2014 CIS football season

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2014 CIS football season
Regular season
Duration September 1 – November 1
Playoffs
Start date November 1
Hardy Cup Manitoba Bisons2014-11-15
Yates Cup McMaster Marauders2014-11-15
Dunsmore Cup Montreal Carabins2014-11-15
Loney Bowl Mount Allison Mounties2014-11-08
Mitchell Bowl McMaster Marauders2014-11-22
Uteck Bowl Montreal Carabins2014-11-22
Vanier Cup
Date November 29
Site Montreal, Quebec
2013  CIS football seasons  2015

The 2014 CIS football season began on September 1, 2014 with ten Ontario University Athletics teams playing that day.[1] The season will conclude on November 29 with the 50th Vanier Cup championship at Molson Stadium in Montreal.[2][3] This year, 27 university teams in Canada are scheduled to play Canadian Interuniversity Sport football, the highest level of amateur Canadian football.

Championships[edit]

The Vanier Cup is played between the champions of the Mitchell Bowl and the Uteck Bowl, the national semi-final games. In 2014, according to the rotating schedule, the Atlantic conference Loney Bowl champions will visit the Ontario conference's Yates Cup champion for the Mitchell Bowl. The winners of the Canada West conference Hardy Trophy will visit the Dunsmore Cup Quebec championship team for the Uteck Bowl.[3]

Regular season standings[edit]

For complete game results, see 2014 CIS football schedule.
2014 Canada West standings
          
(Rank) Team W   L PTS Playoff Spot
#4 Calgary 6 - 2 12
#8 Saskatchewan 6 - 2 12 X
Manitoba 4 - 4 8 X
Regina 3 - 5 6 X
Alberta 3 - 5 6
UBC 2 - 6 4
† – Conference Champion
Rankings: CIS Top 10
2014 RSEQ standings
  Overall       Conf  
(Rank) Team W   L PTS   W   L Playoff Spot
#1 Laval 7 - 1 14   7 - 1
#2 Montreal 7 - 1 14   6 - 1 X
#8 Sherbrooke 5 - 3 10   4 - 3 X
Concordia 5 - 3 10   4 - 3 X
Bishop's 1 - 7 2   1 - 6
McGill 0 - 8 0   0 - 8
† – Conference Champion
Rankings: CIS Top 10
2014 OUA standings
(Rank) Team W   L PTS   Playoff Spot
#3 McMaster 7 - 1 14  
#5 Guelph 7 - 1 14   X
#7 Western 6 - 2 12   X
Windsor 5 - 3 10   X
#10 Ottawa 5 - 3 10   X
Laurier 4 - 4 8   X
Carleton 4 - 4 8  
Queen's 3 - 5 6  
Toronto 2 - 6 4  
Waterloo 1 - 7 2  
York 0 - 8 0  
† – Conference Champion
Rankings: CIS Top 10
2014 AUS standings
  Overall       Conf  
(Rank) Team W   L PTS   W   L Playoff Spot
#6 Mount Allison 8 - 0 16   7 - 0
St. FX 4 - 4 8   4 - 3 X
Acadia 3 - 5 6   3 - 4 X
Saint Mary's 0 - 8 0   0 - 7
† – Conference Champion
Rankings: CIS Top 10

Top 10[edit]

