CIS Top Ten Tuesday (#8): Changes at the top in women’s rugby, soccer, volleyball

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OTTAWA (CIS) – There are a number of changes at the top in this week’s CIS national rankings, including in women’s rugby, soccer and volleyball.

In other CIS sports, Guelph (women’s & men’s cross country), McGill (women’s hockey), Alberta (men’s hockey & men’s volleyball) and York (men’s soccer) hold on to their No. 1 status this week, while Montreal (women) and Toronto (men) top the first rankings of the season in swimming.

In women’s rugby, the reigning CIS champion Alberta Pandas (3-1 season / 2-0 playoffs) move back to No. 1 after they successfully defended their Canada West title thanks to a 37-7 semifinal win over UBC and a 19-11 gold-medal victory against Calgary.

In the new Top 10, the Pandas move past StFX (6-0) and McMaster (4-0-1 / 2-0), who drop one position apiece to No. 2 and No. 3.

In women’s soccer, the Ottawa Gee-Gees (15-1-0) grab the pole position after they wrapped up league play with three wins in five days, including a convincing 4-0 win over UOIT on Saturday to avenge their only loss of the regular schedule.

In the latest coaches’ poll, the Gee-Gees move ahead of the reigning two-time CIS champ Trinity Western Spartans (10-1-1), who fall to second place.

In women’s volleyball, the new team to beat is also Alberta, which is off to a 3-1 start in Canada West action. Trinity Western (3-1) drops to No. 2 behind the new leaders.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
2. Trinity Western 87 / (2)
3. Toronto 74 / (4)
4. Western 68 / (3)
5. Queen’s 52 / (7)
6. Victoria 46 / (5)
7. Laval 45 / (6)
8. McMaster 36 / (8)
9. Dalhousie 16 / (10)
10. Laurentian 13 / (NR)

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
2. McMaster 82 / (2)
3. Laval 78 / (4)
4. Windsor 72 / (5)
5. Victoria 67 / (3)
6. Lakehead 35 / (6)
7. StFX 33 / (7)
8. Trinity Western 27 / (10)
T9. Calgary 23 / (8)
T9. Regina 23 / (9)

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

(regular season record) / (previous ranking)

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

MEN’S HOCKEY

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

1. Alberta (7-1-0) / 156 points (12) / (1)
2. UNB (3-0-0) / 144 (3) / (2)
3. Acadia (3-0-0) / 120 / (3)
4. UQTR (4-0-0) / 106 (1) / (4)
5. Calgary (6-2-0) / 94 / (6)
6. Mount Royal (6-2-0) / 73 / (5)
7. Windsor (5-0-0) / 71 / (9)
8. Moncton (3-0-0) / 28 / (NR)
9. Manitoba (5-3-0) / 24 / (8)
10. Saint Mary’s (2-0-1) / 16 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Saskatchewan (15), Western (11), Waterloo (10), Carleton (8), Laurentian (4).

WOMEN’S RUGBY

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

1. Alberta (3-1 / 2-0) / 112 points (5) / (3)
2. StFX (6-0) / 106 (5) / (1)
3. McMaster (4-0-1 / 2-0) / 104 (2) / (2)
4. Guelph (3-0-2 / 2-0) / 82 / (7)
5. Ottawa (7-0 / 1-0) / 68 / (6)
6. Queen’s (4-1 / 1-1) / 61 / (4)
7. Calgary (3-1 / 1-1) / 48 / (5)
8. Concordia (5-2 / 1-0) / 36 / (10)
9. Acadia (4-2) / 30 / (9)
10. Western (2-3 / 1-1) / 17 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Laval (10), Victoria (2).

WOMEN’S SOCCER

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

1. Ottawa (15-1-0) / 48 points / (2)
2. Trinity Western (10-1-1) / 45 / (1)
3. Laval (11-1-0) / 39 / (3)
4. Western (13-2-1) / 34 / (8)
5. Victoria (8-1-3) / 29 / (6) *
6. Wilfrid Laurier (12-1-3) / 29 / (7)
7. UOIT (12-2-2) / 17 / (4)
8. York (12-2-2) / 13 / (5)
9. Montreal (7-1-4) / 7 / (9) *
10. UNB (8-1-2) / 7 / (NR)

* Victoria and Montreal are ranked higher than Laurier and UNB, respectively, thanks to a higher ranking the previous week.

Other teams receiving votes: Alberta (6), Memorial (1).

MEN’S SOCCER

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

1. York (14-0-2) / 60 points / (1)
2. UNB (9-0-2) / 53 / (3)
3. UBC (9-2-1) / 47 / (2)
4. Victoria (8-1-3) / 39 / (6)
5. Saskatchewan (9-1-2) / 36 / (4)
6. UQAM (7-1-2) / 26 / (9)
7. McMaster (11-2-3) / 21 / (8)
T8. Ryerson (12-4-0) / 16 / (5)
T8. Cape Breton (8-2-1) / 16 / (10)
10. Laval (6-1-4) / 9 / (7)

WOMEN’S SWIMMING

(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Montreal 502 points / (-)
2. Toronto 292 / (-)
3. Dalhousie 255 / (-)
4. McMaster 242 / (-)
5. McGill 212 / (-)
6. Ottawa 202 / (-)
7. Laval 200 / (-)
8. Calgary 190 / (-)
9. Acadia 140 / (-)
10. Guelph 137 / (-)

MEN’S SWIMMING

(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Toronto 502 points / (-)
2. McMaster 292 / (-)
3. Dalhousie 255 / (-)
4. Calgary 242 / (-)
5. Montreal 212 / (-)
6. Acadia 202 / (-)
7. Laval 200 / (-)
8. Ottawa 190 / (-)
9. Guelph 140 / (-)
10. Waterloo 137 / (-)

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

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

1. Alberta (3-1) / 59 points / (2)
2. Trinity Western (3-1) / 57 / (1)
3. Montreal (0-0) / 50 / (3)
4. UBC Okanagan (2-2) / 47 / (5)
5. Toronto (1-0) / 38 / (7)
6. Calgary (3-1) / 28 / (6)
7. York (1-0) / 25 / (NR)
8. Laval (0-0) / 24 / (T10)
9. UBC (2-2) / 23 / (NR)
10. McMaster (2-0) / 18 / (NR)

Next highest votes: McGill (17.5), Dalhousie (15), Winnipeg (14.5), Brandon (12), Memorial (11).

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

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

1. Alberta (4-0) / 290 points (29) / (1)
2. Trinity Western (4-0) / 257 (1) / (3)
3. McMaster (1-1) / 228 / (2)
4. Brandon (2-0) / 187 / (5)
5. UBC (3-1) / 147 / (4)
6. Laval (0-0) / 119 / (T7)
7. Calgary (3-1) / 100 / (6)
8. York (0-0) / 64 / (9)
9. Saskatchewan (1-3) / 56 / (T7)
10. Dalhousie (0-0) / 48 / (10)

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