CIS Top Ten Tuesday (#9): Windsor, Carleton open at No. 1 in basketball

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OTTAWA (CIS) – The reigning national champion WindsorLancers (women) and Carleton Ravens (men) top the first CISbasketball rankings of the 2013-14 season.

In other sports, Guelph (women’s & men’s crosscountry), Alberta (men’s hockey & men’s volleyball)and UBC (men’s soccer & women’s volleyball)maintain their No. 1 status, while McGill and Western climb to thetop in women’s hockey and women’s soccer,respectively.

In women’s hockey, the Martlets beat defending CIS champMontreal 5-3 on Sunday in a battle of the top two teams in thecountry. While the final score was close, McGill outshot itsarchrivals 57-19.

In women’s soccer, the Mustangs take over from Ottawa,which was upset in the OUA quarter-finals. Western (12-0-5 overall)is undefeated heading into the conference Final Four.

In women’s basketball, Windsor received 44 of 45first-place votes in the first coaches’ poll of the campaignto open ahead of Alberta and Saint Mary’s, which earned theremaining No. 1 nod. The Lancers, who have captured three straightBronze Baby trophies and will host the CIS championship in March,debut at No. 1 for the second straight year and for the third timein four seasons.

The OUA powerhouse went 6-0 against CIS opponents in pre-seasonaction, including wins over Bishop’s (55-30), Concordia(60-52 & 72-58), Alberta (57-50), UBC (80-43), as well asRegina (70-60) in a rematch of last winter’s national final.The champs kick off conference play this weekend with visits toCarleton on Friday and No. 10 Ottawa on Saturday.

In men’s hoops, Carleton also narrowly missed a unanimouscoronation as second-ranked Alberta merited one of 41 first-placevotes. The Ravens, who claimed their third consecutive W.P. McGeetrophy and their record ninth overall last March, will also have achance to defend their crown on home court in a few months. Theyopen at No. 1 for the eighth year in a row and for the 11th time in12 campaigns.

Like the Windsor women, the Ravens posted a perfect 6-0 markagainst CIS competition in the pre-season, including victoriesversus Dalhousie (97-47), Saint Mary’s (90-87), UQAM (87-51),Bishop’s (87-55), Victoria (82-62), as well as Lakehead(79-61) in a rematch of the 2012 CIS gold-medal game.Carleton’s OUA schedule begins with home tilts againstWindsor and Western, Friday and Saturday.

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

1. Windsor (0-0) / 539 points (44) / (-)
2. Alberta (0-0) / 449 / (-)
3. Saint Mary’s (0-0) / 405 / (-)
4. Fraser Valley (0-0) / 388 / (-)
5. Saskatchewan (0-0) / 306 / (-)
6. Regina (0-0) / 292 / (-)
7. Brock (0-0) / 291 / (-)
8. Concordia (0-0) / 193 / (-)
9. McGill (0-0) / 182 / (-)
10. Ottawa (0-0) / 112 / (-)

Other teams receiving votes: UBC (72), StFX (67).

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

1. Carleton (0-0) / 490 points (40) / (-)
2. Alberta (0-0) / 429 (1) / (-)
3. Ottawa (0-0) / 394 / (-)
4. Ryerson (0-0) / 311 / (-)
5. Victoria (0-0) / 282 / (-)
6. Windsor (0-0) / 245 / (-)
7. Saskatchewan (0-0) / 241 / (-)
8. UBC (0-0) / 206 / (-)
9. Saint Mary’s (0-0) / 177 / (-)
10. McGill (0-0) / 125 / (-)

Other teams receiving votes: Acadia (83), Laurentian (51).

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

1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
2. Western 85 / (3)
3. Toronto 73 / (5)
4. Queen’s 72 / (2)
5. Victoria 57 / (4)
6. Trinity Western 40 / (8)
7. Dalhousie 30 / (7)
T8. McMaster 27 / (6)
T8. McGill 27 / (9)
10. Windsor 17 / (NR)

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

1. Guelph 99 points / (1)
2. Laval 90 / (2)
3. McMaster 74 / (6)
4. Windsor 63 / (T3)
5. Victoria 62 / (T3)
6. Queen’s 39 / (5)
7. Alberta 23 / (NR)
8. Toronto 22 / (NR)
T9. Lakehead 17 / (7)
T9. Trinity Western 17 / (10)

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

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

Other teams receiving votes: Alberta.

