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U SPORTS Top 10: Heat hold on to top spot in Canada

U SPORTS Top 10: Heat hold on to top spot in Canada

U SPORTS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#20): Maintaining a clean slate in 2018 has the UBC Okanagan women's volleyball team holding down the top spot in the country in the national coaching poll released this Tuesday. The annaul home and home seried with TRU is up this week, the Kelowna leg goes on Thursday night.


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 54 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 96 Top Ten women's volleyball polls since UBC Okanagan started U Sports competition (Fall 2011)
    • Heat women's volleyball have been ranked in 73 of those Top Tens (76%)
    • Have been ranked (No. 1) 12 times (13%)
    • Have been ranked Top 2: 19 times (20%)
    • Have been ranked Top 3: 34 times (35%)
    • Have been ranked Top 4: 42 times (44%)
    • Have been ranked Top 5: 45 times (47%)

Posted on Feb. 6, 2018.

TORONTO (U SPORTS) – The undefeated Carleton Ravens are the new team to beat in U SPORTS women's basketball, while three other schools have reclaimed No.1 rankings.

Carleton (19-0) jumped into top spot thanks to a 57-41 win against crosstown rival No.10 Ottawa (13-6) in the Capital Hoops Classic on Friday night at the Canadian Tire Centre. It's the first No.1 ranking for the Ravens since Nov. 15, 2016, when they also swept both the men's and women's basketball pole positions. Carleton visits Nipissing and Laurentian this weekend.

On the ice, the Alberta Golden Bears (22-3-1) are back at No.1 in men's hockey, while the Manitoba Bisons (20-5-1) reclaim top spot on the women's side. The Golden Bears recorded 4-1 and 3-1 victories at home against No.5 Saskatchewan, with the Bisons beating Lethbridge 3-0 and 3-2 on the road.  Both teams wrap up the regular season this weekend as Alberta visits UBC and Manitoba hosts Calgary in weekend sets.

Finally, after falling from No.1 for the first time in nearly a year, the Trinity Western Spartans (19-1) once again lead the men's volleyball rankings after a pair of 3-1 victories at Calgary. The Spartans play a home-and-home series with UBC this weekend

In other U SPORTS rankings, UBC Okanagan (women's volleyball) UBC (men's and women's swimming), Guelph (men's and women's track and field), Alberta (men's wrestling) and Brock (women's wrestling) all remain national leaders for another week.


Women's Volleyball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 UBC Okanagan 16-4 60 (4) 1
2 Montreal 15-2 55 2
3 Calgary 17-3 51 4
4 UBC 16-4 49 3
5 Dalhousie 16-1 45 5
6 Ryerson 15-0 39 7
7 McMaster 13-2 34 6
8 Alberta 11-9 33 8
9 McGill 13-4 26 10
10 Laval 10-6 24 NR
Other teams receiving votes:  Trinity Western (22), Regina (15),
Acadia (12), Queen's (4), Saint Mary's (4), Toronto (4)

Men's Volleyball

Rank School Season VRS# Previous
1 Trinity Western 19-1 +2.58 2
2 UBC 18-2 +2.42 1
3 Alberta 17-3 +2.19 3
4 Brandon 14-6 +1.69 5
5 Laval 9-2 +1.60 4
6 Montreal 9-2 +1.48 7
7 Winnipeg 13-7 +1.32 8
8 McMaster 12-1 +1.15 6
9 Thompson Rivers 9-11 +0.88 9
10 Calgary 10-10 +0.71 10
Honourable mention: Saskatchewan (+0.44), Manitoba (+0.36),
Dalhousie (+0.32), Mount Royal (+0.29), Western (+0.03)

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 Basketball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Carleton 19-0 554 (37) 2
2 Regina 18-2 508 (10) 1
3 Acadia 14-1 466 4
4 McGill 9-3 422 3
5 Laval 8-3 360 5
6 McMaster 16-4 342 6
7 Saskatchewan 17-3 280 7
8 Queen's 16-3 247 8
9 Windsor 16-4 201 9
10 Trinity Western 16-4 138 10
Other teams receiving votes: Calgary (76), Ottawa (30)

Men's Basketball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Carleton 19-0 470 (47) 1
2 Brock 18-2 418 2
3 Alberta 19-1 381 3
4 UBC 17-3 322 4
5 Calgary 16-4 282 6
6 Laurentian 16-3 208 5
7 McGill 10-2 207 7
8 Dalhousie 12-3 144 8
9 Ryerson 13-6 89 9
10 Ottawa 13-6 49 10
Other teams receiving votes: UNB (14), Acadia (1)

2018 Graduation
June 8, 2018 2018 Graduation
2018 Playoff Schedule
February 19, 2018 2018 Playoff Schedule