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Top Ten Update: Big Weekend Ahead for Ranked Teams

Wednesday February 10, 2016
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Erica Roberts, Eric Zeitoun

The uOttawa men’s swimming team will take to the pool at the OUA Championships this week as the no. 7 ranked team in the nation and with a strong chance to finish in the OUA’s top three teams for the first time under head coach Dave Heinbuch. The Gee-Gees basketball teams will also be up against top competition this week, travelling to McMaster and Brock for a highly anticipated showdown. The no. 8 ranked women’s hockey team continues its push for home ice advantage in the playoffs, and can vault ahead of the no. 3 McGill Martlets when the teams face in Montreal this Sunday.
 
In men’s basketball, no. 2 Ottawa improved its record to 12-1 with a victory over no. 3 ranked Carleton and both teams held onto their respective rankings from the previous week. The Gee-Gees opponents this week, no. 6 McMaster and no. 5 Brock, have been ranked behind uOttawa all season long. McMaster (9-4) had lost to just Brock and no. 1 Ryerson before suffering back-to-back losses at Lakehead when the team was last in action two weeks ago. Brock was dropped one spot in the rankings this week thanks to a 104-79 loss at Ryerson. The games, on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., will be webcast on OUA.tv
 
The women’s basketball team’s winning streak was halted at the Capital Hoops Classic, sending the Gee-Gees (11-2) down one spot to no. 9 this week. If the team can repeat its exhibition win over no. 7 McMaster (10-3), that ranking may slide up once more. Brock (8-5) is not ranked this week but began the season ranked no. 6 and are a strong defensive squad.
 
The women’s hockey team held steady at no. 8 this week, posting a 1-1 record over the weekend to sit at 10-6-1 overall. The Gee-Gees are just one point back of McGill (10-5-2) and have split the season series 2-2 thus far. With just three games remaining in the regular season, Sunday’s 3 p.m. game will be crucial in determining home ice advantage.