CIS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#22): Hockey Redmen remain No.2 in the nation

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OTTAWA (CIS) - The McGill men's hockey team remain the No.2 team in the CIS men's hockey rankings this week.  UNB, the reigning national champions, top the for the 13th time in 16 polls this season, and for the third week in a row.

 

The V-Reds (20-5-3 / 2-0 playoffs) received 14 first-place votes and 167 points this week from the 17-member media panel to remain at No. 1 in front of the Redmen (22-4-2 / 4-0), who earned the remaining first-place nods and 145 points in the new poll. McGill is 4-0 in post-season play after a two-game sweep over Ottawa. The Redmen open their OUA East best-of-three final series against UQTR on Wednesday night in Montreal.

 

In other national rankings released Tuesday, the University of Regina women and Carleton University men led the CIS basketball weekly rankings from start to finish in 2011-12., while Guelph (women) and Windsor (men) hold on to the pole position in track and field.

 

In track and field, there are only nine days left before the start of the CIS championships, which will be held at the University of Manitoba from March 8 to 10. The Windsor Lancers swept the OUA team banners last weekend and hope to repeat as CIS women's and men's champions next week in Winnipeg.

 

Despite their No. 1 ranking, the Guelph women settled for third place at the OUA championships.

 

In the final men's basketball poll, the reigning CIS champion Ravens (22-0 / 1-0) stay in front of the Lakehead Thunderwolves (20-2 / 1-0), ranked second for the seventh consecutive week.

 

After going undefeated in conference play for the first time in program history, Regina opened the playoffs last weekend with a two-game sweep of Winnipeg, 93-52 and 84-70, in the Canada West quarter-finals. The Cougars are now set to host the conference Final Four on Friday and Saturday. The semis will see top-ranked Regina battle No. 8 Fraser Valley (12-6 / 2-0), and No. 3 Saskatchewan (15-5 / 2-0) face No. 4 UBC (15-3 / 2-0).

 

Carleton, which finished the regular season with an unblemished record for the second straight year, beat Laurentian 87-66 in OUA quarter-final action over the weekend and will now travel to Waterloo for the conference Final Four. In Saturday's semifinal round, the Ravens will square off against No. 8 McMaster (17-5 / 1-0), while the T-Wolves face Ryerson (13-9 / 1-0). Lakehead upset Carleton 77-62 in last year's OUA Wilson Cup final.

 

In the 14th and final women's basketball poll of the season, the Regina Cougars (20-0 / 2-0) remain ahead of defending national champion Windsor (20-2 / 1-0), which sits at No. 2 for the ninth straight week.

 

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (final poll of season)

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

1. Regina (20-0 / 2-0) / 204 pts (17) / (1)

2. Windsor (20-2 / 1-0) / 187 / (2)

3. Saskatchewan (15-5 / 2-0) / 168 / (3)

4. UBC (15-3 / 2-0) / 153 / (4)

5. Carleton (17-5 / 1-0) / 134 / (5)

6. Ottawa (19-3 / 1-0) / 119 / (6)

7. Acadia (17-3) / 96 / (7)

8. Fraser Valley (12-6 / 2-0) / 91 / (9)

9. Alberta (13-7 / 0-2) / 65 / (8)

10. Cape Breton (15-5) / 50 / (NR)

 

Other teams receiving votes: Calgary (40).

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL (final poll of season)

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

1. Carleton (22-0 / 1-0) / 516 pts (43) / (1)

2. Lakehead (20-2 / 1-0) / 473 / (2)

3. Saskatchewan (16-4 / 2-0) / 430 / (3)

4. Fraser Valley (13-5 / 2-1) / 362 / (4)

5. Victoria (14-4 / 2-1) / 322 / (5)

6. StFX (16-4) / 306 / (6)

7. Alberta (14-6 / 2-0) / 266 / (8)

8. McMaster (17-5 / 1-0) / 223 / (9)

9. Concordia (14-2) / 167 / (NR)

10. UBC (13-5 / 0-2) / 112 / (7)


Other teams receiving votes: Acadia (43), Ryerson (38).

 

MEN'S HOCKEY

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

1. UNB (20-5-3 / 2-0) / 167 pts (14) / (1)

2. McGill (22-4-2 / 4-0) / 145 (3) / (2)

3. Manitoba (20-5-3) / 134 / (3)

4. Western (21-4-3 / 4-0) / 107 / (4) *

5. Alberta (20-6-2) / 107 / (5)

6. Saint Mary's (18-7-3 / 1-1) / 82 / (6)

7. Saskatchewan (19-6-3 / 2-0) / 74 / (7)

8. Moncton (18-9-1 / 3-2) / 55 / (8)

9. UQTR (19-7-2 / 4-2) / 27 / (10)

10. UPEI (18-10-0 / 2-3) / 19 / (9)

* Western (over Alberta) was awarded the higher ranking based on number of higher placed votes.


Other teams receiving votes: Calgary (12), Windsor (6).

 

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD

(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Guelph 82.5 pts / (1)

2. Windsor 73.5 / (2)

T3. Western 66.5 / (3)

T3. Toronto 66.5 / (4)

5. Saskatchewan 54.5 / (5)

T6. Calgary 42 / (6)

T6. York 42 / (7)

8. McMaster 41 / (9)

9. Alberta 38 / (8)

10. Sherbrooke 31.5 / (10)

 

MEN'S TRACK & FIELD

(points) / (previous rankings)

1. Windsor 116 pts / (1)

2. Guelph 81.5 / (2)

3. York 77 / (4)

4. Ottawa 76 / (3)

5. Western 63.67 / (5)

6. Toronto 37 / (8)

7. Dalhousie 35 / (10)

8. Sherbrooke 33 / (6)

9. Laval 31.33 / (7)

10. Saskatchewan 27.5 / (9)

 

-CIS-

 

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