U SPORTS Top 10 Tuesday; Four Huskie teams featured

U SPORTS Top 10 Tuesday; Four Huskie teams featured

TORONTO (U SPORTS) – The UBC Thunderbirds and Brock Badgers begin the season as the top-ranked swimming and wrestling teams in the country. 

Both Thunderbird swim teams sit atop the polls to begin their seasons. The UBC men look to capture their third U SPORTS gold in four seasons, while the women attempt to claim their sixth U SPORTS gold in seven seasons. 

Meanwhile, the wrestling season opens with the Badgers men at No.1 in the country, ready to chase after their fifth consecutive U SPORTS gold, while the Brock women start the year in the top spot after claiming their sixth consecutive U SPORTS gold last spring.

This week's rankings are also highlighted by a pair of changes at the top. In women's basketball, Regina (2-0) takes over the pole position for the first time since the opening poll of last year, after opening the season with a weekend sweep of Manitoba. The Cougars are set to host the U SPORTS Women's Basketball Final 8 Championship in March 2018. 

Meanwhile, Montreal leap up to No.1 in women's volleyball, after sweeping McGill 3-0 on the road and defeating Sherbrooke 3-0 at home over the weekend. 

In other U SPORTS rankings, Carleton (men's basketball), Alberta (men's hockey), UBC(women's hockey) and Trinity Western (men's volleyball) and all remain national leaders for another week. 

FOOTBALL 

Rank

School

Regular Season Record

Playoff Record

Points

Previous Ranking

1

Laval

7-1

1-0

125 (8)

1

2

Western

8-0

1-0

119 (5)

2

3

Montreal

6-1

1-0

102

3

4

Calgary

7-1

1-0

95

4

5

Laurier

6-2

1-0

73

5

6

UBC

6-2

1-0

71

6

7

Acadia

6-2

0-0

40

10

8

Saint Mary's

5-3

1-0

32

NR

9

Regina

4-4

0-1

25*

9

10

McMaster

6-2

1-1

25*

7

Other teams receiving votes: Alberta (4), Guelph (2), Concordia (1), StFX (1)

 

*Regina is ranked No.9 over McMaster due to a higher number of higher-placed votes

       

MEN'S BASKETBALL

 

Rank

School

Regular Season Record

Points (1st-place)

Previous Ranking

1

Carleton

2-0

459 (45)

1

2

Brock

4-0

400 (1)

2

3

Alberta

4-0

357

3

4

Calgary

4-0

330

5

5

Dalhousie

2-0

266

6

6

McGill

0-0

210

8

7

Ottawa

2-0

166

9

8

UBC

2-2

165

4

9

Laurentian

2-0

75

10

10

Ryerson

2-1

67

7

Other teams receiving votes: Acadia (18), Lethbridge (11)

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

 

Rank

School

Regular Season Record

Points (1st-place)

Previous Ranking

1

Regina

2-0

542 (36)

2

2

Acadia

2-0

484 (2)

3

3

McGill

0-1

445 (7)

1

4

Carleton

2-0

442 (1)

4

5

Laval

1-0

389 (1)

6

6

Windsor

3-0

329

7

7

McMaster

2-1

242

5

8

Alberta

3-1

222

9

9

Saskatchewan

2-0

175

10

10

Queen's

3-0

168

NR

Other teams receiving votes: Concordia (101), Ryerson (61)

 

MEN'S HOCKEY

 

Rank

School

Regular Season Record

Points (1st-place)

Previous Ranking

1

Alberta

8-0-0

147 (12)

1

2

UNB

9-0-1

138 (3)

2

3

Saskatchewan

6-1-1

106

4

4

StFX

8-0-2

104

3

5

McGill

8-2-0

88

6

6

Acadia

7-2-1

66

7

7

UQTR

7-1-1

50

9

8

York

7-2-0

44

5

9

Calgary

4-1-3

39

8

10

Carleton

6-1-1

23

NR

Other teams receiving votes: Ryerson (9), Saint Mary's (7), Concordia (4), Queen's (2)

 

WOMEN'S HOCKEY

 

Rank

School

Regular Season Record

Points

Previous Ranking

1

UBC

6-2-0

40

1

2

Alberta

5-1-2

36

2

3

Saint Mary's

7-0-1

32

3

4

Concordia

3-1-0

28

4

5

StFX

5-0-1

23

5

6

Manitoba

5-3-0

21

6

7

McGill

0-3-0

14

7

8

Montreal

2-0-2

10

9

9

Guelph

3-3-0

7

8

10

Queen's

6-0-1

5

10

Other teams receiving votes: None

  

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL

 

Rank

School

Regular Season Record

VRS