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U SPORTS Top 10: Heat remain No. 1 heading into final week of regular season

U SPORTS Top 10: Heat remain No. 1 heading into final week of regular season

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%)

Posted on Feb. 13, 2018.

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.


Women's Volleyball

RANK SCHOOL SEASON VOTES (PTS) PREVIOUS
1 UBC Okanagan 18-4 60 (4) 1
2 Montreal 16-2 56 2
3 Calgary 19-3 52 3
4 UBC 18-4 47 4
5 Dalhousie 17-1 44 5
6 Ryerson 15-0 41 6
7 McMaster 15-2 35 7
8 Alberta 13-9 32 8
9 McGill 13-5 26 9
10 Laval 12-6 25 10
Other teams receiving votes: 

Men's Volleyball

RANK SCHOOL SEASON VRS# PREVIOUS
1 Trinity Western 20-2 +2.54 1
2 UBC 19-3 +2.53 2
3 Alberta 18-4 +2.10 3
4 Montreal 11-2 +1.70 6
5 Brandon 16-6 +1.70 4
6 Winnipeg 14-8 +1.48 7
7 Laval 10-3 +1.47 5
8 McMaster 14-1 +1.14 8
9 Thompson Rivers 11-11 +0.94 9
10 Calgary 12-10 +0.75 10
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.

Women's Basketball

RANK SCHOOL SEASON VOTES (PTS) PREVIOUS
1 Carleton 21-0 560 (43) 1
2 Regina 18-2 519 (4) 2
3 Laval 9-3 446 5
4 Acadia 15-2 395 3
5 McMaster 18-4 381 6
6 McGill 9-4 359 4
7 Saskatchewan 17-3 294 7
8 Windsor 18-4 238 9
9 Trinity Western 16-4 181 10
10 Calgary 15-5 99 NR
Other teams receiving votes: Queen's (72), Ottawa (47)

Men's Basketball

RANK SCHOOL SEASON VOTES (PTS) PREVIOUS
1 Carleton 21-0 460 (46) 1
2 Brock 20-2 409 2
3 Alberta 19-1 373 3
4 UBC 17-3 316 4
5 Calgary 16-4 279 5
6 McGill 11-2 217 7
7 Dalhousie 13-3 158 8
8 Laurentian 16-5 121 6
9 Ottawa 15-6 95 10
10 Ryerson 15-6 91 9
Other teams receiving votes: UNB (10), Lethbridge (1)

2018 Graduation
June 8, 2018 2018 Graduation
2018 Playoff Schedule
February 19, 2018 2018 Playoff Schedule