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TOP 10 TUESDAY: Concordia jumps to No.1 in women’s hockey for first time in nearly two decades

U SPORTS Staff

After just one week, the Concordia Stingers are the new team to beat in the nation in women’s hockey.

The Stingers, who find themselves in the pole position for the first time since the program's national championship teams of 1998 and 1999, take over top spot after defending national champion Manitoba (2-2-0) was swept over the weekend by then-ranked No.8 Alberta (3-0-1), in a battle of the last two U SPORTS champions. Concordia drops the puck on its season on Sunday visiting Ottawa.

Meanwhile, the Trinity Western Spartans are back in top spot in women’s soccer after back-to-back home wins over then-No.9 Alberta and Mount Royal. The Spartans (11-1-0) wrap up the regular season this weekend with a road trip to UBC and Victoria.

In other U SPORTS rankings, Guelph (men’s cross country), Queen’s (women’s cross country), UBC (men’s soccer), Ottawa (women’s rugby) and UNB (men’s hockey) 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 football and 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 Cross Country

Rank School Points Previous
1 Guelph 100 1
2 Calgary 85 3
3 McMaster 80 2
4 Laval 70 4
5 UBC 52 7
6 Western 44 5
7 Victoria 37 8
8 Queen’s 34 6
9 Windsor 15 NR
10 Trinity Western 14 NR
Other teams receiving votes: StFX (13), Toronto (5), Regina (3), Manitoba (2),
Dalhousie (1), Waterloo (1)

Women's Cross Country

Rank School Points Previous
1 Queen’s 95 1
T2 Guelph 84 2
T2 Laval 84 3
4 Dalhousie 55 NR
5 Western 47 6
6 Toronto 45 4
7 Calgary 35 7
8 Victoria 35 5
9 McGill 29 8
10 UBC 20 10
Other teams receiving votes: McMaster (17), Trinity Western (4), Wilfrid Laurier (2),
Laurentian (2), Alberta (2), Saskatchewan (1)

Men's Hockey

Rank School Season Media  ELO   Total Previous
1 UNB 4-0-0 143 (9) 140 283 1
2 Saskatchewan 3-1-0 118 112 230 3
3 Alberta 2-2-0 98 (1) 126 224 2
4 Saint Mary’s 5-0-0 132 (5) 70 202 4
5 Queen's 3-0-0 68 84 152 6
6 Ottawa 2-0-0 30 98 128 9
7 UBC 4-0-0 66 28 94 NR
8 McGill 2-1-1 37 56 93 5
9 Ryerson 3-0-0 71 0 71 8
10 Brock 2-0-0 3 42 45 NR
Honourable mention: StFX (20), Windsor (18), Acadia (12), Calgary (7),
Manitoba (6), Moncton (3), RMC (3), Mount Royal (2), UOIT (2)

Hockey Ballots (PDF)

Women's hockey

Rank School Season Points  Previous
1 Concordia 0-0-0 38 (2) 2
2 Manitoba 2-2-0 37 (2) 1
3 Montreal 0-0-0 33 3
4 Alberta 3-1-0 23* 8
5 StFX 1-0-1 23* 4
6 Saint Mary's 2-0-0 21 6
7 Western 0-0-0 17 5
8 Saskatchewan 3-1-0 14 7
9 Nipissing 2-0-0 7* 10
10 McGill 0-0-0 7* 9
Other teams receiving votes: None

Women's Rugby

Rank School Season Playoff ELO Previous
1 Ottawa 7-0 0-0 1899.9 1
2 StFX 6-0 0-0 1824.4 2
3 Laval 6-1 0-0 1806.0 4
4 Guelph 4-0 1-0 1801.9 3
5 Queen's 3-1 1-0 1763.0 6
6 Carleton 5-2 0-0 1659.6 7
7 Calgary 5-1 0-0 1658.8 5
8 Acadia 4-2 0-0 1632.8 8
9 Victoria 3-2 0-0 1601.0 10
10 McMaster 2-2 1-1 1569.0 9
Honourable Mention: Sherbrooke (1557.1)

Men's Soccer

Rank School Season ELO Previous
1 UBC 12-0-2 1811.3 1
2 Cape Breton 7-0-2 1808.9 2
3 York 11-0-3 1805.4 3
4 Carleton 12-1-1 1767.9 4
5 Ryerson 12-1-1 1754.6 6
6 Alberta 11-0-2 1724.4 8
7 Montreal 8-2-1 1698.9 5
8 Trinity Western 8-2-4 1677.4 9
9 Guelph 9-3-2 1671.6 7
10 McMaster 7-3-4 1648.3 NR
Honourable Mention: Toronto  (1642.3), UNB (1637.6), StFX  (1626.0),
Laval (1612.6), UQAM (1602.5), Dalhousie (1598.9), Western (1550.08),
Acadia (1546.63), Thompson Rivers (1543.95), UQTR (1523.48), Queen's (1522.94),
UFV (1522.44), UNBC (1519.64), McGill (1510.11), Calgary (1500.84)

Women's soccer

Rank School Season ELO Previous
1 Trinity Western 11-1-0 1818.4 2
2 Montreal 8-0-4 1768.4 1
3 Ottawa 12-1-1 1759.5 5
4 UBC 10-2-0 1750.8 6
5 Cape Breton 7-1-1 1750.5 3
6 Calgary 11-1-0 1722.8 NR
7 Western 9-0-5 1706.2 7
8 Laval 7-2-3 1705.9 4
9 Acadia 8-0-1 1702.4 10
10 Queen's 8-2-4 1677.5 8
Honourable Mention: Guelph (1677.1), Alberta (1656.0), Victoria (1616.6),
UOIT (1609.9), MacEwan (1593.3), Memorial (1589.8), York (1582.5),
McMaster (1558.0), Nipissing (1556.7), StFX (1554.8), McGill (1547.7),
UQTR (1528.5), Dalhousie (1528.3), Carleton (1528.11), UQAM (1515.17),
Manitoba (1507.7), UFV (1506.76), Laurentian (1503.57)

Women’s Cross Country

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