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TOP 10 TUESDAY: Laval, Calgary open at No.1 in volleyball

U SPORTS Staff

(Credit: Mathieu Belanger)

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

The Dinos, who finished fourth at the national championship last season, kicked off their campaign with back-to-back 3-0 sweeps of the Thompson Rivers WolfPack over the weekend, while the Rouge et Or posted a convincing 3-0 victory over Sherbrooke on Friday. Calgary heads into a bye week, while Laval welcomes Montreal as well as Sherbrooke for a rematch.

In men’s soccer, the Cape Breton Capers (9-0-2) reclaimed the pole position in the penultimate rankings of the year, following 3-0 and 6-1 victories over StFX and Mount Allison. The Capers will head to Acadia to conclude their season on Friday.

In other U SPORTS rankings, Guelph (men’s cross country), Queen’s (women’s cross country), Trinity Western (women’s soccer), Ottawa (women’s rugby), UNB (men’s hockey) and Concordia (women’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 99 1
2 McMaster 83 3
3 Calgary 82 2
4 Laval 70 4
5 Western 50 6
6 UBC 42 5
7 Victoria 37 7
8 Queen’s 30 8
9 Windsor 20 9
10 StFX 15 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Trinity Western (9),
Regina (7), Toronto (4), Manitoba (4), Waterloo (3)

Women's Cross Country

Rank School Points Previous
1 Queen’s 97 1
2 Guelph 87 T2
3 Laval 83 T2
4 Dalhousie 68 4
5 Western 48 5
6 Calgary 45 T7
7 Victoria 37 T7
8 McGill 24 9
9 Toronto 22 6
10 UBC 18 10
Other teams receiving votes: McMaster (17), Saskatchewan (7), Trinity Western (3), StFX (2)

Men's Hockey

Rank School Season Media  ELO   Total Previous
1 UNB 6-0-0 140 130 270 1
2 Alberta 4-2-0 106 117 223 3
3 Saskatchewan 5-1-0 117 104 221 2
4 Ottawa 4-0-0 80 91 171 6
5 Saint Mary’s 5-1-1 104 39 143 4
6 Queen's 4-1-0 40 78 118 5
7 Brock 4-1-0 14 65 79 10
8 Ryerson 4-1-0 58 0 58 9
9 Guelph 2-1-0 0 52 52 NR
10 Calgary 3-2-1 38 0 38 NR
Honourable mention: Concordia (33), StFX (32), McGill (29), UBC (17), UPEI (1)

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Women's Hockey

Rank School Season Points  Previous
1 Concordia 1-0-0 40 (4) 1
2 Manitoba 4-2-0 36 2
3 Montréal 1-0-0 32 3
4 StFX 3-0-1 27 5
5 Western 2-0-0 24 7
6 Alberta 4-2-0 18 4
7 Saint Mary's 3-1-0 16 6
8 Saskatchewan 5-1-0 15 8
9 McGill 1-0-0 8 10
10 Ryerson 3-0-0 3 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Mount Royal (1)

Women's Rugby

Rank School Season Playoff ELO Previous
1 Ottawa 7-0 1-0 1922.6 1
2 Guelph 4-0 2-0 1872.2 4
3 Laval 6-1 1-0 1839.8 3
4 StFX 6-0 0-0 1824.4 2
5 Calgary 5-1 2-0 1723.2 7
6 Queen's 3-1 1-1 1692.7 5
7 Acadia 4-2 1-0 1664.3 8
8 Carleton 5-2 0-1 1625.7 6
9 Victoria 3-2 1-1 1575.9 9
10 McMaster 2-2 2-1 1569.0 10
Honourable Mention: Sherbrooke (1534.5)

Men's Soccer

Rank School Season ELO Previous
1 Cape Breton 9-0-2 1828.6 2
2 York 13-0-3 1817.7 3
3 Carleton 14-1-1 1786.6 4
4 UBC 13-1-2 1785.2 1
5 Ryerson 14-1-1 1766.5 5
6 Alberta 12-0-2 1730.7 6
7 Montreal 9-2-1 1713.5 7
8 McMaster 9-3-4 1656.9 10
9 UNB 6-2-3 1656.5 NR
10 Trinity Western 8-3-4 1650.1 8
Honourable Mention: Toronto (1641.9), Guelph (1631.3), Thompson Rivers (1628.2),
Laval (1618.6), StFX (1607.9), UQAM (1583.5), Acadia (1578.93), Dalhousie (1572.55),
UFV (1539.85), Windsor (1533.14), Western (1529.96), Queen's (1526.73),
Saskatchewan (1517.47), McGill (1514.5), UQTR (1510.58), UNBC (1502.24)

Women's soccer

Rank School Season ELO Previous
1 Trinity Western 12-2-0 1801.9 1
2 Montreal 10-0-4 1778.2 2
3 Ottawa 14-1-1 1775.9 3
4 Cape Breton 9-1-1 1772.3 5
5 Calgary 13-1-0 1763.0 6
6 Acadia 10-0-1 1728.5 9
7 UBC 10-3-1 1724.8 4
8 Guelph 12-1-3 1710.9 NR
9 Laval 8-2-4 1706.0 8
10 Queen's 8-3-5 1654.5 10
Honourable Mention: Western (1640.5), York  (1637.3), Alberta (1637.2), Victoria (1610.0),
UOIT (1596.6), MacEwan (1593.4), McGill (1579.1), McMaster (1570.3), UQTR (1562.9),
UFV (1555.9), Memorial (1548.4), Carleton (1545.8), StFX (1537.7),
Dalhousie (1527.53), Nipissing (1525.88)

Women's volleyball

Rank School Season Points Previous
1 Calgary  2-0 58 (3) -
2 Ryerson 0-0 56 -
3 Trinity Western  2-0 49 (1) -
4 Toronto 0-0 44 -
5 Alberta  2-0 43 -
6 Laval 1-0 40 -
7 McGill 2-0 39 -
8 Dalhousie 0-0 36 -
9 Waterloo 0-0 24 -
10 UBC  0-2 23 -
Other teams receiving votes: McMaster (20), Montreal (1), Mount Royal (12), Acadia  (9), MacEwan (7)

Men's Volleyball

Rank School Season VRS Previous
11 Laval 1-0 +2.0  
2 Brandon 2-0 +1.9  
3 Alberta 2-0 +1.9  
4 McMaster 0-0 +1.5  
5 Trinity Western 0-0 +1.3  
6 Mount Royal 2-0 +1.1  
7 Windsor 0-0 +0.9  
8 Thompson Rivers 1-1 +0.2  
9 Montreal 1-0 +0.2  
10 Calgary 1-1 +0.0  
Honourable Mention: None

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U SPORTS Staff