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U SPORTS TOP 10 | MVB NO. 1, MXC NO. 3, WXC NO. 5, WSOC NO. 5

U SPORTS TOP 10 | MVB NO. 1, MXC NO. 3, WXC NO. 5, WSOC NO. 5

LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western has four teams ranked in the top five in the country, with the two-time defending national champion Spartans men’s volleyball team leading the way at No. 1 in the U SPORTS Top 10, the men’s cross country team coming in at No. 3 and both the women’s soccer team and women’s cross country team slotting in at No. 5.

The Spartans earned their No. 1 spot in the season-opening rankings after a undefeated preseason followed by a sweep of Saskatchewan on the road to open the regular season. Of note, this year's men’s volleyball Top 10 is determined by the Volleyball Ranking System (VRS), a statistics and results-based calculation.

TWU returns to Langley this weekend to host UBC Okanagan in its home-opening weekend Friday and Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. The Spartans will raise both their Canada West and U SPORTS banners in a pregame ceremony.

The men’s and women’s cross country teams remained at No. 3 and No. 5 respectively. Both teams will compete at this weekend’s BC Cross Country Championships at Clearbrook Park in Abbotsford, B.C.

The women’s soccer team also remained at No. 5 in the latest poll. After finishing the regular season atop the Pacific Division with a 10-3-1 record, the Spartans will host the Canada West Play-In Game and Canada West Quarter-Finals this weekend. Fraser Valley and Lethbridge will play Thursday (7 p.m.) at TWU’s Chase Office Field, with the winner playing the Spartans in a do-or-die quarter-final Saturday at 5 p.m.

U SPORTS TOP 10 Tuesday Rankings – Oct. 24, 2017

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
(Regular season record) / Previous Ranking)
1. Trinity Western (2-0) / (-)
2. Ryerson (0-0) / (-)
3. Manitoba (1-1) / (-)
4. Windsor (0-0) / (-)
5. Winnipeg (2-0) / (-)
6. Montreal (1-0) / (-)
7. Brandon (1-1) / (-)
8. Alberta (0-0) / (-)
9. Calgary (2-0) / (-)
10. Laval (0-1) / (-)

Note: Men’s volleyball Top 10 is determined by the Volleyball Ranking System (VRS), a statistics and results-based calculation.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
(Regular season record) / Points (1st-place) / (Previous Ranking)
1. Alberta (0-0) / 59 pts (3) / (-)
2. Calgary (2-0) / 52 pts / (-)
3. Montreal (2-0) / 51 pts (1) / (-)
4. McMaster (0-0) / 49 pts / (-)
5. Mount Royal (2-0) / 41 pts / (-)
6. Dalhousie (0-0) / 37 pts* / (-)
7. Laval (0-1) / 37 pts* / (-)
8. UBC (1-1) / 33 pts / (-)
9. UBC Okanagan (1-1) / 28 pts / (-)
10. McGill 1-0 / 19 pts / (-)

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
1. Laval 96 pts / (1)
2. Guelph 95 pts / (2)
3. Trinity Western 74 pts / (3)
4. Calgary 59 pts / (7)
5. McMaster 54 pts / (4)
6. Western 51 pts / (5)
7. Queen’s 50 pts / (6)
8. Victoria 33 pts / (8)
9. Windsor 21 pts / (9)
10. Dalhousie 8 pts / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Toronto (6), Regina (3), Alberta (3), McGill (1), Waterloo (1)

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Points / (Previous Ranking)
1. Queen’s 94 pts / (1)
2. Toronto 88 pts / (2)
3. Guelph 81 pts / (3)
4. Laval 64 pts / (4)
5. Trinity Western 59 pts / (5)
6. Western 37 pts / (6)
7. McGill 33 pts / (T8)
T8. Calgary 26 pts / (7)
T8. Victoria 26 pts / (T8)
10. McMaster 16 pts / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Alberta (15), Saskatchewan (4), Dalhousie (4), Manitoba (1), Laurentian (1), StFX (1), Waterloo (1)

WOMEN’S SOCCER
(Regular season record) / Points / (Previous Ranking)
1. Laval (11-0-1) / 60 pts / (1)
2. UOIT 14-0-2) / 54 pts / (2)
3. Western (14-1-1) / 47 pts / (3)
4. Cape Breton (10-0-0) / 39 pts / (4)
5. Trinity Western (10-3-1) / 32 pts / (5)
6. Victoria (9-1-4) / 23 pts / (8)
7. Alberta (10-2-2) / 21 pts / (9)
8. UBC (9-2-3) / 20 pts / (6)
9. Montreal (9-0-3) / 16 pts / (10)
10. Ottawa (10-1-5) / 11 pts / (7)

Other teams receiving votes: Queen’s (7)

MEN’S SOCCER
(Regular season record) / Points / (Previous Ranking)
1. Montreal (10-0-1) / 60 pts / (1)
2. Cape Breton (9-0-1) / 51 pts / (3)
3. Alberta (9-1-4) / 48 pts / (2)
4. Carleton (13-1-2) / 44 pts / (4)
5. York (13-2-1) / 39 pts / (5)
6. UBC (10-4-1) / 22 pts / (6)
7. StFX (8-1-2) / 20 pts (7)
8. McMaster (12-3-1) / 18 pts / (9)
9. Guelph (11-3-2) / 14 pts / (8)
10. Toronto (10-2-4) / 10 pts / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Trinity Western (4), Laval (4)

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