U SPORTS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#24): Leaders remain on top ahead of conference and national championships

U SPORTS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#24): Leaders remain on top ahead of conference and national championships

TORONTO (U SPORTS) – No.1-ranked teams retain their top spots in the final week of Top 10 rankings for the 2016-17 season.

 

In men’s hockey, the UNB Varsity Reds continue to sit in the pole position as conference playoffs  wrap up this week, while the Trinity Western Spartans  and Toronto Varsity Blues are the teams to beat in men’s and women’s volleyball respectively, approaching Final 4 tournaments this weekend. Guelph (men), and Toronto (women) also hold on to their No.1 ranking ahead of the U SPORTS Track and Field Championships.

 

Notes: The U SPORTS #CHAMPSZN continues this week with track and field (March 9-11 at the University of Alberta), women’s basketball (Mar. 9-12 and the University of Victoria) and men’s basketball (Mar. 9-12, in Halifax, N.S., hosted by Dalhousie University). Next week, men’s volleyball (Mar. 17-19 at the University of Alberta), women’s volleyball (Mar. 17-19 at Ryerson University), women’s hockey (Mar. 16-19 in Napanee, Ont., hosted by Queen’s University) and men’s hockey (Mar. 16-19 at the University of New Brunswick) will crown their U SPORTS champions. Sportsnet U will broadcast the semifinals and finals of the men’s basketball, women’s basketball and men’s hockey championships.

 

#CHAMPSZN concludes with curling at the Fort William Curling Club in Thunder Bay, Ont., hosted by Lakehead University from March 19-22.

 

MEN’S HOCKEY

(regular season record) / (playoff record) / votes (1st place votes) / (previous ranking)

 

1. UNB (25-2-3) / (3-1) / 150 pts (15) / (1)
2. Alberta (18-8-2) / (4-1) / 133 / (4)
3. Saskatchewan (21-5-2) / (3-2) / 108 / (2)
4. StFX (16-12-2) / (5-0) / 101 / (5)
5. Queen's (18-7-3) / (6-2) / 89 / (7)
6. York (18-6-4) / (6-1) / 82 / (6)
7. McGill (21-4-3) / (4-2) / 61 / (3)
8. Acadia (20-8-2) / (0-3) / 49 / (8)
9. Windsor (13-13-2) / (5-3) / 28 / (9)
10. Saint Mary's (15-14-1) / (2-5) / (NR) 

 

Other teams receiving votes: Calgary (7), Ryerson (1)

 

*Note: Voting and records do not include the results of AUS playoff games of Monday, March 6, 2017

 

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD

(points) / (previous ranking)

 

1. Guelph 117 pts / (1)

2. Windsor 61 / (2)

3. Western 56 / (3)

4. Laval 50.5 / (4)

5. Toronto 46.5 / (5)

6. Manitoba 38.5 / (6)

7. Trinity Western 34.5 / (7)

8. Victoria 33 / (8)

9. Lethbridge 28 / (9)

10. Alberta 25 / (10)

 

Other teams receiving votes: Dalhousie (24.5), Waterloo (24)

 

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD

(points) / (previous ranking)

 

1. Toronto 122 pts / (1)

2. Guelph 86 / (2)

3. Western 64.5 / (3)

4. Alberta 61.5 / (4)

5. Calgary 58 / (5)

6. Sherbrooke 52 / (6)

7. Windsor 45.5 / (7)

8. Trinity Western 35 / (8)

9. Manitoba 24 / (9)

10. Laval 21 / (10)

 

Other teams receiving votes: Regina (20.5), Ottawa (19)

 

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

(regular season record) / (playoff record) / votes (1st place votes) / (previous ranking)

 

1. Trinity Western (21-3) / (2-0) / 277 pts (18) / (1)

2. Manitoba (21-3) / (0-0) / 251 (3) / (2)

3. McMaster (17-0) / (1-0) / 248 (9) / (3)

4. Alberta (20-4) / (2-0) / 212 / (4)

5. Laval (15-2) / (1-0) / 169 / (5)

6. UBC (16-8) / (2-0) / 160 / (6)

7. Montreal (13-4) / (2-1) / 85/ (8)

8. Brandon (14-10) / (0-2) / 58 / (7)

9. Guelph (12-5) / (1-0) / 43 / (NR)

10. UNB (9-8) / (2-0) / 36 / (NR)

 

Other teams receiving votes: Waterloo (28), Ryerson (27), Winnipeg (26), Mount Royal (25)

 

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

(regular season record) / (playoff record) / votes (1st place votes) / (previous ranking)

 

1. Toronto (19-0) / (1-0) / 58 (3) / (1)

2. Alberta (22-2) / (0-0) / 54 / (3)

3. UBC (20-4) / (2-0) / 52 (1) / (2)

4. Trinity Western (21-3) / (2-0) / 50 / (4)

5. Montreal (15-5) / (3-0) / 44 / (6)

6. Dalhousie (19-1) / (2-0) / 40 / (7)

7. UBC Okanagan (15-9) / (2-1) / 34 / (9)

8. McMaster (16-3) / (1-0) / 33 / (8)

9. Western (15-4) / (1-0) / 27 / (10)

10. Laval (11-9) / (2-1) / 26 / (NR)

 

Other teams receiving votes: Ryerson (22)