CIS TOP 10: Martlets ranked No. 1 for 24th week

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Published: 20Jan2009

By Michel Bélanger, CIS

OTTAWA (CIS) – The undefeated McGill Martlets hockey team are ranked No.1 in the nation for the 24th consecutive poll.

McGill (10-0), the reigning CIS champion, was once again too much for its rivals last weekend outscoring Concordia (3-9), 10-0, and Carleton (4-7), 8-1. The Martlets host No. 10 Ottawa (5-4) on Saturday.

In other CIS sports, the Simon Fraser Clan (women’s basketball), Carleton Ravens (men’s basketball), Alberta (men’s hockey), Montreal Carabins (women’s volleyball), Calgary Dinos (women’s and men’s swimming) and Guelph Gryphons (women’s track and field) all held on to their No. 1 status, while the Windsor Lancers moved up five positions to the top of the men’s track and field rankings.

Also, with four games remaining on their respective conference schedules, the reigning CIS champion Alberta Golden Bears and the Laval Rouge et Or are both ranked No.1 and enjoying near-perfect men’s volleyball seasons.



Top-ranked Alberta and No. 2 Laval both improved to 14-0 in conference play over the weekend. The Bears were voted No. 1 for the tenth time in 10 coaches polls this week, while the Rouge et Or remained in second place for the third straight week after spending the first seven national polls in third position.


In men’s volleyball, No. 1 Alberta has lost only five of 47 sets thus far in Canada West play and enjoys a comfortable six-point lead over Calgary (11-3) atop the conference standings.



The Bears made quick work of No. 8 Trinity Western (7-5) last weekend sweeping the Spartans in three sets on Friday and prevailing in four games on Saturday. Alberta hosts No. 6 Winnipeg (7-5) for a pair this weekend before closing out the regular season with two road duels in Regina (1-13) next week.



No. 2 Laval has been as dominant in Quebec winning 42 out of 45 sets in league play, and has already clinched the QSSF season title.



The Rouge et Or did survive a scare last Saturday when they had to overcome a two-game deficit to defeat No. 4 Dalhousie (10-2) in QSSF-AUS interlock competition. The perennial Quebec champions had no problems with UNB and Memorial, sweeping its other AUS rivals in straight sets.



Laval will end the regular schedule with home games against McGill (4-10) and Sherbrooke (7-7) this weekend, and duels versus Sherbrooke and Montreal (6-8) next week.



In women’s basketball, top-ranked Simon Fraser improved to 16-1 in Canada West play with a pair of dominating wins over Fraser Valley (4-13), 87-50 and 88-64. The Clan visit No. 9 Calgary (7-9) Friday and Lethbridge (3-13) Saturday.



In men’s hoops, No. 1 Carleton (11-1) returned from a trip to Sudbury and Toronto with convincing victories over Laurentian (2-11), 110-58, and York (4-9), 89-72. The Ravens make the short drive to Kingston this weekend to face RMC (0-13) and Queen’s (6-7).



In men’s hockey, top-seeded and defending national champion Alberta (15-2-1) had little trouble at home against UBC (5-11-2), defeating the Thunderbirds 6-1 and 5-0. The Golden Bears should be tested this weekend as they host their archrivals, the No. 4 Saskatchewan Huskies (14-5-1), Friday and Saturday.



In women’s volleyball, top-ranked and 2007-08 CIS finalist Montreal (17-0) enjoyed a break in the QSSF schedule last week. The Carabins will be back in action this weekend as they visit Sherbrooke (9-8) on Friday before hosting McGill (11-6) on Sunday.



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



1. Simon Fraser (16-1) / 292 pts / (1)

2. Windsor (13-1) / 263 / (2)

3. Saskatchewan (14-2) / 245 / (3)

4. Regina (12-4) / 217 / (5)

5. Alberta (11-5) / 192 / (4)

6. Victoria (11-6) / 146 / (9)

7. Memorial (9-1) / 128 / (7)

8. Winnipeg (10-6) / 106 / (6)

9. Calgary (7-9) / 86 / (8)

10. Western Ontario (11-3) / 47 / (NR)



Other teams receiving votes: Dalhousie (39), Cape Breton (28).



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



1. Carleton (11-1) / 504 votes - 42 / (1)

2. Ottawa (11-1) / 459 / (2)

3. UBC (15-2) / 418 / (3)
4. Calgary (14-2) / 381 / (4)

5. StFX (9-1) / 338 / (5)
6. Western Ontario (10-2) / 286 / (7)

7. Concordia (5-3) / 225 / (6)

8. Victoria (12-5) / 205 / (10)

9. Windsor (7-5) / 111 / (8)
10. Dalhousie (7-3) / 107 / (9)

Other teams receiving votes: Trinity Western (97), Saint Mary’s (67), McMaster (15), Cape Breton (9), Regina (6).



