U Sports Top 10: MFOOT ranks No.5 in Canada
The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men's football team sustains their national No.5 ranking for the third week straight
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - Posted by Meghan Daniels
WATERLOO, Ont. (September 26, 2017) – As of Tuesday afternoon, the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks men’s football team have been announced as No.5 in the country following their Week 5 success over the Waterloo Warriors.
After earning a 39-0 victory over the York Lions in Week 1 of the 2017 regular season, the Hawks jumped to No.6 in the country, a title which they held onto despite their bye-week in Week 2. As per Week 3, the Golden Hawks continued to soar as a top team in the nation. Following the Hawks 38-35 victory against the Carleton Ravens in what was the Hawks' second game of the season and their 40-17 win over the Queen’s Gaels in Week 4, the purple and gold were recognized as No.5 in the nation. Now, the Hawks have held onto their No.5 ranking for the third week straight thanks to a 71-24 victory over the Waterloo Warriors in Week 5.
The Golden Hawks return to the field for their homecoming game this Saturday, September 30th when they play the No.4 Western Mustangs (5-0) at University Stadium in Waterloo, Ont. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
FRC – U SPORTS FOOTBALL TOP 10 (#5)
Pts Last week
1. Montreal (4-0) 164 1
2. Calgary (4-0) 147 3
3. Laval (3-1) 135 2
4. Western (5-0) 120 4
5. Laurier (4-0) 114 5
6. UBC (3-1) 81 7
7. McMaster (3-1) 59 8
8. Concordia (2-2) 33 NR
9. Regina (2-2) 27 6
10. Saint Mary’s (4-0) 23 NR
- Written by Meghan Daniels
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