CIS Top 10: OUA teams headline cross country and soccer

CIS Top 10: OUA teams headline cross country and soccer
OTTAWA (CIS) – The University of Alberta Pandas are the new team to beat in Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s rugby.
 
The Pandas move up one spot in this week’s national poll to take over from the Guelph Gryphons, who had been ranked No. 1 each of the past three weeks. Both teams received four first-place votes from CIS coaches but Alberta edged Guelph 87-86 in total points.
 
The Pandas, CIS bronze medallists a year ago, improved their league record to 3-0 over the past weekend thanks to a pair of convincing wins on the West Coast, 39-0 over UBC and 49-0 against Victoria. The reigning Canada West champions resume conference play on Saturday when they host Lethbridge (1-1).
 
Meanwhile in the OUA, the Gryphons (4-0) also remained undefeated in league play last weekend but were tested by the No. 9 McMaster Marauders (2-2) before prevailing 44-27. The 2012 CIS finalists, who drop to No. 2 in the new Top 10, welcome Brock (1-3) on Saturday.
 
Rounding out the top five in the new national rankings are No. 3 Concordia (5-0 / up one), No. 4 Queen’s (4-0 / down one) and No. 5 Acadia (5-0 / no change), which also received a first-place nod this week.
 
In soccer, the Ottawa Gee-Gees and York Lions hold on to No. 1 in the new women’s and men’s coaches’ polls.
 
On the women’s side, Ottawa improved to 8-0-2 with a pair of victories on home turf, 4-2 against Laurentian and 9-1 versus Nipissing. The Gee-Gees hit the road this weekend to visit No. 7 Queen’s (5-1-3) on Saturday and Trent (0-11-0) on Sunday. Ottawa and Queen’s battled to a scoreless draw back on Sept. 7.
 
In men’s competition, top-ranked York (9-1-0) had a successful road trip last weekend, edging Western 2-1 and Brock 4-1. The Lions host No. 8 McMaster (6-2-2) on Saturday with a chance to avenge their only loss of the regular season, a 1-0 setback in Hamilton on Sept. 13.
 
Finally, in cross-country running, the reigning CIS champ Guelph Gryphons top the first women’s and men’s rankings of the campaign. The Guelph women and men have captured the last eight and seven national team banners, respectively, both record streaks.
 

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

(points)
 
1. Guelph 100 points
2. Western 83
3. Queen’s 80
4. Toronto 69

5. Victoria 55
6. McMaster 43
7. Dalhousie 29
8. McGill 25
T9. Calgary 19
T9. Laurentian 19

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

(points)
 
1. Guelph 100 points
2. Laval 76
3. Windsor 75
4. Victoria 63
5. McMaster 59
6. Queen’s 50
7. Lakehead 45
8. Western 26

T9. Regina 12
T9. Calgary 12
T9. Trinity Western 12
 

WOMEN’S RUGBY

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)
 
1. Alberta (3-0) / 87 points (4) / (2)
2. Guelph (4-0) / 86 points (4) / (1)
3. Concordia (5-0) / 63 / (4)
4. Queen’s (4-0) / 61 / (3)
5. Acadia (5-0) / 56 (1) / (5)
6. StFX (4-1) / 50 / (6)
7. Calgary (2-1) / 26 / (9)
8. McGill (4-1) / 22 / (7)
9. McMaster (2-2) / 15 / (NR)
10. Ottawa (4-1) / 13 / (8)

 
Other teams receiving votes: Waterloo (12), Lethbridge (9), Victoria (2), Western (2).
 

WOMEN’S SOCCER

(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)
 
1. Ottawa (8-0-2) / 50 points / (1)
2. Laval (7-0-1) / 44 / (2)
3. Alberta (6-0-2) / 41 / (3)
4. Montreal (6-1-1) / 30 / (6)
5. Western (5-0-4) / 26 / (8)
6. UBC (3-0-3) / 24 / (4)
7. Queen’s (5-1-3) / 19 / (5)
8. Saskatchewan (5-0-2) / 11 / (NR)
9. Dalhousie (5-2-1) / 8 / (NR)
10. Trinity Western (2-1-3) / 7 / (7) *
 
* Trinity Western edges Victoria for 10th place thanks to a higher ranking the previous week.
 
Other teams receiving votes: Victoria (7), Sherbrooke (3), Wilfrid Laurier (3), Cape Breton (2).
 

MEN’S SOCCER

(regular season record) / (votes) / (previous rankings)
 
1. York (9-1-0) / 59 points / (1)
2. UBC (7-1-0) / 55 / (2)
3. Ryerson (7-0-1) / 44 / (5)
4. Montreal (5-1-1) / 43 / (3)
5. Guelph (7-1-3) / 34 / (8)
6. Alberta (4-1-2) / 22 / (4)
7. UNB (4-1-2) / 20 / (9)
8. McMaster (6-2-2) / 15 / (T6)
9. UQAM (5-1-1) / 11 / (NR)
10. Saint Mary’s (5-2-1) / 7 / (NR)


Source: CIS