WOMEN’S HOCKEY
(regular season record) / (previous rankings)



1. McGill (10-0) / (1)

2. Manitoba (16-0) / (2)

3. Laurier (19-0) / (3)

4. Alberta (16-2) / (4)

5. Guelph (12-4-2) / (5)

6. Moncton (14-0-1) / (7)

7. StFX (10-3-1) / (6)

8. Toronto (11-6-1) / (8)

9. Saskatchewan (7-8-1) / (10)

10. Ottawa (5-4-1) / (9)



Other teams receiving votes: York.



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



1. Alberta (15-2-1) / 89 pts - 8 / (1)

2. UQTR (18-1-1) / 81 - 1 / (2)

3. UNB (13-2-3) / 70 / (3)

4. Saskatchewan (14-5-1) / 62 / (4)

5. Lakehead (15-3-2) / 52 / (5)

6. Wilfrid Laurier (17-2-1) / 49 / (6)

7. Saint Mary’s (14-6) / 36 / (7)

8. Moncton (11-5-2) / 21 / (NR) *

9. Western Ontario (14-5-1) / 21 / (10)

10. StFX (11-6-2) / 10 / (9)



* Moncton was awarded the highest ranking based on number of higher placed votes.



Other teams receiving votes: Waterloo (2), Concordia (1), Lethbridge (1).



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



1. Montreal (17-0) / 60 pts / (1)

2. Calgary (11-3) / 55 / (4)

3. Trinity Western (9-5) / 51 / (6)

T4. Alberta (12-4) / 47 / (2)

T4. Manitoba (11-5) / 47 / (5)

6. Brandon (10-4) / 38.5 / (3)

7. UBC (9-5) / 37.5 / (7)

8. Laval (12-5) / 32 / (8)

9. Regina (7-7) / 27 / (10)

10. York (13-0) / 23 / (NR)



Other teams receiving votes: McMaster (16), Western Ontario (16), Sherbrooke (13), Moncton (6), UNB (5), McGill (5).



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



1. Alberta (14-0) / 209 pts / (1)

2. Laval (14-0) / 189.5 / (2)

3. Calgary (11-3) / 167 / (3)

4. Dalhousie (10-2) / 167 / (5)

5. McMaster (12-2) / 110.5 / (4)

6. Thompson Rivers (9-5) / 107.5 / (9)

7. Winnipeg (7-5) / 88 / (6)

8. Trinity Western (7-5) / 53.5 / (10)

9. Brandon (6-6) / 46.5 / (7)

10. UBC (6-6) / 36.5 / (8)



WOMEN’S SWIMMING
(points) / (previous rankings)



1. Calgary (795 pts) / (1)

2. UBC (477) / (2)

3. Laval (227) / (3)

4. Toronto (208) / (4)

5. Alberta (159) / (5)

6. UQTR (127) / (6)

7. Victoria (126) / (7)

8. Dalhousie (96) / (8)

9. Western Ontario (87) / (9)

10. Manitoba (70) / (10)



MEN’S SWIMMING
(points) / (previous rankings)



1. Calgary (629 pts) / (1)

2. UBC (567) / (2)

3. Laval (473) / (3)

4. Toronto (353) / (4)

5. Alberta (211) / (5)

6. McGill (179) / (6)

7. Dalhousie (105) / (7)

8. Guelph (95) / (8)

9. Victoria (89) / (9)

10. McMaster (81) / (10)



WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous rankings)



1. Guelph (81,0 pts) / (1)

2. Windsor (68,9) / (4)

3. Saskatchewan (64,67) / (3)

4. Western Ontario (57,5) / (2)

5. Calgary (57,33) / (5)

6. Sherbrooke (51,1) / (NR)

7. Regina (48,0) / (9)

8. Toronto (47,0) / (8)

9. Alberta (38,5) / (NR)

10. York (33,5) / (6)



MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous rankings)



1. Windsor (97,0 pts) / (6)

2. Sherbrooke (76,5) / (9)

3. York (71,0) / (2)

4. Guelph (68,0) / (3)

5. Manitoba (62,5 pts) / (1)

6. Ottawa (50,0) / (NR)

7. Saskatchewan (47,5) / (4)

T8. Calgary (44,0) / (5)

T8. Western Ontario (44,0) / (7)

10. Regina (29,5) / (10)




-CIS-

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