Four new U SPORTS programs find themselves in the No.1 position in the final Top 10 rankings of January.
In women’s basketball, the Regina Cougars (17-1) – hosts of the 2018 U SPORTS Women’s Basketball Final 8 – take over the pole position from defending national champion McGill (8-2). The Cougars swept Winnipeg at home in a weekend series with 70-59 and 89-72 scores, while, the Martlets split a home-and-home series with Bishop’s. Regina visits Saskatchewan for two games this weekend.
In men’s hockey, AUS rivals in the StFX X-Men (21-1-4) and UNB Varsity Reds (21-2-3) swap positions at the top once again, after the X-Men picked up 4-2 and 3-2 victories over then-No.7 Acadia and then-No.6 Saint Mary’s respectively. StFX hosts Dalhousie and Moncton this weekend.
Finally a pair of new leaders have emerged on the volleyball court in the UBC Thunderbirds and UBC Okanagan Heat. In men’s volleyball, UBC (16-2) knocked the idle and two-time reigning champion Trinity Western Spartans (17-1) – who had held the pole position since Feb. 21 of last season – off their perch, thanks to 3-1 and 3-0 wins at home against Brandon. The Thunderbirds head to Regina on Friday and Saturday. One the women’s side, UBC Okanagan (14-4) defeated Saskatchewan by the same scores to leap over their campus rivals. The Heat host Winnipeg in back-to-back games this weekend.
In other U SPORTS rankings, Carleton (men’s basketball), UBC (men’s and women’s swimming), Guelph (men’s and women’s track and field), Alberta (women’s hockey, men’s wrestling) and Brock (women’s wrestling) all remain national leaders for another week.
|Other teams receiving votes: Acadia (38), Lethbridge (10)|
|Other teams receiving votes: Calgary (73), Ottawa (25)|
|Other teams receiving votes: UBC (10), Concordia (8), York (8),
Western (4), Carleton (2), Ryerson (1)
Other teams receiving votes: Saskatchewan (2)*
*Ties are broken according to higher number of higher-placed votes, followed by winning percentage and finally the ranking the previous week
|Honourable mention: Alberta (58), Lethbridge (50), Acadia (46),
Waterloo (39), Laval (38), Laurentian (36), Manitoba (32), Western (18),
Memorial (12), McMaster (9, Guelph (1)
|Honourable mention: Laval (64), McGill (60), Lethbridge (55), Alberta (46),
Memorial (45), Waterloo (34), Ottawa (29), York (28), Laurier (19), Acadia (14),
Sherbrooke (11), Laurentian (10), Guelph (9), UQTR (3)
Men's track & field
|Honourable mention: Sherbrooke (18), Windsor (17)|
Women's track & field
|Honourable mention: Trinity Western (20), Ottawa (16)|
*Track & Field Top 10 is calculated from individual event results by school.
- Team and Individual rankings by event available here
|Honourable mention: Dalhousie (+0.59), Manitoba (+0.54), Saskatchewan (+0.48)|
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.
|1||UBC Okanagan||14-4||60 (4)||2|
|Other teams receiving votes: Laval (19), Saint Mary’s (11), Acadia (8)
Western (7), Regina (7)
* Alberta is ranked No.8 over Trinity Western due to a higher number of higher-placed votes
|Honourable mention: Lakehead (19), Algoma (10), UNB (6), York (5),
Memorial (4), Toronto (3)
|Honourable mention: York, (13), McMaster (11), Algoma (4), Toronto (2),
*Wrestling Top 10 is calculated from individual weight class results by school. Ties are broken according to higher number of higher-ranked wrestlers.