Spartans Women’s Soccer Back At #1 In U SPORTS TOP 10 Rankings

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LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western’s women’s soccer team moved back up to No. 1 in the U SPORTS Top 10, while the Spartans men’s soccer team jumped up one spot to No. 8 and the men’s cross country team slotted in at No. 10.

 

Coming off wins against then No. 9 Alberta and Mount Royal, the women’s soccer team (11-1-0) retuned to the top of the national rankings. TWU had been No. 1 for two weeks earlier in the year (Sept. 11 and Sept. 18), but had been ranked third in each of the last two weeks. TWU finishes its regular season this weekend when they travel to play UBC Friday and Victoria Saturday.

 

The Spartans men’s soccer team (8-2-4) was 1-1 this past weekend, beating Victoria 2-1 before losing 3-2 against No. 1 UBC. TWU travels to play Thompson Rivers this Wednesday at 3 p.m. (PT) in the Spartans regular season finale. The game was originally scheduled for Aug. 26, but was postponed due to smoke.

 

The men’s country team competed in the UVIC Vikes Invitational, with Nick Colyn (Langley) and Caleb de Jong (Winnipeg) finishing first and second respectively. The team will now prepare for the BC Championships Oct. 27 in Abbotsford, B.C.

 

New this season, U SPORTS is implementing the ELO Rating System for the calculation of its weekly national rankings for soccer. Powered by RankR, ELO’s unique algorithm blends a statistical calculation with customized variables that is adaptable across a range of sports.

 

The cross country rankings are still based on coaches’ votes.

 

U SPORTS TOP 10 Tuesday Rankings – October 16, 2018

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Rank    School               Record ELO     Previous

1          TWU                11-1-0  1818.4  2

2          Montreal           8-0-4    1768.4  1

3          Ottawa             12-1-1  1759.5  5

4          UBC                 10-2-0  1750.8  6

5          Cape Breton     7-1-1    1750.5  3

6          Calgary            11-1-0  1722.8  NR

7          Western           9-0-5    1706.2  7

8          Laval                7-2-3    1705.9  4

9          Acadia              8-0-1    1702.4  10

10        Queen’s            8-2-4    1677.5  8

Honourable Mention: Guelph (1677.1), Alberta (1656.0), Victoria (1616.6), UOIT (1609.9), MacEwan (1593.3), Memorial (1589.8), York (1582.5), McMaster (1558.0), Nipissing (1556.7), StFX     (1554.8), McGill (1547.7), UQTR (1528.5), Dalhousie (1528.3), Carleton (1528.11), UQAM (1515.17), Manitoba (1507.7), UFV (1506.76), Laurentian (1503.57)

 

MEN’S SOCCER

Rank    School               Record ELO     Previous

1          UBC                 12-0-2  1811.3  1

2          Cape Breton     7-0-2    1808.9  2

3          York                 11-0-3  1805.4  3

4          Carleton           12-1-1  1767.9  4

5          Ryerson           12-1-1  1754.6  6

6          Alberta             11-0-2  1724.4  8

7          Montreal           8-2-1    1698.9  5

8          TWU                8-2-4    1677.4  9

9          Guelph             9-3-2    1671.6  7

10        McMaster         7-3-4    1648.3  NR

Honourable Mention: Toronto (1642.3), UNB (1637.6), StFX (1626.0), Laval (1612.6), UQAM (1602.5), Dalhousie (1598.9), Western (1550.08), Acadia (1546.63), Thompson Rivers (1543.95), UQTR (1523.48), Queen’s (1522.94), UFV (1522.44), UNBC (1519.64), McGill (1510.11), Calgary (1500.84)

 

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Rank    School              Points   Previous

1          Guelph             100       1

2          Calgary            85        3

3          McMaster         80        2

4          Laval                70        4

5          UBC                 52        7

6          Western           44        5

7          Victoria             37        8

8          Queen’s            34        6

9          Windsor            15        NR

10        TWU                14        NR

Other teams receiving votes: StFX (13), Toronto (5), Regina (3), Manitoba (2), Dalhousie (1), Waterloo (1)

 

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Rank    School              Points   Previous

1          Queen’s            95        1

T2        Guelph             84        2

T2        Laval                84        3

4          Dalhousie         55        NR

5          Western           47        6

6          Toronto            45        4

7          Calgary            35        7

8          Victoria             35        5

9          McGill              29        8

10        UBC                 20        10

Other teams receiving votes: McMaster (17), Trinity Western (4), Wilfrid Laurier (2), Laurentian (2), Alberta (2), Saskatchewan (1)

 

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