CIS Top Ten Tuesday (#3): Spartans third leaders in three weeks in women’s soccer

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OTTAWA (CIS) – The Trinity Western University Spartansmove up one position in this week’s CIS women’s soccerTop 10 to become the third team in as many coaches’ pollsthis season to reach the top of the national rankings.

The Spartans, who have captured the CIS title each of the pasttwo years, improved to 3-0-1 in league play over the past weekendthanks to a 3-1 win over Thompson Rivers and a 5-1 victory againstUBC Okanagan.

The Western Mustangs (5-1-0), who received the No. 1 nod lastTuesday, drop to fourth place this week after suffering their firstloss of the campaign, a 2-1 setback against York on Saturday.Undefeated York (6-0-0), which wasn’t ranked a week ago, isNo. 5 in the new poll.

In men’s soccer, the top-ranked and defending two-timenational champ UBC Thunderbirds are off to a perfect 4-0 start inCanada West action following a pair of comfortable wins over UNBC,5-1 and 3-0.

York (5-0-1) edges UNB (4-0-0) for No. 2 in the new Top 10. Thetwo teams were tied for second place last week.

In women’s rugby, the reigning CIS titlist Alberta Pandas,who are set to open conference play on Sept. 20 against Lethbridge,top the coaches’ poll for a third straight week.

Guelph (2-0) and StFX (2-0) both move up one spot this week toNo. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

WOMEN’S SOCCER
(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)

1. Trinity Western (3-0-1) / 50 points / (2)
2. Montreal (3-0-1) / 45 / (3)
3. Ottawa (5-1-0) / 35 / (6)
4. Western (6-1-0) / 31 / (1)
5. York (6-0-0) / 28 / (NR)
6. Victoria (1-0-1) / 20 / (5)
7. Wilfrid Laurier (5-1-0) / 14 / (9)
8. Cape Breton (2-1-0) / 12 / (4)
9. UOIT (4-0-1) / 10 / (NR)
10. Alberta (1-1-2) / 7 / (7)

MEN’S SOCCER
(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)

1. UBC (4-0-0) / 60 points / (1)
2. York (5-0-1) / 53 / (T2)
3. UNB (4-0-0) / 47 / (T2)
4. Ryerson (5-0-0) / 39 / (5)
5. Saskatchewan (4-0-0) / 33 / (7)
6. Laval (2-0-2) / 32 / (4)
7. Montreal (2-0-1) / 21 / (6)
8. Queen’s (5-0-1) / 19 / (NR)
9. Guelph (4-0-2) / 16 / (NR)
10. Alberta (3-1-0) / 6/ (9)

WOMEN’S RUGBY
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previousranking)

1. Alberta (0-0) / 207 points (15) / (1)
2. Guelph (2-0) / 158 (2) / (3)
3. StFX (2-0) / 140 (2) / (4)
4. Queen’s (1-1) / 131 / (2)
5. McMaster (2-0) / 127 (1) / (9)
6. Concordia (3-0) / 101 / (7)
7. Acadia (2-0) / 85 / (6)
8. Calgary (0-0) / 56 / (8)
9. Ottawa (3-0) / 45 / (NR)
10. Western (1-1) / 27 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Laval (23), McGill (18), Lethbridge(2).

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