Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Men’s hockey top 10, Feb. 2nd: UNB still perfect on top

12 media polls, 12 #1 rankings...

The undefeated UNB V-Reds (23-0-0) are once again on top of the standings in this weeks CIS media poll. UNB, riding a team record 23 straight AUS wins this season, has already secured first overall for the regular season, and now looks to prepare for the playoffs. Acadia remains in fourth in national polling, while the other AUS entrant, St. Mary's, falls to the tenth spot.

Here are the complete standings:

(Regular season record) / votes (first -place votes) / (last week)

1. UNB (23-0-0) / 160 (16) / (1)
2. Alberta (19-2-1) / 144 / (2)
3. UQTR (18-3-2) / 112 / (5)
4. Acadia (15-6-2) / 104 / (4)
5. Western Ontario (18-6-0) / 85 / (3)
6. McGill (18-5-0) / 81 / (6) - x
7. Lakehead (17-5-2) / 81 / (8) - x
8. Manitoba (13-7-2) / 50 / (9)
9. Waterloo (17-6-1) / 27 / (10)
10. Saint Mary's (12-8-4) / 21 / (7)

x - McGill was awarded the higher ranking based on number of higher placed votes

Other teams receiving votes: Saskatchewan (9), Wilfrid Laurier (6).

The article also looks at teams that have managed to go the whole season without a regulation loss.

3 comments:

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Never realized Western went undefeated in both 2001/02 and 2002/03...a 46-0-2 regular season run...pretty impressive

Steven C. said...

What they don't mention is that only two of those teams went on to win Nationals...

Eric said...

Of the Western/Alb recordes, only two went onto Nationals and only one won gold.

Western won gold in 01/02 (3OT), lost in their first round of the playoffs (OUA-West Semi) in 02/03. Alberta won CW in 03/04, but lost game two at Nationals to UNB and lose Bronze to Dal.

The Western lose in 02/03 to Lakehead was a surprise.