Calgary Dinos are the top-ranked team in CIS football

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OTTAWA (CIS) – The University of Calgary Dinos are the top-ranked team in CIS football for the seventh consecutive week and are now one win away from an unblemished regular season. 

The Dinos (7-0) received 24 first-place votes and 285 points this week from the Football Reporters of Canada panel. The second-ranked Western Mustangs (8-0 / 261 points) merited four No. 1 nods, while the Laval Rouge et Or (6-1 / 220), who move up one position to No. 3 in the new poll, picked up one.

Following in order in the ninth Top 10 of the campaign are the No. 4 Montreal Carabins (5-2 / 218 points / down one position), No. 5 Guelph Gryphons (7-1 / 153 / up two), No. 6 McMaster Marauders (6-2 / 120 / no change), No. 7 Sherbrooke Vert & Or (4-3 / 108 / down two), No. 8 Manitoba Bisons (5-2 / 101 / no change), No. 9 UBC Thunderbirds (5-2 / 95 / no change) and No. 10 Carleton Ravens (5-3 / 12 / no change).

Top-ranked Calgary, which had already secured first place in the Canada West standings a week ago, continued to roll this past weekend with a 57-7 home win over Regina, marking its sixth victory by 29 points or more in seven outings. The Dinos, who have outscored their opponents by a 407-121 margin so far this season, wrap up league play at Alberta (2-5) on Saturday. 

Western and Laval were also impressive last weekend despite facing Top-10 rivals. The Mustangs dominated McMaster 46-24 in Hamilton to complete a perfect regular season and clinch first place in the OUA conference, while the Rouge et Or remained in the driver’s seat in the RSEQ thanks to a 36-7 home win over Sherbrooke.

Montreal dropped back to No. 4 in the new rankings despite a 52-3 drubbing of Bishop’s, while Guelph secured second place in the OUA with a convincing 44-12 win at Carleton. 

Other Week 9 results from Top-10 teams included Manitoba 29, Alberta 7 (at Manitoba); UBC 41, Saskatchewan 36 (at Saskatchewan).

The playoffs get under way on Saturday in the OUA with a pair of quarter-final matchups, including No. 10 Carleton visiting Queen’s (5-3) and No. 6 McMaster hosting Laurier (4-4). Kickoff for both games is set for 1 p.m., live on OUA.TV.

In the other conferences, the marquee matchup on the final weekend of league play sees No. 8 Manitoba travel to Vancouver to face No. 9 UBC, with second place in Canada West on the line. Kickoff on Saturday is at 1 p.m. PT, live on Shaw TV, Access and CanadaWest.TV.

 

NOTES: The ArcelorMittal Dofasco Mitchell Bowl (RSEQ at OUA) and Uteck Bowl (Canada West at AUS) are set for Nov. 21 at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern Time, respectively… The ArcelorMittal Vanier Cup, presented by Promutuel Assurance follows on Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. ET in Quebec City… Sportsnet and TVA Sports have live coverage of all three national games… For all the information on the 51st Vanier Cup (including tickets) visit vaniercup.com.

FRC – CIS FOOTBALL TOP 10 (#9)

                                                Pts (1st place)  Last week

1. Calgary (7-0)           285 (24)           1

2. Western (8-0)           261 (4)                         2

3. Laval (6-1)               220 (1)             4

4. Montreal (5-2)         218                  3

5. Guelph (7-1)                        153                  7

6. McMaster (6-2)        120                  6

7. Sherbrooke (4-3)     108                  5

8. Manitoba (5-2)         101                  8

9. UBC (5-2)                95                    9

10. Carleton (5-3)        12                    10

Other teams receiving votes: Mount Allison (11), Concordia (6), Laurier (5).

WEEK 9 RESULTS

October 23

Manitoba 29, Alberta 7 (at Manitoba)

UBC 41, Saskatchewan 36 (at Saskatchewan)

October 24 

StFX 7, Acadia 5 (at StFX)

Mount Allison 37, Saint Mary’s 6 (at Mount Allison)

Laurier 49, Queen’s 26 (at Queen’s)

Windsor 44, Waterloo 14 (at Windsor)

Guelph 44, Carleton 12 (at Carleton)

Ottawa 45, Toronto 9 (at Ottawa)

Western 46, McMaster 24 (at McMaster)

Montreal 52, Bishop’s 3 (at Bishop’s)

Concordia 43, McGill 41 (at McGill)

Calgary 57, Regina 7 (at Calgary)

October 25 

Laval 36, Sherbrooke 7 (at Laval)

WEEK 10 SCHEDULE (all times local)

NOTE: Click HERE for the complete 2015 regular season schedule & results.

NOTE: Click HERE for the complete playoff schedule & results.

October 30 (regular season)

19:00   Saskatchewan (2-5) at Regina (0-7) (Shaw TV, Access & CanadaWest.TV)

October 31 (OUA quarter-finals)

13:00   Laurier (4-4) at No. 6 McMaster (6-2) (TVCogeco & OUA.TV)

13:00   No. 10 Carleton (5-3) at Queen’s (5-3) (TVCogeco & OUA.TV)

October 31 (regular season)

13:00   No. 3 Laval (6-1) at McGill (3-4) (StretchTV)

13:00   Bishop’s (1-6) at No. 7 Sherbrooke (4-3)

13:00   No. 1 Calgary (7-0) at Alberta (2-5) (CanadaWest.TV)

13:00   No. 8 Manitoba (5-2) at No. 9 UBC (5-2) (Shaw TV, Access & CanadaWest.TV)

14:00   StFX (4-3) at Mount Allison (5-2) (Bell Aliant FibreOP TV1 & AUStv.ca)

14:00   Saint Mary’s (0-7) at Acadia (3-4) (Bell Aliant FibreOP TV1 & AUStv.ca)

14:00   Concordia (4-3) at No. 4 Montreal (5-2) (TVA Sports)

 

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