Men’s Basketball News

The defending U SPORTS champion Guelph Gryphons start the new season exactly where they left off – as the top-ranked team in the country.

The Gryphons, who swept the national banners for the second consecutive year last March, put on an impressive showing in Windsor at the Can Am Classic over the weekend. Guelph will compete this week at Ottawa’s Winter Invitational and Western’s Don Wright Meet in London, Ont.

On the mats, there are a pair of new national wrestling leaders. The Alberta Golden Bears men and reigning U SPORTS champion Brock Badgers women each claimed top spot following impressive performances at their own respective hosted invitational meets this past weekend. For the Golden Bears, it is their first No. 1 ranking since Nov. 6, 2018. Both teams will now head to the Guelph Open this week.

In other U SPORTS rankings, UNB (men’s hockey) Concordia (women’s hockey), Carleton (men’s basketball), Saskatchewan (women’s basketball), Trinity Western (men’s and women’s volleyball), Calgary (men’s swimming) and UBC (women’s swimming) remain at No.1 for another week.

For the second straight season, U SPORTS is using 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 more information, click here.  

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Rank School Regular Season Record Points (1st Place) Previous Ranking
1 Carleton 13-0 480 (48) 1
2 Calgary 12-0 422 3
3 Dalhousie 9-1 388 2
4 Alberta 11-1 329 5
5 Ottawa 10-3 282 4
6 Lakehead 9-3 245 6
7 Laurentian 9-4 155 9
8 McMaster 9-3 124 7
9 Saskatchewan 9-3 77 8
10 Manitoba 11-1 44 NR
Other teams receiving votes: UBC (44), McGill (27)

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Rank School Regular Season Record Points (1st Place) Previous Ranking
1 Saskatchewan 12-0 575 (47) 1
2 Calgary 12-0 527 2
3 Ottawa 11-2 482 (1) 3
4 Carleton 11-2 427 4
5 Ryerson 10-2 389 5
6 Windsor 11-1 335 6
7 Queen's 8-4 280 7
8 Laval 5-2 242 9
9 Brock 10-2 148 8
10 Bishop's 4-1 141 10
Other teams receiving votes: Alberta (94), Western (80)

MEN’S HOCKEY

Rank School Regular Season Record ELO Previous Ranking
1 UNB 17-4-0 1835.48 1
2 Alberta 17-3-0 1790.19 2
3 Toronto 17-2-1 1741.37 3
4 Saskatchewan 14-4-2 1727.11 4
5 Carleton 18-3-1 1708.24 6
6 Acadia 17-5-0 1676.09 5
7 McGill 12-6-1 1658.14 7
8 Ottawa 14-5-2 1624.73 10
9 Calgary 14-4-1 1616.25 8
10 Ryerson 14-5-2 1614.67 9

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

Rank School Regular Season Record Points (1st Place) Previous Ranking
1 Concordia 10-1-1 40 1
2 Saint Mary's 16-3-0 33 2
3 Montréal 7-3-2 32 3
4 Toronto 11-3-2 28 4
5 UPEI 15-4-1 27 5
6 McGill 6-3-3 19 7
7 Alberta 14-6-0 17 8
8 Calgary 14-5-1 12 6
9 Nipissing 10-5-0 7 10
10 York 10-5-1 5 9
Other teams receiving votes: None

MEN’S SWIMMING

Rank School Points Previous Ranking
1 Calgary 494 1
2 UBC 389 2
3 McGill 312 3
4 Victoria 241 4
5 Ottawa 232 5
6 Toronto 222 6
7 Montreal 204 7
8 Alberta 127 8
9 Regina 110 9
10 Laval 108 10

WOMEN’S SWIMMING

Rank School Points Previous Ranking
1 UBC 626 1
2 Toronto 456 2
3 Calgary 418 3
4 Victoria 295 4
5 Montreal 248 5
6 Manitoba 169 6
7 McGill 124 7
8 Western 110 8
9 Ottawa 90 9
10 Dalhousie 79 10

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD

Rank School Points Previous Ranking
1 Guelph 173 -
2 Western 70 -
3 Toronto 49.5 -
4 Windsor 46 -
5 Manitoba 44.25 -
6 Saskatchewan 39 -
7 Waterloo 35.5 -
8 Calgary 31.25 -
9 Laval 25.25 -
10 Montreal 24.25 -
Other teams receiving points: Sherbrooke (24), Regina (20)

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD

Rank School Points Previous Ranking
1 Guelph 161 -
2 Western 67.5 -
3 Toronto 66 -
4 Calgary 48.5 -
5 Alberta 41.5 -
T6 Laval 34.5 -
T6 York 34.5 -
8 Saskatchewan 26 -
9 Manitoba 22.5 -
T10 Sherbrooke / Regina 21 -
Other teams receiving points: Waterloo (19.5)

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Rank School Regular Season Record ELO Previous Ranking
1 Trinity Western 13-1 1888.64 1
2 Laval 9-1 1782.16 3
3 Brandon 11-3 1749.95 2
4 UBC 11-3 1745.05 5
5 McMaster 7-1 1741.59 4
6 Alberta 10-4 1699.99 9
7 Montreal 7-1 1696.75 6
8 Queen’s 6-3 1650.25 8
9 Toronto 7-1 1642.84 7
10 Windsor 5-4 1608.76 10

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Rank School Regular Season Record ELO Previous Ranking
1 Trinity Western 14-2 1790.15 1
2 Dalhousie 11-0 1782.74 3
3 Toronto 8-1 1773.26 4
4 Ryerson 9-2 1765.04 2
5 Mount Royal 12-2 1719.54 5
6 Laval 9-3 1680.21 8
7 Brock 7-2 1664.18 6
8 Alberta 9-5 1662.39 7
9 Western 8-3 1661.75 9
10 Waterloo 5-4 1639.59 10

MEN’S WRESTLING

Rank School Points Previous Ranking
1 Alberta 64 2
2 Saskatchewan 46 3
3 Guelph 43 5
4 Brock 42 1
5 Calgary 40 4
6 Fraser Valley 29 NR
7 Concordia 24 10
8 Algoma 23 8
9 Lakehead 22 7
10 Western 21 NR
Other teams receiving points: McMaster (16), Ryerson (11), UNB (5), York (4), Queen’s (3), Toronto (3)

WOMEN’S WRESTLING

Rank School Points Previous Ranking
1 Brock 44 3
2 Saskatchewan 42 1
3 Concordia 33 4
4 Alberta 32 2
5 Calgary 31 5
6 Western 23* 6
7 Lakehead 23* 7
8 Guelph 21 8
9 McMaster 12* 10
10 Queen’s 12* NR
Other teams receiving points: York (8), Fraser Valley (4)

*Western and McMaster ranked higher due to a higher number of higher-ranked individual wrestlers