Reigning OUA champs remain No. 1 in soccer and cross country CIS Top 10 rankings

Reigning OUA champs remain No. 1 in soccer and cross country CIS Top 10 rankings

OTTAWA (CIS) – The reigning champion Laval Rouge et Or (women's soccer), York Lions (men's soccer), St. Francis Xavier X-Women (women's rugby) and Guelph Gryphons (women and men's cross country) remain atop the CIS national rankings this week.

In women's soccer, Laval improved its conference record to 3-0-1 this past weekend with shutout wins against UQAM, 6-0, and UQTR, 2-0. The Rouge et Or visit McGill (3-1-0) on Friday and host Concordia (1-2-1) on Sunday.

In men's soccer, York (5-0-1) blanked Brock 1-0 Saturday in St. Catharines, Ont., in its lone duel of the past week. The Lions are back on the road this weekend to face eighth-ranked Windsor (6-1-1) on Saturday and Western (3-3-2) on Sunday.

In women's rugby, StFX crushed UPEI 48-5 in Charlottetown to improve to 2-0 in league play. The X-Women face their stiffest test of the young campaign on Sunday when they host No. 8 Acadia (2-0).

In cross country, Guelph, which has swept the CIS team titles each of the past nine seasons, tops the women and men's rankings for the second straight week.

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

1. Guelph 97 points / (1)
2. Toronto 87 / (2)
3. Dalhousie 64 / (4)
4. Trinity Western 62 / (3)
5. Laval 52 / (5)
6. Queen's 50 / (6)
7. Victoria 49 / (7)
8. Western 27 / (10)
9. Calgary 25 / (8)
10. McGill 15 / (NR)

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

1. Guelph 97 points / (1)
2. Laval 77 / (2)
3. Trinity Western 74 / (5)
4. Windsor 60 / (3)
5. McMaster 47 / (4)
6. Victoria 35 / (6)
7. Lakehead 32 / (7)
8. Queen's 30 / (8)
9. Calgary 29 / (10)
10. StFX 22 / (9)

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

1. StFX (2-0) / 226 points (16) / (1)
2. Ottawa (4-0) / 179 / (3)
3. Guelph (2-0) / 173 (5) / (5)
4. Queen's (2-0) / 166 / (2)
5. McMaster (1-1) / 125 (1) / (4)
6. Calgary (1-0) / 100 / (10)
7. Concordia (3-0) / 79 / (8)
8. Acadia (2-0) / 60 / (9)
9. Alberta (0-1) / 40 / (6)
10. Laval (2-1) / 32 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Western (20), York (15), Victoria (8).

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

1. Laval (3-0-1) / 56 points / (1) *
2. Ottawa (6-0-1) / 56 / (2)
3. Western (6-0-2) / 43 / (3)
4. Laurier (5-0-1) / 32 / (6) *
5. York (6-0-0) / 32 / (8)
6. Fraser Valley (3-0-1) / 28 / (7)
7. Montreal (2-0-2) / 24 / (5)
8. UBC (4-1-0) / 20 / (9)
9. Trinity Western (2-1-1) / 19 / (4)
10. Cape Breton (3-0-1) / 7 / (NR)

* Laval edges Ottawa for the No. 1 position and Laurier edges York for No. 4 thanks to a higher ranking the previous week.

Other teams receiving votes: Manitoba (6), Acadia (5), Sherbrooke (2).

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

1. York (5-0-1) / 54 points / (1)
2. UQAM (3-0-0) / 44 / (4)
3. Cape Breton (4-0-0) / 42 / (T5)
T4. Ryerson (6-1-1) / 32 / (2)
T4. UBC (2-0-1) / 32 / (7)
6. Alberta (2-0-0) / 31 / (3)
7. McMaster (6-2-0) / 30 / (T5)
8. Windsor (6-1-1) / 27 / (9)
9. UQTR (4-0-0) / 18 / (T10)
10. Victoria (3-1-1) / 13 / (8)

Source: CIS

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