Marauders hold top 10 spots in soccer, football

rp_primary_msoc-windsor-editMcMaster Marauders have stayed in the Top 10 Canadian Interuniversity Sport national rankings in men’s soccer and football.

The soccer Marauders find themselves in a sixth-place tie with the Carleton Raves. In last week’s pecking order, Mac was tied for seventh place and Carleton held the No. 1 position.

Carleton entered the past weekend with a sparkling 4-0-1 record but settled for a single point during a road trip to Sudbury and North Bay, losing 2-1 to Laurentian (4-1-2) before fighting Nipissing (2-4-1) to a scoreless draw.

York moved into No. 1 from its No. 2 position last week..

York took advantage of Carleton’s slips and dominated Waterloo 4-0 and Laurier 7-0 to top the list. The new national leaders visit Western (3-2-2) and Brock (0-5-3) this week.

The soccer rankings are: No. 1. York (7-1-0), No. 2. UBC (5-1-0), No. 3 Montreal (4-0-1), No.4 Alberta (4-0-1), No. 5. Ryerson (6-0-1), T6. Carleton (4-1-2), T6. McMaster (6-1-1), No. 8. Guelph (5-1-2), No. 9. UNB (3-1-2), and No. 10. Moncton (3-0-2).

In football, the Marauders maintained their No. 9 position, despite a loss to the Guelph Gryphons.

The Laval Rouge et Or are ranked No. 1 for the fifth time in as many polls this season. The reigning Vanier Cup champions survived their stiffest test of the young campaign this past weekend to remain the only undefeated team in the RSEQ conference at the midway mark of the regular schedule.

For the second week in a row, Laval (4-0) received 21 of 30 first-place votes and 290 points from the FRC panel, with the remaining first-place nods going to the second-ranked Western Mustangs (5-0). Western tallied 275 points in the new poll, up from 267 last Tuesday.

Rounding out the new Top 10 are the No. 3 Queen’s Gaels (4-0), No. 4 Montreal Carabins (3-1), No. 5 Calgary Dinos (4-0 ), No. 6 Guelph Gryphons (4-0), No. 7 Saskatchewan Huskies (3-1), No. 8 Bishop’s Gaiters (3-1), No. 9 McMaster (2-3) and No. 10 Manitoba Bisons (2-2).