CIS Top Ten Tuesday (#7): UBC, Alberta top first volleyball rankings of season

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OTTAWA (CIS) – The UBC Thunderbirds and Alberta GoldenBears top the first national rankings of the season in CISwomen’s and men’s volleyball, respectively.

In other sports, the only change at the top is in women’shockey, with the reigning CIS champion Montreal Carabins moving upone spot to leapfrog archrival McGill.

Meanwhile, Guelph (women’s & men’s crosscountry), Alberta (men’s hockey & women’s rugby),Ottawa (women’s soccer) and UBC (men’s soccer) allmaintain their No.

1 status.

In women’s volleyball, UBC was a logical choice to open atNo. 1 for the third straight year. Last season, the T-Birds claimeda record-tying sixth consecutive national title and added to theirown CIS mark with a 10th banner overall.

UBC received 45 points in the first coaches’ poll of thecampaign. Following in order are Trinity Western (42 points),Montreal (36), Manitoba (35), UBC Okanagan (32), Brandon (27), York(26), Winnipeg (21), Dalhousie (18) and Saint Mary’s(16).

On the men’s side, Alberta (10), Trinity Western (3),McMaster (3) and reigning national champion Laval (8) all earnedfirst-place votes but the Bears tallied 200 total points comparedto 181 for the Spartans, 175 for the Marauders and 160 for theRouge et Or, who open in fourth place despite the fact they endedan 18-year domination by Canada West teams last winter when theydefeated McMaster in the CIS gold-medal final.

Rounding out the first Top 10 of 2013-14 are Brandon (153points), UBC (134), UNB (73), Saskatchewan (64), Ryerson (44), aswell as Mount Royal (36) and (Western (36), who are tied at No.10.

The CIS volleyball regular season kicks off this weekend in theOUA and next week in the three other conferences.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
2. Queen’s 88 / (2)
3. Western 80 / (3)
4. Victoria 59 / (4)
5. Toronto 57 / (5)
T6. McMaster 40 / (6)
T6. Trinity Western 40 / (NR)
8. Dalhousie 39 / (T7)
9. McGill 21 / (T7)
10. Laurentian 10 / (10)

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
2. Laval 89 / (2)
3. Windsor 79 / (4)
4. Victoria 68 / (3)
5. Queen’s 58 / (7)
6. McMaster 50 / (5)
7. Lakehead 41 / (6)
8. Western 23 / (8)
9. Regina 12 / (T9)
10. Trinity Western 10 / (T9)

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

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

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

1. Alberta (4-0-0) / 166 points (13) / (1)
2. UNB (0-0-0) / 157 (4) / (2)
3. Western (2-0-0) / 116 / (3)
4. Calgary (4-0-0) / 112 / (4)
5. Waterloo (2-0-0) / 83 / (5)
6. UPEI (0-0-0) / 66 / (7)
7. Saskatchewan (2-2-0) / 51 / (6)
8. Carleton (1-1-0) / 35 / (9)
9. York (3-0-0) / 33 / (NR) *
10. Saint Mary’s (0-0-0) / 33 / (8)

* York (over Saint Mary’s) was awarded the higherranking based on number of higher-placed votes.

Other teams receiving votes: StFX (24), Lakehead (12), McGill(10), Guelph (10), Acadia (9), Concordia (7), Moncton (5),Dalhousie (2), Windsor (2), UQTR (2).

WOMEN’S RUGBY
(regular season / playoff records) / votes (first-placevotes) / (previous rankings)

1. Alberta (4-0) / 68 points (3) / (1)
2. Guelph (5-0 / 1-0) / 62 (2) / (2)
3. Queen’s (5-0 / 1-0) / 55 (1) / (4)
4. Concordia (7-0) / 44 / (3)
5. Acadia (7-0) / 40 (1) / (5)
6. StFX (6-1) / 32 / (6)
7. McGill (6-1) / 28 / (7)
8. Calgary (2-1-1) / 18 / (8)
9. Lethbridge (1-2-1) / 13 / (10)
10. McMaster (3-2 / 1-0) / 11 / (9)

Other teams receiving votes: Western (7), Ottawa (5), Waterloo(3).

WOMEN’S SOCCER
(regular season record) / (votes) / (previousrankings)

1. Ottawa (10-1-3) / 47 points / (1)
2. Alberta (8-0-2) / 47 / (2)
3. Western (9-0-5) / 38 / (4)
4. UBC (7-0-3) / 30 / (6)
5. Laval (8-1-1) / 28 / (3)
6. Montreal (7-1-2) / 27 / (5)
7. Toronto (9-2-3) / 18 / (10)
8. Cape Breton (5-0-4) / 17 / (8)
9. Victoria (8-2-0) / 10 / (NR)
10. Dalhousie (6-2-1) / 8 / (9)

* Ottawa edges Alberta for No. 1 based on a higher rankingthe previous week.

Other teams receiving votes: Carleton (2), Wilfrid Laurier (2),Trinity Western (1).

MEN’S SOCCER
(regular season record) / (votes) / (previousrankings)

1. UBC (11-1-0) / 60 points / (1)
2. Ryerson (11-0-1) / 54 / (2)
3. York (10-2-1) / 47 / (3)
4. Montreal (6-1-2) / 43 / (4)
5. McMaster (10-2-2) / 34 / (6)
6. Guelph (8-2-4) / 25 / (5)
7. Saskatchewan (8-3-1) / 24 / (8)
8. UNB (5-2-2) / 19 / (7)
9. Saint Mary’s (5-2-3) / 11 / (9)
10. Victoria (6-3-1) / 5 / (10)

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

1. UBC (0-0) / 45 points
2. Trinity Western (0-0) / 42
3. Montreal (0-0) / 36
4. Manitoba (0-0) / 35
5. UBC Okanagan (0-0) / 32
6. Brandon (0-0) / 27
7. York (0-0) / 26
8. Winnipeg (0-0) / 21
9. Dalhousie (0-0) / 18
10. Saint Mary’s (0-0) / 16

Next highest votes: McMaster (15), Alberta (14), Mount Royal(10), Queen’s (9), Ottawa (5).

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-placevotes)

1. Alberta (0-0) / 200 points (10)
2. Trinity Western (0-0) / 181 (3)
3. McMaster (0-0) / 175 (3)
4. Laval (0-0) / 160 (8)
5. Brandon (0-0) / 153
6. UBC (0-0) / 134
7. UNB (0-0) / 73
8. Saskatchewan (0-0) / 64
9. Ryerson (0-0) / 44
T10. Mount Royal (0-0) / 36
T10. Western (0-0) / 36

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