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Cascades women's hoopsters tighten grip on top spot in national rankings

Sam Kurath and the UFV women
Sam Kurath and the UFV women's basketball team are ranked No. 1 in the nation for a second straight week.
— image credit: John Morrow file photo

The University of the Fraser Valley women's basketball team has solidified its grip on top spot in the national rankings.

In the latest edition of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) poll released Tuesday, the Cascades (11-1) claimed 33 of 39 first-place votes in the wake of home victories over the Saskatchewan Huskies and Alberta Pandas on the weekend. UFV had 17 first-place votes last week when they made their debut at No. 1.

The Cascades men's hoopsters (7-5), coming off a pair of weekend losses to Saskatchewan and Alberta, fell from No. 4 to No. 7 in the national poll.

The full rankings are as follows.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

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

1. Fraser Valley (11-1) / 461 points (33) / (1)

2. Regina (11-1) / 425 (3) / (2)

3. Windsor (11-0) / 396 (3) / (3)

4. Saint Mary’s (9-0) / 352 / (4)

5. UBC (9-3) / 310 / (5)

6. Carleton (9-3) / 266 / (6)

7. Brock (11-0) / 243 / (7)

8. Concordia (5-2) / 131 / (8)

9. Victoria (8-4) / 106 / (NR)

10. Acadia (6-2) / 93 / (9)

Other teams receiving votes: Ottawa (75), Calgary (68), Saskatchewan (67)

MEN’S BASKETBALL

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

1. Carleton (11-1) / 395 points (32) / (1)

2. UBC (10-2) / 364 (1) / (2)

3. Acadia (7-1) / 328 / (3)

4. Cape Breton (9-0) / 289 / (5)

5. Alberta (10-2) / 242 / (6)

6. Ryerson (10-1) / 234 / (7)

7. Fraser Valley (7-5) / 184 / (4)

8. Windsor (8-3) / 154 / (8)

9. Bishop’s (5-1) / 112 / (NR)

10. Ottawa (10-2) / 97 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: McGill (78), Saskatchewan (51), Lakehead (21)

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