Defending McCaw Cup champion Mustangs move into No. 1 in CIS Top 10

Defending McCaw Cup champion Mustangs move into No. 1 in CIS Top 10

OTTAWA (CIS) – The reigning champion Western Mustangs are the new team to beat in CIS women's hockey, while in men's soccer, the UBC Thunderbirds join the UQAM Citadins atop the national rankings.

In other CIS sports, the Guelph Gryphons (women's and men's cross country / women's rugby), Alberta Golden Bears (men's hockey), Laval Rouge et Or (women's soccer), UBC Okanagan Heat (women's volleyball) and McMaster Marauders (men's volleyball) all maintain their pole position.

In women's hockey, the No. 1 ranking is the first in program history for the Mustangs, who captured their first CIS title last winter thanks to a resounding 5-0 over powerhouse McGill in the championship final. Western (2-1-0) enjoyed a break in its OUA schedule last weekend but still moves past Montreal (1-1-0) in the second coaches' poll of the season after the Carabins were upset 2-1 on home ice by Concordia in their league opener, Friday night.

In men's soccer, UBC (9-0-1) joins UQAM (7-0-1) atop the rankings after spending three straight weeks at No. 2 behind the Citadins. The Thunderbirds were impressive last weekend in a pair of road wins against Thompson Rivers, 3-0, and UBC Okanagan, 6-0, while the Citadins edged archrival Montreal 2-1 in their lone outing.

NOTE: The first CIS rankings of the season in basketball will be released on Nov. 3.

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Guelph 99 points / (1)
2. Trinity Western 84 / (T2)
3. Queen's 67 / (5)
4. Toronto 60 / (T2)
5. Laval 59 / (4)
T6. Victoria 44 / (6)
T6. Dalhousie 44 / (8)
8. McMaster 32 / (7)
9. Calgary 22 / (NR)
10. McGill 14 / (9)

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Guelph 100 points / (1)
2. Laval 85 / (3)
3. Windsor 75 / (2)
4. Trinity Western 60 / (4)
5. McMaster 56 / (6)
6. Queen's 47 / (7)
7. Victoria 42 / (5)
8. StFX 39 / (8)
9. Calgary 25 / (10)
10. Lakehead 15 / (9)

WOMEN'S HOCKEY
(regular season record) / (previous ranking)

1. Western (2-1-0) / (2)
2. Montreal (1-1-0) / (1)
3. McGill (0-0-0) / (4)
4. Lethbridge (5-1-0) / (5)
5. Toronto (4-0-0) / (6)
6. Guelph (2-2-0) / (3)
7. Moncton (2-0-0) / (9)
8. StFX (1-1-0) / (7)
9. Alberta (2-4-0) / (8)
10. Saskatchewan (4-1-1) / (NR)

MEN'S HOCKEY
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Alberta (3-0-1) / 144 points (9) / (1)
2. UNB (3-0-0) / 141 (6) / (2)
3. Saint Mary's (3-0-0) / 119 / (3)
4. Saskatchewan (4-0-0) / 103 / (5)
5. UQTR (3-1-0) / 71 / (8)
6. Acadia (2-1-0) / 61 / (7)
7. Windsor (3-0-1) / 58 / (6) *
8. McGill (3-1-0) / 58 / (4)
9. Western (3-0-0) / 34 / (NR)
10. UBC (3-0-1) / 12 / (NR)

* Windsor (over McGill) was awarded the higher ranking based on number of higher place votes.

Other teams receiving votes: StFX (10), Carleton (6), Calgary (6), UPEI (2).

WOMEN'S RUGBY
(regular season / playoff records) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Guelph (5-0 / 1-0) / 243 points (14) / (1)
2. Ottawa (7-0) / 224 (9) / (2)
3. McMaster (4-1 / 1-0) / 160 (1) / (3)
4. Queen's (4-1 / 1-0) / 151 / (5)
5. StFX (5-1) / 149 / (6)
6. Calgary (4-0) / 123 / (7)
7. Acadia (5-1) / 114 / (4)
8. Concordia (6-1) / 75 / (8)
9. Alberta (3-1) / 52 / (10)
10. Laval (5-2) / 32 / (9)

Other teams receiving votes: Victoria (10), Western (7), York (3), Lethbridge (1).

WOMEN'S SOCCER
(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)

1. Laval (8-0-2) / 57 points / (1) *
2. York (13-0-1) / 57 / (2)
3. Ottawa (10-0-3) / 47 / (3)
4. UBC (10-1-1) / 43 / (4)
5. Laurier (10-2-2) / 30 / (5)
6. Trinity Western (9-1-2) / 27 / (9)
7. Western (10-2-3) / 21 / (6)
8. Sherbrooke (7-1-2) / 19 / (7)
9. Victoria (7-2-3) / 14 / (8)
10. Acadia (6-1-2) / 7 / (NR)

* Laval edged York for No. 1 based on a higher ranking the previous week.

Other teams receiving votes: UOIT (3), Fraser Valley (2), Cape Breton (1), Montreal (1), Saskatchewan (1).

MEN'S SOCCER
(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)

T1. UQAM (7-0-1) / 57 points / (1)
T1. UBC (9-0-1) / 57 / (2)
3. York (11-1-2) / 43 / (T3)
4. Windsor (12-2-1) / 42 / (T3)
5. Ryerson (10-1-3) / 37 / (6)
6. UQTR (7-1-1) / 29 / (8)
7. Alberta (8-2-0) / 26 / (5)
8. Cape Breton (5-1-3) / 21 / (7)
9. Toronto (9-3-2) / 10 / (10)
10. McMaster (11-4-0) / 5 / (9)

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / votes / (previous ranking)

1. UBC Okanagan (2-0) / 58 points / (1)
2. Alberta (2-0) / 56 / (2)
3. Trinity Western (2-0) / 54 / (3)
4. McGill (0-0) / 46.5 / (4)
5. McMaster (0-0) / 42.5 / (7)
T6. Toronto (0-0) / 39 / (5)
T6. Montreal (1-0) / 39 / (6)
8. Calgary (2-0) / 31 / (T9)
9. Sherbrooke (0-0) / 25 / (8)
10. Dalhousie (0-0) / 24 / (NR)

Next highest votes: UBC (19), Grant MacEwan (12), Saskatchewan (12), Memorial (5), Winnipeg (4.5).

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. McMaster (0-0) / 246 points (21) / (1)
2. Alberta (2-0) / 220 (4) / (2)
3. Calgary (2-0) / 176 / (4)
4. Trinity Western (1-1) / 133 / (3)
5. Manitoba (2-0) / 131 / (5)
6. UBC (0-0) / 107 / (6)
7. Western (0-0) / 80 / (7)
8. Mount Royal (2-0) / 68 / (8)
9. Dalhousie (0-0) / 58 / (10)
10. Queen's (1-0) / 29 / (NR)

Source: CIS

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