The CIS Blog Top 10
Nov. 24, 2008

This is the first of many weekly editions of The CIS Blog Top 10 for men's and women's basketball, volleyball, and hockey.

The next three paragraphs explain the rankings, which you can skip to below if you don't care for the details.

Our Top 10 is based on RPI ("ratings percentage index" or "relative power index" depending on who you ask), which takes a team's record (weighted at 25%), its' opponents' record (50%), and its' opponents' opponents' record (25%) and produces a number that roughly tells you how "good" that team is. The more games that are played, the more accurate RPI becomes.

Home-field advantage is also accounted for here: a team that wins on the road is awarded 1.4 wins instead of 1; a team that wins at home only gets 0.6 wins. Losses at home count as 1.4 losses; losses on the road are 0.6. If a game ends in a tie, the home team receives 0.3 wins and the road team receives 0.7. Some pre-season games were at neutral sites, so no home-field adjustment was made.

Each team in the top 10 nationwide is listed below, along with its actual W-L record and RPI. Unless otherwise noted, the results are based only on regular-season games. All standings are current as of the date shown.


MEN'S BASKETBALL (pre- and regular-season results)
1. Carleton (11-1), .633
2. UBC (12-1), .618
3. Victoria (9-4), .584
4. McGill (10-3), .578
5. Windsor (8-3), .576
6. Ottawa (12-2), .572
7. StFX (10-2), .558
8. Calgary (12-1), .555
9. Toronto (7-6), .550
10. Laval (3-7), .546


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (pre- and regular-season results)
1. Simon Fraser (11-1), .631
2. Saskatchewan (10-3), .626
3. Windsor (12-2), .601
t-4. Victoria (7-6), .582
t-4. Alberta (14-3), .582
6. Memorial (4-3), .567
7. Calgary (11-5), .558
8. UBC (6-10), .552
9. Regina (12-4), .550
10. Toronto (7-7), .543


MEN'S HOCKEY
1. Laurier, .583
2. UQTR, .575
3. Alberta, .557
4. Lakehead, .543
5. Saint Mary's, .541
6. UNB, .536
7. Moncton, .534
8. Waterloo .533
9. Windsor, .531
10. Saskatchewan, .526


WOMEN'S HOCKEY
1. Moncton, .592
2. Laurier, .585
3. Manitoba, .581
4. Alberta, .579
5. McGill, .550
6. StFX, .542
7. Guelph, .530
8. Queen's, .520
t-9. St. Thomas, 0.518
t-9. Dalhousie, 0.518


MEN'S VOLLEYBALL
1. Alberta (8-0), .663
2. McMaster (9-0), .599
3. Queen's (7-2), .581
4. Calgary (5-3), .568
t-5. Trinity Western (5-1), .567
t-5. Laval (7-0), .567
7. Thompson Rivers (3-5), .552
8. UBC (3-3), .543
9. Dalhousie (7-1), .542
10. Western (6-3), .533


WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
1. Western (9-1), .645
2. Montreal (14-0), .620
3. Calgary (6-2), .610
4. Alberta (9-1), .609
5. York (8-0), .603
6. McGill (10-4), .581
7. McMaster (7-2), .577
t-8. Manitoba (7-3), .571
t-8 Laval (10-3), .571
10. Toronto (5-4), .558


Basketball looks about right: for the men, Brock's early success was against some pretty weak opposition and they're only 24th in the country (not shown), or 11th out of 16 in Ontario. And Carleton's in first as usual. The women's list confirms that the west is dominating and that Windsor has taken over Mac's spot as the Ontario team to beat.

Others can fill in the blanks for hockey and volleyball. Football is here.

If you'd like to see the complete list for any of these sports, send me an e-mail (contact info here) or ask nicely in the comments below. Questions, comments, and modest monetary rewards are welcomed.
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