York Lions Back On Top, No. 7 UBC Enters the Top 10
The weather in eastern Canada has been the big story this past week.
But the battle hardened athletes of the past two years of COVID no doubt will find a way to come out almost unscathed. Our thoughts are with the friends and families down east.
Here are the week 3 national Men’s soccer rankings:
No. 1 York Lions are back on top of the U SPORTS rankings, while No. 8 Guelph Gryphons drop three places following last weekend’s OUA West faceoff. In a rematch of the 2021 OUA men’s soccer championship, the Gryphons drew the Lions 2-2, becoming the first team to take points off of York. On home soil, the Lions claimed the kingdom 2-0 over the Gryphons in Sunday’s rematch.
Post-tropical storm Fiona curbed AUS action leaving the No. 2 Cape Breton Capers and No. 6 StFX X-Men with sets of postponed matches. No. 3 Carleton Ravens took down No. 10 Toronto Metropolitan Bold 3-0 at Downsview Park in Toronto, followed by a scoreless draw against the unranked U of T Varsity Blues on Sunday.
No. 4 Mount Royal Cougars sits unchanged following a 1-1 road draw during UBC Okanagan’s Homecoming weekend and 1-0 road victory over Victoria Vikes.
After back-to-back shutout victories, No. 5 Montreal Carabins jumped two spots over the now ranked No. 9 Ontario Tech Ridgebacks, who dropped three places following a 1-0 loss to the No. 10 TMU Bold.
No. 7 UBC Thunderbirds (5-2-0) enter the rankings after defeating the Saskatchewan Huskies 4-0 at Thunderbird Stadium.