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Acadia Axewomen sitting atop U SPORTS top-ten ranking for first time in program history

The Acadia Axewomen are in the number-one position on the U SPORTS top-ten list for the first time. - Submitted
The Acadia Axewomen are in the number-one position on the U SPORTS top-ten list for the first time. - Submitted -

WOLFVILLE, N.S. – For the first time in Acadia women’s basketball program history, the Axewomen sit on top of the U SPORTS Top-Ten ranking of women’s university basketball at the number one position.

Collecting 29 of the possible 47 number one position votes, the Axewomen remain undefeated with a 6-0 record – one of three schools without a loss. Only Carleton and Saskatchewan are undefeated as well.

Ranked second for the last two weeks, the Axewomen jumped to the number one position after the number one Regina Cougars’ loss to UNBC this past weekend.

“I think it’s neat for sure, and nice validation for our players and support staff who have worked so hard the past few years. Playing the teams we did in the preseason really gave us a taste of what we need to do consistently to be among the top programs in the country,” head coach Len Harvey said.

He said the recognition is special but their sights are still set squarely on this coming weekend in Charlottetown versus a tough UPEI team to finish their first semester of play.

In preseason play, the Axewomen posted an 8-1 record, losing only to the Regina Cougars at the Calgary Cup in early October. Acadia picked up wins against top-ten teams Laval (twice) and Queen’s.

The Axewomen take on the scrappy UPEI Panthers on Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. on AUStv.ca

Rank School Regular Season        Record Points (1st-place) Previous Ranking

1 Acadia                      6-0                   541 (29)                                  2

2 McGill                     2-1                   491 (7)                                    3

3 Regina                      5-1                   473 (4)                                    1

4 Carleton                   7-0                   469 (7)                                    4

5 Windsor                   5-1                   331                                          5

6 Saskatchewan           6-0                   317                                          8

7 Alberta                     5-1                   304                                          7

8 Laval                        1-2                   238                                          6

9 McMaster                5-2                   209                                          9

10 Concordia               2-1                  99                                            NR

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