FRC – CIS Football Top 10 (#5): No. 1 Laval sets CIS record with 22nd straight win

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OTTAWA (CIS) – The Laval Rouge et Or top the CIS footballnational rankings for the fifth time in as many media polls thisseason after winning their record-setting 22nd straight gameoverall dating back to 2012.

For the fifth consecutive week, the reigning two-time Vanier Cupchampions received all 30 first-place votes and a perfect 300points from the Football Reporters of Canada panel.

The entire Top 10 remains unchanged this week as Laval is onceagain followed in order by the No. 2 Calgary Dinos (3-1 / 267points), No. 3 Western Mustangs (4-0 / 241), No. 4 McMasterMarauders (5-0 / 206), No. 5 Montreal Carabins (3-1 / 175), No. 6Guelph Gryphons (3-1 / 147), No. 7 Saskatchewan Huskies (3-1 /105), No. 8 Mount Allison Mounties (4-0 / 89), No. 9 ConcordiaStingers (4-0 / 64) and No. 10 Manitoba Bisons (2-2 / 47).

The top-ranked Rouge et Or (4-0) dominated visiting McGill 70-3last Saturday in Quebec City to register their 22nd victory in arow since a 23-20 road loss to Montreal on Oct. 13, 2012, and their67th straight win overall on home turf dating back to 2004, also aCIS record. They shared the previous national mark of 21consecutive successes with McMaster, whose streak came to an endagainst Laval in the 2012 Vanier Cup final.

Both record streaks will be on the line on Sunday (1 p.m., live onici.radio-canada.ca Quebec) when Laval hosts the Cinderella team ofthe first half of the season, undefeated Concordia, which currentlyshares first place in the RSEQ standings with the Vanier Cupchamps, a year after going 0-8 in conference play. The Stingerswill be looking to put an end to a 21-game losing streak againstthe league’s powerhouse, dating back to a 38-30 home win onOct. 4, 2003.

For its part, No. 2 Calgary won on the field last Friday night,edging visiting Manitoba 42-41 in a thrilling Top-10 battle atMcMahon Stadium, but saw its official record fall to 3-1 afterannouncing Monday it was forfeiting its September 5th victory overAlberta due to the use of two ineligible players.

Other results from Top-10 teams this past weekend included No. 3Western 69, Waterloo 3 (at Waterloo); No. 4 McMaster 28,Queen’s 19 (at McMaster); No. 5 Montreal 47, StFX 0 (atStFX); No. 7 Saskatchewan 21, Regina 16 (at Regina); No. 8 MountAllison 26, Bishop’s 3 (at Bishop’s) and No. 9Concordia 63, Saint Mary’s 7 (at Saint Mary’s).

Sixth-ranked Guelph enjoyed a break in its OUA schedule.

In addition to Laval-Concordia on Sunday, another exciting Top-10confrontation between undefeated teams is set for Saturday inLondon where No. 3 Western hosts No. 4 McMaster. Kickoff is set for1 p.m., live on Rogers TV in London, Cable 14 in Hamilton, RogersSports + throughout Ontario, and OUA.TV.

NOTES: The 50th TELUS Vanier Cup Tour makes its sixth stop of thecampaign on Saturday at Griffiths Stadium at PotashCorp Park inSaskatoon, where No. 7 Saskatchewan hosts UBC, live on Shaw TV andCanadaWest.TV at 7 p.m. CT… For all the information on the 50thTELUS Vanier Cup (including ticket info) visit vaniercup.com.

FRC – CISFOOTBALL TOP 10 (#5)

RANK

PTS(1st Place)

LASTWEEK

Laval (4-0)

300 (30)

(1)

Calgary (3-1)

267

(2)

Western (4-0)

241

(3)

McMaster (5-0)

206

(4)

Montreal (3-1)

175

(5)

Guelph (3-1)

147

(6)

Saskatchewan (3-1)

105

(7)

Mount Allison (4-0)

89

(8)

Concordia (4-0)

64

(9)

Manitoba (2-2)

47

(10)

Other teams receiving votes: Windsor (5), Laurier (2), Sherbrooke(2).

WEEK 5RESULTS

September 26
Windsor 35, York 3 (at York)
Calgary 42, Manitoba 41 (at Calgary)

September 27
Montreal 47, StFX 0 (at StFX)
Concordia 63, Saint Mary’s 7 (at Saint Mary’s)
Laval 70, McGill 3 (at Laval)
Laurier 53, Carleton 3 (at Laurier)
Ottawa 41, Toronto 25 (at Toronto)
McMaster 28, Queen’s 19 (at McMaster)
Western 69, Waterloo 3 (at Waterloo)
Saskatchewan 21, Regina 16 (at Regina)
Sherbrooke 48, Acadia 10 (at Sherbrooke)
UBC 49, Alberta 13 (at UBC)
Mount Allison 26, Bishop’s 3 (at Bishop’s)

WEEK 6 SCHEDULE(all times local)

October 4
13:00 Sherbrooke (2-2) at No. 5 Montreal (3-1)(Radio-Canada TV & ici.radio-canada.ca)
13:00 York (0-5) at Laurier (3-1) (OUA.TV)
13:00 No. 4 McMaster (5-0) at No. 3 Western (4-0)(Rogers TV London & Cable 14 & Rogers Sports + &OUA.TV)
13:00 No. 6 Guelph (3-1) at Windsor (4-0) (TVCogeco& OUA.TV)
13:00 Waterloo (0-5) at Ottawa (3-2) (OUA.TV)
13:00 Toronto (1-4) at Carleton (2-2) (OUA.TV)
14:00 Acadia (1-3) at StFX (2-2) (Eastlink TV &AUStv.ca)
14:00 No. 8 Mount Allison (4-0) at Saint Mary’s(0-4) (AUStv.ca)
14:00 Regina (1-3) at No. 2 Calgary (3-1)(CanadaWest.TV)
17:00 No. 10 Manitoba (2-2) at Alberta (2-2)(CanadaWest.TV)
19:00 UBC (1-3) at No. 7 Saskatchewan (3-1) (Shaw TV& CanadaWest.TV)

October 5
13:00 No. 9 Concordia (4-0) at No. 1 Laval(1-0) (ici.radio-canada.ca Quebec)

About Football Reporters of Canada

Football Reporters of Canada (FRC) represents journalists andbroadcasters in every region of the country covering CIS Football.Since 1958, Football Reporters of Canada has been an organizationof media members who have covered the Canadian Football League,serving to select the league’s outstanding players,coach-of-the-year and all-star teams through voting conducted byits members. In 2009, the FRC amalgamated with the UniversityFootball Reporters of Canada (UFRC) to give the organizationgreater scope in its affiliation with amateur and college football.FRC also works with the CFL and CIS to establish guidelines andworking conditions for the men and women who report on the game.Selected members of FRC also help to choose builders, players andmedia members for induction into the Canadian Football Hall ofFame.

About the 50th TELUS Vanier Cup

Canadian Interuniversity Sport will celebrate the 50th TELUS VanierCup throughout its 2014 football season. For the first time inhistory, the championship game will be staged in Montreal – atPercival Molson Memorial Stadium – on Saturday, November 29, at 1p.m. ET, live on Sportsnet and Radio-Canada.

Official TELUS Vanier Cup website (including ticket information) www.vaniercup.com

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport

Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body ofuniversity sport in Canada. Every year, over 11,500student-athletes and 700 coaches from 56 universities and fourregional associations vie for 21 national championships in 12different sports. CIS also provides high performance internationalopportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and SummerUniversiades, as well as numerous world university championships.For further information, visit www.cis-sic.ca or follow us on:

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