Thursday, March 10, 2011

Latest CIS Top 10

We're late with this, but yet another CIS Poll took place this week, and once again the UNB Varsity Reds (23-5-0 / 3-1 playoffs) lay claim to #1 in the national rankings, receiving 17 of 17 votes this time.  No word on what happened to the 18th voter.

 The McGill Redmen (24-2-2 / 4-0 playoffs) remain in 2nd place, followed by Alberta.  SMU has 4th place this week, so we'll assume the voting took place before the X-Men (currently ranked 7th) bounced them from the playoff scene on Tuesday night.

Here are the rankings.


(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)

1. UNB (23-5-0 / 3-1 playoffs) / 170 pts (17) / (1)
2. McGill (24-2-2 / 6-1 playoffs) / 144 / (2)
3. Alberta (19-6-3 / 2-0 playoffs) / 138 / (3)
4. Saint Mary’s (18-9-1 / 2-2 playoffs) / 109 / (4)
5. Western Ontario (20-3-5 / 6-1 playoffs) / 108 / (5)
6. Calgary (17-8-3 / 2-1 playoffs) / 84 / (7)
7. St. Francis Xavier (17-10-1 / 4-2 playoffs) / 78 / (6)
8. UQTR (19-8-1 / 5-4 playoffs) / 40 / (8)
9. Saskatchewan (17-11-0 / 1-2 playoffs) / 37 / (9)
10. Acadia (14-11-3 / 3-3 playoffs) / 19 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Guelph (5), Manitoba (3).

The complete CIS article can be viewed here.

2 comments:

Steven C. said...

A Top 10 after regular season is complete makes no sense. The only thing that matters now is Nationals seating based on Regional winners and losers.

Eric said...

It's only for Nationals, but this year doesn't really need rankings (top 10) - just the top three as we have two teams per conf. and they have to be split, so once you place the three Conf. winners, the remaining spots are 'opposite' pool (and that's pretty easy work once you determine who's #1).

They could have stopped publishing the Top 10 and done the same work on a Conf. Call, but that isn't very transparent (which most people want these days).