CIS TOP TEN TUESDAY (#18): Five new teams reach No. 1

OTTAWA (CIS) – There is a lot of movement this week atop the CIS national rankings with five new teams meriting No. 1 status.

The new national leaders include the Ryerson Rams in men's basketball, Saskatchewan Huskies in men's hockey, Toronto Varsity Blues in both women's swimming and women's track and field, as well as the Trinity Western Spartans, who moved into a tie with the UBC Okanagan Heat in women's volleyball.

In other CIS sports, Saskatchewan (women's basketball), Guelph (women's hockey), Toronto (men's swimming), Windsor (men's track and field), McMaster (men's volleyball) and Brock (women's & men's wrestling) all hold on to their pole position.

The Ryerson men's basketball team made the biggest splash this past week, sweeping a two-game set on home court against powerhouses Ottawa (87-80) and Carleton (79-61), who were ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the country going into the weekend. The Rams became the first program since Windsor in November of 2012 – and only the second squad since February of 2002 – to sweep a doubleheader against the Gee-Gees and Ravens.

The Rams hoopsters are also the first team in school history to reach the top of the CIS rankings, in any sport.

In men's hockey, Saskatchewan, now sporting a sparkling 19-3 league record, replaces Acadia atop the rankings. The Huskies had spent one week at No. 1 in late November.

Toronto – in women's swimming and track and field – and Trinity Western - in women's volleyball - reach No. 1 for the first time this season.

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

1. Saskatchewan (12-0) / 563 points (46) / (1)
2. McGill (7-1) / 515 (1) / (2)
3. Regina (11-1) / 471 / (3)
4. Saint Mary's (10-1) / 411 / (5)
5. Ryerson (7-3) / 357 / (4)
6. Alberta (12-1) / 349 / (7)
7. Laval (7-3) / 251 / (8)
8. McMaster (8-3) / 239 / (6)
9. Ottawa (9-1) / 192 / (10)
10. Queen's (9-1) / 176 / (9)

Other teams receiving votes: Acadia (58), Windsor (38).

MEN'S BASKETBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Ryerson (8-1) / 461 points (43) / (5)
2. Ottawa (9-1) / 427 (4) / (1)
3. Carleton (8-2) / 366 / (2)
4. McMaster (9-2) / 316 / (6)
5. Brock (8-2) / 262 / (3)
6. Calgary (12-3) / 240 / (7)
7. McGill (5-3) / 180 / (4)
8. Thompson Rivers (12-2) / 129 / (9)
9. UBC (10-4) / 105 / (8)
10. Dalhousie (9-4) / 74 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: UPEI (15), Concordia (7).

WOMEN'S HOCKEY
(regular season record) / (previous ranking)

1. Guelph (15-2-1) / (1)
2. Montreal (10-3-1) / (2)
3. McGill (9-4-1) / (3)
4. Saint Mary's (13-5-0) / (5)
5. Western (11-6-0) / (4)
6. Toronto (9-4-3) / (6)
7. St. Thomas (11-6-1) / (7)
8. Ottawa (9-4-1) / (9)
9. UBC (14-6-2) / (10)
10. Saskatchewan (11-8-3) / (8)

MEN'S HOCKEY
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Saskatchewan (19-3-0) / 155 points (12) / (2)
2. UNB (16-3-2) / 142 (2) / (4)
3. Acadia (16-4-2) / 122 (1) / (1)
4. UQTR (19-3-1) / 112 (1) / (5)
5. Alberta (15-5-2) / 89 / (6)
6. McGill (19-4-1) / 84 / (3)
7. StFX (15-3-3) / 73 / (7)
8. Carleton (17-5-0) / 44 / (9)
9. Western (15-8-0) / 23 / (10)
10. Mount Royal (13-6-3) / 21 / (8)

Other teams receiving votes: York (12), Saint Mary's (3).

WOMEN'S SWIMMING
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Toronto 614 points / (2)
2. UBC 596 / (1)
3. Laval 267 / (3)
4. Calgary 227 / (4)
5. Dalhousie 212 / (6)
6. Montreal 186 / (5)
7. Western 153 / (7)
8. McGill 127 / (8)
9. Victoria 81 / (10)
10. UQAM 80 / (9)

MEN'S SWIMMING
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Toronto 524 points / (1)
2. UBC 423 / (2)
3. Calgary 333 / (3)
4. Alberta 298 / (4)
5. Dalhousie 173 / (6)
6. Ottawa 160 / (5)
7. Guelph 121 / (8)
8. Laval 120 / (7)
9. Western 117 / (9)
10. Victoria 111 / (10)

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Toronto 100 points / (5)
T2. Western 73 / (1)
T2. Alberta 73 / (6)
4. Guelph 58.5 / (4)
5. Windsor 58 / (2)
6. York 55.5 / (3)
7. Dalhousie 45 / (7)
8. Calgary 44.5 / (9)
9. Saskatchewan 36 / (NR)
10. Sherbrooke 21 / (8)

MEN'S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Windsor 79.58 points / (1)
2. Guelph 76.83 / (2)
3. Toronto 76.33 / (5)
T4. Saskatchewan 49 / (NR)
T4. Laval 49 / (6)
6. York 47 / (4)
7. Dalhousie 44 / (7)
8. Western 43.25 / (3)
9. Alberta 29.75 / (NR)
10. Lethbridge 26 / (NR)

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

T1. UBC Okanagan (15-1) / 58 points / (1)
T1. Trinity Western (17-1) / 58 / (2)
3. Toronto (12-0) / 51.5 / (4)
4. Alberta (14-4) / 48.5 / (3)
5. Montreal (15-3) / 44 / (5)
6. McMaster (11-1) / 35.5 / (6)
7. UBC (12-4) / 34 / (9)
8. Dalhousie (9-2) / 32.5 / (7)
9. Sherbrooke (12-5) / 32 / (8)
10. McGill (12-5) / 25 / (10)

Next highest votes: Ryerson (20), Brandon (16), Western (10), Memorial (7), Thompson Rivers (6).

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. McMaster (14-0) / 234 points (17) / (1)
2. Alberta (18-0) / 223 (7) / (2)
3. Calgary (15-3) / 178 / (4)
4. Manitoba (13-3) / 170 / (3)
5. Winnipeg (11-5) / 128 / (6)
T6. UBC (10-6) / 116 / (5)
T6. Laval (12-1) / 116 / (7)
8. Queen's (10-3) / 83 / (8)
9. Trinity Western (9-9) / 36 / (NR)
10. Saskatchewan (9-9) / 27 / (9)

WOMEN'S WRESTLING
(previous ranking)

1. Brock (1)
2. Saskatchewan (2)
3. Regina (3)
4. Calgary (5)
5. Guelph (7)
6. Alberta (4)
7. Winnipeg (6)
8. Concordia (8)
9. Western (9)
10. Lakehead (10)

MEN'S WRESTLING
(previous ranking)

1. Brock (1)
2. McMaster (3)
3. Alberta (2)
4. Calgary (5)
5. Saskatchewan (6)
6. Winnipeg (4)
7. Guelph (7)
8. Regina (8)
9. Concordia (9)
10. Western (10)

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