Men’s Basketball

Men’s Hockey News

Corporate

TOP 10 TUESDAY: Carleton, Laval open at No.1 in basketball

U SPORTS Staff

The Carleton Ravens (men) and Laval Rouge et Or (women) are the top-ranked U SPORTS basketball programs to begin the 2018-19 season.

The Ravens, who had captured seven straight national titles before earning a bronze medal last March, tipped off their campaign with an 87-69 road win over crosstown rival Ottawa. The Rouge et Or, meanwhile, finished sixth in the nation last season and will start the regular season Nov. 8 at Concordia. The defending champion Calgary Dinos (men) and Carleton Ravens (women) open at No.3 and No. 8 respectively.

In men’s cross country, the McMaster Marauders take over the No.1 spot the final rankings of the year, after capturing their first OUA championship on Saturday since 1964, while in women’s hockey, the Montreal Carabins (3-0-0) are the new team to beat following back-to-back wins over Concordia and Carleton. They’ll visit the crosstown rival Stingers and McGill Martlets this weekend. 

In other U SPORTS rankings, Queen’s (women’s cross country), Cape Breton (men’s soccer), Trinity Western (women’s soccer), UNB (men’s hockey), Laval (men’s volleyball) and Calgary (women’s volleyball) 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 Basketball

Rank School Season  Points  Previous 
1 Carleton 1-0 455 (43) -
2 Ryerson 1-0 368 -
3 Calgary 2-0 357 (2) -
4 Alberta 2-0 325 (1) -
5 Dalhousie 0-0 271 -
6 UBC 1-1 193 -
7 Saint Mary’s 0-0 170 -
8 Ottawa 0-1 128 -
9 Saskatchewan 1-1 85 -
10 Queen’s 1-0 56 -
Other teams receiving votes: McGill (49), Brock (23)

Women's basketball

Rank School Season Points  Previous
1 Laval 0-0 510 (35) -
2 Ryerson 1-0 493 (7) -
3 McMaster 2-0 370 -
4 Concordia 0-0 368 -
5 Saskatchewan 1-1 367 (1) -
6 Regina 2-0 324 -
7 UBC 1-1 283 -
8 Carleton 1-0 272 (2) -
9 Ottawa 0-1 152 -
10 Calgary 0-2 116 -
Other teams receiving votes: UNBC (78), UPEI (54)

Men's Cross Country

Rank School Points
1 McMaster 95
2 Guelph 84
3 Calgary 78
4 Laval 68
5 Queen’s 66
6 UBC 41
7 Victoria 33
8 Toronto 28
9 Western 25
10 StFX 17
Other teams receiving votes: Windsor (7), Regina (4), Trinity Western (3),
Dalhousie (3), Sherbrooke (2), Saint Mary’s (1)

Women's Cross Country

Rank School Points
1 Queen’s 95
2 Laval 87
3 Guelph 86
4 Dalhousie 68
5 Western 49
6 Calgary 43
7 Victoria 38
8 McGill 28
9 UBC 17
10 Laurentian 15
Other teams receiving votes: Toronto (8), McMaster (7), St. FX (5),
Saskatchewan (5), Alberta (5), Trinity Western (2)

Men's Hockey

Rank School Season Media  ELO   Total Previous
1 UNB 7-0-1 144 (10) 150 294 1
2 Saskatchewan 7-1-0 131 (3) 120 251 3
3 Alberta 5-3-0 94  135 229 2
4 Saint Mary’s 7-1-1 126 (2) 90 216 5
5 Ottawa 5-0-1 64 105 169 4
6 Queen's 6-1-0 75 75 150 6
7 Calgary 5-2-1 58 45 103 10
8 McGill 5-2-1 22 60 82 NR
9 StFX 5-2-2 38 30 68 NR
10 Ryerson 5-1-1 47 0 47 8
Honourable mention: York (27), UBC (7), Brock (7)

