Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Top Ten (#17): UNB Maintains Top Ranking

The CIS released their latest men's hockey rankings today and the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds are the number one team in the country for the fourth consecutive week and 14th time in 17 polls this season. UNB picked up 14 first place votes and 166 points overall while the McGill Redman remained 2nd after picking up the other three top votes and 151 points.

Unlike last week there was a considerable shake-up in the rankings this week, largely due to the Manitoba Bisons and Alberta Golden Bears, the top two team in Canada West this season, falling in their conference semi-finals.

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 / 3-0) / 166 pts (14) / (1)
2. McGill (22-4-2 / 6-0) / 151 (3) / (2)
3. Western (21-4-3 / 6-1) / 123 / (4)
4. Saskatchewan (19-6-3 / 4-1) / 119 / (7)
5. Moncton (18-9-1 / 5-2) / 112 / (8)
6. Calgary Dinos (15-11-2 / 4-1) / 84 / (NR)
7. Manitoba (20-5-3 / 0-2) / 51 / (3)
8. Alberta (20-6-2 / 1-2) / 45 / (5)
9. Saint Mary’s (18-7-3 / 1-3) / 32 / (6)
10. UQTR (19-7-2 / 4-4) / 29 / (9)

Other teams receiving votes: Windsor (15), UPEI (8).