We know the #1 team in the Top 10 !
OK, right off the top, let’s agree … Carleton is, indeed, #1 in the Top 10 ! Just ask their latest victims, the #2 ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees, who fell with an 81-40 thud on their home floor at Montpetit Hall on Tuesday! But how do we (or the U-Sports coaches) measure the top teams after the seemingly unassailable Ravens?
(* – a decisive win/loss , UR – un-ranked team)
Top 10 team records –
Carleton (16-0) – beat Brock, McMaster, Ottawa* (have beaten un-ranked CW, AUS, RSEQ teams)
Ottawa (18-2) — beat Alberta, McGill*, McMaster*, Brock*, won the Shoveller tourney lost to – UQAM (UR) , Carleton
UBC (18-1) – beat Alberta, split with Saskatchewan … no other ranked teams, have beaten unranked OUA teams
Ryerson (13-2) – beat no ranked teams … lost to Brock, Dalhousie
Calgary (15-2) – beat Saskatchewan, split with Alberta … lost to Manitoba (UR)
Alberta (18-6) – beat Calgary once, lost once. … lost to – UBC twice ( one *), Ottawa, Regina (UR), Manitoba (UR)
McGill (12-4) – no wins over ranked teams … lost to – McMaster, Ottawa *, UQAM (UR), Laval (UR)
Brock (11-5) – beat Ryerson, McMaster … lost to – Dalhousie, Carleton, Ottawa*, Nipissing (UR), Lakehead (UR)
Dalhousie (16-6) – beat Ryerson, Brock … lost to – McMaster, Windsor (UR), 3 to Saint Marys (UR), UNB (UR)
McMaster ( 14-5) – beat McGill, Dalhousie … lost to – 2 to Brock, Ottawa*, Carleton, Laurentian (UR)
Saskatchewan (11-5) – beat UBC … lost to – Calgary, Fraser Valley (UR), Winnipeg (UR), Regina (UR), UBC
Saint Marys – (14-7) – beat Dalhousie 3 times … lost to – 2 to Acadia (UR), Dalhousie*, UNB (UR), St FX (UR), Ottawa, Memorial (UR),
We have to take a lot for granted in some cases, because there is limited inter-regional play. We’re still convinced we need more games between ‘top teams’, if the rankings are to be ‘validated’.The rankings do, however, seem to reflect a reasonable list, with all Leagues represented.
Scores from the East – Day-time game draws big interest in Ontario
Waterloo 79 Laurier 71 – This was a rare day-time game at Laurier on Wednesday. A ‘Local Derby’ as they say in Britain. What a great idea to engage more students, who must become a bigger part of the ‘Hoops nation’ in U-Sports if it’s to realize the tremendous potential for the game. Story here in Mark Wacyck’s CANhoops.ca Blog , which covers all of Canadian University Basketball
Canada West Series this Weekend – (All games Friday and Saturday nights)
All games on Canada West TV … MacEwan, TRU , UBC-O, UNBC, and Winnipeg are all on a bye this week.