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Cascades tumble in CIS basketball rankings

The University of the Fraser Valley women's basketball team's two-week reign atop the CIS rankings came to an end on Tuesday, as they fell to No. 4 in the latest edition of the national poll.

The Cascades fell to 11-3 in Canada West league play following two weekend road losses to the Calgary Dinos and the Lethbridge Pronghorns, and they tumbled three spots in the rankings as a result.

The UFV men's hoopsters also lost both weekend games in Alberta, and they fell out of the top-10 poll for the first time this season, though they did garner 60 points in the voting to finish 11th. They were ranked No. 7 in the nation last week.

The Cascades hoopsters are at home this weekend to face the UNBC Timberwolves on Friday (women 6 p.m., men 8 p.m.) and Saturday (women 5 p.m., men 7 p.m.).

The full CIS rankings are as follows.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

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

1. Windsor (13-0) / 480 points (32) / (3)

2. Saint Mary’s (11-0) / 428 (3) / (4)

3. Regina (12-2) / 419 (5) / (2)

4. Fraser Valley (11-3) / 357 (1) / (1)

5. Carleton (10-3) / 309 / (6)

6. UBC (10-4) / 300 / (5)

7. Brock (13-0) / 274 / (7)

8. Victoria (10-4) / 194 / (9)

9. Concordia (6-2) / 169 / (8)

10. Calgary (12-2) / 100 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Acadia (94), Ottawa (53).

MEN’S BASKETBALL

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

1. Carleton (12-1) / 491 points (40) / (1)

2. UBC (12-2) / 449 (1) / (2)

3. Cape Breton (12-0) / 412 / (4)

4. Alberta (12-2) / 364 / (5)

5. Windsor (10-3) / 309 / (8)

6. Acadia (7-3) / 275 / (3)

7. Ryerson (11-2) / 247 / (6)

8. Ottawa (11-2) / 206 / (10)

9. McGill (6-2) / 138 / (NR)

10. Saskatchewan (10-4) / 111 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Fraser Valley (60), Bishop’s (38), Lakehead (36).

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