)
  • 8. Western 22 / (8)
  • T9. Regina 14 / (T9)
  • T9. Trinity Western 14 / (T9)

Women’s Cross Country

  • 1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
  • 2. Queen’s 80 / (3)
  • 3. Western 77 / (2)
  • 4. Victoria 63 / (5)
  • 5. Toronto 57 / (4)
  • 6. McMaster 51 / (6)
  • T7. Dalhousie 29 / (7)
  • T7. McGill 29 / (8)
  • 9. Calgary 18 / (9)
  • 10. Laurentian 15 / (10)

The full CIS Top 10 release can be found on the CIS website http://english.cis-sic.ca/landing/index.

Canada West Annual Publication: www.azbycx1928.com/cw78hjfdbje/ 

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