Football

Mac women take over No. 3 spot in rugby


(Photo: Fraser Caldwell/McMaster Athletics)

(Photo: Fraser Caldwell/McMaster Athletics)

Four Marauder teams find themselves among this week’s top 10, with two of those shifting from their positions of a week ago.

After their 28-19 Homecoming victory Saturday against the Queen’s Gaels which moved their record to 5-0, the McMaster football team remained fourth in an unchanged national ranking by the Football Reporters of Canada and Canadian Interuniversity Sport Tuesday (Sept.30).

The Marauders will have every chance to move up this weekend, when they travel to London to battle the No. 3-ranked Western Mustangs on Saturday.

Week 5 Football Top 10

1. Laval (4-0) 1
2. Calgary (3-1) 2
3. Western (4-0) 3
4. McMaster (5-0) 4
5. Montreal (3-1) 5
6. Guelph (3-1) 6
7. Saskatchewan (3-1) 7
8. Mt. Allison (4-0) 8
9. Concordia (4-0) 9
10. Manitoba (2-2) 10

Men’s cross country

Undefeated after yet another overall gold to begin their 2014 season, this time at the Windsor Open, the men’s cross country team held firm at No. 3 in Tuesday’s poll. Meanwhile, the Marauder women, buoyed by a silver-medal finish from Maddy McDonald, won team silver in Windsor, but fell one place to sixth in the national rankings.

1. Guelph (1)
2. Laval (2)
3. McMaster (3)
4. Windsor (4)
5. Lakehead (5)
6. Victoria (6)
7. Queen’s (7)
8. Trinity Western (8)
9. Regina 25 (NR)
10. StFX 13 (T9)

Women’s cross country

1. Guelph (1)
2. Western (2)
3. Toronto (3)
4. Trinity Western (4)
5. Victoria (7)
6. McMaster (5)
7. Queen’s (6)
8. Laval (9)
9. McGill (8)
10. Dalhousie (10)

Women’s rugby

On the rugby pitch, the Marauder women moved up a spot in the newest poll to No. 3, leap-frogging the Queen’s Gaels after drawing the Guelph Gryphons, 27-27, at Back 10 Field on Sunday. McMaster will conclude its regular season schedule at home on Saturday (Oct. 4).

1. Alberta (3-0) (1)
2. StFX (4-0) (2)
3. McMaster (3-0-1) (4)
4. Queen’s (3-1) (3)
5. Guelph (2-0-2) (5)
6. Ottawa (5-0) (7)
7. Concordia (4-1) (6)
8. Acadia (3-1) (8)
9. Calgary (1-1) (9)
10. Laval (4-1) (NR)

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