FRC-CIS Top 10 Rankings
1[4] 2[5] 3[6] 4[7] 5[8] 6[9] 7[10] 8[11] 9[12] 10[13]
Acadia Axemen 11 (36) NR 15 (1) NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Alberta Golden Bears NR NR NR NR NR 12 (5) NR NR NR NR
Bishop's Gaiters 15 (14) NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Calgary Dinos 2 (260) 2 (269) 2 (267) 2 (267) 2 (267) 2 (267) 2 (267) 2 (267) 2 (270) 4 (216)
Carleton Ravens 19 (1) NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Concordia Stingers NR 16 (1) 10 (14) 9 (84) 9 (64) 9 (72) 9 (44) 8 (78) 11 (9) 12 (1)
Guelph Gryphons 8 (60) 7 (101) 6 (128) 6 (154) 6 (147) 6 (157) 6 (150) 4 (193) 5 (183) 5 (184)
Laurier Golden Hawks 14 (16) NR 14 (2) 12 (1) 12 (2) 10 (17) 11 (1) NR 12 (3) NR
Laval Rouge et Or 1 (300-30) 1 (300-30) 1 (300-30) 1 (300-30) 1 (300-30) 1 (300-30) 1 (300-30) 1 (300-30) 1 (300-30) 1 (288-18)
Manitoba Bisons 6 (140) 12 (21) 9 (61) 10 (47) 10 (47) 14 (1) NR 9 (48) 12 (3) 11 (23)
McGill Redmen NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
McMaster Marauders 5 (144) 4 (201) 4 (194) 4 (208) 4 (206) 3 (243) 3 (243) 3 (242) 4 (217) 3 (231)
Montreal Carabins 4 (164) 5 (163) 5 (172) 5 (171) 5 (175) 5 (167) 5 (178) 4 (193) 3 (223) 2 (274-12)
Mount Allison Mounties 13 (20) 10 (34) 8 (74) 8 (107) 8 (89) 8 (100) 7 (115) 7 (126) 6 (143) 6 (156)
Ottawa Gee-Gees 16 (12) 8 (68) 12 (10) NR NR NR NR NR 10 (23) 10 (24)
Queen's Golden Gaels 9 (56) 15 (4) NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Regina Rams 17 (6) 11 (25) NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Saint Mary's Huskies NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Saskatchewan Huskies 10 (56) 6 (144) 7 (127) 7 (114) 7 (105) 7 (114) 8 (111) 10 (34) 8 (92) 8 (99)
Sherbrooke Vert et Or 12 (26) 9 (61) 11 (14) 14 (1) 13 (2) 11 (8) 12 (1) 11 (33) 9 (54) 9 (50)
St. Francis Xavier X-Men NR 13 (10) NR 13 (1) NR NR NR NR NR NR
Toronto Varsity Blues NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UBC Thunderbirds 7 (80) 14 (9) NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Waterloo Warriors NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Western Mustangs 3 (250) 3 (242) 3 (243) 3 (241) 3 (241) 4 (196) 4 (186) 6 (135) 7 (134) 7 (109)
Windsor Lancers 18 (2) NR 13 (10) 11 (2) 11 (5) 13 (5) 10 (44) 12 (4) NR NR
York Lions NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

Ranks in italics are teams not ranked in the top 10 poll but received votes.
NR = Not Ranked, received no votes.
Number in parentheses denotes number votes, after the dash number of first place votes.


Playoff bracket[edit]

The Vanier Cup is played between the champions of the Mitchell Bowl and the Uteck Bowl, the national semi-final games. In 2014, according to the rotating schedule, the Quebec conference Dunsmore Cup champions will host the Hardy Trophy Canada West championship team for the Uteck Bowl. The Atlantic conference Loney Bowl champions will visit the Ontario conference's Yates Cup winner for the Mitchell Bowl.

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Championships National Semi-finals 50th Vanier Cup
      
          (3) Acadia Axemen 17  
          (2) St. FX X-Men 18  
            St. FX X-Men 7  
          Mount Allison Mounties 29  
          bye  
          (1) Mount Allison Mounties  
            Mount Allison Mounties 12  
 (6) Laurier Golden Hawks 10      McMaster Marauders 24  
 (3) Western Ontario Mustangs 25      Western 26  
 bye      Guelph 51  
 (2) Guelph Gryphons      Guelph Gryphons 15
 (5) Ottawa Gee-Gees 46      McMaster Marauders 20  
 (4) Windsor Lancers 29      Ottawa 31  
 bye      McMaster 42  
 (1) McMaster Marauders        McMaster Marauders
          Montreal Carabins
          (4) Regina Rams 0
          (1) Calgary Dinos 56  
          Calgary Dinos 15
          Manitoba Bisons 27  
          (3) Manitoba Bisons 47  
          (2) Saskatchewan Huskies 39  
          Manitoba Bisons 26  
          Montreal Carabins 29  
          (3) Sherbrooke Vert et Or 13       
          (2) Montreal Carabins 40       
          Montreal Carabins 12*
          Laval Rouge et Or 9  
          (4) Concordia Stingers 18
          (1) Laval Rouge et Or 74  
      

