Idle Marauders hold ninth spot in football poll


There are no changes this week in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport football’s top 10. Only three nationally-ranked teams were in action on Thanksgiving weekend, which featured just four games in Ontario and two in the Maritimes.

(Photo: Rick Zazolack/McMaster Athletics)

(Photo: Rick Zazulak/McMaster Athletics)

The Western Mustangs (7-0) top the Football Reporters of Canada poll for the third straight week thanks to 20 first-place votes and 290 points. The reigning Vanier Cup champion Laval Rouge et Or (6-0) once again earned the remaining 10 first-place nods and 280 points from the FRC panel to remain comfortably in second position.

Rounding out the eighth national poll of the campaign are the No. 3 Calgary Dinos (6-0 / 234 points), No. 4 Guelph Gryphons (7-0 / 206), No. 5 Queen’s Gaels (6-1 / 186), No. 6 Montreal Carabins (4-2 / 146), No. 7 Saskatchewan Huskies (4-2 / 110), No. 8 Bishop’s Gaiters (4-2 / 87), No. 9 McMaster Marauders (4-3 / 67) and No. 10 Windsor Lancers (4-3 / 17).