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Brian Ofori (11) has made an impact on the U of R Cougars men's basketball team this season. (Regina Leader Post)

In conjunction with Martin Timmerman over at usportshoops.ca, CUSN’s poll voters consists of 13 media members scattered throughout the four conferences of differing ages and affiliations. The panel members are (with Twitter handles if applicable):

1. Jordan Henry – @Jor_Henry
2. Mitch Robson – @_mitchrobson
3. Spencer Murdock – @SpencerMurdock
4. Ryan Sura – @RyanSura18
5. Mark Wacyk – @cishoops
6. Mike Still – @mikestill94
7. Neate Sager – @n8sager
8. Satbir Singh – @SatbirSingh_
9. Brian Swane – @BrianSwane
10. Allan April – @allan_april
11. Martin Timmerman – @martintimmerman
12. Julian McKenzie – @jkamckenzie
13. David Wells

Here’s your Power Rankings for Week Six:

#1 – Carleton Ravens

 

Last Week Ranking: #1

 

Past Week Results: 79-57 W vs Lakehead

 

THE SKINNY

 

Carleton continues to dominate USPORTS and the OUA. The Ravens stay undefeated after an easy win over Lakehead this weekend. Forward Eddie Ekiyor continued his dominant play this weekend as he scored 20 points against Lakehead.

 

 #2 – Brock Badgers

 

Last Week Ranking: #2

 

Past Week Results: 96-87 W vs McMaster

 

THE SKINNY

 

Along with Carleton, the Badgers stay undefeated on the season. A closer game than expected against McMaster this weekend, nonetheless a win for the Badgers. However, Brock will have their hands full this weekend as they take on Ottawa on Friday and Carleton on Saturday. Things could really shake up in the OUA this weekend.

 

#3 – Alberta Golden Bears

 

Last Week Ranking: #3

 

Past Week Results: 78-65 W vs Saskatchewan / 100-54 W vs Saskatchewan

 

THE SKINNY

 

Alberta dominates the Saskatchewan Huskies this weekend to remain the only undefeated team in the Canada West. The Golden Bears will take on Victoria this weekend. A sneaky good team that could potentially cause Alberta some trouble.

 

#4 – Calgary Dinos

 

Last Week Ranking: #4

 

Past Week Results: Idle

 

THE SKINNY

 

The Dinos did not play this past week. Calgray suffered a painful loss to the Brandon Bobcats two weeks ago. They look to bounce back as they take on Saskatchewan on the weekend.

 

#5 – UBC Thunderbirds

 

Last Week Ranking: #5

 

Past Week Results: 83-67 W vs Winnipeg / 100-54 W vs Winnipeg

 

THE SKINNY

 

The Thunderbirds remain at the fifth spot this week. Two convincing wins over Winnipeg this past weekend will help them segway to this weekend as they take on Regina in Vancouver.

 

#6 – Laurentian Voyageurs

 

Last Week Ranking: #9

 

Past Week Results: 84-71 W vs Guelph / 96-86 W vs Algoma

 

THE SKINNY

 

Kadre Gray is unstoppable. On Saturday against Algoma, Gray dropped yet another triple-double. Not to mention, scored 39 points against Guelph the night before. Gray and the Voyageurs will hit the road to take on Western and Windsor this weekend.

 

#7 – Dalhousie Tigers

 

Last Week Ranking: #6

 

Past Week Results: 70-59 W vs Saint Mary’s

 

THE SKINNY

 

Two losses to Acadia really hurt Dalhousie’s stock. Dalhousie bounced back against Saint Mary’s this weekend. The Tigers do not play until January. Sven Stammberger will need to regroup his team after a sloppy end to the first half of the season.

 

#8 – Acadia Axemen

 

Last Week Ranking: #7

 

Past Week Results: 80-78 L vs StFX / 88-78 W vs UPEI

 

THE SKINNY

Although the Axemen beat Dalhousie just a week ago, their loss to St Francis Xavier hurts them quite a bit. Acadia shot 47 % from the field, however StFX forced 22 tunrovers. The Axemen take a break and will only get back out onto the hardwood in January.

 

#9 – McGill Redmen

 

Last Week Ranking: #10

 

Past Week Results: 100-78 W vs Bishop’s

 

THE SKINNY

 

The Redmen took care of business in Sherbrooke this weekend as they took down the Gaiters with ease. McGill’s loss to Concordia still lingers, so that is why they moved up just one spot this week. McGill will attempt to bounce back against UQAM after the break in January.

 

#10 – Ottawa Gee Gees

 

Last Week Ranking: NR

 

Past Week Results: 94-59 W vs Lakehead

 

THE SKINNY

 

Ottawa cruised by the Thunderwolves to slide in at the ten spot this week. The Gee Gees have a tough weekend ahead of them as they take on Brock and McMaster. A win over the Badgers would stir up the whole OUA.

 

Other Teams Receiving Votes

 

Ryerson Rams – The Rams narrow win over a weak Waterloo team gives some cause for concern. However, the Rams beat Tevaun Kokko and the Laurier Golden Hawks by 10 the next day. An inconsistent Rams team thus far does not make the Top 10 this week.

 

Regina Cougars – Two very impressive wins over the Lethbridge Pronghorns this week. The Cougars are rolling, winning seven straight. A big test for Regina as they take on UBC this upcoming weekend.


Official Poll Results

CUSN Media Poll

U Sports Men’s Basketball

November 27, 2017

(U Sports record) / (regular season record) / votes (first-place votes) / (previous rankings)

1. Carleton (14-0) / (8-0) / 129 pts (12) / (1)

2. Brock (12-0) / (9-0) / 115 (1) / (2)

3. Alberta (12-0) / (8-0) / 107 / (3)

4. Calgary (12-2) / (7-1) / 91 / (4)

5. UBC (13-2) / (8-2) / 71 / (5)

6. Laurentian (10-1) / (6-1) / 42 / (9)

7. Dalhousie (13-3) / (5-2) / 40 / (6)

8. Acadia (10-4) / (6-1) / 34 / (7)

9. McGill (8-3) / (3-1) / 29 / (10)

10. Ottawa (13-3) / (6-2) / 26 / (NR)

Other teams receiving votes: Ryerson (23), Regina (7)

Still more teams receiving votes: Lethbridge (1)

 


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Ryan Sura

Ryan Sura is a member of CUSN’s men’s basketball writing team. Ryan is entering his second year of Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts, Sport Media program. In Ryan’s first year at Ryerson he found himself as a rinkside report and panelist with Ryerson Rams Women’s Hockey broadcast, but finally settled into the role of Panel Analyst for the latter part of the seasons for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Over the years, Ryan has also written for websites like Fantasy Pros and SB Nation. Outside of broadcasting and writing, Ryan has played competitive golf across North America and currently plays on the Ryerson Rams men’s golf team.

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