U SPORTS TOP 10 | SPARTANS WVB NO. 1, MVB, WSOC AND WXC NO. 2, MXC NO. 4

U SPORTS TOP 10 | SPARTANS WVB NO. 1, MVB, WSOC AND WXC NO. 2, MXC NO. 4

LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western has four teams ranked amongst the top two in the country this week, as the Spartans women’s volleyball team opens the year at No. 1, while the men’s volleyball, women’s soccer and women’s cross country teams are all No. 2. The men’s cross country team isn’t far behind at No. 4.

Coming off a U Sports (formerly CIS) silver-medal winning season, the women’s volleyball team opens up at No. 1 for the second time in the last three years. This is also the fifth consecutive year TWU’s women’s volleyball team has started the year ranked amongst the top three.

On the men’s side, the defending national champion Spartans are No. 2 in the U Sports Top 10 and have now been ranked in the top three in the season-opening poll in seven straight years.

On the pitch, the women’s soccer team is second in the polls for the fifth week in a row.

The cross country teams also remained as they were last week, with the women’s team No. 2 and the men’s team No. 4.
 
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)

1. Trinity Western (0-0) / 60 pts / (-)
2. Alberta (0-0) / 56 pts / (-)
3. UBC Okanagan (0-0) / 50 pts / (-)
4. Montreal (1-0) / 47 pts / (-)
5. Toronto (0-0) / 40.5 pts / (-)  
6. McMaster (0-0) / 39.5 pts / (-)
7. Calgary (0-0) / 35 pts / (-)    
8. UBC (0-0) / 32 pts / (-)
9. Brandon (0-0) / 24 pts / (-)
10. Dalhousie (0-0) / 23 pts / (-)  

Other teams receiving votes: Memorial (20), Laval (15), Western (12), Sherbrooke (10), Ottawa (8)

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / votes (1st place votes) / (previous ranking)
1.    Alberta (0-0) / 267 pts (18) / (-)
2.    Trinity Western (0-0) / 221 pts (10) / (-)
3.    McMaster (0-0) / 193 pts / (-)
4.    Manitoba (0-0) / 176 pts / (-)
5.    Calgary (0-0) / 138 pts / (-)
6.    Laval (0-0) / 136 pts / (-)
7.    Montreal (0-0) / 98 pts / (-)
8.    Saskatchewan (0-0) / 96 pts / (-)
9.    Mount Royal (0-0) / 51 pts / (-)
10.    UNB (0-0) / 40 pts / (-)
Other teams receiving votes: Waterloo (37), Western (31), Winnipeg (23), UBC (14)

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

1.        Guelph / 95pts / (1)
2.       Trinity Western / 90pts / (2)
3.        Toronto / 73pts /  (3)
4.       Western / 56pts / (4)
4.       Calgary / 56pts / (6)
6.       Queen's / 40pts / (5)
7.       Victoria / 33pts / (7)
8.       McGill / 29pts / (9)
9.       Dalhousie / 28pts / (8)
10.   McMaster / 18pts / (10)

Other teams receiving votes:  Laval  (15), Alberta (10), Lakehead (5), MacEwan (5), Laurentian (3)
 
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous ranking)
1.      Laval / 100pts / (1)
2.      Guelph / 80pts (2)
3.      Victoria / 76pts / (3)
4.      Trinity Western / 68pts / (4)
5.      Windsor / 66pts / (5)
6.      Western / 38pts / (7)
7.      McMaster / 38pts / (6)
8.      Calgary / 29pts / (9)
9.      StFX / 23pts / (8)
10.  Lakehead / 12pts / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Queen's (9), Alberta  (6), Toronto (5), McGill (3), Waterloo (2), Regina (2)
 
WOMEN’S SOCCER
(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)

1. Laval (11-0-1) / 60 pts / (1)
2. Trinity Western (11-0-3) / 54 pts / (2)
3. UOIT (13-2-1) / 47 pts / (3)
4. York (11-2-3) / 38 pts / (4)
5. Calgary (9-1-4) / 37 pts / (5)
6. Montreal (9-1-1) / 29 pts / (6)
7. Cape Breton (10-1-0) / 26 pts / (7)
8. UFV (9-2-3) / 17 pts / (9)
9. Ottawa (9-3-4) / 6 pts / (8)
10. Western (9-1-6) / 6 pts / (10)

* Ottawa edges Western for No. 9 spot thanks to a higher ranking the previous week.

Other teams receiving votes: Queen’s (5) Memorial (3) UBC (1), Acadia (1)
 
MEN’S SOCCER
(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)

1. York (14-0-2) / 60 pts / (1)
2. Alberta (13-1-2) / 54 pts / (2)
3. Ryerson (14-1-1) / 45 pts / (3)
4. Guelph (12-2-2) / 41 pts / (4)
5. Toronto (12-2-2) / 27 pts / (7)
6. Laval 6-4-1 23 pts (6)
7. Cape Breton (8-2-1) / 17 pts / (5)
8. UQAM (4-0-6) / 17 pts / (10)
9. Acadia (7-1-2) / 14 pts / (NR)
10. UBC (9-1-6) / 13 pts / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes:  StFX (9), Dalhousie (6), Carleton (5)

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