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CIS: Alberta takes over as country’s new No. 1

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After a weekend of shocking results, the CIS men’s soccer top 10 has been totally remade.

The University of Alberta takes over as the country’s new No. 1 team, taking advantage of a soft Canada West schedule so far this season. The Golden Bears are 3-0-0, 15 goals for and none against. Marcus Johnstone has four goals in three matches. Former FC Edmonton full back Niko Saler is a fixture in the starting lineup. But, the Bears have played two of the minnows of CIS so far, getting two wins over Mount Royal and then a 4-0 result over UNBC this past weekend.

But Alberta got a boost when neither the University of Victoria, ranked No. 1 going into the weekend, or former No. 2 Cape Breton could do anything but lose. The Vikes lost 3-1 to Trinity Western and 1-0 to 4-0-0 UBC over the weekend, while Dalhousie upset Cape Breton 1-0.

With the two losses, the Vikes go from No. 1 to, ahem, unranked. UVic is no longer in the Top 10. And the Capers slide from No. 2 to No. 9.

MEN’S RANKINGS
1. Alberta (3)
2. York (7)
3. UBC (6)
4. Saint Mary’s (5)
5. McMaster (4)
6. Sherbrooke (10)
7. Queen’s (NR)
8. Trinity Western (NR)
9. Cape Breton (2)
10. Acadia (NR)

WOMEN’S RANKINGS
1. Montreal (1)
2. Ottawa (2)
3. Trinity Western (3)
4. Wilfrid Laurier (6)
5. McGill (5)
6. Queen’s (4)
7. Alberta (7)
8. Regina (NR)
9. Cape Breton (NR)
10. UPEI (NR)

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2 Comments

  1. Cindy

    September 19, 2012 at 8:52 am

    The UofA is not the only post secondary team ranked first in the nation. The NAIT Ooks are ranked #1 in the CCAA.

    Reply

  2. john

    September 18, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Like these CIS articles! Need a lot more coverage.

    Reply

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