Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Top Ten (#16): Varsity Reds Still On Top

The CIS released their 16th men's hockey rankings of the season on Tuesday afternoon and for the 3rd consecutive week - and 13th time overall - the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds claimed the top spot. The Varsity Reds received 14 out of 17 first place votes and 167 points while the McGill Redmen garnered the other 3 first place votes and 145 points to sit second.

There was very little movement in the rankings as all of the top ten teams are still alive in the playoffs. The only change from last week sees #9 UQTR and #10 UPEI flipping positions.

CIS MEN’S HOCKEY TOP 10 (#16)

Voting is based on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis, with a 1st place vote worth 10 points. The CIS Men’s Ice Hockey Top Ten Committee is made up of media members from across Canada.

(regular season / playoff records) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)
1. UNB (20-5-3 / 2-0) / 167 pts (14) / (1)
2. McGill (22-4-2 / 4-0) / 145 (3) / (2)
3. Manitoba (20-5-3) / 134 / (3)
4. Western (21-4-3 / 4-0) / 107 / (4) *
5. Alberta (20-6-2) / 107 / (5)
6. Saint Mary’s (18-7-3 / 1-1) / 82 / (6)
7. Saskatchewan (19-6-3 / 2-0) / 74 / (7)
8. Moncton (18-9-1 / 3-2) / 55 / (8)
9. UQTR (19-7-2 / 4-2) / 27 / (10)
10. UPEI (18-10-0 / 2-3) / 19 / (9)

* Western (over Alberta) was awarded the higher ranking based on number of higher placed votes.

Other teams receiving votes: Calgary (12), Windsor (6).