The Gee-Gees men’s basketball team fell to no. 2 in this week’s CIS Top Ten rankings, succeeded by the Carleton Ravens after a thrilling head-to-head in last Friday’s MBNA Capital Hoops Classic. Ottawa, which still leads the OUA thanks to its 14-1 record, garnered 11 first place votes but Carleton (13-2) was elevated to the first position by the remaining 34 voters.
The women’s volleyball team did some no. 1 toppling of their own last weekend, coming back to beat the previously undefeated Toronto Varsity Blues in five sets. That result moved Ottawa up one spot to no. 6 this week while Toronto fell from no. 1 to no. 3. Ottawa will host Ryerson in the opening round of the OUA playoffs this Saturday, February 14 at 2 p.m.
After a strong showing at the OUA Championships, both Gee-Gees swim teams have moved up one spot in the rankings. The Ottawa women, who captured nine medals at the conference meet between four individual athletes and one relay team, move up to no. 8, while the men move up to no. 6 thanks to seven individual medals and one relay medal at the OUA meet.