LANGLEY, British Columbia – This week the U SPORTS Top 10 rankings return with two Trinity Western Spartans teams making the rankings. With women’s and men’s volleyball remain in the Top 10 at the same spots as last week. The Spartan women continue at the No. 4 spot in the nation, while men’s sit at No. 8.
In women’s volleyball, the No. 4 Spartans currently sit at 16-4, after dropping the home-and-home series 3-1 both nights to the No. 1 UBC Thunderbirds this past weekend. In men’s volleyball, the No. 8 Spartans are now at 12 -8 after splitting the home-and-home series with the No. 7 Thunderbirds, winning 3-2 Thursday night in Langley, B.C. and losing 3-2 Friday night in Vancouver, B.C.
This week both volleyball teams will be at home against the MacEwan Griffins. Game times on Friday and Saturday are set for 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre and can be seen live on Canada West TV. TWU will conclude the Canada West season February 16-17 at Calgary.
U SPORTS uses the ELO rating system for the calculation of its weekly national rankings. ELO calculates team rankings on a game-by-game basis, using an algorithm that generates a statistical calculation based on certain customized variables that have been adapted across the range of U SPORTS team sports. For volleyball, U SPORTS uses a 50/50 combination of ELO ranking and Coaches Poll ranking to determine the final Top 10 rankings.
About Spartan Athletics
As official members of U SPORTS, the Spartans currently compete in 13 sports in the Canada West conference, including women’s and men’s soccer, volleyball, basketball, hockey, cross country and track & field, as well as women’s rugby sevens. TWU also competes as an independent team in men’s rugby and women’s and men’s disc golf. Since TWU entered U SPORTS in 1999, the Spartans have won 14 U SPORTS team championships and 33 Canada West team championships.
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