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TOP 10 TUESDAY: Reigning champion UBC opens at No.1 in swimming

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(Credit: Rich Lam / UBC Thunderbirds)

The defending champion UBC Thunderbirds are the top-ranked U SPORTS swimming programs to begin the 2018-19 season.

The Thunderbirds, who will host this year’s U SPORTS Swimming Championships in late February, swept the national titles last season for the second consecutive year – with the men capturing their fourth banner in seven seasons, while the women earned their sixth title in the same span.

A pair of changes at the top highlight this week’s rankings with the reigning champion Brock Badgers returning to No.1 in men’s and women’s wrestling after winning the Ryerson open, while the Laval Rouge Or (4-0) are back in top spot in men’s volleyball following a narrow 3-2 win over then-unranked Montreal. The Rouge et Or visit UNB for on Friday and Saturday for a weekend series.

In other U SPORTS rankings, UNB (men’s hockey), Manitoba (women’s hockey), Carleton (men’s basketball), Laval (women’s basketball) 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 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.

Men's basketball

Rank School Season Points  Previous
1 Carleton 5-0 447 (42) 1
2 Ryerson 5-0 394 (1) 2
3 Calgary 6-0 374 (2) 3
4 UBC 5-1 294 6
5 Saint Mary’s 3-0 253 7
6 Alberta 3-3 196 5
7 Ottawa 3-2 147 9
8 Dalhousie 2-2 144 4
9 McGill 2-0 87 10
10 Saskatchewan 3-3 62 8
Other teams receiving votes: UNB (29), Lethbridge (18)

Women's basketball

Rank School Season Points  Previous
1 Laval 2-0 562 (45) 1
2 Ryerson 5-0 519 (2) 2
3 McMaster 5-0 465 3
4 Carleton 5-0 395 6
5 Concordia 0-1 395 4
6 Ottawa 4-1 316 7
7 Saskatchewan 5-2 298 5
8 Calgary 3-3 214 9
9 Regina 4-2 189 10
10 UBC 3-3 141 8
Other teams receiving votes: UNBC (91), Lakehead (27)

Men's Hockey

Rank School Season Media ELO  Total Previous
1 UNB 10-0-2 146 (11) 150 296 1
2 Saskatchewan 9-1-0 134 (3) 120 254 2
3 Alberta 7-3-0 101 135 236 3
4 Ottawa 9-0-1 95 (1) 105 200 4
5 Calgary 7-2-1 86 90 176 8
6 Ryerson 9-1-1 74 75 149 7
7 Queen's 8-3-0 36 60 96 NR
8 Saint Mary’s 8-4-1 85 0 85 5
9 Brock 8-3-0 13 45 58 NR
10 StFX 7-3-2 26 15 41 6
Honourable mention:  York (36), McGill (21), Moncton (2)

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Women's hockey

Rank School Season Points  Previous
1 Manitoba 8-2-0 40 (4) 1
2 Montreal 5-2-0 36 3
3 Alberta 8-2-0 31 4
4 Concordia 3-2-1 29 2
5 McGill 5-1-0 23 6
6 StFX 6-2-2 21 5
7 Western 5-1-1 13 7
8 Saskatchewan 7-2-1 11 9
9 Saint Mary's 6-3-1 10 8
10 St. Thomas 8-2-0 3 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Queen’s (1), Ryerson (1), Guelph (1)

Men's swimming

Rank School Points Previous
1 UBC 801 -
2 Calgary 568 -
3 Montreal 358 -
4 Ottawa 232 -
5 McGill 189 -
6 Laval 149 -
T7 Victoria 127 -
T7 Toronto 127 -
9 Sherbrooke 114 -
10 Alberta 107 -
Honourable Mention: Lethbridge (65), Regina (35), Waterloo (25), Acadia (15),
Laurentian (12), Guelph (9), Manitoba (8), Queen’s (8)

Women's swimming

Rank School Points Previous
1 UBC 804 -
2 Montreal 413 -
3 Calgary 363 -
4 Toronto 272 -
5 Manitoba 251 -
6 Victoria 227 -
7 Laval 141 -
8 Alberta 137 -
9 McGill 77 -
10 Ottawa 66 -
Honourable Mention: Lethbridge (34), Guelph (30), Sherbrooke (28), Dalhousie (27),
UQTR (23), Laurier (18), McMaster (15), Regina (12), UNB (8), Waterloo (7),
Laurentian (4),

Men's Volleyball

Rank School Season VRS Previous
1 Laval 4-0 +2.03 2
2 Trinity Western 5-1 +1.89 5
3 Mount Royal 4-2 +1.73 7
4 McMaster 3-1 +1.61 1
5 Brandon 4-2 +1.52 3
6 Alberta 7-1 +1.46 4
7 Windsor 5-1 +1.29 8
8 Montreal 4-2 +0.53 NR
9 Queen’s 4-2 +0.51 NR
10 Thompson Rivers 3-1 +0.45 10
Honourable Mention: Winnipeg (+0.42), Saskatchewan (+0.36),
Western (+0.18), Manitoba (+0.04)

Women's volleyball

Rank School Season Points  Previous
1 Calgary 6-0 60 (4) 1
2 Ryerson 4-0 55 2
3 Trinity Western 8-0 53 3
4 Alberta 6-2 48 4
5 Dalhousie 5-0 44 5
6 Waterloo 5-0 39 6
7 McGill 7-1 36 8
8 Toronto 4-1 31 9
9 Laval 4-2 28 7
10 Montreal 5-2 24 10
Other teams receiving votes: Acadia (21), Manitoba (9), York  (8), Sherbrooke (5), UBC (5)

Men's Wrestling

Rank School Points Previous
1 Brock 65 5
2 Alberta 64 1
3 Saskatchewan 46 2
4 Fraser Valley 41 3
5 Concordia 32 8
6 Lakehead 29 4
7 Guelph 28 7
8 McMaster 19 6
9 York 17 NR
10 Western 16 10
Honourable Mention: Calgary (14), Ryerson (10), Toronto (7), Algoma (5), UNB (3)

Women's wrestling

Rank School Points Previous
1 Brock 40 4
2 Alberta 35 1
3 Guelph 34 3
4 Saskatchewan 32 2
5 Concordia 30 5
6 Calgary 24 6
7 Fraser Valley 18 7
8 Lakehead 17 8
9 Western 13 10
10 McMaster 13 9
Honourable Mention: York (12), UNB (7), Queen’s (4), Algoma (3)

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
  • Swimming and Wrestling rankings calculated from individual results by school. Individual rankings available on ca and wrestling.ca

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Canadian Premier League Announces U SPORTS Draft Picks

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Carleton's Gabriel Bitar, who won a bronze medal at the U SPORTS Men's Soccer Championship on Sunday, was selected first overall in the CPL-U SPORTS Draft.