Both TWU Spartans Volleyball Teams Close Out 1st Semester Ranked No. 1 In Country

Langley – The Trinity Western Spartans men’s and women’s volleyball teams close out the first semester both ranked No. 1 in the country after the final U SPORTS Top 10 rankings of 2019.  
 
The Spartans women’s volleyball team holds the top spot for the seventh time this season, most recently capping off the semester with a pair of victories on the road in Calgary (Nov. 28-29). The Spartans head into the Christmas break sitting tied for first in Canada West with Mount Royal, holding an 11-1 record. 
 
Also riding top spot in the country are the men’s volleyball team, after closing out the semester riding a 10-game winning streak. The Spartans, which have won a school record 30 consecutive sets, concluded 2019 with a pair of road wins in Calgary (Nov. 28-29). They have now held the No. 1 spot for seven consecutive weeks and sit tied with Brandon for first in Canada West with an 11-1 record. 

The women’s volleyball team resumes play next semester, traveling to Regina to take on the Cougars Jan. 3-4, 2020. The men’s volleyball team opens the 2020 portion of its regular season with a bye week. 
 
For the second straight season, U SPORTS is using the ELO Rating System for the calculation of its weekly national rankings. Powered by RankR, ELO’s unique algorithm blends a statistical calculation with customized variables that is adaptable across a range of sports. For more information, click here.  
 
U SPORTS TOP 10 Rankings – December 10, 2019

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
Rank           School                    Record               ELO                 Previous 
1                 Trinity Western    11-1                   1800.60            1
2                 Ryerson                8-1                     1784.36            2
3                 Dalhousie              8-0                     1777.86            3
4                 Toronto                 8-1                     1773.26            4
5                 Mount Royal          11-1                   1701.50            5
6                 Brock                    7-2                     1664.18            6
7                 Laval                    8-3                     1662.26            9
8                 Thompson Rivers  9-3                     1650.74            7
9                 Alberta                  7-5                     1645.61            8
10               Western                7-3                     1633.58            10
 
MEN’S VOLLEYBALL*
Rank           School                    Record               ELO                 Previous 
1                 Trinity Western        11-1                   1883.35            1
2                 Brandon                  11-1                   1820.85            2
3                 Laval                       7-1                     1770.83            3
4                 McMaster                7-1                     1741.59            4
5                 UBC                        9-3                     1734.95            5
6                 Montreal                  7-1                     1696.75            6
7                 Toronto                   7-1                     1642.84            7
8                 Queen’s                  4-3                     1641.20            8
9                 Alberta                    8-4                     1629.10            9
10               Windsor                   4-4                     1590.03            10
*Rankings from Dec. 3

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Rank           School                    Record               Points              Previous
1                 Saskatchewan       8-0                     528 (44)           1
2                 Calgary                 8-0                     484                  2
3                 Ottawa                  9-2                     439                  4
4                 Carleton                9-2                     390                  3
5                 Ryerson                8-2                     355                  5
6                 Windsor                10-1                   309                  6
7                 Bishop’s                4-1                     264                  7
8                 Queen’s                7-4                     210                  8
9                 Brock                    9-1                     175                  9
10               Western                11-1                   135                  10

MEN’S BASKETBALL
Rank           School                    Record               Points              Previous
1                 Carleton                11-0                   448 (43)           1
2                 Dalhousie              6-0                     403 (2)             2
3                 Calgary                 8-0                     362                  3
4                 Ottawa                  9-2                     314                  4
5                 Alberta                  9-1                     271                  5
6                 Lakehead              9-3                     220                  6
7                 McMaster              8-2                     175                  7
8                 Saskatchewan       6-2                     127                  8
9                 Laurentian             8-3                     85                    9
10               UBC                     8-2                     51                    10

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