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The reigning champion UNB Varsity Reds and York Lions are back on top of the CIS national rankings in men’s hockey and soccer.

UNB (3-0-1), which opened the season at No.2, won its fifth title in the last decade at last winter’s CIS Championship. After going 1-0-1 in their first weekend against Moncton (1-3-0) and UPEI (2-1-1) – including being upset 4-3 in a shootout to the Panthers – the Varsity Reds rebounded with a sweep of both teams this week with a 3-1 win over UPEI in Charlottetown, followed by a 9-2 victory over the Aigles Bleus. UNB continues its three-game road trip with a visit to Dalhousie (2-1-1) Saturday before playing No.2 StFX (3-1-0) Sunday in a rematch of the 2016 gold medal game.

In men’s soccer, York (12-0-2), which held the No.1 ranking for the first four weeks of the season, leapfrogged back into top spot over Ryerson and Alberta thanks to a pair of home wins last week: 4-2 over No.4 Guelph (10-2-2) and a 2-0 clean sheet against Brock (2-8-4). The Lions wrap up their regular season hosting Western (5-4-5) on Saturday and Windsor (4-6-4) Sunday.

In other CIS sports, Montreal (women’s hockey), Laval (men’s cross county and women’s soccer), Guelph (women’s cross country) and McMaster (women’s rugby) all maintain their pole positions.

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

1. Montreal 1-0-0 / 40 pts / (1)
2. UBC 3-1-0 / 36 pts / (2)
3. Saint Mary’s 1-0-1 / 33 pts / (3)
4. Guelph 1-0-1 / 28 pts / (4)
5. St. Thomas 2-0-0 / 25 pts / (5)
6. McGill 0-0-0 / 20 pts / (6)
7. Western 2-0-0 / 16 pts / (7)
8. Alberta 2-0-2 / 8 pts / (8)
9. Manitoba 4-0-0 / 8 pts / (10)
10. Saskatchewan 3-1-0 / 5 pts / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Calgary (2), UPEI (1)

MEN’S HOCKEY
regular season record / votes (1st place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. UNB 3-0-1 / 149 pts (14) / (2)
2. StFX 3-1-0 / 125 pts (1) / (1)
3. Saskatchewan 3-0-1 / 118 pts / (3)
4. Alberta 1-1-0 / 85 pts / (4)
5. UOIT 4-0-0 / 65 pts / (9)
6. Ryerson 3-0-0 / 54 pts / (8)
7. UQTR 3-1-0 / 52 pts / (5)
8. Mount Royal 2-0-0 / 43 pts / (NR)
9. UPEI 2-1-1 / 30 pts / (6)
10. Guelph 3-1-0 / 28 pts / (7)

Other teams receiving votes:  Calgary (19), Concordia (19), McGill (13), Acadia (12), Dalhousie (5), Carleton (5), Western (3)

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Guelph / 97 pts / (1)
2. Trinity Western / 88 pts / (2)
3. Toronto / 78 pts (3)
4. Western / 52 pts / (4)
5. Queen’s / 48 pts / (9)
6. Calgary / 46pts / (5)
7. Victoria / 36 pts / (6)
7. Dalhousie / 26 pts / (T7)
8. McGill / 25 pts / (10)
9. McMaster / 17 pts / (8)
10. Laval / 16 pts / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Alberta (12), Thompson Rivers (3), Lakehead (3), Laurentian (2), MacEwan (1)
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Laval / 99 pts / (1)
2. Guelph / 80 pts (2)
3. Victoria / 72 pts / (4)
4. Trinity Western / 63 pts / (3)
5. Windsor / 56 pts / (5)
6. McMaster / 46 pts / (6)
7. Western / 39 pts / (7)
8. StFX / 29 pts / (9)
9 .Calgary / 24 pts / (8)
10. Queen’s / 19 pts / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Lakehead (8), McGill (4), Dalhousie (4), Alberta (3), Toronto (3), Waterloo (1), Manitoba (1), Regina (1)

WOMEN’S RUGBY
regular season record / playoff record / votes / (previous ranking)

1. McMaster 5-0 / 1-0 / 111 pts / (1)
2. Guelph 5-0 / 1-0 / 105 pts / (2)
3. Ottawa 7-0 / 86 pts / (3)
4. StFX 6-0 / 71 pts / (4)
5. Calgary 4-0 / 70 pts / (5)
6. Laval 6-1 / 43 pts / (6)
7. Queen’s 3-2 / 1-0 / 38 pts / (7)
8. Victoria 3-1 / 34 pts / (9)
9. Concordia 5-2 / 33 pts / (8)
10. Acadia 4-2 / 17 pts / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: York (4), UPEI (2), Alberta (1), Western (1)

WOMEN’S SOCCER
regular season record / votes / (previous ranking)

1. Laval 9-0-1 / 59 pts / (1)
2. Trinity Western 10-0-2 / 55 pts / (2)
3. UOIT 12-2-1 / 40 pts / (8)
4. York 10-1-3 / 37 pts* / (4)
5. Calgary 9-1-2 / 37 pts* / (5)
6. Montreal 8-1-1 / 27 pts* / (6)
7. Cape Breton 9-0-0 / 27 pts* / (7)
8. Ottawa 9-2-3 / 21 pts / (3)
9. UFV 8-2-2 / 18 pts / (9)
10. Western 9-0-5 / 4 pts / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Other teams receiving votes: UBC (2) Memorial (2) Alberta (1)

* York edges Calgary for N0. 4 spot & Montreal edges Cape Breton for N0. 6 spot thanks to a higher ranking the previous week.

MEN’S SOCCER
regular season record / votes / (previous ranking)

1. York 12-0-2 / 60 pts / (3)
2. Alberta 13-1-2 / 52 pts / (1)
3. Ryerson 14-1-0 / 50 pts / (2)
4. Guelph 10-2-2 / 27 pts / (7)
5. Cape Breton 7-1-1 / 24 pts / (NR)
6. Laval 5-1-3 / 22 pts / (NR)
7. Toronto 11-2-2 / 17 pts / (NR)
8. SFX 5-1-2 / 16 pts / (5)
9. Carleton 10-1-3 / 15 pts / (8)
10.UQAM 3-0-5 / 13 pts / (9)

Other teams receiving votes: Acadia (12), UQTR (8), Trinity Western (7), UBC (6), Calgary (3)

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