U SPORTS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#21): Heading into the final weekend on Canada West conference play the UBC Okanagan women's volleyball team remain locked into the top ranking in the country. After travelling to Manitoba this weekend to play the U of M they will host a CW Quarter-final series From Feb. 23-25 with the opponent to be determined.
UBC Okanagan women's volleyball stats and the U Sports Top Ten coaches poll - First seven years:
- Have been ranked in the U Sports Top Ten for 55 straight rankings (Last time not in the Top Ten: Feb. 11, 2014)
- From Nov. 11, 2014 - Nov. 22, 2016 ranked top three in the U Sports for 27 straight rankings
- There have been 97 Top Ten women's volleyball polls since UBC Okanagan started U Sports competition (Fall 2011)
- Heat women's volleyball have been ranked in 74 of those Top Tens (76%)
- Have been ranked (No. 1) 13 times (13%)
- Have been ranked Top 2: 20 times (21%)
- Have been ranked Top 3: 35 times (36%)
- Have been ranked Top 4: 43 times (44%)
- Have been ranked Top 5: 46 times (47%)
TORONTO (U SPORTS) – The Brock Badgers reminded the entire nation why they are the kings and queens of the wrestling mats.
The Badgers swept the final wrestling rankings of the year – and their first since the opening poll of the campaign – following the most dominant performance in the history of the OUA Championships. Brock won 16 of 19 gold medals, en route to capturing both conference banners for the third straight season. The Badgers will now prepare for the U SPORTS Championships hosted by Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. next weekend.
On the track, the Toronto Varsity Blues women vault to No.1 for the first time since the final rankings of last season (Mar. 7, 2017) after a number of top finishes at a pair of meets, highlighted by second-year Lucia Stafford defending her 800m gold medal at the Spire D1 Invitational. The Varity Blues will host the Hal Brown Last Chance Meet on Friday, their final action before the OUA Championships.
In men's hockey, the UNB Varsity Reds (24-2-4) are the team to beat heading into the playoffs, following 5-2 and 4-1 victories over No.3 StFX (22-4-4) and Dalhousie at home to close the regular season. With a bye through the quarterfinals, the first-place Varsity Reds will prepare to host a best-of-five AUS semifinal beginning next week.
In other U SPORTS rankings, Carleton (men's and women's basketball), Manitoba (women's Hockey), Trinity Western (men's volleyball), UBC Okanagan (women's volleyball), UBC (men's and women's swimming) and Guelph (men's track and field), all remain national leaders for another week.
Note: This marks the final rankings of the season for swimming and wrestling ahead of upcoming U SPORTS Championships, Feb. 22-24.
|1||UBC Okanagan||18-4||60 (4)||1|
|Other teams receiving votes:|
|Honourable mention: Dalhousie (+0.64), Manitoba (+0.58), Saskatchewan (+0.45), Mount Royal (+0.35)|
Note: Men's volleyball Top 10 is determined by the Volleyball Ranking System (VRS). Teams are ranked via the VRS #, their average sets won differential.
- Rankings available here.
|Other teams receiving votes: Queen's (72), Ottawa (47)|
|Other teams receiving votes: UNB (10), Lethbridge (1)|