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TOP 10 TUESDAY: Guelph opens at No.1 in track and field

U SPORTS Staff

The Guelph Gryphons highlight the first rankings of 2018 as the top-ranked U SPORTS track and field squads in the nation.

The Gryphons men won their first national title since 2013 last March, while the Guelph women claimed the team silver medal at the U SPORTS Track and Field Championships in Edmonton. The defending women’s champion Toronto Varsity Blues begin the year tied for the No.7 ranking.

This week’s rankings also feature a pair of changes at the top. In men’s hockey, the StFX X-Men return to pole position for the first time since the opening week of the 2016-17 season (Oct. 11, 2016). The then-No.4 ranked X-Men upset then-No.2 UNB 5-2 on the road Saturday, handing the Varsity Reds their first regulation loss of the year. Alberta meanwhile, who held the No.1 position since Oct. 24 was handed back-to-back 5-4 (OT) and 3-1 losses by unranked Manitoba. StFX hosts UPEI and UNB this weekend.

In women’s volleyball, the U SPORTS champion UBC Thunderbirds return to top spot, after beating the Bisons 3-0 and 3-2 at home. They’ll head to Winnipeg for a weekend series on Friday and Saturday.

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

Men's basketball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Carleton 12-0 470 (47) 1
2 Brock 10-2 397 3
3 Alberta 11-1 375 5
4 UBC 10-2 316 4
5 Calgary 9-3 276 2
6 McGill 5-1 237 6
7 Ottawa 10-2 178 8
8 Laurentian 10-1 176 7
9 Dalhousie 6-2 103 9
10 Ryerson 8-4 36 10
Other teams receiving votes: UNB (19), Acadia (1), Lethbridge (1)

Women's basketball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Acadia 8-0 526 (26) 1
2 McGill 5-1 500 (7) 2
3 Regina 11-1 480 (6) 3
4 Carleton 12-0 468 (8) 4
5 Laval 3-2 346 5
6 Saskatchewan 11-1 345 6
7 Queen’s 11-1 249 9
8 Concordia 3-1 215 8
9 Windsor 9-3 179 7
10 McMaster 8-4 133 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Calgary (82), Ryerson (60)

Men's Hockey

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 StFX 16-1-3 129 (10) 4
2 Alberta 15-2-1 123 (4) 1
3 UNB 16-1-3 121 2
4 Saskatchewan 14-3-1 95 3
5 McGill 17-3-0 86 5
6 Acadia 13-5-2 63 7
7 Saint Mary’s 14-5-1 61 6
8 Concordia 13-2-3 31 8
9 Manitoba 11-5-2 26 NR
10 Guelph 13-4-1 23 9
Other teams receiving votes:  UQTR (5), Ryerson (5), Carleton (2)

Women's hockey

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Manitoba 13-4-1 40 1
2 Alberta 11-4-3 35 2
3 UBC 12-4-2 33 3
4 StFX 13-1-2 28 4
5 Saint Mary's 11-3-1 24 5
6 Concordia 7-3-0 20 6
7 Guelph 10-4-0 15 8
8 Queen's 11-1-2 12 7
9 Montreal 7-1-4 9 9
10 Brock 10-3-2 3 10
Other teams receiving votes: Western (1)

Men's swimming

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 UBC 818 1
2 Calgary 504 2
3 Toronto 321 3
4 Victoria 206 4
5 Montreal 185 5
6 McGill 155 7
7 Ottawa 154 6
8 Regina 126 8
9 Dalhousie 80 9
10 Sherbrooke 65 10
Honourable mention:  Alberta (55), Lethbridge (50), Acadia (47), Laval (39), Waterloo (39),
Laurentian (36), Manitoba (32), Western (19), Memorial (12),  McMaster (10), UNB (1), Guelph (1)

Women's swimming

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 UBC 884 1
2 Montreal 385 2
3 Toronto 341 3
4 Calgary 195 4
5 Victoria 177 7
6 Manitoba 154 5
7 Regina 148 6
8 McMaster 79 8
T9 Dalhousie 77 10
T9 Western 77 9
Honourable mention: Laval (61), McGill (61), Lethbridge (56), Alberta (47), Memorial (47),
Waterloo (37), Ottawa (30), York (28), Laurier (19), Acadia (14), Sherbrooke (11),
Laurentian (10), Guelph (9), UQTR (4)

* Swimming Top 10 is calculated from individual event results by school.

  • Team rankings available here
  • Individual rankings by event available here

Men's track & field

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 Guelph 112 -
2 Windsor 86 -
3 Western 65.5 -
4 Manitoba 61.5 -
5 Waterloo 39 -
6 Sherbrooke 38.5 -
T7 Toronto 33.5 -
T7 Calgary 33.5 -
9 Laval 29.5 -
10 McMaster 19 -
Honourable mention:  Saint Mary’s (16), Dalhousie (13.5)

Women's track & field

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 Guelph 88.5 -
2 Western 84 -
3 Windsor 82 -
4 Toronto 74.5 -
5 Sherbrooke 61 -
6 Manitoba 35.5 -
7 Calgary 30.5 -
8 Saskatchewan 28 -
9 Waterloo 27 -
10 Dalhousie 25.5 -
Honourable mention: Laval (25), Wilfrid Laurier (20)

*Track & Field Top 10 is calculated from individual event results by school. 

  • Team and Individual rankings by event available here

Men's Volleyball

Rank School Season VRS # Previous
1 Trinity Western 13-1 +2.50 1
2 Brandon 9-3 +2.16 4
3 UBC 12-2 +1.84 2
4 Calgary 9-3 +1.79 3
5 Alberta 11-3 +1.76 5
6 Winnipeg 10-4 +1.35 7
7 Montreal 5-1 +1.11 8
8 Laval 5-1 +1.08 6
9 Manitoba 6-8 +0.61 10
10 McMaster 6-1 +0.53 9
Honourable mention: Saskatchewan (+0.41)

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 12-2 58 (2) 2
2 Montreal 9-1 57 (2) 1
3 Calgary 10-2 53 3
4 UBC Okanagan 10-4 47 5
5 Dalhousie 8-1 45 4
6 McMaster 6-1 37 6
7 Ryerson 8-0 34* 7
8 Trinity Western 11-3 34* 10
9 Alberta 7-7 28 8
10 McGill 8-2 27 9
Other teams receiving votes:  Laval (20), Toronto (15), Acadia (9)
Mount Royal (4), Brandon (3), Western (3)

* Ryerson is ranked No.7 over Trinity Western thanks to a higher number of higher-placed votes

Men's Wrestling

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 Alberta 73 1
2 Brock 61 2
3 Fraser Valley 41 3
4 Saskatchewan 36 4
5 Western 33 5
6 Calgary 30 6
7 McMaster 28 8
8 Concordia 26 7
9 Regina 23* 9
10 Guelph 23* 10
Honourable mention: Lakehead (23), Algoma (7), York (7), Memorial (6),
UNB (5), Toronto (3)

Women's wrestling

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 Brock 46 1
2 Alberta 40 2
3 Calgary 36 3
4 Regina 34 4
5 Saskatchewan 27 5
6 Guelph 23 6
7 Concordia 17* 7
8 York 17* 8
9 Lakehead 17* 10
10 Western 17* 9
Honourable mention: McMaster (12), Fraser Valley (8), Algoma (5),
Toronto (2), Ryerson (1)

*Wrestling Top 10 is calculated from individual weight class results by school. Ties are broken according to higher number of higher-ranked wrestlers.

  • Men’s individual rankings available here
  • Women’s Individual Rankings available here