CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#17): Martlets cagers one vote shy of top spot, among 5 McGill ranked teams

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CIS Top 10


OTTAWA – Five varsity sports teams from McGill University are ranked this week in the CIS Top 10 poll, including the women’s basketball and hockey Martlets, both listed at the No.2 spot.

The undefeated McGill hoopsters, who improved to 8-0 after sweeping both games against Laval last week, finished just one vote shy (477 vs. 476) of the reigning four-time CIS champion Windsor Lancers (9-1), who suffered their first loss of the campaign last weekend.  The Martlets, who have never been ranked No. 1, even received one more first-place vote than the Lancers (20-19) in the coaches’ poll.

In women’s hockey, the Martlets remained in the No.2 spot after splitting their two games last week, defeating Concordia 5-3, followed by a 6-4 loss to No.1-ranked Montreal.

McGill also made the Top 10 in men’s hockey (No.8), as well as in swimming, where the Martlets are listed eighth and the Redmen are tied for ninth.

The UBC Okanagan Heat and McMaster Marauders are the new national leaders in CIS women’s and men’s volleyball, respectively.
 
The only other change at the top in this week’s CIS rankings sees Fraser Valley take over from Brock in the second men’s wrestling poll of the season.
 
In other CIS sports, Windsor (women’s basketball), Ottawa (men’s basketball), Montreal (women’s hockey), Alberta (men’s hockey), UBC (women’s & men’s swimming), Toronto (women’s track & field), Guelph (men’s track & field) and Brock (women’s wrestling) all hold on to their No. 1 status.
 
In women’s volleyball, UBC-O (16-4) is ranked No. 1 for the first time in program history after spending the last two weeks in second place. The Heat swept Thompson Rivers 3-1 and 3-2 this past weekend to extend their winning streak to 12 games since starting the Canada West season 4-4.
 
Ranked No. 1 since the third week of October, the Alberta Pandas (14-4) fall to No. 2 after settling for a weekend split against Manitoba.
 
In men’s volleyball, McMaster (13-1) defeated RMC and Queen’s in straight sets last weekend and has now won 13 straight since dropping its OUA opener against Western on Oct. 17. The Marauders, who lead the national rankings for the first time this season, had topped eight of 14 coaches’ polls a year ago.
 
Ranked No. 1 since the start of the campaign, the reigning CIS champion Alberta Golden Bears (16-2) went 1-1 for the second consecutive week, this time against Manitoba.
 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)
 
1. Windsor (9-1) / 477 points (19) / (1)
2. McGill (8-0) / 476 (20) / (2) 
3. Alberta (11-2) / 428 (3) / (3) 
4. UBC (9-3) / 369 / (4) 
5. Saskatchewan (9-3) / 333 / (5) 
6. Wilfrid Laurier (10-1) / 298 / (8) 
7. Saint Mary’s (9-0) / 265 / (6) 
8. Ryerson (9-3) / 199 / (9) 
9. McMaster (8-4) / 155 / (10) 
10. Lakehead (8-3) / 133 / (NR)
 
Other teams receiving votes: Winnipeg (57), Thompson Rivers (33).
 

MEN’S BASKETBALL

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)
 
1. Ottawa (11-0) / 360 points (36) / (1)   
2. Carleton (10-1) / 324 / (2)   
3. Ryerson (10-2) / 288 / (3)   
4. McMaster (9-3) / 251 / (4)   
5. Windsor (7-3) / 207 / (6)   
6. Victoria (9-3) / 172 / (5) 
7. Fraser Valley (12-0) / 134 / (7)   
8. Saskatchewan (8-4) / 105 / (9)   
9. UNB (8-3) / 65 / (10) 
10. Calgary (10-3) / 42 / (8)   
 
Other teams receiving votes: UBC (15), Western (10).
 

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

(regular season record) / (previous ranking)
 
1. Montreal (10-2-0) / (1)
2. McGill (10-3-0) / (2)
3. Western (14-1-2) / (3)
4. Queen’s (12-2-3) / (4)
5. Alberta (14-6-0) / (5)
6. StFX (17-1-0) / (7)
7. Guelph (11-2-3) / (6)
8. UBC (12-4-4) / (8)
9. Manitoba (14-5-1) / (NR)
10. Calgary (11-5-4) / (9)
 

MEN’S HOCKEY

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)
 
1. Alberta (21-3-0) / 160 points (16) / (1)
2. UNB (17-2-2) / 144 / (2)
3. Acadia (16-4-1) / 122 / (3)
4. UQTR (16-2-2) / 105 / (5)
5. Calgary (16-8-0) / 95 / (4)
6. Windsor (17-3-1) / 73 / (7)
7. Saint Mary’s (14-6-1) / 71 / (6)
8. McGill (16-5-0) / 49 / (9)
9. Carleton (16-5-0) / 22 / (8)
10. Mount Royal (15-8-1) / 19 / (NR)
 
Other teams receiving votes: Western (16), StFX (4).
 

