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Top 10 Tuesday: Defending champions Carleton, McGill open at No.1 in basketball

U SPORTS Staff

The McGill Martlets (women) and seven-time defending U SPORTS champion Carleton Ravens (men) begin the season as the top-ranked basketball teams in the nation. 

Carleton once again claimed U SPORTS gold last March after a 78-69 victory over Ryerson, who begin the new campaign at No.7. The Ravens begin their season this weekend hosting Guelph Friday night and Algoma on Saturday afternoon.  

On the women’s side, the reigning U SPORTS gold medalist McGill start the year in top spot. The Marlets, who beat No. 6 Laval in the gold medal game, kick off their season by hosting a rematch Laval on Saturday.

This week’s rankings are also highlighted by three changes at the top. In men’s soccer, Cape Breton (11-0-1) takes over the pole position for the first time in school history. The Capers finished the regular season with back-to-back 2-0 wins on the road against Dalhousie and Saint Mary’s, and will host the AUS championship tournament this weekend. 

Meanwhile, UBC (women’s hockey) and Guelph (men’s cross country) also leap up to No.1. The Thunderbirds swept a weekend series at home against Lethbridge, while the Gryphons claimed the OUA championship title hosted by Windsor on Saturday. 

In other U SPORTS rankings, Queen’s (women’s cross country), Laval (women’s soccer), Trinity Western (men’s volleyball) and Alberta (men’s hockey and women’s volleyball) all remain national leaders for another week. 

Note: Top 10 rankings have concluded in men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s cross country.

Men's Basketball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Carleton 0-0 466 (45) -
2 Brock 2-0 384 (1) -
3 Alberta 2-0 354 -
4 UBC 2-0 301 (1) -
5 Calgary 2-0 261 -
6 Dalhousie 0-0 199 -
7 Ryerson 1-0 193 -
8 McGill 0-0 176 -
9 Ottawa 0-0 166 -
10 Laurentian 0-0 39 -
Other teams receiving votes: Acadia (19), UNB (10)

Women's Basketball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 McGill 0-0 525 (27) -
2 Regina 0-0 523 (17) -
3 Acadia 0-0 407 (1) -
4 Carleton 0-0 373 (1) -
5 McMaster 1-0 342 (1) -
6 Laval 0-0 327 -
7 Windsor 1-0 258 -
8 Ryerson 1-0 218 -
9 Alberta 1-1 181 -
10 Saskatchewan 2-0 164 -
Other teams receiving votes: Concordia (121), Calgary (77)

Men's Cross Country

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 Guelph 94 2
2 Laval 93 1
3 McMaster 79 5
4 Calgary 58 4
5 Trinity Western 57 3
6 Queen’s 53 7
7 Western 36 6
7 Victoria 36 8
9 Windsor 22 9
10 Dalhousie 12 10
Other teams receiving votes: Toronto (5), Regina (4), McGill (3),
Alberta (2), Manitoba (1), StFX (1)

Women's Cross Country

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 Queen’s 97 1
2 Toronto 84 2
3 Guelph 78 3
4 Laval 60 4
5 Trinity Western 59 5
6 McMaster 40 10
7 Victoria 34 T8
8 Calgary 32 T8
9 McGill 29 7
10 Western 16 6
Other teams receiving votes: Laurentian (13), Alberta (10),
Waterloo (1), Saskatchewan (1), Acadia (1), Manitoba (1), Dalhousie (1)

Men's Hockey

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Alberta 8-0-0 145 (11) 1
2 UNB 7-0-1 132 (3) 2
3 StFX 8-0-0 126 (1) 3
4 Saskatchewan 6-1-1 100 4
5 York 6-0-0 74 7
6 McGill 6-2-0 65 5
7 Acadia 5-2-1 60 6
8 Calgary 4-1-3 50 8
9 UQTR 6-1-0 47 9
10 Ryerson 4-2-0 8 10
Other teams receiving votes: Saint Mary's (6), Laurier (4), Carleton (3), UBC (2), Queen's (2), 
Ottawa (1)  

Women's Hockey

Rank

School

Season

Points

Previous

1

UBC

6-2-0

39

2

2

Alberta

5-1-2

37

1

3

Saint Mary's

5-0-1

30

3

4

Concordia

3-1-0

30

4

5

StFX

5-0-1

24

6

6

Manitoba

5-3-0

19

8

7

McGill

0-3-0

17

5

8

Guelph

1-3-0

8

7

9

Montreal

2-0-2

5

NR

10

Queen's

4-0-1

4

NR

Other teams receiving votes: Western (4), Nipissing (3)

Men's Soccer

Rank

School

Season

Playoff

Points

Previous

1

Cape Breton

11-0-1

0-0

58

2

2

Montreal

10-1-1

0-0

53

1

3

Alberta

9-1-4

1-0

49

3

4

Carleton

13-1-2

1-0

44

4

5

York

13-2-1

1-0

36

5

6

UBC

10-4-1

1-0

25

6

7

StFX

9-1-2

0-0

24

7

8

McMaster

12-3-1

1-0

19

8

9

Laval

8-2-2

0-0

12

NR

10

Ryerson

9-6-1

2-0

7

NR

Other teams receiving votes: Trinity Western (3)

Women's soccer

Rank

School

Season

Playoff

Points

Previous

1

Laval

12-0-2

0-0

59

1

2

UOIT

14-0-2

1-0

55

2

3

Western

14-1-1

1-0

46

3

4

Trinity Western

10-3-1

1-0

39

5

5

Cape Breton

11-0-1

0-0

36

4

6

Victoria

9-1-4

1-0

27

6

7

Montreal

10-0-4

0-0

21

9

8

UBC

9-2-3

2-0

19

8

9

Queen's

12-3-1

1-0

15

NR

10

Ottawa

10-1-5

1-1

7

10

Other teams receiving votes: MacEwan (4), Alberta (1), Guelph (1)

Men's Volleyball

Rank

School

Season

VRS #

Previous

1

Trinity Western

4-0

+2.2

1

2

Ryerson

1-0

+2.0

2

3

Manitoba

1-3

+1.4

3

4

Winnipeg

4-0

+1.3

5

5

Windsor

2-0

+1.3

4

6

Montreal

3-0

+1.1

6

7

Brandon

3-1

+0.9

7

8

Alberta

2-0

+0.8

8

9

Calgary

4-0

+0.7

9

10

Laval

2-1

+0.5

10

Women's Volleyball

Rank

School

Season

Points 

Previous

1

Alberta

2-0

60 (4)

1

2

Calgary

4-0

55

2

3

Montreal

3-0

52

3

4

Mount Royal

2-0

49

5

5

Dalhousie

2-0

44

6

6

UBC Okanagan

3-1

39

9

7

McMaster

0-1

37

4

8

UBC

1-1

29

8

9

McGill

2-0

28

10

10

Laval

1-2

27

7

Other teams receiving votes: Ryerson, Saint Mary's, Western, Memorial

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