CIS Top Ten Tuesday (#7): Alberta, Trinity Western open at No. 1 in volleyball

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Oct 14, 2014

OTTAWA (CIS) – A pair of Canada West powerhouses top thefirst national rankings of the 2013-14 season in CISvolleyball.

On the men’s side, the reigning CIS champion Alberta GoldenBears open at No. 1 for the second consecutive year after kickingoff conference play this past weekend with a pair of straight-setwins over UBC Okanagan.

The Bears claimed the seventh nationaltitle in program history last march thanks to a 3-0 gold-medaltriumph against Western.

Rounding out the top five in the first coaches’ poll areMcMaster, Trinity Western, UBC and Brandon.

In women’s competition, the Trinity Western Spartans top theinaugural rankings following a 3-0, 3-2 sweep against ThompsonRivers on Thanksgiving weekend. The Spartans finished fifth at the2014 CIS championship.

Alberta, Montreal, Ottawa and UBC Okanagan complete the topfive.

Two notable absents from the first women’s poll are defendingnational champion Manitoba and 2014 silver medallist UBC, which hadcaptured six straight CIS banners before settling for second placelast winter. Both the Bisons and Thunderbirds are off to 0-2 startsthis fall.

In other CIS sports, Guelph (women’s & men’scross country), McGill (women’s hockey), Alberta (men’shockey), StFX (women’s rugby) and Trinity Western(women’s soccer) hold on to their No. 1 status this week.

In men’s soccer, York moves past reigning national championUBC in first place. The T-Birds fall to No. 2 after suffering theirfirst loss of the season last Friday, a 2-1 setback against FraserValley.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
2. Trinity Western 79 / (3)
3. Western 75 / (2)
4. Toronto 69 / (4)
5. Victoria 49 / (5)
6. Laval 34 / (8)
7. Queen’s 30 / (6)
8. McMaster 26 / (7)
9. Alberta 18 / (10)
10. Dalhousie 16 / (NR)

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
2. McMaster 72 / (3)
3. Victoria 69 / (5)
4. Laval 65 / (2)
5. Windsor 64 / (4)
6. Lakehead 37 / (6)
7. StFX 32 / (NR)
8. Calgary 29 / (7)
9. Regina 28 / (10)
10. Trinity Western 23 / (8)

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

(regular season record) / (previous ranking)

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

MEN’S HOCKEY

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) /(previous ranking)

1. Alberta (5-1-0) / 157 points (14) / (1)
2. UNB (1-0-0) / 138 (1) / (2)
3. Acadia (1-0-0) / 122 / (4)
4. UQTR (3-0-0) / 105 (1) / (6)
5. Mount Royal (5-1-0) / 84 / (5)
6. Calgary (4-2-0) / 73 / (7)
7. Saskatchewan (4-2-0) / 44 / (3)
8. Manitoba (4-2-0) / 35 / (NR)
9. Windsor (3-0-0) / 29 / (NR)
10. Western (2-0-0) / 23 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Carleton (22), Saint Mary’s(16), McGill (14), Moncton (11), StFX (6), Concordia (1).

WOMEN’S RUGBY

(regular season / playoff records) / votes (first-placevotes) / (previous ranking)

1. StFX (5-0) / 134 points (9) / (1)
2. McMaster (4-0-1 / 1-0) / 125 (2) / (2)
3. Alberta (3-1) / 99 (1) / (3)
4. Queen’s (4-1 / 1-0) / 95 / (4)
5. Calgary (3-1) / 85 (2) / (7)
6. Ottawa (7-0) / 78 / (6)
7. Guelph (3-0-2 / 1-0) / 74 / (5)
8. Laval (6-1) / 35 / (8)
9. Acadia (3-2) / 22 / (10)
10. Concordia (5-2) / 15 / (9)

Other teams receiving votes: Western (12), UBC (2), McGill (1).

WOMEN’S SOCCER

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

1. Trinity Western (9-0-1) / 49 points / (1)
2. Ottawa (12-1-0) / 43 / (2)
3. Laval (9-1-0) / 39 / (3)
4. UOIT (11-0-2) / 33 / (6)
5. York (11-1-2) / 31 / (5)
6. Victoria (7-1-2) / 25 / (4)
7. Wilfrid Laurier (10-1-3) / 23 / (7)
8. Western (11-2-1) / 17 / (8)
9. Montreal (6-1-3) / 8 / (9)
10. Fraser Valley (7-1-2) / 3 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: UNB (2), Acadia (1), Calgary (1).

MEN’S SOCCER

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

1. York (13-0-1) / 60 points / (2)
2. UBC (9-1-0) / 54 / (1)
3. UNB (8-0-1) / 48 / (3)
4. Saskatchewan (9-0-1) / 42 / (5)
5. Ryerson (11-2-0) / 29 / (4)
6. Victoria (6-1-3) / 27 / (6)
7. Laval (5-0-4) / 25 / (7)
8. McMaster (9-2-3) / 18 / (9)
9. UQAM (5-1-2) / 17 / (8)
10. Cape Breton (6-2-1) / 9 / (T10)

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

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

1. Trinity Western (2-0) / 54 points / (-)
2. Alberta (1-1) / 50 / (-)
3. Montreal (0-0) / 48 / (-)
4. Ottawa (0-0) / 43 / (-)
5. UBC Okanagan (1-1) / 39 / (-)
6. Calgary (2-0) / 38 / (-)
7. Toronto (0-0) / 32 / (-)
8. MacEwen (2-0) / 30 / (-)
9. Dalhousie (0-0) / 19 / (-)
T10. Laval (0-0) / 18 / (-)
T10. McGill (0-0) / 18 / (-)

Next highest votes: Manitoba (17), Brandon (16), Memorial (13),Queen’s (11).

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) /(previous ranking)

1. Alberta (2-0) / 266 points (23) / (-)
2. McMaster (0-0) / 240 (3) / (-)
3. Trinity Western (2-0) / 221 (1) / (-)
4. UBC (2-0) / 137 / (-)
5. Brandon (2-0) / 131 / (-)
6. Calgary (1-1) / 81 / (-)
T7. Laval (0-0) / 78 / (-)
T7. Saskatchewan (1-1) / 78 / (-)
9. York (0-0) / 71 / (-)
10. Dalhousie (0-0) / 42 / (-)

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