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

1. Alberta (8-0-0) / 158 points (14) / (1)
2. UNB (4-0-0) / 146 (2) / (2)
3. Calgary (8-0-0) / 127 / (3)
4. UPEI (3-1-0) / 91 / (4)
5. Carleton (4-1-0) / 81 / (9)
6. McGill (3-1-1) / 56 / (5)
7. Western (3-1-0) / 55 / (6)
8. Acadia (3-1-0) / 53 / (NR)
9. York (5-1-0) / 39 / (8)
10. Lakehead (5-1-0) / 31 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Saskatchewan (18), Waterloo (9),Windsor (8), Queen’s (5), Moncton (4), StFX (2), Ryerson(1).

WOMEN’S SOCCER (final Top 10 of season)
(regular season / playoff records) / (votes) / (previousrankings)

1. Western (11-0-5 / 1-0 playoffs) / 46 points / (2)
2. Montreal (11-1-2) / 43 / (3)
3. Alberta (9-1-2 / 1-0) / 38 / (4) *
4. Victoria (10-2-0 / 1-0) / 38 / (5)
5. Cape Breton (9-0-4) / 25 / (6)
6. Ottawa (12-1-3 / 0-1) / 24 / (1)
7. UBC (8-1-3 / 1-0) / 15 / (8)
8. Trinity Western (8-1-3 / 1-0) / 11 / (10)
9. Laval (9-3-2) / 9 / (9)
10. Wilfrid Laurier (9-3-4 / 1-0) / 7 / (NR)

* Alberta is ranked higher than Victoria based on its higherranking a week ago.

Other teams receiving votes: Sherbrooke (6), Toronto (6),Dalhousie (4), Carleton (3).

MEN’S SOCCER (final Top 10 of season)
(regular season / playoff records) / (votes) / (previousrankings)

1. UBC (12-1-0) / 59 points / (1)
2. Ryerson (12-0-2 / 1-0 playoffs) / 54 / (2)
3. York (13-2-1 / 1-0) / 49 / (3)
4. Montreal (8-2-2) / 41 / (5)
5. UNB (8-2-3) / 32 / (6)
6. Victoria (10-3-1) / 28 / (9)
7. Saskatchewan (8-5-2) / 24 / (7)
8. Laval (7-1-4) / 13 / (NR)
9. Carleton (8-3-3 / 1-0) / 11 / (NR)
10. Windsor (7-3-6 / 2-0) / 7 / (NR)

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

1. UBC (2-0) / 60 points / (1)
2. Trinity Western (0-2) / 55 / (2)
3. Montreal (4-0) / 53 / (3)
T4. UBC Okanagan (2-0) / 43 / (4)
T4. York (4-0) / 43 / (T5)
T6. Brandon (2-0) / 40 / (T5)
T6. Manitoba (2-0) / 40 / (8)
8. Ottawa (2-0) / 30 / (10)
9. Dalhousie (1-0) / 18 / (NR)
10. Sherbrooke (3-1) / 16 / (7)

Next highest votes: Mount Royal (12), Ryerson (11), Winnipeg(10), Laval (10), Saskatchewan (9).

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

1. Alberta (2-0) / 268 points (25) / (1)
2. McMaster (2-0) / 240 (2) / (2)
3. Trinity Western (2-0) / 214 / (3)
4. Brandon (2-0) / 201 / (4)
5. UBC (0-2) / 143 / (5)
6. Saskatchewan (0-2) / 125 / (7)
7. UNB (2-1) / 81 / (8)
8. Dalhousie (30) / 50 / (NR)
9. Laval (1-2) / 49 / (6)
10. Western (1-1) / 40 / (NR)

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