Tuesday, 5 February 2008

CISHOOPS.CA Top 10 Media Poll for 5 February 2008

cishoops.ca Media Poll – February 5

Results of the February 5th cishoops.ca Media Poll conducted February 3-4. There are a maximum 264 points in the poll. Points are awarded in descending order - 12 for first, 11 for second, etc. - depending upon placement. (First place votes bracketed). For a list of voters, see www.cishoops.ca

Rank Team Points Last Week
1. Carleton (22) 264 1
2. Brandon 233 2
3. Calgary 226 3
4. Toronto 173 5
5. Acadia 165 4
6. Cape Breton 128 8
7. Ottawa 125 6
8. Windsor 112 10
9. U.B.C. 94 7
10. Alberta 78 NR


OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Laval 74; Brock; 17; St. Francis Xavier 10; Concordia 5; Simon Fraser 4; Queen’s 3; Saint Mary’s 2; Saskatchewan 2; Victoria 1

The five-time defending Canadian Interuniversity Sport champion Carleton Ravens remain the unanimous pick as the nation’s top basketball team in this week’s cishoops.ca Media Poll. The Ravens collected their eighth consecutive Ontario University Athletics East division regular season title last weekend with a pair of convincing home wins, 94-73 over Toronto and 100-77 over Ryerson. They’re now (25-0) against Canadian competition and (19-0) in OUA East play. The 21 nation-wide voters were again at odds about who poses the sternest challenge to the Ravens as three different squads – Brandon, Calgary and Acadia – again garnered second place votes. The Bobcats retained a slim grip on second place in the poll and improved (23-6) overall and (18-2) in Canada West Plains Division play after twice dumping Regina on the road. The Dinos were again pegged for third after dusting Manitoba and Winnipeg at home. With just two games remaining on their regular season schedule, Calgary has wrapped up first place in the Canada West Plains division standings with a (17-3) record and is (21-5) overall. Toronto climbed to fourth place after defeating the host University of Ottawa Gee-Gees 78-69 and putting themselves in the driver’s seat for second place and a first round bye in the OUA East playoffs. Although the Varsity Blues were crushed by the Ravens, they’re now (14-4) in the OUA East standings and (23-7) overall. The Axemen slid a notch into fifth place but continued to sit atop the Atlantic University Sport Nelson Division standings with a (13-2) record after defeating second-place Dalhousie 72-62. They’re now (19-5) overall. Cape Breton leapt to sixth from eighth after stomping winless Memorial twice in AUS Nelson division play. The Capers are now (13-3) in league play and (19-6) overall. The Gee-Gees dropped a spot after their loss to Toronto. But they also beat Ryerson and improved to (15-4) in OUA East play and are now (21-7) overall. Windsor advanced a notch to eighth after collecting easy wins over Waterloo and Brock which gave them a two-game cushion atop the OUA West division standings at (13-4). The Lancers are (17-5) overall. After losing 75-60 at home to the University of Alberta Golden Bears, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds slid to ninth. The T-Birds clipped Saskatchewan 90-78 and have now wrapped up the Canada West Pacific division regular season title with a (16-5) record. They’re (18-5) overall. Alberta became the fourth Canada West unit to be ranked in the top 10. The Golden Bears are (14-6) in Central division play and (19-7) overall. Dropping out of the rankings were the sizzling Laval Rouge et Or, who cooked Bishop’s 69-48 to capture their ninth straight win and are now (10-2) in league play and (16-8) overall.



Anonymous said...

Good Top 10, but just a question...how could Laval drop out of the Top 10 without losing a game?

Anonymous said...

Well done Poll. I just saw the Coaches Poll released on CIs and they remain stuck in the mud, having Brock in 10th despite bad losses......wake up boys !!
Thanks to CIS Hoops for keeping it real

Anonymous said...

Great work on the poll. It's nice to see something new and giving more love to CIS basketball, more similar to our neighbours down south. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Can't understand how Laval cannot be ranked in the top 10 of either poll.
Apparently there is little respect for the Q from the coaches and media.
On the other hand, Brock has clearly played itself out of the top 10, with a bad loss to Windsor.
11-6 in OUA play, and only 16-12 overall, the Badgers mediocre record does not warrant a spot in the top 10.
But at least Brock is no longer ranked ahead of Windsor, which was really ridiculous.