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TOP 10 Tuesday (#23): Gee-Gees gallop to first No.1 ranking in women’s basketball program history

U SPORTS Staff

The Ottawa Gee-Gees are the new team to beat in U SPORTS women’s basketball.

In the final rankings of the season, the Gee-Gees (21-2 / 1-0 playoffs) claimed their first No.1 ranking in program history after eliminating the York Lions in the OUA quarterfinals on Saturday. The change at the top ends Laval’s run (15-1 / 0-0 playoffs) in the pole position dating to the beginning of the season. The Gee-Gees will host No. 6 Lakehead (20-4 / 1-0 playoffs) in the OUA semifinal on Wednesday night, where they can qualify for the U SPORTS Women’s Basketball Final 8 Presented by COMDA.COM at Ryerson next week with a victory.

In other U SPORTS rankings, Alberta (men’s and women’s hockey), Carleton (men’s basketball) Brandon (men’s volleyball), Ryerson (women’s volleyball) and Guelph (men’s and women’s track and field) remain national leaders for another week.

The Final Top 10 rankings of the 2018-19 season will be released next Tuesday, Mar. 5.

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 Playoff Record Points Previous
1 Carleton 22-1 1-0 421 (35) 1
2 Calgary 20-0 4-0 392 (8) 2
3 Ryerson 21-2 1-0 347 3
4 UBC 17-3 4-2 280 6
5 Saint Mary's 19-1 0-0 257 4
6 Alberta 15-5 3-3 201 5
7 Dalhousie 14-6 0-0 179 7
8 Laurier 18-6 1-0 133 9
9 Ottawa 15-8 1-1 68 8
10 UNB 13-7 0-0 38 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Concordia (29), Brock (13)

Women's Basketball

Rank School Season Playoff Record Points Previous
1 Ottawa 21-2 1-0 522 (27) 2
2 Laval 15-1 0-0 501 (18) 1
3 McMaster 21-3 1-0 456 3
4 Saskatchewan 16-4 4-0 404 4
5 Regina 17-3 4-0 367 5
6 Lakehead 20-4 1-0 299 7
7 Carleton 18-5 1-0 262 9
8 Calgary 17-3 2-2 235 6
9 Ryerson 17-6 1-1 153 8
10 Cape Breton 18-2 0-0 127 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Concordia (106), UPEI (55)

Men's Hockey

Rank School Season Playoff Record Media ELO Total Previous
1 Alberta 24-3-1 2-0 137 (10) 140 277 1
2 UNB 25-2-3 2-0* 137 (4) 126 263 2
3 Saskatchewan 25-3-0 2-0 121 (1) 112 233 3
4 Carleton 18-5-5 4-1 95 98 193 6
5 Saint Mary’s 19-10-1 2-0* 91 70 161 8
6 Ottawa 22-2-4 2-3 11 84 95 4
7 Guelph 13-11-4 4-1 51 42 93 NR
8 Queen's 18-10-0 4-1 67 0 67 NR
9 McGill 17-7-4 2-3 2 56 58 9
10 Calgary 18-7-3 2-2 25 28 53 5
Honourable Mention: Western (48), Ryerson (22), StFX (18), UPEI (14)

Ballots

Women's Hockey

Rank School Season Playoff Record Points Previous
1 Alberta 23-5-0 2-0 40 1
2 Montreal 15-4-1 2-0 36 2
3 Manitoba 20-5-3 2-0 32 3
4 St. Thomas 22-5-1 1-0* 28 4
5 McGill 14-6-0 2-0 24 6
6 Guelph 18-3-3 2-0 19 7
7 StFX 18-7-3 2-0 15 8
8 Western 15-5-4 2-0 10 10
9 Concordia 13-4-3 0-2 10 5
10 UBC 18-5-5 2-2 3 9
Other teams receiving votes: Toronto (2), Ryerson (1)

Men's Track & Field

Rank School Points Previous
1 Guelph 102.5 1
2 Toronto 86 2
3 Manitoba 52.5 3
4 Western 45 5
5 Alberta 44 6
6 Saskatchewan 42 8
7 Laval 39.5 4
8 York 38.5 7
9 Dalhousie 31.5 9
10 Trinity Western 25 10
Honourable Mention:

Women's Track and Field

Rank School Points Previous
1 Guelph 138 1
2 Saskatchewan 109 2
3 Toronto 56 3
4 Calgary 53 7
5 Laval 38.5 6
6 York 36 5
7 Western 36 4
8 Alberta 26.5 9
9 Manitoba 25.75 NR
10 Sherbrooke 24 8
Honourable Mention: Trinity Western (21.5), Regina (20.75)

Men's Volleyball

Rank School   Season Playoff Record VRS Previous 
1 Brandon 20-2 2-0 +2.64 1
2 Trinity Western 18-4 2-1 +2.25 2
3 Laval 16-0 2-0 +1.77 3
4 McMaster 15-2 0-0 +1.55 4
5 Mount Royal 15-7 2-0 +1.51 6
6 Alberta 17-5 0-2 +1.11 5
7 UBC 11-11 1-2 +0.83 9
8 Western 13-4 0-0 +0.81 7
9 Thompson Rivers 11-11 2-0 +0.80 NR
10 Saskatchewan 12-10 0-2 +0.74 8
Honourable mention: Windsor (+0.68), Montreal (+0.59), Calgary (+0.45), Queen’s (+0.37)

Women's Volleyball

Rank School Season Playoff Record Points Previous
1 Ryerson 17-2 0-0 60 (4) 1
2 Calgary 19-5 2-0 56 2
3 Dalhousie 18-2 0-0 50 4
4 Waterloo 17-2 0-0 48 3
5 McGill 17-3 2-1 44 5
6 Trinity Western 19-5 2-0 42 6
7 Alberta 18-6 2-1 36 7
8 Toronto 14-5 0-0 32 8
9 Montreal 13-7 2-1 27 9
10 UBC 15-9 2-0 25 NR
Honourable mention: Acadia (13), Laval (12), Regina (9) UNB (9), Western (8)