CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#7): Alberta, Trinity Western open at No. 1 in volleyball

CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#7): Alberta, Trinity Western open at No. 1 in volleyball

Oct. 14, 2014

 

OTTAWA (CIS) – A pair of Canada West powerhouses top the first national rankings of the 2013-14 season in CIS volleyball.

 

On the men’s side, the reigning CIS champion Alberta Golden Bears open at No. 1 for the second consecutive year after kicking off conference play this past weekend with a pair of straight-set wins over UBC Okanagan. The Bears claimed the seventh national title in program history last march thanks to a 3-0 gold-medal triumph against Western.

 

Rounding out the top five in the first coaches’ poll are McMaster, Trinity Western, UBC and Brandon.

 

In women’s competition, the Trinity Western Spartans top the inaugural rankings following a 3-0, 3-2 sweep against Thompson Rivers on Thanksgiving weekend. The Spartans finished fifth at the 2014 CIS championship.

 

Alberta, Montreal, Ottawa and UBC Okanagan complete the top five.

 

Two notable absents from the first women’s poll are defending national champion Manitoba and 2014 silver medallist UBC, which had captured six straight CIS banners before settling for second place last winter. Both the Bisons and Thunderbiards are off to 0-2 starts this fall.

 

In other CIS sports, Guelph (women’s & men’s cross country), McGill (women’s hockey), Alberta (men’s hockey), StFX (women’s rugby) and Trinity Western (women’s soccer) hold on to their No. 1 status this week.

 

In men’s soccer, York moves past reigning national champion UBC in first place. The T-Birds fall to No. 1 after suffering their first loss of the season last Friday, a 2-1 setback against Fraser Valley.

 

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

(points) / (previous ranking)

 

1. Guelph 100 points / (1)

2. Trinity Western 79 / (3)

3. Western 75 / (2)

4. Toronto 69 / (4)

5. Victoria 49 / (5)

6. Laval 34 / (8)

7. Queen’s 30 / (6)

8. McMaster 26 / (7)

9. Alberta 18 / (10)

10. Dalhousie 16 / (NR)

 

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

(points) / (previous ranking)

 

1. Guelph 100 points / (1)

2. McMaster 72 / (3)

3. Victoria 69 / (5)

4. Laval 65 / (2)

5. Windsor 64 / (4)

6. Lakehead 37 / (6)

7. StFX 32 / (NR)

8. Calgary 29 / (7)

9. Regina 28 / (10)

10. Trinity Western 23 / (8)

 

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

(regular season record) / (previous ranking)

 

1. McGill (0-0-0) / (1)

2. Montreal (0-0-0) / (2)

3. Queen’s (2-0-0) / (3)

4. UBC (3-0-1) / (5)

5. Alberta (3-1-0) / (4)

6. Guelph (1-0-0) / (6)

7. Wilfrid Laurier (3-1-0) / (7)

8. Saskatchewan (2-2-0) / (8)

9. Moncton (0-0-0) / (9)

10. Calgary (3-0-1) / (10)

 

MEN’S HOCKEY

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

 

1. Alberta (5-1-0) / 157 points (14) / (1)

2. UNB (1-0-0) / 138 (1) / (2)

3. Acadia (1-0-0) / 122 / (4)

4. UQTR (3-0-0) / 105 (1) / (6)

5. Mount Royal (5-1-0) / 84 / (5)

6. Calgary (4-2-0) / 73 / (7)

7. Saskatchewan (4-2-0) / 44 / (3)

8. Manitoba (4-2-0) / 35 / (NR)

9. Windsor (3-0-0) / 29 / (NR)

10. Western (2-0-0) / 23 / (NR)

 

Other teams receiving votes: Carleton (22), Saint Mary’s (16), McGill (14), Moncton (11), StFX (6), Concordia (1).

 

WOMEN’S RUGBY

(regular season / playoff records) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

 

1. StFX (5-0) / 134 points (9) / (1)

2. McMaster (4-0-1 / 1-0) / 125 (2) / (2)

3. Alberta (3-1) / 99 (1) / (3)

4. Queen’s (4-1 / 1-0) / 95 / (4)

5. Calgary (3-1) / 85 (2) / (7)

6. Ottawa (7-0) / 78 / (6)

7. Guelph (3-0-2 / 1-0) / 74 / (5)

8. Laval (6-1) / 35 / (8)

9. Acadia (3-2) / 22 / (10)

10. Concordia (5-2) / 15 / (9)

 

Other teams receiving votes: Western (12), UBC (2), McGill (1).

 

WOMEN’S SOCCER

(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)

 

1. Trinity Western (9-0-1) / 49 points / (1)

2. Ottawa (12-1-0) / 43 / (2)

3. Laval (9-1-0) / 39 / (3)

4. UOIT (11-0-2) / 33 / (6)

5. York (11-1-2) / 31 / (5)

6. Victoria (7-1-2) / 25 / (4)

7. Wilfrid Laurier (10-1-3) / 23 / (7)

8. Western (11-2-1) / 17 / (8)

9. Montreal (6-1-3) / 8 / (9)

10. Fraser Valley (7-1-2) / 3 / (NR)

 

Other teams receiving votes: UNB (2), Acadia (1), Calgary (1).

 

MEN’S SOCCER

(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)

 

1. York (13-0-1) / 60 points / (2)

2. UBC (9-1-0) / 54 / (1)

3. UNB (8-0-1) / 48 / (3)

4. Saskatchewan (9-0-1) / 42 / (5)

5. Ryerson (11-2-0) / 29 / (4)

6. Victoria (6-1-3) / 27 / (6)

7. Laval (5-0-4) / 25 / (7)

8. McMaster (9-2-3) / 18 / (9)

9. UQAM (5-1-2) / 17 / (8)

10. Cape Breton (6-2-1) / 9 / (T10)

 

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)

 

1. Trinity Western (2-0) / 54 points / (-)

2. Alberta (1-1) / 50 / (-)

3. Montreal (0-0) / 48 / (-)

4. Ottawa (0-0) / 43 / (-)

5. UBC Okanagan (1-1) / 39 / (-)

6. Calgary (2-0) / 38 / (-)

7. Toronto (0-0) / 32 / (-)

8. MacEwen (2-0) / 30 / (-)

9. Dalhousie (0-0) / 19 / (-)

T10. Laval (0-0) / 18 / (-)

T10. McGill (0-0) / 18 / (-)

 

Next highest votes: Manitoba (17), Brandon (16), Memorial (13), Queen’s (11).

 

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

 

1. Alberta (2-0) / 266 points (23) / (-)

2. McMaster (0-0) / 240 (3) / (-)

3. Trinity Western (2-0) / 221 (1) / (-)

4. UBC (2-0) / 137 / (-)

5. Brandon (2-0) / 131 / (-)

6. Calgary (1-1) / 81 / (-)

T7. Laval (0-0) / 78 / (-)

T7. Saskatchewan (1-1) / 78 / (-)

9. York (0-0) / 71 / (-)

10. Dalhousie (0-0) / 42 / (-)

 

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