Laurier jumps to #5 in Canada

20160917-kha-vo-laurier-mfoot-vs-carleton_-236Jamie Howieson
Laurier Athletics

TORONTO, ON – Following their third straight victory to start the season, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team jumped to No. 5 in the CIS football national ranks that were announced on Tuesday morning.

Rising two positions in the Top 10 after their victory over the previously No. 4 ranked Carleton Ravens this past Saturday, Laurier now enjoys their highest ranking since the 2007 season, when the Hawks occupied the No. 5 position in each of the last three polls of that year.

The Hawks, who are currently tied for first in the OUA with a 3-0 mark, sit as the second-ranked team in the conference behind the Western Mustangs (3-1), who sit at No. 4 in Canada, and just ahead of the team their tied with for first place, the Ottawa Gee-Gees (3-0), who are No. 6.

Laurier is back in action this Saturday as they host the Waterloo Warriors (0-4) at University Stadium for their annual Homecoming game. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. and tickets for the game are available at tickets.laurierathletics.com or by visiting the Hawk Desk or U Desk on the campus of Wilfrid Laurier University.

FRC – CIS FOOTBALL TOP 10 (#4)

Pts (1st place) Last week
1. Montreal (3-0) 300 (27) 1
2. Calgary (3-0) 266 (3) 2
3. Laval (2-1) 238 3
4. Western (3-1) 197 5
5. Laurier (3-0) 178 7
6. Ottawa (3-0) 159 8
7. McMaster (3-1) 105 9
8. Saskatchewan (2-1) 87 10
9. Regina (2-1) 54 NR
10. Carleton (2-2) 38 4

Other teams receiving votes: UBC (12), StFX (9), Guelph (1), McGill (1)

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