CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#8): McGill women’s hockey and swim teams nationally ranked

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CIS Top 10

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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.

In football, the Laval Rouge et Or (6-0) top the CIS national rankings for the eighth time in as many media polls this season following another remarkable performance by rookie sensation Hugo Richard. For the eighth consecutive week, the reigning two-time Vanier Cup champions received all 30 first-place votes and a perfect 300 points from the Football Reporters of Canada panel.
 
While the Calgary Dinos (5-1) and McMaster Marauders (7-0) hold on to the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively, there is a lot of movement behind the leading trio in the new media poll.
 
Following in order are the Montreal Carabins (5-1 / up one position) and Guelph Gryphons (6-1 / up two), who find themselves in a tie for fourth place, the No. 6 Western Mustangs (5-2 / down two), No. 7 Mount Allison Mounties (7-0 / no change), No. 8 Concordia Stingers (4-2 / up one), No. 9 Manitoba Bisons (3-3 / previously unranked) and No. 10 Saskatchewan Huskies (4-2 / down two).
 
Top-ranked Laval dominated Bishop’s 64-3 on Sunday in front of 13,242 in Quebec City to extend its CIS-record streaks for consecutive wins overall (24) and consecutive victories on home turf (69).
 
Quarterback Hugo Richard continued to make a case for rookie-of-the-year or even league-MVP honours as he threw for an RSEQ-record seven touchdown passes along with 506 yards, a new team standard, in three quarters of action. The super freshman currently leads the country in passing yards per game (343.5) and TD strikes (19), while his completion percentage (68.4) ranks second in the nation.    
 
Meanwhile at Guelph, in the most-anticipated game of the past weekend, Daniel Ferraro kicked a 41-yard field goal with 1.7 seconds left on the clock to lift the Gryphons to a thrilling 49-46 triumph over Western. Senior quarterback Jazz Lindsey was also a major factor in the win with a school-record 514 yards and four touchdowns through the air.
 
Other results from Top-10 teams over the weekend included Calgary 52, Alberta 37 (at Alberta); McMaster 27, Laurier 10 (at McMaster); Mount Allison 33, Acadia 5 (at Acadia); Manitoba 41, Saskatchewan 8 (at Manitoba).
 
Montreal and Concordia both enjoyed a break in their RSEQ schedule.
 
Western is once again involved in the CIS “game of the week” this coming weekend as league play comes to an end in Ontario. The Mustangs host Windsor (5-2) Saturday at 1 p.m. for third place in the OUA standings (Rogers TV & Rogers Sports + & OUA.TV).
 
NOTES: The 50th TELUS Vanier Cup Tour makes a pair of visits to Sherbrooke, Que., on Saturday, stopping at Bishop’s for the Carabins-Gaiters duel at 1 p.m. (live on Radio-Canada) before making its way down the road for the Concordia-Sherbrooke contest at 4 p.m…. For all the information on the 50th TELUS Vanier Cup (including ticket info) visit vaniercup.com.
 

 

FOOTBALL

                                    Pts (1st place)  Last week
1. Laval (6-0)               300 (30)           1
2. Calgary (5-1)           267                   2
3. McMaster (7-0)        242                  3
T4. Montreal (5-1)       193                   5
T4. Guelph (6-1)         193                   6
6. Western (5-2)          135                   4
7. Mt. Allison (7-0)       126                   7
8. Concordia (4-2)         78                   9
9. Manitoba (3-3)           48                  NR
10. Saskatchewan (4-2) 34                  8
 
Other teams receiving votes: Sherbrooke (33), Windsor (4).

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)
 

 
For more information:
 
Michel Bélanger        
Manager, Communications & Media Relations
Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Off: (613) 562-5670 ext. 25
Cell: (613) 447-6334
belanger@universitysport.ca
 

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