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U SPORTS Top 10: Heat climb to No. 4 in national poll

U SPORTS Top 10: Heat climb to No. 4 in national poll

U SPORTS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#16): 


UBC Okanagan women's volleyball stats and the U Sports Top Ten coaches poll - First seven years:

  • Have been ranked in the U Sports Top Ten for 51 straight rankings (Last time not in the Top Ten: Feb. 11, 2014)
  • From Nov. 11, 2014 - Nov. 22, 2016 ranked top three in the U Sports for 27 straight rankings
  • there have been 92 Top Ten women's volleyball polls since UBC Okanagan started U Sports competition (Fall 2011)
    • Heat women's volleyball have been ranked in 69 of those Top Tens (75%)
    • Have been ranked (No. 1) 10 times (11%)
    • Have been ranked Top 2: 16 times (17%)
    • Have been ranked Top 3: 30 times (33%)
    • Have been ranked Top 4: 38 times (41%)
    • Have been ranked Top 5: 41 times (45%)

Posted on January 9, 2018.

TORONTO (U SPORTS) – The Guelph Gryphons highlight the first rankings of 2018 as the top-ranked U SPORTS track and field squads in the nation.

The Gryphons men won their first national title since 2013 last March, while the Guelph women claimed the team silver medal at the U SPORTS Track and Field Championships in Edmonton. The defending women's champion Toronto Varsity Blues begin the year tied for the No.7 ranking.

This week's rankings also feature a pair of changes at the top. In men's hockey, the StFX X-Men return to pole position for the first time since the opening week of the 2016-17 season (Oct. 11, 2016). The then-No.4 ranked X-Men upset then-No.2 UNB 5-2 on the road Saturday, handing the Varsity Reds their first regulation loss of the year. Alberta meanwhile, who held the No.1 position since Oct. 24 was handed back-to-back 5-4 (OT) and 3-1 losses by unranked Manitoba. StFX hosts UPEI and UNB this weekend.

In women's volleyball, the U SPORTS champion UBC Thunderbirds return to top spot, after beating the Bisons 3-0 and 3-2 at home. They'll head to Winnipeg for a weekend series on Friday and Saturday.

In other U SPORTS rankings, Carleton (men's basketball), Acadia (women's basketball), Manitoba (women's hockey), UBC (men's and women's swimming), Trinity Western (men's volleyball), Alberta (men's wrestling) and Brock (women's wrestling) all remain national leaders.


Men's basketball

RANK SCHOOL SEASON VOTES (PTS) PREVIOUS
1 Carleton 12-0 470 (47) 1
2 Brock 10-2 397 3
3 Alberta 11-1 375 5
4 UBC 10-2 316 4
5 Calgary 9-3 276 2
6 McGill 5-1 237 6
7 Ottawa 10-2 178 8
8 Laurentian 10-1 176 7
9 Dalhousie 6-2 103 9
10 Ryerson 8-4 36 10
Other teams receiving votes: UNB (19), Acadia (1), Lethbridge (1)

Women's basketball

RANK SCHOOL SEASON VOTES (PTS) PREVIOUS
1 Acadia 8-0 526 (26) 1
2 McGill 5-1 500 (7) 2
3 Regina 11-1 480 (6) 3
4 Carleton 12-0 468 (8) 4
5 Laval 3-2 346 5
6 Saskatchewan 11-1 345 6
7 Queen's 11-1 249 9
8 Concordia 3-1 215 8
9 Windsor 9-3 179 7
10 McMaster 8-4 133 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Calgary (82), Ryerson (60)

Men's Volleyball

RANK SCHOOL SEASON VRS # PREVIOUS
1 Trinity Western 13-1 +2.50 1
2 Brandon 9-3 +2.16 4
3 UBC 12-2 +1.84 2
4 Calgary 9-3 +1.79 3
5 Alberta 11-3 +1.76 5
6 Winnipeg 10-4 +1.35 7
7 Montreal 5-1 +1.11 8
8 Laval 5-1 +1.08 6
9 Manitoba 6-8 +0.61 10
10 McMaster 6-1 +0.53 9
Honourable mention: Saskatchewan (+0.41)

Note: Men's volleyball Top 10 is determined by the Volleyball Ranking System (VRS). Teams are ranked via the VRS #, their average sets won differential. 

  • Rankings available here.

Women's volleyball

RANK SCHOOL SEASON VOTES (PTS) PREVIOUS
1 UBC 12-2 58 (2) 2
2 Montreal 9-1 57 (2) 1
3 Calgary 10-2 53 3
4 UBC Okanagan 10-4 47 5
5 Dalhousie 8-1 45 4
6 McMaster 6-1 37 6
7 Ryerson 8-0 34* 7
8 Trinity Western 11-3 34* 10
9 Alberta 7-7 28 8
10 McGill 8-2 27 9
Other teams receiving votes:  Laval (20), Toronto (15), Acadia (9) 
Mount Royal (4), Brandon (3), Western (3)

* Ryerson is ranked No.7 over Trinity Western thanks to a higher number of higher-placed votes

 

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