Women's hockey

Rank School Season Points  Previous
1 Montreal 3-0-0 39 (3) 3
2 Manitoba 6-2-0 37 (1) 2
3 Concordia 1-2-0 30 1
4 StFX 5-0-0 28 4
5 Alberta 6-2-0 23 6
6 Western 4-0-0 22 5
7 Saint Mary's 4-1-0 15 7
8 McGill 3-0-0 12 9
9 Saskatchewan 6-2-0 9 8
10 Queen’s 4-2-0 3 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Nipissing (1), Guelph (1)

Men's Soccer

Rank School Season Playoff ELO Previous
1 Cape Breton 10-0-2 0-0 1843.0 1
2 York 13-0-3 1-0 1828.5 2
3 Carleton 14-1-1 1-0 1796.1 3
4 UBC 13-1-2 1-0 1794.1 4
5 Ryerson 14-1-1 1-0 1792.2 5
6 Montreal 9-2-1 1-0 1713.5 7
7 Alberta 12-0-2 0-1 1682.4 6
8 Thompson Rivers 6-6-3 1-0 1676.5 NR
9 Trinity Western 8-3-4 1-0 1663.6 10
10 UNB 7-2-3 0-0 1660.7 9
Honourable Mention: StFX (1628.9), Toronto (1627.7), McMaster (1617.9), Guelph (1600.9),
Western (1585.6), UQAM (1583.5), Laval (1579.52), Acadia (1564.53), UFV (1563.24),
UQTR (1549.61), Dalhousie (1521.39), McGill (1514.51), Windsor  (1507.92), UNBC (1502.24)

Women's soccer

Rank School Season Playoff ELO Previous
1 Trinity Western 12-2-0 1-0 1812.7 1
2 Cape Breton 10-1-1 0-0 1798.6 4
3 Montreal 10-0-4 1-0 1790.3 2
4 Ottawa 14-1-1 1-0 1788.2 3
5 Calgary 13-1-0 1-0 1773.4 5
6 UBC 10-3-1 1-0 1735.2 7
7 Laval 8-2-4 0-0 1706.0 9
8 Acadia 10-1-1 0-0 1702.3 6
9 Queen's 8-3-5 0-0 1691.8 10
10 Guelph 12-1-3 0-1 1678.1 8
Honourable Mention: Western (1676.0), Alberta (1660.4), McMaster (1631.0),
York (1613.4), MacEwan (1588.5), McGill (1567.0), UFV (1565.7), UQTR (1562.9),
Victoria (1558.9), StFX (1558.3), Nipissing (1544.9), Dalhousie (1542.6), UOIT (1540.3),
Memorial (1527.82), Saskatchewan (1519.2), Carleton    (1514.89)

Men's Volleyball

Rank School Season VRS Previous
1 Laval 3-0 +2.31 1
2 Brandon 2-0 +2.09 2
3 McMaster 1-0 +1.80 4
4 Alberta 4-0 +1.78 3
5 Windsor 2-0 +1.27 7
6 Mount Royal 2-2 +1.23 6
7 Trinity Western 2-0 +0.82 5
8 Thompson Rivers 3-1 +0.25 8
9 Manitoba 2-2 +0.15 NR
10 Winnipeg 0-0 +0.15 NR
Honourable Mention: Montreal (+0.12), Calgary (+0.03), Queen’s (0.00)

Women's volleyball

Rank School Season Points  Previous
1 Calgary 2-0 60 (4) 1
2 Ryerson 1-0 56 2
3 Trinity Western 4-0 52 3
4 Toronto 2-0 46 4
5 Alberta 4-0 44 5
6 McGill 4-0 42 7
7 Dalhousie 2-0 36 8
8 Waterloo 1-0 30 9
9 Montreal 4-0 28 NR
10 Laval 2-1 25 6
Other teams receiving votes: UBC (17), McMaster (14), Acadia (13),
Mount Royal  (12), Manitoba (2), UQAM (2), Western