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TOP 10 TUESDAY: Brock reclaims wrestling polls ahead of national championships

U SPORTS Staff

The Brock Badgers reminded the entire nation why they are the kings and queens of the wrestling mats.

The Badgers swept the final wrestling rankings of the year – and their first since the opening poll of the campaign – following the most dominant performance in the history of the OUA Championships. Brock won 16 of 19 gold medals, en route to capturing both conference banners for the third straight season. The Badgers will now prepare for the U SPORTS Championships hosted by Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. next weekend.

On the track, the Toronto Varsity Blues women vault to No.1 for the first time since the final rankings of last season (Mar. 7, 2017) after a number of top finishes at a pair of meets, highlighted by second-year Lucia Stafford defending her 800m gold medal at the Spire D1 Invitational. The Varity Blues will host the Hal Brown Last Chance Meet on Friday, their final action before the OUA Championships.

In men’s hockey, the UNB Varsity Reds (24-2-4) are the team to beat heading into the playoffs, following 5-2 and 4-1 victories over No.3 StFX (22-4-4) and Dalhousie at home to close the regular season. With a bye through the quarterfinals, the first-place Varsity Reds will prepare to host a best-of-five AUS semifinal beginning next week.

In other U SPORTS rankings, Carleton (men’s and women’s basketball), Manitoba (women’s Hockey), Trinity Western (men’s volleyball), UBC Okanagan (women’s volleyball), UBC (men’s and women’s swimming) and Guelph (men’s track and field), all remain national leaders for another week.

Note: This marks the final rankings of the season for swimming and wrestling ahead of upcoming U SPORTS Championships, Feb. 22-24.

Men's basketball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Carleton 21-0 460 (46) 1
2 Brock 20-2 409 2
3 Alberta 19-1 373 3
4 UBC 17-3 316 4
5 Calgary 16-4 279 5
6 McGill 11-2 217 7
7 Dalhousie 13-3 158 8
8 Laurentian 16-5 121 6
9 Ottawa 15-6 95 10
10 Ryerson 15-6 91 9
Other teams receiving votes: UNB (10), Lethbridge (1)

Women's basketball

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Carleton 21-0 560 (43) 1
2 Regina 18-2 519 (4) 2
3 Laval 9-3 446 5
4 Acadia 15-2 395 3
5 McMaster 18-4 381 6
6 McGill 9-4 359 4
7 Saskatchewan 17-3 294 7
8 Windsor 18-4 238 9
9 Trinity Western 16-4 181 10
10 Calgary 15-5 99 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Queen’s (72), Ottawa (47)

Men's Hockey

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 UNB 24-2-4 145 (10) 2
2 Alberta 23-4-1 140 (5) 1
3 StFX 22-4-4 106 3
4 McGill 22-4-2 105 4
5 Saskatchewan 20-7-1 100 5
6 Guelph 21-6-1 68 7
7 Saint Mary’s 18-10-2 49 6
8 Acadia 18-10-2 45 10
9 Queen’s 19-6-3 27 8
10 UBC 16-10-2 18 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Concordia (12), Manitoba (8), Carleton (1), York (1)

Women's hockey

Rank School Season Votes (pts) Previous
1 Manitoba 22-5-1 40 1
2 Alberta 19-5-4 34 2
3 Saint Mary's 20-3-1 33 3
4 StFX 20-2-2 27 4
5 UBC 19-5-4 25 5
6 Montreal 13-2-4 21 6
7 Guelph 17-6-0 13 7
8 Queen's 17-3-4 12 8
9 Concordia 13-4-1 11 9
10 Western 17-5-2 2 10
Other teams receiving votes: Saskatchewan (2)

Men's swimming

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
2 Calgary 420 2
3 Toronto 343 3
4 Ottawa 182 7
5 McGill 178 4
6 Western 172 NR
7 Victoria 154 6
8 Montreal 149 5
9 Regina 89 8
10 Dalhousie 88 10
Honourable mention:  Acadia (77), Sherbrooke (59), Laurentian (53),
Laval (46), Waterloo (45), Lethbridge (42), Memorial (38), Alberta (37),
McMaster (28), Manitoba (22), UNB (15), Mount Allison (14), Guelph (12)

