UFV women's hoopsters up to No. 3 in CIS national rankings

UFV women’s hoopsters up to No. 3 in CIS national rankings

The University of the Fraser Valley women's basketball team moved up to No. 3 in the latest CIS rankings released Tuesday.

The University of the Fraser Valley women’s basketball team moved up to No. 3 in the latest Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) rankings released Tuesday.

The Cascades, who opened at No. 4 in the national poll, began the regular season with dominant home-court wins over Lethbridge (70-32) and Calgary (60-36) last weekend. They benefitted from the Alberta Pandas’ surprising loss at Thompson Rivers University on Saturday, leapfrogging the former No. 2 squad in the new rankings while picking up 10 first-place votes.

The complete top-10 list is as follows.

CIS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL RANKINGS

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

1. Saint Mary’s (0-0) / 491 points (22) / (3)

2. Windsor (1-1) / 490 (12) / (1)

3. Fraser Valley (2-0) / 474 (10) / (4)

4. Alberta (1-1) / 406 (1) / (2)

5. Saskatchewan (2-0) / 370 / (5)

6. Regina (2-0) / 328 / (6)

7. Brock (2-0) / 276 / (7)

8. Concordia (0-0) / 218 / (8)

9. McGill (0-0) / 173 / (9)

10. Ottawa (1-1) / 106 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: McMaster (53), Carleton (49)