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Top 10 Tuesday: National leaders remain on top

U SPORTS Staff

All 10 No.1-ranked U SPORTS programs held serve this past weekend as the fall term draws to a close. 

Heading into the final weekend of competition of the first half of the 2018-19 campaign, UNB (men’s hockey), Montreal (women’s hockey), Carleton (men’s basketball), Laval (women’s basketball), Trinity Western (men’s volleyball), Calgary (women’s volleyball), UBC (men’s and women’s swimming) and Brock (men’s and women’s wrestling) each remain in top spot.

The final Top 10 rankings of 2018 will be released next Tuesday.

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 8-0 467 (44) 1
2 Ryerson 9-0 412 (1) 2
3 Calgary 10-0 389 (2) 3
4 UBC 7-1 322 4
5 Saint Mary's 6-0 288 5
6 Alberta 5-3 223 6
7 Ottawa 6-2 193 7
8 Dalhousie 4-3 116 8
9 Laurier 7-3 98 9
10 Saskatchewan 6-4 21 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Brock (15), UNB (14)

Women's basketball

Rank School Season Points Previous
1 Laval 4-0 546 (40) 1
2 Ryerson 9-0 512 (6) 2
3 Concordia 3-1 443 4
4 Ottawa 7-1 422 5
5 McMaster 7-2 374 3
6 Saskatchewan 8-2 306 7
7 Carleton 6-2 278 6
8 Calgary 7-3 242 8
9 Regina 6-2 177 9
10 Lakehead 7-1 139 NR
Other teams receiving votes: UPEI (67), Cape Breton (57)

Men's Hockey

Rank School Season Media  ELO   Total Previous
1 UNB 13-0-3 144 (10) 135 279 1
2 Alberta 11-3-0 114 150 264 3
3 Saskatchewan 13-1-0 138 (5) 120 258 2
4 Ryerson 12-1-1 98 105 203 5
5 Ottawa 11-1-2 68 90 158 4
6 Saint Mary’s 11-5-1 94 45 139 7
7 Carleton 10-2-3 47 75 122 10
8 Queen's 11-3-0 52 60 112 8
9 Calgary 9-4-1 38 30 68 6
10 StFX 9-5-2 21 15 36 NR
Honourable mention: Brock (3), McGill (2), York (2), UPEI (2), UBC (1)

Hockey Ballots (PDF)

Women's hockey

Rank School Season Points  Previous
1 Montreal 8-2-0 40 (4) 1
2 Manitoba 10-3-1 36 3
3 McGill 7-2-0 30* 4
4 Alberta 10-3-0 30* 2
5 Concordia 5-2-2 23 5
6 St. Thomas 12-2-0 20 7
7 Western 7-2-2 15 6
8 StFX 9-3-2 14 8
9 UBC 9-2-3 4* NR
10 Saskatchewan 9-4-1 4* 9
Other teams receiving votes: Nipissing (3), Queen’s (1)

Men's Volleyball

Rank School Season VRS Previous
1 Trinity Western 7-1 +2.19 1
2 Brandon 8-2 +1.86 4
3 Laval 8-0 +1.80 3
4 Mount Royal 7-3 +1.64 2
5 Alberta 9-1 +1.57 5
6 McMaster 6-1 +1.48 6
7 Windsor 7-2 +1.09 7
8 Thompson Rivers 7-1 +0.84 8
9 Montreal 6-2 +0.63 NR
10 Queen’s 7-2 +0.54 9
Honourable Mention: Western (+0.47), Winnipeg (+0.43), Saskatchewan (+0.20)

Women's volleyball

Rank School Season Points  Previous
1 Calgary 10-0 60 (4) 1
2 Trinity Western 10-0 56 2
3 Alberta 8-2 52 3
4 Dalhousie 9-0 48 4
5 Ryerson 7-1 44 5
6 Waterloo 7-0 40 6
7 McGill 8-2 34 7
8 Toronto 7-2 32 T9
9 Laval 6-4 23 8
10 Montreal 7-3 22 NR
Honourable Mention: UBC (21), Acadia (17), Western (16), Manitoba (5), Mount Royal (4)

Men's Wrestling

Rank School Points Previous
1 Brock 65 1
2 Alberta 60 2
3 Saskatchewan 47 3
4 Fraser Valley 38* 4
5 Lakehead 38* 5
6 Concordia 29 6
7 Calgary 28 9
8 McMaster 24 NR
9 York 17 8
10 Guelph 14 7
Other teams receiving votes: Algoma (12), Western (12), Ryerson (9), UNB (3)

*Fraser Valley ranked higher due to a higher number of higher-ranking individual wrestlers

Women's wrestling

Rank School Points Previous
1 Brock 46 1
2 Alberta 37 2
3 Calgary 36 6
4 Guelph 33 7
5. Concordia 27 3
6. Saskatchewan 27 4
7 Western 20 5
8 Fraser Valley 16 8
9 McMaster 14 9
10 Lakehead 9* 10
Other teams receiving votes: York (9)*, Queen’s (7), UNB (4)

*Lakehead ranked No.9 over York due to a higher number of higher-ranking 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
  • Swimming and Wrestling rankings calculated from individual results by school. Individual rankings available on ca and wrestling.ca

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(Credit: Yan Doublet)