Women's swimming

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 UBC 734 1
2 Toronto 492 3
3 Montreal 330 2
4 Calgary 149 4
T5 Manitoba 137 6
T5 Victoria 137 5
7 Regina 117 7
8 Western 113 NR
9 McMaster 112 8
10 Dalhousie 95 10
Honourable mention: Memorial (74), Ottawa (50), Laval (48), Waterloo (44),
Lethbridge (43), McGill (42), Acadia (38), Laurier (35), UNB (33), Alberta (33),
Mount Allison (29), Guelph (28), York (20), UQTR (8), Sherbrooke (7), Laurentian (4)

* Swimming Top 10 is calculated from individual event results by school.

  • Team rankings available here
  • Individual rankings by event available here

Men's track & field

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 Guelph 107.33 1
2 Alberta 77 2
3 Western 67.5 3
4 Laval 51 6
5 York 48 5
6 Toronto 47 8
7 Manitoba 43.5 4
8 Lethbridge 38.5 7
9 Saskatchewan 28 9
10 Victoria 27 10
Honourable mention: Windsor (23.83), Trinity Western (19)

Women's track & field

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 Toronto 106 3
2 Guelph 92.83 1
3 Windsor 89 2
4 Saskatchewan 59.33 4
5 Western 44.5 5
6 Sherbrooke 40 6
7 Laval 36.5 7
8 York 32 T9
9 Alberta 31.5 8
10 Trinity Western 26 NR
Honourable mention: Manitoba (24), Ottawa (21)

*Track & Field Top 10 is calculated from individual event results by school. 

  • Team and Individual rankings by event available here

Men's Volleyball

Rank School Season VRS# Previous
1 Trinity Western 20-2 +2.54 1
2 UBC 19-3 +2.53 2
3 Alberta 18-4 +2.10 3
4 Montreal 11-2 +1.70 6
5 Brandon 16-6 +1.70 4
6 Winnipeg 14-8 +1.48 7
7 Laval 10-3 +1.47 5
8 McMaster 14-1 +1.14 8
9 Thompson Rivers 11-11 +0.94 9
10 Calgary 12-10 +0.75 10
Honourable mention: Dalhousie (+0.64), Manitoba (+0.58), Saskatchewan (+0.45), Mount Royal (+0.35)

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 UBC Okanagan 18-4 60 (4) 1
2 Montreal 16-2 56 2
3 Calgary 19-3 52 3
4 UBC 18-4 47 4
5 Dalhousie 17-1 44 5
6 Ryerson 15-0 41 6
7 McMaster 15-2 35 7
8 Alberta 13-9 32 8
9 McGill 13-5 26 9
10 Laval 12-6 25 10
Other teams receiving votes

Men's Wrestling

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 Brock 86 2
2 Concordia 62 3
3 Alberta 54 1
4 Saskatchewan 33* 5
5 Guelph 33* 6
6 Fraser Valley 30 4
7 Regina 29 9
8 McMaster 26 10
9 Calgary 25 7
10 Lakehead 14 NR
Honourable mention: Lakehead (14), Algoma (9), Western (7), UNB (5), Memorial (3),

Women's wrestling

Rank School Votes (pts) Previous
1 Brock 76 1
2 Alberta 34 4
3 Saskatchewan 29 5
4 Calgary 27 3
5 Regina 24 2
6 Guelph 21* 6
7 Concordia 21* 10
8 Fraser Valley 16 7
9 Lakehead 15 8
10 Western 9 9
Honourable mention: York, (9), McMaster (8), Algoma (7)

*Wrestling Top 10 is calculated from individual weight class results by school. Ties are broken according to higher number of higher-ranked wrestlers.

  • Men’s individual rankings available here
  • Women’s Individual Rankings available here