The Calgary Dinos are all alone atop the women volleyball national rankings with the U SPORTS Championship on the horizon.
The Dinos (21-3 / 4-0 playoffs) earned the pole position in the final rankings of the season after sharing it with Montreal last week, thanks to a sweep of their best-of-three Canada West semifinal series against Alberta. Calgary will host UBC in the CW championship match on Friday night.
In other U SPORTS rankings UNB (men’s hockey), Manitoba (women’s hockey), and Trinity Western (men’s volleyball) all remain national leaders in the final polls of the campaign.
Note: The U SPORTS #CHAMPSZN continues this week with Track and Field (Mar. 8-10 at the University of Windsor), Men’s Basketball Final 8 (Mar. 8-11, in Halifax, N.S., hosted by Acadia University) and Women’s Basketball Final 8 (Mar. 8-11 at the University of Regina).
Next week, the Men’s Hockey University Cup (Mar. 15-18 at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton), along with Women’s Hockey (Mar. 15-18 in London, Ont., hosted by Western University), Men’s Volleyball (Mar. 16-18 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont.), and Women’s Volleyball (Mar. 16-18 at Laval University in Quebec City), will crown their U SPORTS champions. Sportsnet 360 will broadcast the semifinals and finals of the Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball and Men’s Hockey Championships.
|Other teams receiving votes: Guelph (2), Calgary (1)|
*Voting and playoff records do not include AUS championship and consolation series games from Monday, Mar. 5
|Other teams receiving votes: None|
|Honourable mention: Saskatchewan (+0.60), Manitoba (+0.55),
Dalhousie (+0.49), Mount Royal (+0.13)
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.
|Other teams receiving votes: McGill (20), Western (17), Acadia (6), Queen's (3), Trinity Western (2)|
*UBC Okanagan is ranked No.5 ahead of Ryerson due to a higher number of higher-placed votes