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TOP 10 TUESDAY: Bobcats crack men’s volleyball pole position for first time in history

U SPORTS Staff

The Brandon Bobcats are the new team to beat in U SPORTS men’s volleyball.

Fresh off a convincing pair of 3-0 sweeps over previously top-ranked Trinity Western over the weekend, the Bobcats claimed their first No.1 ranking in program history. Brandon visits Alberta for a weekend set beginning Friday.

Meanwhile, the defending U SPORTS track and field champion Guelph Gryphons begin the 2019 season as the top-ranked teams in the nation. The Gryphons, who last March swept the team titles for the first time since 2008, will compete in the Sharon Anderson Memorial Meet hosted by the Toronto Varsity Blues this weekend.

In other U SPORTS rankings, UNB (men’s hockey), Montreal (women’s hockey), Carleton (men’s basketball), Laval (women’s basketball), Trinity Western (women’s volleyball) and UBC (men’s and women’s swimming) remain at No.1 in the first rankings of 2019. The first wrestling rankings of the winter semester will be announced next Tuesday.

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 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 12-0 469 (46) 1
2 Ryerson 11-1 399 2
3 Calgary 14-0 395 (1) 3
4 UBC 11-1 323 4
5 Saint Mary's 7-0 291 5
6 Alberta 9-3 232 6
7 Ottawa 9-3 178 7
8 Dalhousie 4-4 79 8
T9 Laurier 8-4 44 9
T9 Concordia 4-1 44 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Western (37), Fraser Valley (23)

Women's basketball

Rank School Regular Season Record Points (1st place) Previous Ranking
1 Laval 5-0 552 (46) 1
2 Concordia 4-1 477 2
3 Ryerson 10-2 402 4
4 McMaster 10-2 361 5
T5 Saskatchewan 12-2 356 6
T5 Ottawa 10-2 356 3
7 Carleton 10-2 353 7
8 Lakehead 11-1 218 9
9 Calgary 11-3 171 8
10 Regina 9-3 167 10
Other teams receiving votes: UPEI (108), Cape Breton (32)

 

Men's Hockey

Rank School Season Media ELO   Total Previous
1 UNB 17-0-3 140 (14) 140 280 1
2 Alberta 14-3-1 121 126 247 2
3 Saskatchewan 15-3-0 113 98 211 3
4 Ottawa 15-1-2 93 112 205 4
5 Brock 14-5-0 72 84 156 7
6 Carleton 12-3-4 40 70 110 9
7 Queen's 13-5-0 39 56 95 5
8 Saint Mary’s 12-8-1 66 28 94 8
9 Calgary 11-6-1 43 42 85 NR
10 Western  11-6-1 9 14 23 NR
Honourable mention: UPEI (15), Ryerson (13), McGill (4), Moncton (2)

Hockey Ballots (PDF)

Women's hockey

Rank School Season Points Previous
1 Montreal 9-2-0 40 1
2 Alberta 15-3-0 36 4
3 McGill 8-2-0 32 3
4 Manitoba 12-4-2 28 2
5 St. Thomas 16-2-0 24 5
6 Concordia 5-3-2 19 7
7 StFX 11-4-3 13 6
8 Western 8-2-4 11 9
9 Guelph 10-2-1 9 10
10 Saskatchewan 11-6-1 5 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Ryerson (2), Nipissing (1)

Men's swimming

Rank School Points Previous
1 UBC 720 1
2 Calgary 447 2
3 Montreal 282 3
4 Ottawa 267 7
5 Toronto 158 6
6 McGill 155 4
7 Victoria 147 5
8 Laval 110 NR
9 Lethbridge 101 8
10 Regina 97 10
Other teams receiving votes: Alberta (95), Sherbrooke (91), Laurentian (57),
Dalhousie (56), Waterloo (38), Acadia (37), Western (23), Queen’s (23),
McMaster (22), Manitoba (20), UNB (2), Brock (1)

Women's swimming

Rank School Points Previous
1 UBC 712 1
2 Toronto 519 2
3 Montreal 291 5
4 Manitoba 258 3
5. Calgary 232 4
6. Victoria 193 6
7 Alberta 109 7
8 Ottawa 86 NR
9 McGill 77 9
10 Western 73 10
Other teams receiving votes: Dalhousie (67), Regina (61), Laval (49), Sherbrooke (47),
McMaster (35), Waterloo (30), UNB (28), Laurier (21), Acadia (20), Laurentian (18),
Lethbridge (15), Guelph (14), Queen’s (2)

Men's track & field

Rank School Points Previous
1 Guelph 120.5 -
2 Western 83.5 -
3 Laval 71.5 -
4 Toronto 61 -
5 Windsor 45.5 -
6 Calgary 37 -
7 Waterloo 29.5 -
8 Sherbrooke 26 -
9 Ottawa 24 -
10 Manitoba 23 -
Other teams receiving votes: McMaster (18), Dalhousie (18)

Women's track & field

Rank School Points Previous
1 Guelph 124.5 -
2 Western 104.5 -
3 Toronto 47 -
4 York 34.5 -
5. Sherbrooke 34 -
6. Saskatchewan 33 -
7 Laval 30 -
8 Manitoba 29.5 -
9 Ottawa 26 -
10 Windsor 23 -
Other teams receiving votes: Calgary (20.5), UNB (17)

Men's Volleyball

Rank School Season VRS Previous
1 Brandon 12-2 +2.36 2
2 Laval 8-0 +1.68 4
3 Trinity Western 9-3 +1.68 1
4 Alberta 11-1 +1.60 3
5 Mount Royal 9-3 +1.54 5
6 McMaster 6-2 +1.30 6
7 Windsor 7-2 +1.07 7
8 Western 6-3 +0.59 8
9 Thompson Rivers 7-3 +0.57 9
10 Montreal 6-2 +0.52 10
Honourable Mention: Queen’s (+0.50), Calgary (+0.24), Saskatchewan (+0.21)

Women's volleyball

Rank School Season Points Previous
1 Trinity Western 14-0 60 (4) 1
2 Calgary 12-2 56 2
3 Dalhousie 9-0 52 3
T4 Ryerson 7-1 47 T4
T4 Alberta 10-4 43 T4
6 Waterloo 7-0 41 6
7 McGill 8-2 37 7
8 Toronto 7-2 31 8
9 Laval 6-4 23 9
10 Montreal 7-3 22 10
Honourable Mention: Acadia (18), Regina (18), UBC (17), Manitoba (5), MacEwan (4)

Top 10 formats:

  • Men’s and women’s basketball, women’s hockey and women’s volleyball rankings determined by coaches’ vote.
  • Men’s volleyball Top 10 determined by the Volleyball Ranking System (VRS) – teams ranked according to their average sets won differential
  • Swimming and track and field rankings calculated from individual results by school. Individual rankings available on Swimming.ca and Trackie.