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Cascades basketball teams stay strong in national rankings

Kyle Grewal and the UFV men
Kyle Grewal and the UFV men's basketball team are ranked No. 6 in Canada.
— image credit: John Morrow file photo

The University of the Fraser Valley basketball teams continue to draw national accolades.

In the new Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) rankings released Tuesday, the undefeated Cascades women (8-0) maintained their lofty perch at No. 2, while the men (5-3) moved up one spot to No. 6. Both teams are coming off weekend sweeps of the Manitoba Bisons and Winnipeg Wesmen at home.

The UFV basketball squads wrap up the first semester this weekend with road games against the Brandon Bobcats and the Regina Cougars. The women's game at Regina on Saturday has major implications in the national rankings, as the Cougars (7-1) sit just behind the Cascades at No. 3.

The complete rankings are as follows.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)

1. Windsor (6-0) / 502 points (41) / (1)

2. Fraser Valley (8-0) / 462 (1) / (2)

3. Regina (7-1) / 420 / (3)

4. Saint Mary’s (6-0) / 376 / (4)

5. Carleton (4-2) / 336 / (5)

6. Acadia (5-0) / 294 / (6)

7. Victoria (6-2) / 250 / (7)

8. Calgary (8-0) / 213 / (8)

9. Saskatchewan (3-5) / 129 / (9)

10. Concordia (4-0) / 109 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: UBC (86), Brock (85).

MEN’S BASKETBALL

(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)

1. Carleton (5-1) / 513 points (41) / (1)

2. Acadia (5-0) / 474 (2) / (2)

3. McGill (3-0) / 426 / (4)

4. UBC (6-2) / 380 / (3)

5. Cape Breton (5-0) / 352 / (5)

6. Fraser Valley (5-3) / 286 / (7)

7. Alberta (7-1) / 216 / (10)

8. Windsor (4-2) / 209 / (6)

9. Saskatchewan (5-3) / 155 / (8)

10. Ryerson (6-0) / 143 / (NR)

Also receiving votes: Laurentian (59), Ottawa (14).

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