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TOP 10 TUESDAY: Defending champions UBC, Brock open at No.1 in swimming and wrestling

U SPORTS Staff

(Credit: United World Wrestling)

The UBC Thunderbirds and Brock Badgers begin the season as the top-ranked swimming and wrestling teams in the country. 

Both Thunderbird swim teams sit atop the polls to begin their seasons. The UBC men look to capture their third U SPORTS gold in four seasons, while women attempt to claim their sixth U SPORTS gold in seven seasons.

Meanwhile, the wrestling season opens with the Badgers men at No.1 in the country, ready to chase after their fifth consecutive U SPORTS gold while the Brock women start the year in the top spot after claiming their sixth consecutive U SPORTS gold last spring. 

This week’s rankings are also highlighted by a pair of changes at the top. In women’s basketball, Regina (2-0) takes over the pole position for the first time since the opening poll of last year, after opening the season with a weekend sweep of Manitoba. The Cougars are set to host the U SPORTS Women’s Basketball Final 8 Championship in March 2018.

Meanwhile, Montreal leap up to No.1 in women’s volleyball, after sweeping McGill 3-0 on the road and defeating Sherbrooke 3-0 at home over the weekend. 

In other U SPORTS rankings, Carleton (men’s basketball), Alberta (men’s hockey), UBC (women’s hockey) and Trinity Western (men’s volleyball) and all remain national leaders for another week.

Men's basketball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Carleton 2-0 459 (45) 1
2 Brock 4-0 400 (1) 2
3 Alberta 4-0 357 3
4 Calgary 4-0 330 5
5 Dalhousie 2-0 266 6
6 McGill 0-0 210 8
7 Ottawa 2-0 166 9
8 UBC 2-2 165 4
9 Laurentian 2-0 75 10
10 Ryerson 2-1 67 7
Other teams receiving votes: Acadia (18), Lethbridge (11)  

Women's basketball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Regina 2-0 542 (36) 2
2 Acadia 2-0 484 (2) 3
3 McGill 0-1 445 (7) 1
4 Carleton 2-0 442 (1) 4
5 Laval 1-0 389 (1) 6
6 Windsor 3-0 329 7
7 McMaster 2-1 242 5
8 Alberta 3-1 222 9
9 Saskatchewan 2-0 175 10
10 Queen’s 3-0 168 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Concordia (101), Ryerson (61)

Men's Hockey

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Alberta 8-0-0 147 (12) 1
2 UNB 9-0-1 138 (3) 2
3 Saskatchewan 6-1-1 106 4
4 StFX 8-0-2 104 3
5 McGill 8-2-0 88 6
6 Acadia 7-2-1 66 7
7 UQTR 7-1-1 50 9
8 York 7-2-0 44 5
9 Calgary 4-1-3 39 8
10 Carleton 6-1-1 23 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Ryerson (9), Saint Mary's (7), Concordia (4), Queen's (2)

Women's hockey

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 UBC 6-2-0 40 1
2 Alberta 5-1-2 36 2
3 Saint Mary's 7-0-1 32 3
4 Concordia 3-1-0 28 4
5 StFX 5-0-1 23 5
6 Manitoba 5-3-0 21 6
7 McGill 0-3-0 14 7
8 Montreal 2-0-2 10 9
9 Guelph 3-3-0 7 8
10 Queen's 6-0-1 5 10

Men's Swimming

Rank School Votes Previous
1 UBC 673 -
2 Calgary 612 -
3 Montreal 317 -
4 Ottawa 294 -
5 McGill 254 -
6 Toronto 253 -
7 Laval 129 -
8 Sherbrooke 89 -
9 Manitoba 75 -
10 Victoria 63 -
Honourable mention: Laurentian (54), Dalhousie (45), Alberta (38),
Lethbridge (29), Acadia (13) Queen’s (6), Guelph (4), Brock (2),
McMaster (1), Waterloo (1)

Women's Swimming

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 UBC 846 -
2 Montreal 556 -
3 Calgary 332 -
4 Toronto 220 -
5 McGill 175 -
6 Manitoba 163 -
7 Laval 136 -
8 Lethbridge 93 -
9 Ottawa 92 -
10 Alberta 62 -
Honourable mention: Victoria (61), Sherbrooke (42), UQTR (37), McMaster (37),
Memorial (29), Laurentian (22), Dalhousie (19), York (19), Acadia (6), Queen’s (4),
Mount Allison (2)

* Swimming Top 10 is calculated from individual event results by school. Rankings available at swimming.ca

Men's Volleyball

Rank Season School VRS # Previous
1 Trinity Western 4-0 2.2 1
2 Ryerson 2-0 2 2
3 Manitoba 1-3 1.5 3
4 Winnipeg 6-0 1.3 4
5 Windsor 2-0 1.2 5
6 Montreal 4-0 1.1 6
7 Brandon 5-1 1 7
8 Alberta 4-0 0.7 8
9 Calgary 4-2 0.6 9
10 UBC 4-0 0.5 NR

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 Montreal 5-0 60 (4) 3
2 Alberta 3-1 53 1
3 Dalhousie 3-0 52 5
4 UBC 3-1 50 8
5 Mount Royal 3-1 42 4
6 Calgary 4-2 39 2
7 UBC Okanagan 4-2 38 6
8 McMaster 2-1 34 7
9 McGill 3-1 21 9
10 Ryerson 3-0 20 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Laval (19), Brandon (14), Memorial (12),
Regina (9), Western (9)

Men's Wrestling

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 Brock - -
2 McMaster - -
3 Alberta - -
4 Guelph - -
5 Fraser Valley - -
6 Saskatchewan - -
7 Calgary - -
8 Concordia - -
9 Regina - -
10 Western - -

Women's wrestling

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 Brock - -
2 Calgary - -
3 Alberta - -
4 Regina - -
5 Guelph - -
6 Western - -
7 Lakehead - -
8 Saskatchewan - -
9 McMaster - -
10 UNB - -

*Wrestling Top 10 will be calculated from individual weight class results by school beginning in Week 2

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