The UFV men’s wrestling team and both Cascades volleyball squads maintained their spots in their respective national rankings released Tuesday.
The men’s wrestlers, for the third straight week, are No. 3 in the U SPORTS national poll, while the women’s team earned ranking points for the first time and are an honourable mention. The Cascades wrestling program has six athletes, along with head coach Raj Virdi, on an international exchange this week to Chandigarh, India where UFV has a campus.
The Cascades women’s volleyball team suffered a pair of losses at Vancouver Island University last weekend, but in light of the fact the Mariners are ranked No. 3 in the nation, they stayed put at No. 7 in the CCAA national rankings for a fifth straight week. They sit third in the PACWEST standings at 7-5.
The UFV men’s volleyballers earned a signature win last Friday at VIU, knocking off the No. 3-ranked Mariners in five sets. VIU bounced back the next day to salvage a weekend split, though, and the Cascades (6-6) find themselves at No. 14 in the CCAA rankings for the second week in a row. The games in Nanaimo marked the last league matches of 2017 for the Cascades volleyball teams, who return to action Jan. 5-6 at Douglas.