Saskatchewan, Montreal fall in U Sports football top ten rankings following rare losses

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The Saskatchewan Huskies and Montreal Carabins have fallen down the U Sports football top ten rankings after suffering losses this past weekend.

The Huskies fell from No. 2 to No. 4 following a 35-29 loss to the UBC Thunderbirds, a game in which they fielded a veteran lineup despite having already clinched first place in Canada West. The previously undefeated squad got a 400-yard game from quarterback Mason Nyhus, though a late potential game-tying drive stalled at UBC’s 17-yard line. This marks the first time that Saskatchewan has not been in the top three all season long.

The Carabins outgained the Sherbrooke Vert Or by over 200 yards this past weekend but lost the turnover battle 5-0 to fall by a score of 12-5. Montreal has now lost back-to-back regular season games for the first time since October 2019, falling from No. 5 to No. 10 in the top ten rankings.

The Laval Rouge et Or and Queen’s Golden Gaels moved up one spot in the top ten to surpass the Huskies, while the St. FX X-Men, Ottawa Gee-Gees, and Regina Rams moved up as a result of Montreal’s fall.

1. Western Mustangs (8-0)
2. Laval Rouge et Or (6-1)
3. Queen’s Golden Gaels (7-1)
4. Saskatchewan Huskies (6-1)
5. St. FX X-Men (7-0)
6. Ottawa Gee-Gees (6-2)
7. Regina Rams (5-2)
8. Montreal Carabins (5-2)
9. Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (5-3)
10. UBC Thunderbirds (4-3)

The Carleton Ravens fell out of the rankings despite defeating the Guelph Gryphons by a score of 35-24 to earn a postseason berth against Wilfrid Laurier. The UBC Thunderbirds took Carleton’s place at No. 10 following their impressive win over Saskatchewan.

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