The Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas are the top-ranked U SPORTS wrestling programs to begin the 2018-19 season.
The Golden Bears won the team bronze medal last season, while the Pandas captured silver.
Meanwhile, there are a pair of changes at the top as the defending national champion Manitoba Bisons return to No.1 in women’s hockey while the McMaster Marauders become the team to beat in men’s volleyball. The Bisons (6-2-0) were on a bye this past week and will host Lethbridge this coming weekend for a pair of games, while the Marauder (2-0) kicked off their season with back-to-back sweeps of Toronto and then-No.5 Windsor on the road. McMaster welcomes Queen’s and RMC this weekend.
In other U SPORTS rankings, UNB (men’s hockey), Carleton (men’s basketball) Laval (women’s basketball and men’s volleyball) and Calgary (women’s volleyball) remain national leaders for another week.
New this season, U SPORTS is implementing the ELO Rating System for the calculation of its weekly national rankings. Powered by RankR, ELO’s unique algorithm blends a statistical calculation with customized variables that is adaptable across a range of sports. For football and men’s hockey, it will be combined with the results of the media panel balloting (each weighted 50%) to produce the final top 10. For more information, click here.
|Other teams receiving votes: Wilfrid Laurier (18), Western (18)|
|Other teams receiving votes: UNBC (110), UPEI (58)|
|Honourable mention: Queen’s (17), Brock (15), McGill (10), UBC (6), Carleton (5), Moncton (2),|
|Other teams receiving votes: None|
|Honourable Mention: Montreal (+0.30), Calgary (+0.26), Manitoba (+0.22)|
|Other teams receiving votes: Acadia (12), MacEwan (12), Queen’s (11), Western (9), UNB (5)|
|Honourable Mention: Toronto (5)|
*Brock and Concordia ranked higher due to a higher number of higher-ranked individual wrestlers
|Honourable Mention: Queen’s (5), York (5)|
*Saskatchewan and Brock ranked higher due to higher number of higher-ranked individual wrestlers
Top 10 Formats
- Men’s and women’s basketball, women’s hockey and women’s volleyball rankings determined by coaches’ vote.
- Men’s volleyball Top 10 determined by the Volleyball Ranking System (VRS) – teams ranked according to their average sets won differential
- Wrestling rankings calculated from individual weight class results by school. Individual rankings available on wrestling.ca