WOMEN’S SWIMMING

(points) / (previous ranking)
 
1. UBC 692 points / (1)
2. Montreal 465 / (2)
3. Toronto 395 / (3)
4. Calgary 226 / (4)
5. Laval 193 / (5)
6. Western 169 / (6)
7. Dalhousie 143 / (NR)
8. McGill 88 / (7)
9. Ottawa 81 / (8)
10. McMaster 75 / (NR)
 

MEN’S SWIMMING

(points) / (previous ranking)
 
1. UBC 701 points / (1)
2. Toronto 472 / (2)
3. Alberta 285 / (3)
4. Victoria 259 / (4)
5. Calgary 246 / (5)
6. Dalhousie 115 / (6)
7. Ottawa 110 / (10)
8. Manitoba 106 / (7)
T9. McGill 102 / (8)
T9. McMaster 102 / (9)
 

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD

(points) / (previous ranking)
 
1. Toronto 144.58 points / (1)
2. Guelph 89 / (2)
3. Western 88.25 / (3)
4. York 54 / (4)
5. Windsor 53 / (5)
6. Victoria 32 / (NR)
T7. Sherbrooke 29 / (6)
T7. Saskatchewan 29 / (7)
9. Alberta 28 / (9)
10. Trinity Western 24.75 / (NR)
 

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD

(points) / (previous ranking)
 
1. Guelph 108.5 points / (1)
2. Windsor 104.5 / (4)
3. Western 81 / (2)
4. York 76.5 / (3)
5. Toronto 68.5 / (5)
6. Laval 36.5 / (6)
7. Victoria 36 / (NR)
8. Sherbrooke 28 / (7)
9. Trinity Western 24 / (NR)
10. Manitoba 22 / (NR)
 

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)
 
1. UBC Okanagan (16-4) / 59 points / (2)
2. Alberta (14-4) / 54.5 / (1)
3. Montreal (11-2) / 52 / (3)
4. Toronto (13-0) / 48 / (4)
5. Trinity Western (14-4) / 46 / (5)
6. Calgary (12-8) / 38 / (6)
7. Brandon (11-7) / 31.5 / (T8)
8. Ottawa (11-3) / 29 / (7)
9. UBC (10-8) / 28.5 / (10)
10. Laval (10-3) / 27 / (T8)
 
Next highest votes: Manitoba (19), McMaster (18), Sherbrooke (12), Saint Mary’s (10), Queen’s (2), UNB (2).
 

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)
 
1. McMaster (13-1) / 274 points (24) / (2)
2. Alberta (16-2) / 249 (5) / (1)
3. Trinity Western (14-4) / 226 / (3)
4. Brandon (14-4) / 198 / (5)
5. Dalhousie (12-1) / 151 / (7)
6. Winnipeg (12-6) / 128 / (4)
T7. UBC (10-8) / 101 / (6)
T7. Manitoba (10-8) / 101 / (9)
9. Ryerson (11-3) / 80 / (8)
10. Saskatchewan (11-7) / 47 / (10)
 

WOMEN’S WRESTLING

(previous ranking)
 
1. Brock (1)
2. Alberta (2)
3. Calgary (3)
4. Guelph (4)
5. Lakehead (9)
6. Saskatchewan (7)
7. Regina (8)
8. Laurentian (10)
9. Winnipeg (NR)
10. Concordia (6)
 

MEN’S WRESTLING

(previous ranking)
 
1. Fraser Valley (3)
2. Brock (1)
3. Winnipeg (5)
4. Alberta (2)
5. Guelph (8)
6. Saskatchewan (NR)
7. Calgary (7)
8. McMaster (4)
9. Regina (NR)
T10. Western (6)
T10. Concordia (9)
 
For more information:

Earl Zukerman
McGill Sports Info Office
514-398-7012

Michel Bélanger        
Canadian Interuniversity Sport
(613) 562-5670 ext. 25
belanger@universitysport.ca
 

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