By John DeCoste
Acadia University ended last week with four of its varsity teams ranked in their respective CIS national Top-10s – which, if not unprecedented in Acadia teams, hasn’t happened for many years.
The CIS Top-10s released Nov. 6 showed the hockey Axemen ranked #3 in the country, the basketball Axemen also in third spot and the basketball Axewomen ranked eighth.
In the final CIS weekly football ranking of the season, released the previous week, the football Axemen were ranked #9.
And the rugby Axewomen, despite not having a spot in the national Top-10 at the end of the season, competed at the CIS nationals as AUS finalists and ended up sixth.
The rugby Axewomen did make an appearance in the CIS Top-10 earlier this season, for one week, as did the soccer Axemen, making a total of six Acadia teams that have appeared in CIS Top-10s at least once since the school year began in September.
The football Axemen were in their Top-10 for eight weeks this season. The hockey Axemen have been in their top-10 for the past three weeks, the basketball teams for two weeks each (so far), and men’s soccer and women’s rugby one week each.