ALL FOUR ACTIVE SPARTANS TEAMS IN TOP FIVE IN CANADA

ALL FOUR ACTIVE SPARTANS TEAMS IN TOP FIVE IN CANADA

LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western University’s athletic department is ranked in the top five in the country in all four of its active sports, as the Spartans women’s cross country team is No. 2, both the men’s cross country team and women’s soccer team are No. 4 and the men’s soccer team is No. 5.

Amongst those four sports, the TWU is the only school with more than two teams amongst the top five.

The cross country’s season-opening poll has TWU’s women’s team in the same position that they finished last season, with the CIS silver medal-winning Spartans slotted in at No. 2.

On the men’s side, the Spartans come in at No. 4 after finishing sixth at last year’s national championships.

On the pitch, the women’s team moved up one spot to No. 4 after back-to-back road wins saw the Spartans record improve to 5-0-2.

The men’s soccer team (7-2-1) slipped one spot to No. 5 after a win and a loss on the road in which the Spartans beat Winnipeg 2-1, but lost to Saskatchewan 3-1.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Guelph  95 pts / (-)
2. Trinity Western 89 pts / (-)
3. Toronto 79 pts / (-)
4. Calgary 66 pts / (-)
5. Western 45 pts / (-)
6. Queen's 39 pts / (-)
7. Dalhousie 37 pts / (-)
8. McMaster 32 pts / (-)
9. Laval 32 pts / (-)
10. Victoria 22 pts / (-)

Other teams receiving votes: Alberta (7), Sherbrooke (6), McGill (4), MacEwan (3), Windsor (2)

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Laval 98 pts / (-)
2. Guelph 83 pts / (-)
3. Victoria 83 pts /  (-)
4. Trinity Western 59 pts / (-)
5. Windsor 52 pts / (-)
6. McMaster 45 pts / (-)
7. StFX 34 pts / (-)
8. Calgary 27 pts / (-)
9. Western 25 pts / (-)
10. Queen's 20 pts / (-)

Other teams receiving votes: Lakehead (8), Toronto (8), Dalhousie (6), McGill (4), Manitoba (3), Sherbrooke (2), Regina (2)

WOMEN’S SOCCER
(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)

1. Laval (5-0-1) / 56 pts* / (1)
2. Ottawa (9-0-0) / 56 pts* / (2)
3. Calgary (6-0-0) / 46 pts / (4)
4. Trinity Western (5-0-2) / 42 pts / (5)
5. York (6-0-3) / 38 pts / (3)
6. Montreal (4-0-1) / 23 pts / (9)
7. Cape Breton (6-0-0) / 22 pts / (8)
8. Alberta (4-0-2) / 20 pts / (NR)
9. UOIT (7-1-1) / 15 pts / (6)
10. UBC (2-1-4) / 6 pts / (7)

* Laval edges Ottawa for No. 1 spot thanks to a higher ranking the previous week

Other teams receiving votes: Memorial (3), Western (2), Acadia (1)

MEN’S SOCCER
(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)

1. Alberta 9-0-1 / 57 pts / (2)
2. York 7-0-2 / 54 pts / (1)
3. Ryerson 8-0-0 / 51 pts / (3)
4. UQTR 3-0-2 / 39 pts / (10)
5. Trinity Western 7-2-1 / 29 pts / (4)
6. Carleton 7-1-1 / 20 pts / (NR)
7. UNB 2-0-3 / 19 pts / (6)
8. Acadia 4-1-0 / 18 pts / (7)
9. UBC 5-1-4 / 16 pts / (5)
10. StFX 4-0-2 / 13 pts / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Guelph (8), Toronto (3), UQAM (2), Calgary (1)

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