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TOP 10 TUESDAY: Alberta claims top spot in men’s wrestling

U SPORTS Staff

A trio of changes at the top highlight this week’s U SPORTS Top 10 rankings. 

The Alberta Golden Bears, Alberta Pandas and UBC Thunderbirds are the new No.1-ranked teams in men’s wrestling, women’s hockey and women’s volleyball, respectively. 

Alberta is ranked at the top of the men’s wrestling poll for the first time in two years, after Brock previously held the top spot for 22 consecutive weeks dating back to Week 1 of the 2015-16 season (Nov. 24, 2015). 

Meanwhile, the Pandas women’s hockey team claimed No.1 in the country after a weekend road split at Lethbridge, taking over from UBC who lost back-to-back games at home to Saskatchewan.   

In women’s volleyball, the defending U SPORTS champion Thunderbirds become the team to beat for the first time since they led the Top 10 throughout the entire 2013-14 season. 

In other U SPORTS rankings, Carleton (men’s basketball), Regina (women’s basketball), UBC (men’s and women’s swimming), Alberta (men’s hockey), Trinity Western (men’s volleyball) and Brock (women’s wrestling) all remain national leaders for another week.

Men's Wrestling

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 Alberta 76 3
2 Brock 69 1
3 Fraser Valley 41 5
4 Saskatchewan 37 6
5 Calgary 36 7
6 McMaster 29 2
7 Concordia 28 8
8 Western 25 10
9 Lakehead 20 NR
10 Guelph 18 4
Honourable mention: Regina (15), New Brunswick (8), York (6), Memorial (6),
Algoma (5), Toronto (2), Queen’s (1)

Women's wrestling

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 Brock 76 1
2 Alberta 42 3
3 Regina 37 4
4 Calgary 29 2
5 Guelph 24 5
6 Saskatchewan 20 8
7 Concordia 18* NR
8 Lakehead 18* 7
9 Western 17 6
10 McMaster 14 5
Other teams receiving points: York (12), Algoma (3)

*Wrestling Top 10 is calculated from individual weight class results by school. Concordia is ranked No. 7 over Lakehead thanks to a higher number of higher-ranked wrestlers

Men's Basketball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Carleton 4-0 469 (46) 1
2 Brock 6-0 410 (1) 2
3 Alberta 6-0 371 3
4 Calgary 6-0 335 4
5 Dalhousie 4-0 285 5
6 McGill 1-0 240 6
7 UBC 4-2 163 8
8 Laurentian 3-0 145 9
9 Ottawa 3-1 86 7
10 Ryerson 3-2 30 10
Other teams receiving votes: Lethbridge (25), Acadia (19)

Women's basketball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Regina 4-0 563 (46) 1
2 Acadia 4-0 513 2
3 McGill 0-1 449 (1) 3
4 Carleton 4-0 442 4
5 Windsor 4-0 378 6
6 Laval 1-1 311 5
7 Alberta 1-4 271 8
8 Saskatchewan 4-0 230 9
9 McMaster 2-3 181 7
10 Queen’s 4-0 136 10
Other teams receiving votes: Concordia (129), Ryerson (45)

Men's Hockey

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Alberta 10-0-0 149 (14) 1
2 UNB 11-0-1 136 (1) 2
3 Saskatchewan 8-1-1 118 3
4 StFX 9-1-2 96 4
5 McGill 10-2-0 92 5
6 Acadia 8-3-1 55 6
7 York 9-2-0 53 8
8 Carleton 8-1-1 47 10
9 Saint Mary's 8-3-1 33 NR
10 Calgary 5-2-3 23 9
Other teams receiving votes: Concordia (19), UQTR (2), Ryerson (1), Laurier (1)

Women's hockey

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Alberta 6-2-2 40 2
2 Saint Mary's 8-0-1 35 3
3 UBC 6-4-0 33 1
4 Manitoba 7-3-0 26 6
5 Concordia 4-2-0 26 4
6 StFX 7-1-2 19 5
7 Guelph 5-3-0 12 9
8 Montreal 3-0-3 9 8
9 McGill 1-4-0 9 7
10 Queen's 8-0-1 8 10
Other teams receiving votes: Saskatchewan (1)  

 

Men's Swimming

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 UBC 894 1
2 Calgary 464 2
3 Toronto 355 6
4 Ottawa 225 4
5 Victoria 215 10
6 Montreal 208 3
7 McGill 157 5
8 Laval 94 7
9 Sherbrooke 91 8
10 Regina 84 NR
Honourable mention: Manitoba (51), Laurentian (45), Lethbridge (20), Alberta (18),
Acadia (9), Dalhousie (9), Guelph (5), Waterloo (3), McMaster (2)

Women's Swimming

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 UBC 976 1
2 Montreal 449 2
3 Toronto 254 4
4 Calgary 239 3
5 Victoria 159 NR
6 Manitoba 148 6
T7 Laval 135 7
T7 Regina 135 NR
9 McGill 97 5
10 Lethbridge 62 8
Honourable mention: McMaster (61), Ottawa (44), Sherbrooke (33),
Alberta (31), UQTR (31), Memorial (28), Laurier (16), Guelph (14), Laurentian (12),
Waterloo (11), York (11), Dalhousie (8)

* Swimming Top 10 is calculated from individual event results by school. Rankings available at swimming.ca

Men's volleyball

Rank School Season VRS # Previous
1 Trinity Western 5-1 +2.6 1
2 UBC 6-0 +2.1 10
3 Brandon 6-2 +1.8 7
4 Calgary 5-3 +1.4 9
5 Ryerson 4-0 +1.4 2
6 Alberta 6-0 +1.4 8
7 Winnipeg 7-1 +1.4 4
8 Laval 4-1 +1.4 NR
9 Montreal 4-1 +1.3 6
10 McMaster 4-1 +1.2 NR
Honourable mention: Manitoba (+0.4), UBC Okanagan (+0.1),
Windsor (+0.1), Mount Royal (0.0)

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 volleyball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 UBC 5-1 58 (3) 4
2 Montreal 6-1 56 (1) 1
3 Dalhousie 5-0 54 3
4 Alberta 4-1 45 2
5 UBC Okanagan 6-2 44 7
6 Calgary 6-2 42 6
7 McMaster 4-1 35 8
8 Mount Royal 4-2 33 5
9 Ryerson 5-0 24 10
10 McGill 5-1 22 9
Other teams receiving votes: Laval (22), Toronto (11),
Memorial (10), Regina (8), Western (7)