Feb 17, 2015

OTTAWA (CIS) – The reigning national champion McGill University Martlets are back atop the CIS women’s hockey rankings following an impressive win over their archrivals, the Montreal Carabins, who fall to No. 2 in the final coaches’ poll of the campaign.

In other CIS sports, Windsor (women’s basketball), Carleton (men’s basketball), Alberta (men’s hockey), UBC (women’s & men’s swimming), Toronto (women’s track & field) and Windsor (men’s track & field) all hold on to their No. 1 status.

In women’s hockey, McGill overcame an early 3-0 deficit to defeat Montreal 6-3 on Sunday, a result which evened the season series at two apiece and created a deadlock atop the RSEQ standings with one league game remaining for both teams. Should the cross-town rivals finish with identical records, Montreal would earn first place thanks to a positive goal differential in head-to-head competition. The Martlets (15-4) wrap up conference play on Friday against Ottawa (7-11), while the Carabins (15-4) visit Concordia (6-7-5) on Sunday.

McGill welcomed Olympic gold medallist Mélodie Daoust back to its lineup this past weekend and it quickly paid dividends. The former CIS rookie of the year and MVP had six points (2-4-6) in two contests – including three assists against Montreal – in her return to action after a six-month rehab from a pre-training-camp injury.

The CIS winter championship season kicks off on Thursday with swimming in Victoria (Feb. 19-21).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Windsor (17-1) / 516 points (43) / (1)
2. UBC (17-3) / 469 / (2)
3. Saskatchewan (17-3) / 431 / (3)
4. McGill (12-1) / 385 / (4)
5. Alberta (16-4) / 340 / (5)
6. Wilfrid Laurier (16-2) / 309 / (6)
7. Ryerson (15-3) / 259 / (7)
8. Lakehead (13-4) / 215 / (8)
9. McMaster (13-4) / 172 / (9)
10. Winnipeg (14-6) / 82 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Thompson Rivers (56), UQAM (51).

MEN’S BASKETBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Carleton (15-2) / 437 points (41) / (1)
2. Ottawa (16-1) / 399 (3) / (2)
3. Ryerson (16-2) / 352 / (3)
4. McMaster (14-3) / 308 / (4)
5. Windsor (13-5) / 261 / (5)
6. Saskatchewan (15-5) / 220 / (6)
7. Victoria (15-5) / 173 / (7)
8. UNB (14-4) / 130 / (8)
9. UBC (14-6) / 86 / (9)
10. Alberta (14-6) / 44 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: UPEI (9), Fraser Valley (1).

WOMEN’S HOCKEY (final ranking of season)
(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous ranking)

1. McGill (15-4-0) / 39 points / (2)
2. Montreal (15-4-0) / 37 / (1)
3. Western (20-1-3) / 32 / (3)
4. Alberta (20-7-1) / 28 / (4)
5. Guelph (18-3-3) / 23 / (6)
6. Queen’s (16-5-3) / 21 / (5)
7. UBC (18-6-4) / 15 / (7)
8. StFX (20-4-0) / 12 / (8)
9. Manitoba (19-7-2) / 9 / (9)
10. Toronto (16-5-3) / 3 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Moncton (1).

MEN’S HOCKEY
(regular season / playoff records) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Alberta (24-3-1) / 150 points (15) / (1)
2. UNB (22-4-2) / 134 / (2)
3. Acadia (20-5-3) / 112 / (3)
4. Calgary (20-8-0) / 103 / (4)
5. Saint Mary’s (20-7-1 / 2-1) / 87 / (5)
6. McGill (21-5-0 / 2-1) / 68 / (6)
7. UQTR (19-4-3 / 2-0) / 54 / (8)
8. Windsor (22-4-1 / 2-1) / 48 / (7)
9. Carleton (20-5-1 / 2-0) / 37 / (9)
10. StFX (17-9-2 / 2-0) / 16 / (NR) *

* StFX is ranked higher than Mount Royal based on number of higher-placed votes.

Other teams receiving votes: Mount Royal (16).

WOMEN’S SWIMMING
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. UBC 624 points / (1)
2. Montreal 488 / (2)
3. Toronto 372 / (3)
4. Calgary 255 / (4)
5. Laval 207 / (5)
6. Western 169 / (6)
7. Dalhousie 168 / (7)
8. Ottawa 93 / (8)
9. McMaster 86 / (9)
10. McGill 80 / (10)

MEN’S SWIMMING
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. UBC 685 points / (1)
2. Toronto 446 / (2)
3. Alberta 242 / (3)
4. Victoria 239 / (4)
5. Calgary 228 / (5)
6. McMaster 147 / (7)
7. Ottawa 145 / (6)
8. Laval 112 / (8)
9. Western 110 / (9)
10. McGill 100 / (10)

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Toronto 145.5 points / (1)
2. Trinity Western 79.66 / (2)
3. Western 67.5 / (3)
4. Guelph 62 / (5)
5. York 60.5 / (4)
6. Saskatchewan 46 / (6)
7. Windsor 40 / (7)
8. Sherbrooke 33.5 / (9)
9. Alberta 25.33 / (8)
10. Calgary 21.83 / (NR)

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Windsor 102 points / (1)
2. Guelph 77.33 / (2)
3. Toronto 76.5 / (3)
4. York 74.5 / (4)
5. Laval 52 / (5)
6. Western 46.33 / (8)
7. Victoria 44 / (7)
8. Trinity Western 42.5 / (6)
9. Sherbrooke 27 / (9)
10. Lethbridge 21 / (10)

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