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TOP 10 TUESDAY: Ravens sweep basketball polls; three teams return to No.1 status

U SPORTS Staff

(Credit: Valerie Wutti / Blitzen Photography)

The undefeated Carleton Ravens are the new team to beat in U SPORTS women’s basketball, while three other schools have reclaimed No.1 rankings.

Carleton (19-0) jumped into top spot thanks to a 57-41 win against crosstown rival No.10 Ottawa (13-6) in the Capital Hoops Classic on Friday night at the Canadian Tire Centre. It’s the first No.1 ranking for the Ravens since Nov. 15, 2016, when they also swept both the men’s and women’s basketball pole positions. Carleton visits Nipissing and Laurentian this weekend.

On the ice, the Alberta Golden Bears (22-3-1) are back at No.1 in men’s hockey, while the Manitoba Bisons (20-5-1) reclaim top spot on the women’s side. The Golden Bears recorded 4-1 and 3-1 victories at home against No.5 Saskatchewan, with the Bisons beating Lethbridge 3-0 and 3-2 on the road.  Both teams wrap up the regular season this weekend as Alberta visits UBC and Manitoba hosts Calgary in weekend sets.

Finally, after falling from No.1 for the first time in nearly a year, the Trinity Western Spartans (19-1) once again lead the men’s volleyball rankings after a pair of 3-1 victories at Calgary. The Spartans play a home-and-home series with UBC this weekend

In other U SPORTS rankings, UBC Okanagan (women’s volleyball) UBC (men’s and women’s swimming), Guelph (men’s and women’s track and field), Alberta (men’s wrestling) and Brock (women’s wrestling) all remain national leaders for another week.

Men's basketball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Carleton 19-0 470 (47) 1
2 Brock 18-2 418 2
3 Alberta 19-1 381 3
4 UBC 17-3 322 4
5 Calgary 16-4 282 6
6 Laurentian 16-3 208 5
7 McGill 10-2 207 7
8 Dalhousie 12-3 144 8
9 Ryerson 13-6 89 9
10 Ottawa 13-6 49 10
Other teams receiving votes: UNB (14), Acadia (1)

Women's basketball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Carleton 19-0 554 (37) 2
2 Regina 18-2 508 (10) 1
3 Acadia 14-1 466 4
4 McGill 9-3 422 3
5 Laval 8-3 360 5
6 McMaster 16-4 342 6
7 Saskatchewan 17-3 280 7
8 Queen’s 16-3 247 8
9 Windsor 16-4 201 9
10 Trinity Western 16-4 138 10
Other teams receiving votes: Calgary (76), Ottawa (30)

Men's Hockey

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Alberta 22-3-1 138 (8) 3
2 UNB 22-2-4 137 (5) 2
3 StFX 22-2-4 129 (2) 1
4 McGill 22-4-1 104 4
5 Saskatchewan 18-7-1 76 5
6 Saint Mary’s 17-9-2 71 7
7 Guelph 19-6-1 61 6
8 Queen’s 18-5-3 35 9
9 Manitoba 16-8-2 27 10
10 Acadia 16-10-2 22 8
Other teams receiving votes: Western (7), UBC (7), Ryerson (7), Concordia (3), Carleton (1)

Women's hockey

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Manitoba 20-5-1 39 2
2 Alberta 18-5-3 37 1
3 Saint Mary's 19-3-1 31 4
4 StFX 19-2-2 27 3
5 UBC 18-5-3 25 5
6 Montreal 12-2-4 20 6
7 Guelph 16-5-0 15 8
8 Queen's 16-3-3 11 7
9 Concordia 12-4-1 10 9
10 Western 15-5-2 2 10
Other teams receiving votes: Saskatchewan (2)

Men's swimming

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 UBC 777 1
2 Calgary 485 2
3 Toronto 305 3
4 McGill 212 7
5 Montreal 195 6
6 Victoria 186 4
7 Ottawa 181 5
8 Regina 112 8
9 Laval 76 NR
10 Dalhousie 74 9
Honourable mention:  Sherbrooke (65), Alberta (54), Lethbridge (52), Acadia (45), Waterloo (37),
Laurentian (36), Manitoba (31), Western (14), McMaster (9), Memorial (8), Guelph (1)

Women's swimming

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 UBC 853 1
2 Montreal 434 3
3 Toronto 376 2
4 Calgary 182 4
5 Victoria 168 5
6 Manitoba 162 6
7 Regina 142 7
8 McMaster 75 8
T9 Laval 74 NR
T9 Dalhousie 70 T9
Honourable mention: McGill (67), Western (67), Lethbridge (55), Alberta (44),
Memorial (40), Waterloo (29), Ottawa (26), York (25), Laurier (18), UQTR (12),
Acadia (10), Sherbrooke (9), Guelph (7), Laurentian (6)

* 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 117 1
2 Alberta 82.5 2
3 Western 67.5 3
4 Manitoba 54.5 5
5 York 47 4
6 Laval 41 6
7 Lethbridge 37.5 7
8 Toronto 35 8
9 Saskatchewan 29 9
10 Victoria 22 NR
Honourable mention: Sherbrooke (17), Windsor (17)

Women's track & field

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 Guelph 103.25 1
2 Windsor 92 2
3 Toronto 84.5 3
4 Saskatchewan 67.5 4
5 Western 49.5 5
6 Sherbrooke 45 6
7 Laval 37.5 7
8 Alberta 34 8
9 York 27 9
10 Manitoba 27 10
Honourable mention: Trinity Western (19), Ottawa (18)

Men's Volleyball

Rank School Season VRS# Previous
1 Trinity Western 19-1 +2.58 2
2 UBC 18-2 +2.42 1
3 Alberta 17-3 +2.19 3
4 Brandon 14-6 +1.69 5
5 Laval 9-2 +1.60 4
6 Montreal 9-2 +1.48 7
7 Winnipeg 13-7 +1.32 8
8 McMaster 12-1 +1.15 6
9 Thompson Rivers 9-11 +0.88 9
10 Calgary 10-10 +0.71 10
Honourable mention: Saskatchewan (+0.44), Manitoba (+0.36),
Dalhousie (+0.32), Mount Royal (+0.29), Western (+0.03)

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 Okanagan 16-4 60 (4) 1
2 Montreal 15-2 55 2
3 Calgary 17-3 51 4
4 UBC 16-4 49 3
5 Dalhousie 16-1 45 5
6 Ryerson 15-0 39 7
7 McMaster 13-2 34 6
8 Alberta 11-9 33 8
9 McGill 13-4 26 10
10 Laval 10-6 24 NR
Other teams receiving votes:  Trinity Western (22), Regina (15),
Acadia (12), Queen’s (4), Saint Mary’s (4), Toronto (4)

Men's Wrestling

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 Alberta 66 1
2 Brock 65 2
3 Concordia 44 3
4 Fraser Valley 41 4
5 Saskatchewan 36 5
6 Guelph 32 6
7 Calgary 29 7
8 Western 26 8
9 Regina 22 9
10 McMaster 21 10
Honourable mention: Lakehead (19), Algoma (10), UNB (6), York (5),
Memorial (4), Toronto (3)

Women's wrestling

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 Brock 60 1
2 Regina 35 2
3 Calgary 32* 3
4 Alberta 32* 4
5 Saskatchewan 32* 5
6 Guelph 24 6
7 Fraser Valley 18 7
8 Lakehead 14* 8
9 Western 14* 9
10 Concordia 13 10
Honourable mention: York, (13), McMaster (11), Algoma (4), 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