The Abbotsford Christian Falcons cut a swath to the championship final of the UBC Mizuno Invitational, and despite a loss to AAA No. 1 Earl Marriott, the Falcons did some climbing of their own and not sit atop the B.C. AA Top 10. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of
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B.C. Boys Volleyball rankings: Van Tech scales new heights following UBC Mizuno Invite, but Marriott, Abby Christian sit atop their tiers

LANGLEY — UBC’s Mizuno senior boys invitational, a two-day spectacle featuring the majority of the province’s top talent, had it usual effect on the B.C. rankings.

While the Van Tech Talismen parlayed fine play over teh Friday-Saturday event into a seven spot leap up the Super 15 charts from No. 7 to No. 2, the Delta Pacers saw their stock take a bit of a tumble after losses to Oak Bay and Kelowna pushed them down six spots from No. 4 to No. 10.

A pair of new kids on the block also made climbs into the AAA rankings with head-turning play at UBC.

The Burnaby Central Wildcats, known most prominently throughout their school’s history as both a track-and-field and boys basketball school, now have a top 15 boys program, moving from non-ranked status to No. 13.

In at No. 14 is another school known, in recent years, as a boys basketball power. The Sharks from Richamond’s Steveston-London Secondary surprised many at UBC and moved into No. 14.

Surrey’s Earl Marriott Mariners remained AAA No. 1 for the second straight week, winning the UBC event’s elite division. The team they beat in the final, the Abbotsford Christian Knights, moved into No. 1 in the B.C. Top 10 Double A poll, leap-frogging defending B.C. champion Langley Christian.

Here’s our complete look at both the Triple A and Double A rankings this week.


1 Earl Marriott Mariners (Surrey) (LW-1)

2 Van Tech Talismen (7) 

3 Claremont Spartans (Victoria) (2) 

4 Penticton Lakers (5) 

5 Mt. Boucherie Bears (Kelowna) (6) 

6 Moscrop Panthers (Burnaby) (3) 

7 Kelowna Owls (8)

8 Oak Bay Barbers (Victoria) (10)

9 Argyle Pipers (North Vancouver) (9) 

10 Delta Pacers (Ladner) (4) 

11 Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna) (11)

12 Burnaby Central Wildcats (NR)

13 Steveston-London Sharks (Richmond) (NR)

14 Dover Bay Dolphins (Nanaimo) (14)

15 Seaquam Seahawks (North Delta) (15)

HONOURABLE MENTION — Mt. Baker Wild (Cranbrook) (HM), Royal Bay Ravens (Victoria) (HM)


1 Abbotsford Christian Knights (LW-4) 

2 Langley Christian Lightning (1)

3 College Heights Cougars (Prince George) (3) 

4 George Elliot Coyotes (Lake Country) (2) 

5 MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (5)

6 Princess Margaret Mustangs (Penticton) (7) 

7 Surrey Christian Falcons (9) 

8 D.P. Todd Trojans (Prince George) (8)

9 Langley Fundamental Titans (HM)

10 Richmond Christian Lions (6)

HONOURABLE MENTION — W.L. Seaton Sonics (Vernon) (10), Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (HM), Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria) (NR), Gulf Islands Scorpions (NR)

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