Number in parentheses represents seed in conference

Teams[edit]

Canada West Football Conference
Hardy Trophy
Institution Team City Province First season Head coach Enrollment Endowment Football stadium Capacity
University of British Columbia Thunderbirds Vancouver BC 1923 Shawn Olson 43,579 $1.01B Thunderbird Stadium 3,500
University of Calgary Dinos Calgary AB 1964 Blake Nill 28,196 $444M McMahon Stadium 35,650
University of Alberta Golden Bears Edmonton AB 1910 Chris Morris 36,435 $751M Foote Field 3,500
University of Saskatchewan Huskies Saskatoon SK 1912 Brian Towriss 19,082 $136.7M Griffiths Stadium 6,171
University of Regina Rams Regina SK 1999 Frank McCrystal 12,800 $25.9M Mosaic Stadium 32,848
University of Manitoba Bisons Winnipeg MB 1920 Brian Dobie 27,599 $303M Investors Group Field 33,422
Ontario University Athletics
Yates Cup
Institution Team City Province First season Head coach Enrollment Endowment Football stadium Capacity
University of Windsor Lancers Windsor ON 1968 Joe D'Amore 13,496 $32.5M South Campus Stadium 2,000
University of Western Ontario Mustangs London ON 1929 Greg Marshall 30,000 $266.6M TD Waterhouse Stadium 10,000
University of Waterloo Warriors Waterloo ON 1957 Vacant 27,978 $172M Warrior Field 5,200
Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks Waterloo ON 1961 Michael Faulds 12,394 --- University Stadium 6,000
University of Guelph Gryphons Guelph ON 1950 Stu Lang 19,408 $164.2M Alumni Stadium 4,100
McMaster University Marauders Hamilton ON 1901 Stefan Ptaszek 25,688 $498.5M Ron Joyce Stadium 6,000
University of Toronto Varsity Blues Toronto ON 1877 Greg Gary 73,185 $1.823B Varsity Stadium 5,000
York University Lions Toronto ON 1969 Warren Craney 42,400 $306M York Stadium 2,500
Queen's University Golden Gaels Kingston ON 1882 Pat Sheahan 20,566 $657M Richardson Stadium 10,258
University of Ottawa Gee-Gees Ottawa ON 1894 Jamie Barresi 42,027 $184M Gee-Gees Field 4,152 [14]
Carleton University Ravens Ottawa ON 1945 Steve Sumarah 25,890 $230M Keith Harris Stadium 3,000
Quebec University Football League
Dunsmore Cup
Institution Team City Province First season Head coach Enrollment Endowment Football stadium Capacity
Concordia University Stingers Montreal QC 1974 Mickey Donovan 38,809 $54.4M Concordia Stadium 4,000
Université de Montréal Carabins Montreal QC 2002 Danny Maciocia 55,540 $89.5M CEPSUM Stadium 5,100
McGill University Redmen Montreal QC 1898 Clint Uttley 32,514 $973.6M Molson Stadium 25,012
Université Laval Rouge et Or Quebec City QC 1996 Glen Constantin 37,591 $105.3M PEPS Stadium 12,257
Université de Sherbrooke Vert et Or Sherbrooke QC 1971 David Lessard 35,000 --- Université de Sherbrooke Stadium 3,359
Bishop's University Gaiters Sherbrooke QC 1884 Kevin Mackey 1,817 --- Coulter Field 2,200
Atlantic University Football Conference
Jewett Trophy
Institution Team City Province First season Head coach Enrollment Endowment Football stadium Capacity
Acadia University Axemen Wolfville NS 1957 Jeff Cummins 3,770 $40M Raymond Field 3,000
Mount Allison University Mounties Sackville NB 1955 Kelly Jeffrey 2,614 $82.8M MacAulay Field 2,500
Saint Francis Xavier University X-Men Antigonish NS 1954 Gary Waterman 4,871 $59.4M Oland Stadium 4,000
Saint Mary's University Huskies Halifax NS 1956 Perry Marchese 7,433 $16.9M Huskies Stadium 4,000

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