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U SPORTS Top 10: Final ranking has UBC Okanagan at No. 5 in the nation

U SPORTS Top 10: Final ranking has UBC Okanagan at No. 5 in the nation

U SPORTS TOP 10 TUESDAY (#24): The last ranking of the year has the Heat women's volleyball  at No. 5 in the country. This poll is significant in another way, this is the 100th national coaches poll since UBC Okanagan entered U SPORTS competition, amazingly enough the Heat women's volleyball team has been ranked on 77 of them, nearly half in the top-5. The team is off this weekend but opens up at the national championship in Laval on March 16. 


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 56 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 100 Top Ten women's volleyball polls since UBC Okanagan started U Sports competition (Fall 2011)
    • Heat women's volleyball have been ranked in 77 of those Top Tens (77%)
    • Have been ranked (No. 1) 13 times (13%)
    • Have been ranked Top 2: 20 times (20%)
    • Have been ranked Top 3: 37 times (37%)
    • Have been ranked Top 4: 45 times (45%)
    • Have been ranked Top 5: 49 times (49%)

Posted on Mar. 6, 2018.

TORONTO (U SPORTS) – The Calgary Dinos are all alone atop the women volleyball national rankings with the U SPORTS Championship on the horizon.

The Dinos (21-3 / 4-0 playoffs) earned the pole position in the final rankings of the season after sharing it with Montreal last week, thanks to a sweep of their best-of-three Canada West semifinal series against Alberta. Calgary will host UBC in the CW championship match on Friday night.

In other U SPORTS rankings UNB (men's hockey), Manitoba (women's hockey), and Trinity Western (men's volleyball) all remain national leaders in the final polls of the campaign.

Note: The U SPORTS #CHAMPSZN continues this week with Track and Field (Mar. 8-10 at the University of Windsor), Men's Basketball Final 8 (Mar. 8-11, in Halifax, N.S., hosted by Acadia University) and Women's Basketball Final 8 (Mar. 8-11 at the University of Regina).

Next week, the Men's Hockey University Cup (Mar. 15-18 at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton), along with Women's Hockey (Mar. 15-18 in London, Ont., hosted by Western University), Men's Volleyball (Mar. 16-18 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont.), and Women's Volleyball (Mar. 16-18 at Laval University in Quebec City), will crown their U SPORTS champions. Sportsnet 360 will broadcast the semifinals and finals of the Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball and Men's Hockey Championships.  


Women's Volleyball

RANK SCHOOL SEASON PLAYOFFS VOTES (PTS) PREVIOUS
1 Calgary 21-3  4-0 59 (3) T1
2 Montreal 18-2 2-0 57 (1) T1
3 UBC 20-4 4-0 52 4
4 Dalhousie 19-1 2-0 45 5
5 UBC Okanagan 19-5 2-2 43* 3
6 Ryerson 19-0 1-0 43* 6
7 McMaster 17-2 1-0 36 7
8 Alberta 15-9 2-3 32 8
9 Laval 14-6 2-0 29 10
10 Toronto 15-4 1-0 23 NR
Other teams receiving votes: McGill (20), Western (17), Acadia (6), Queen's (3), Trinity Western (2)

*UBC Okanagan is ranked No.5 ahead of Ryerson due to a higher number of higher-placed votes


Men's Volleyball

RANK SCHOOL SEASON PLAYOFFS VRS# PREVIOUS
1 Trinity Western 22-2 4-0 +2.78 1
2 Alberta 19-5 4-0 +2.15 3
3 UBC 20-4 2-2 +2.07 2
4 Montreal 12-2 1-0 +1.82 4
5 Brandon 17-7 1-2 +1.63 5
6 Laval 11-3 2-1 +1.46 6
7 Winnipeg 15-9 2-3 +1.22 7
8 Calgary 14-10 0-2 +0.93 8
9 Thompson Rivers 11-13 0-2 +0.75 9
10 McMaster 14-2 1-0 +0.69 NR
Honourable mention: Saskatchewan (+0.60), Manitoba (+0.55), 
Dalhousie (+0.49), Mount Royal (+0.13)

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.


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