Canadian Men’s College Volleyball Update 12/6/2016

net-set-bugThere are two separate components to Canadian men’s college volleyball – the CIS, or Canadian Interuniversity Sports for universities and large schools, and the CCAA, or the Canadian College Athletic Association, which represents colleges and small schools. Each division is a distinct entity with its own championship tournament. CIS currently numbers 34 men’s volleyball programs while the CCAA has 51 programs.

We’ll start with the CCAA and its 51 men’s volleyball programs, which actually means CCAA has more men’s volleyball programs than NCAA DI and NCAA DII combined. So, let’s look at the five conferences which form the CCAA.

1. ACAA or ATLANTIC COLLEGES ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, which has four programs: Holland College (HC), St. Thomas University (STU), UNB – St. John (UNBSJ), and the Universite Sainte Anne (USA).

2. ACAC or ALBERTA COLLEGES ATHLETIC CONFERENCE, which has fourteen programs, split into a North Division and a South Division of seven teams each. The North Division consists of: Concordia University College, Grand Prairie Regional College (GPRC), Keyano College, Lakeland College, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), The King’s University College, and the University of Alberta-Augustana. The South Division consists of: Ambrose University College, Briercrest College, Lethbridge College, Medicine Hat College, Olds College, Red Deer College, and Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).

3. OCAA or ONTARIO COLLEGES ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, which has twenty-one programs, split into two nearly equal divisions of east and West. The East Division consists of: Algonquin College, Canadore College, Centennial College, Durham College, Fleming College, George Brown, Georgian College, La Cite’ Collegiale, Loyalist College, Seneca College, and Trent University. The West Division consists of: Boreal College, Cambrian College, Conestoga College, Fanshawe College, Humber College, Mohawk College, Niagara College, Redeemer University College, Sheridan College, and St. Clair College.

4. PACWEST or PACIFIC WEST CONFERENCE, which has seven programs: Camosun College, Capilano University, College of the Rockies (COTR), Columbia Bible College (CBC), Douglas College, University of Fraser Valley (UFV), and Vancouver Island University (VIU).

5. RSEQ or RESEAU DU SPORT ETUDIANT QUEBEC – CCAA, which has five programs: Cegep de L’Outaouais, Cegep de Limoilou, Cegep de Saint-Jean, Cegep de Saint-Jérôme, and Cegep de Sherbrooke.

There’s the five conferences of the CCAA, complete with the members who sponsor men’s volleyball. And, here’s the CCAA Poll for December 6, 2016.

This Week

Team

W–L

Conference

Location

Last Week

1

Red Deer Kings

9-3

ACAC

Red Deer, Alberta

1

2

VIU Mariners

11-1

PACWEST

Nanaimo, British Columbia

3

3

Fanshawe Falcons

8-1

OCAA

London, Ontario

4

4

Griffons de l’Outaouais

6-2

RSEQ

Gatineau, Quebec

6

5

Keyano Huskies

12-0

ACAC

Ft. McMurray, Alberta

5

6

Titans de Limoilou

6-2

RSEQ

Limoilou, Quebec

2

7

Mohawk Mountaineers

7-1

OCAA

Hamilton, Ontario

7

8

UFV Cascades

9-3

PACWEST

Abbotsford, British Columbia

8

9

Georgian Grizzlies

9-0

OCAA

Barrie, Ontario

9

10

Durham Lords

7-1

OCAA

Oshawa, Ontario

11

11

Camosun Chargers

7-5

PACWEST

Victoria, British Columbia

12

12

Medicine Hat Rattlers

9-3

ACAC

Medicine Hat, Alberta

13

13

The King’s Eagles

12-2

ACAC

Edmonton, Alberta

15

14

Holland Hurricanes

4-2

ACAA

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

NR

15

Redeemer Royals

5-3

OCAA

Ancaster, Ontario

14

CIS or Canadian interuniversity Sport is the sports organization that represents universities and larger schools in Canada and is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. CIS is roughly equivalent to Division I NCAA athletics in the USA and controls all 34 of the university level men’s Volleyball programs in Canada. So, let’s look at the CIS and its 34 men’s volleyball programs, which are divided into four conferences.

1. AUS or ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY SPORTS, which consists of three programs: Dalhousie University, Memorial University, and the University of New Brunswick.

2. CWUAA or CANADA WEST UNIVERSITIES ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION, which consists of thirteen programs: Alberta (University of Alberta), Manitoba (University of Manitoba), Calgary (University of Calgary), UBC (University of British Columbia), Brandon University, Mount Royal University, Saskatchewan (University of Saskatchewan), Trinity Western University (TWU), Winnipeg (University of Winnipeg), MacEwan University, Okanagan (UBC – Okanagan), Regina (University of Regina), and Thompson Rivers University (TRU).

3. OUA OR ONTARIO UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS, which consists of fourteen programs: Brock University, Guelph University, Laurier University (WLU), McMaster University, Nipissing University, Queen’s University, Royal Military College, Ryerson University, Toronto (U of Toronto), Trent University, Waterloo University, Western University, Windsor University, and York University.

4. RSEQ OR RÉSEAU DU SPORT ÉTUDIANT QUÉBEC – CIS, which consists of four programs: McGill University, University of Laval (Université Laval), University of Montreal (Université de Montreal), and the University of Sherbrooke (Université de Sherbrooke).

So, there’s the four conferences of the CIS, complete with the members who sponsor men’s volleyball. And, here’s the CIS Poll for December 6, 2016.

This Week

Team

W-L

Conference

Location

Last Week

1

Trinity Western Spartans

10-0

CWUAA

Langley, British Columbia

1

2

McMaster Marauders

6-0

OUA

Hamilton, Ontario

2

3

Manitoba Bisons

9-1

CWUAA

Winnipeg, Manitoba

3

4

Alberta Golden Bears

8-2

CWUAA

Edmonton, Alberta

4

5

Montreal Carabins

6-1

RSEQ

Montreal, Quebec

5

6

Laval Rouge et Or

6-1

RSEQ

Quebec City, Quebec

6

7

Mount Royal Cougars

6-4

CWUAA

Calgary, Alberta

7

8

Guelph Gryphons

6-1

OUA

Guelph, Ontario

10

9

Brandon Bobcats

7-3

CWUAA

Brandon, Manitoba

NR

10

Saskatchewan Huskies

6-4

CWUAA

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

8

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