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TOP 10 TUESDAY: Manitoba earns first No.1 ranking in women’s hockey history

U SPORTS Staff

The Manitoba Bisons have reached their first No.1 ranking in women’s hockey program history in the final Top 10 Tuesday of 2017.  

The Bisons (12-4-0) claimed the pole position after splitting a weekend set at then No.2-ranked UBC at home, including a 2-1 overtime win on Saturday. Alberta, who held the top spot the last three weeks, also split a home-and-home series with Mount Royal, winning 3-1 Friday before falling 4-0 on Saturday.

In other U SPORTS rankings, Carleton (men’s basketball), Acadia (women’s basketball), Alberta (men’s hockey), UBC (men’s and women’s swimming), Trinity Western (men’s volleyball) and Montreal (women’s volleyball) all remain national leaders heading into the holiday break.

Top 10 Tuesday rankings will resume on Jan. 9, 2018.

Men's basketball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Carleton 10-0 460 (46) 1
2 Calgary 9-1 393 4
3 Brock 9-2 350 2
4 UBC 10-2 306 5
5 Alberta 9-1 292 3
6 McGill 3-1 213 6
7 Laurentian 8-1 190 7
8 Ottawa 8-2 154 9
9 Dalhousie 5-2 95 8
10 Ryerson 8-2 54 10
Other teams receiving votes: Acadia (21), Laval (2)

Women's basketball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Acadia 7-0 554 (38) 1
2 McGill 3-1 497 (1) 2
3 Regina 9-1 469 (2) 3
4 Carleton 10-0 454 (6) 4
5 Laval 3-2 356 6
6 Saskatchewan 9-1 311 5
7 Windsor 8-2 309 7
8 Concordia 3-1 218 9
9 Queen’s 9-1 187 NR
10 Ryerson 8-2 128 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Calgary (76), McMaster (52)

Men's Hockey

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Alberta 15-1-0 148 (13) 1
2 UNB 15-0-3 133 (2) 2
3 Saskatchewan 13-2-1 114 3
4 StFX 15-1-2 113 4
5 McGill 15-3-0 87 5
6 Saint Mary's 13-4-1 72 6
7 Acadia 11-5-2 52 7
8 Concordia 12-2-2 49 10
9 Guelph 11-4-1 21 9
10 Ryerson 11-4-1 18 NR
Other teams receiving votes: UOIT (8), UQTR (5), Manitoba (4), Carleton (2), Laurier (1)

Women's hockey

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Manitoba 12-4-0 39 4
2 Alberta 10-3-3 35 1
3 UBC 10-4-2 33 2
4 StFX 11-1-2 28 5
5 Saint Mary's 10-3-1 24 3
6 Concordia 6-3-0 20 6
7 Queen's 11-0-1 15 8
8 Guelph 8-4-0 12 7
9 Montreal 6-1-4 8 10
10 Brock 9-3-2 3 9
Other teams receiving votes: Western (1)

Men's Volleyball

Rank School Season VRS #*  Previous
1 Trinity Western 11-1 +2.60 1
2 UBC 11-1 +1.98 2
3 Calgary 9-3 +1.81 5
4 Brandon 9-3 +1.67 3
5 Alberta 9-3 +1.49 6
6 Laval 5-1 +1.48 4
7 Winnipeg 10-2 +1.43 7
8 Montreal 5-1 +1.30 8
9 McMaster 6-1 +0.81 9
10 Manitoba 5-7 +0.46 10
Honourable mention: Ryerson (+0.36), Saskatchewan (+0.28), UBC Okanagan (+0.01)

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 Montreal 9-1 60 (4) 1
2 UBC 10-2 56 2
3 Calgary 10-2 51 5
4 Dalhousie 8-1 49 4
5 UBC Okanagan 8-4 43 3
6 McMaster 6-1 41 6
7 Ryerson 8-0 36 7
8 Alberta 7-5 30 8
9 McGill 8-2 28 9
10 Trinity Western 9-3 26 10
Other teams receiving votes: Laval (19), Toronto (13), Acadia (12), Mount Royal (4)

Men's swimming

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 UBC 823 1
2 Calgary 504 2
3 Toronto 327 3
4 Victoria 200 4
5 Montreal 176 5
6 Ottawa 155 6
7 McGill 147 7
8 Regina 127 8
9 Dalhousie 82 9
10 Sherbrooke 61 10
Honourable mention:  Alberta (56), Lethbridge (50), Acadia (48), Laval (39), Waterloo (39),
Laurentian (36), Manitoba (36), Western (19), McMaster (12), Memorial (12), Guelph (3),
Laurier (2), UNB (1)

Women's swimming

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 UBC 885 1
2 Montreal 380 2
3 Toronto 344 3
4 Calgary 198 4
5 Manitoba 154 5
6 Regina 149 6
7 Victoria 146 7
8 McMaster 80 8
9 Western 78 NR
10 Dalhousie 77 9
Honourable mention: McGill (64), Laval (63), Lethbridge (58), Memorial (49),
Alberta (47), Waterloo (41), Ottawa (32), York (28), Laurier (19), Acadia (14),
Sherbrooke (13), Laurentian (12), Guelph (11), UQTR (8), Queen’s (2)

* Swimming Top 10 is calculated from individual event results by school. Team rankings available here. Individual rankings by event available here.

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U SPORTS Men’s Hockey All-Star Team announced

U SPORTS Staff

Spencer Abraham of the Queen's Gaels will suit up for the U SPORTS All-Stars for a third straight year