SPARTANS VOLLEYBALL TEAMS JUMP TWO SPOTS IN RANKINGS

TOP TEN TUESDAY (20)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2009
CIS NATIONAL RANKINGS

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SPARTANS VOLLEYBALL TEAMS JUMP TWO SPOTS IN RANKINGS

LANGLEY, British Columbia
–The results of the Spartans volleyball teams may have only produced one win out of four matches, but that didn’t stop the voters from moving both teams up two spots in the CIS Top Ten Rankings as both volleyball teams moved from sixth to fourth. Meanwhile the Trinity Western men’s basketball team’s sweep on the road moved them into the voting as they finished 14th.

Women’s volleyball

The two-time reigning CIS champion UBC Thunderbirds improved to 11-0 in conference play last weekend with a two-game sweep of No. 6 Regina (6-4), 3-2 and 3-1. The T-Birds will be tested again this week as they play a doubleheader at No. 9 Brandon (8-2). The TWU Spartans jump into a tie at No. 4 with the University of Alberta, while Regina drops from No. 4 to No. 6.

Men’s volleyball


The 2008-09 national finalist Laval Rouge et Or (9-0) resume QSSF play this coming weekend when they host McGill (1-8) on Friday and Montreal (5-4) on Saturday. The Rouge et Or claimed the York Tournament title over the break, including a four-set defeat of No. 7 Brandon in the preliminary round. The TWU Spartans jump into a tie at No. 4 with the University of Alberta, while McMaster has big drop from No. 3 to No. 6.

Women’s basketball

The defending national champion Simon Fraser Clan (10-0) resumed Canada West play over the weekend with a pair of key road wins over No. 8 Alberta, 76-65, and No. 3 Saskatchewan, 67-58.

The Clan, who claimed the Reebok-Concordia Tournament title over the Christmas break thanks to victories over Ottawa, McGill and Concordia, put their school-record 48-game win streak on the line Saturday when they host Trinity Western (2-8).

Men’s basketball


Last year’s CIS finalists, the UBC Thunderbirds are now 9-0 in conference play following a 97-70 win over Regina and a 92-46 domination of Brandon. The T-Birds, who are 12-0 overall against CIS opponents this season, host Fraser Valley (6-4) for a pair Friday and Saturday.

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


1. Simon Fraser (10-0) / 492 points (41) / (1)
2. Windsor (10-0) / 450 / (2)
3. Saskatchewan (6-4) / 382 / (5)
4. Regina (8-2) / 373 /(3)
5. Cape Breton (9-0) / 331 / (6)
6. Laval (5-1) / 271 / (4)
7. Victoria (5-4) / 216 / (7)
8. Alberta (7-5) / 191 / (8)
T9. Memorial (6-2) / 170 / (9)
T9. UBC (7-3) / 170 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Western Ontario (77), Brock (23), Carleton (12), Bishop’s (11), Calgary (11).

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


1. UBC (9-0) / 492 points (41) / (1)
2. Carleton (9-1) / 451 / (2)
3. StFX (7-0) / 389 / (3)
4. Calgary (9-2) / 363 / (4)
5. Cape Breton (6-1) / 330 / (5)
6. Lakehead (9-1) / 256 / (10)
7. Windsor (8-2) / 255 / (7)
8. Dalhousie (5-3) / 132 / (9)
9. Ottawa (8-2) / 122 / (NR)
10. Toronto (6-4) / 116 / (8)

Other teams receiving votes: McMaster (108), Saint Mary’s (51), Simon Fraser (41), Trinity Western (35), Saskatchewan (12).

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)


1. UBC (11-0) / 60 points / (1)
2. Manitoba (9-2) / 54 / (3)
3. Montreal (13-0) / 52 / (2)
T4. Alberta (11-3) / 46 / (5)
T4. Trinity Western (6-6) / 46 / (6)
6. Regina (6-4) / 42 / (4)
7. Laval (10-3) / 34.5 / (8)
8. Calgary (6-6) / 30 / (T9)
9. Brandon (8-2) / 29 / (7)
10. McGill (11-3) / 25.5 / (T9)

Next highest votes (11th-15th): McMaster (19), Saint Mary’s (15), Waterloo (7), Sherbrooke (6), UNB (4).

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)


1. Laval (9-0) / 247.5 points / (1)
2. Calgary (8-2) / 203.5 / (2)
3. Dalhousie (7-1) / 203 / (5)
T4. Alberta (9-3) / 144 / (4)
T4. Trinity Western (6-4) / 144 / (6)
6. McMaster (8-2) / 137 / (3)
7. Brandon (5-3) / 103.5 / (8)
8. Manitoba (5-6) / 58.5 / (7)
9. Thompson Rivers (6-6) / 53.5 / (NR)
10. Winnipeg (4-5) / 44.5 / (9)

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Last Updated: 2010-01-13
Author: Scott Stewart