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CIS Top 10 Tuesday: MBB and MHKY rise in polls

Written by Taylor Prichard, Sports Information

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The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball and men’s hockey teams both moved up in this week’s edition of the CIS Top 10 Tuesday rankings. 

MEN’S BASKETBALL:

The Ravens answered the call on the road this weekend against Brock and McMaster in tough playing environments.

Carleton provided the surging Badgers (last week’s No.5) with a dose of reality with Friday’s 90-65 victory, as the Ravens’ #1 ranked defence shutdown the Badgers’ potent shooting attack. Rob Smart’s team faced a greater challenge on Saturday against McMaster (last week’s No. 6), who were coming off a great win over uOttawa at Burridge Gymnasium the previous night. Carleton pulled away from Mac in the second quarter and held on for a well-deserved 74-65 win over the Marauders in a very physical matchup.

The Ravens climbed one spot this week to CIS No.2, thanks to the aforementioned loss by the Gee-Gees against McMaster. The Ryerson Rams still reign supreme as the No.1 team having received all 47 first place votes.

 1. Ryerson (14-1) / 470 points (47) / (1)
2. Carleton (12-3) / 398 / (3)
3. Ottawa (13-2) / 386 / (2)
4. Calgary (16-3) / 336 / (4)
5. McMaster (10-5) / 269 / (6)
6. UBC (14-4) / 224 / (7)
7. Brock (10-5) / 197 / (5)
8. McGill (9-4) / 139 / (8)
9. Dalhousie (12-5) / 83 / (10)
10. Manitoba (15-5) / 52 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Thompson Rivers (14), UPEI (7).

MEN’S HOCKEY:

The Ravens closed out the regular season on the weekend with a set of home games at the Ice House. Following a disappointing 3-2 shootout loss to CIS No.2 UQTR on Friday night, Carleton bounced back with an 8-0 thrashing of RMC on Senior Night.

Carleton will begin its quest for the 105th Queen’s Cup when the team opens up the OUA playoffs this week with a best 2-of-3 series against Nipissing. Game 1 scheduled for Wednesday, February 17 at 7 p.m in North Bay.

The Ravens moved from CIS No.9 last week to No.8 this week.

1. New Brunswick Varsity Reds (23-3-2) / 158 (14) / (1)
2. Trois-Rivieres Patriotes (24-3-1) / 143 (2) / (2)
3. Saskatchewan Huskies (22-6-0) / 123 / (3)
4. Alberta Golden Bears (19-7-2) / 111 / (5)
5. Acadia Axemen (19-7-2) / 81 / (4)
6. St. Francis Xavier X-Men (18-6-4) / 80 / (8)
7. McGill Redmen (21-6-1) / 76 / (6)
8. Carleton Ravens (20-7-1) / 41 / (9)
9. Mount Royal Cougars (17-8-3) / 29 / (7)
10. Saint Mary’s Huskies (17-8-3) / 27 / (10)

 Other teams receiving votes: Western Mustangs (6), UOIT Ridgeback (2), York Lions (2), Queen’s Gaels (1).