U SPORTS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#24): The last ranking of the year has the Heat women's volleyball at No. 5 in the country. This poll is significant in another way, this is the 100th national coaches poll since UBC Okanagan entered U SPORTS competition, amazingly enough the Heat women's volleyball team has been ranked on 77 of them, nearly half in the top-5. The team is off this weekend but opens up at the national championship in Laval on March 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 56 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 100 Top Ten women's volleyball polls since UBC Okanagan started U Sports competition (Fall 2011)
- Heat women's volleyball have been ranked in 77 of those Top Tens (77%)
- Have been ranked (No. 1) 13 times (13%)
- Have been ranked Top 2: 20 times (20%)
- Have been ranked Top 3: 37 times (37%)
- Have been ranked Top 4: 45 times (45%)
- Have been ranked Top 5: 49 times (49%)
TORONTO (U SPORTS) – The Calgary Dinos are all alone atop the women volleyball national rankings with the U SPORTS Championship on the horizon.
The Dinos (21-3 / 4-0 playoffs) earned the pole position in the final rankings of the season after sharing it with Montreal last week, thanks to a sweep of their best-of-three Canada West semifinal series against Alberta. Calgary will host UBC in the CW championship match on Friday night.
In other U SPORTS rankings UNB (men's hockey), Manitoba (women's hockey), and Trinity Western (men's volleyball) all remain national leaders in the final polls of the campaign.
Note: The U SPORTS #CHAMPSZN continues this week with Track and Field (Mar. 8-10 at the University of Windsor), Men's Basketball Final 8 (Mar. 8-11, in Halifax, N.S., hosted by Acadia University) and Women's Basketball Final 8 (Mar. 8-11 at the University of Regina).
Next week, the Men's Hockey University Cup (Mar. 15-18 at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton), along with Women's Hockey (Mar. 15-18 in London, Ont., hosted by Western University), Men's Volleyball (Mar. 16-18 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont.), and Women's Volleyball (Mar. 16-18 at Laval University in Quebec City), will crown their U SPORTS champions. Sportsnet 360 will broadcast the semifinals and finals of the Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball and Men's Hockey Championships.
|Other teams receiving votes: McGill (20), Western (17), Acadia (6), Queen's (3), Trinity Western (2)|
*UBC Okanagan is ranked No.5 ahead of Ryerson due to a higher number of higher-placed votes
|Honourable mention: Saskatchewan (+0.60), Manitoba (+0.55),
Dalhousie (+0.49), Mount Royal (+0.13)
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.