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OTTAWA (CIS) – The Windsor Lancers (women) and Carleton Ravens (men), both four-time reigning national champions, remain at No. 1 in the final coaches’ polls of the CIS basketball season.

In other CIS sports, Alberta (men’s hockey), Toronto (women’s track & field) and Windsor (men’s track & field) also hold on to the pole position this week.

In women’s hoops, Windsor (19-1) secured first place overall in the OUA on Saturday thanks to a 77-68 road win over No. 6 Laurier (17-3) in the regular season finale for both teams. The Lancers, who topped all 13 weekly polls this year, will host a conference quarter-final versus an opponent still to be determined on Saturday.

In men’s basketball, Carleton (17-2) wrapped up league play this past weekend with convincing victories against Laurentian, 85-39, and Nipissing, 97-53. The Ravens, who led nine of 13 rankings this season, finished second behind No. 2 Ottawa (18-1) in the OUA East and will also open the playoffs at home on Saturday.

The CIS winter championship season resumes this week with men’s volleyball in Saskatoon (Feb. 26-28), women’s volleyball in Toronto (Feb. 26 – March 1) and wrestling in Edmonton (Feb. 27-28).

The inaugural Sportsnet U Championship Weekend, will follow on March 12-15, including women’s basketball in Quebec City, men’s basketball in Toronto, women’s hockey in Calgary and men’s hockey in Halifax. All eight semifinals on Saturday, March 14 and the four national finals on Sunday, March 15 will be televised live on Sportsnet 360 and/or Sportsnet ONE.

The CIS indoor track and field championships are also set for that same weekend in Windsor (March 12-14) and championship season wraps up the following week with curling in Waterloo (March 18-21).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (final ranking of season)
(regular season / playoff records) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Windsor (19-1) / 564 points (47) / (1)
2. UBC (17-3) / 513 / (2)
3. Saskatchewan (17-3 / 2-0) / 469 / (3)
4. McGill (14-1) / 418 / (4)
5. Alberta (16-4) / 371 / (5)
6. Wilfrid Laurier (17-3) / 325 / (6)
7. Ryerson (16-3) / 299 / (7)
8. McMaster (15-4) / 232 / (9)
9. Lakehead (14-5) / 179 / (8)
10. Thompson Rivers (18-2) / 91 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Regina (51), UQAM (50).

MEN’S BASKETBALL (final ranking of season)
(regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Carleton (17-2) / 445 points (40) / (1)
2. Ottawa (18-1) / 410 (5) / (2)
3. Ryerson (17-2) / 360 / (3)
4. McMaster (16-3) / 315 / (4)
5. Windsor (15-5) / 266 / (5)
6. Saskatchewan (15-5) / 224 / (6)
7. Victoria (15-5) / 175 / (7)
8. UNB (16-4) / 136 / (8)
9. UBC (14-6) / 93 / (9)
10. Alberta (14-6) / 47 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: UPEI (2), Calgary (2).

MEN’S HOCKEY
(regular season / playoff records) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous ranking)

1. Alberta (24-3-1) / 160 points (16) / (1)
2. UNB (22-4-2 / 2-2) / 144 / (2)
3. Saint Mary’s (20-7-1 / 4-2) / 113 / (5)
4. Calgary (20-8-0) / 104 / (4)
5. Acadia (20-5-3 / 1-2) / 94 / (3)
6. McGill (21-5-0 / 4-1) / 78 / (6)
7. Windsor (22-4-1 / 4-1) / 68 / (8)
8. UQTR (19-4-3 / 4-0) / 59 / (7)
9. Mount Royal (20-5-1 / 2-1) / 27 / (NR)
10. StFX (17-9-2 / 4-2) / 26 / (10)

Other teams receiving votes: Carleton (5), Guelph (2).

NOTE: Voting took place before Game 4 of the UNB-StFX semifinal (4-2 StFX win / series tied).

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Toronto 152.5 points / (1)
2. Trinity Western 78.66 / (2)
3. Western 63.5 / (3)
4. Guelph 61 / (4)
5. York 60.5 / (5)
6. Saskatchewan 44 / (6)
7. Windsor 40 / (7)
8. Sherbrooke 33.5 / (8)
9. Alberta 24.33 / (9)
10. Calgary 21.5 / (10)

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
(points) / (previous ranking)

1. Windsor 100 points / (1)
2. Toronto 78.5 / (3)
3. Guelph 76.5 / (2)
4. York 76 / (4)
5. Laval 51.5 / (5)
6. Western 46 / (6)
7. Victoria 43 / (7)
8. Trinity Western 42 / (8)
9. Sherbrooke 25 / (9)
10. Lethbridge 21 / (10)

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