2007 CIS football season

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2007 CIS football season
Regular season
DurationAugust 31, 2007 – October 27, 2007
Playoffs
Start dateOctober 27, 2007
Hardy CupManitoba Bisons2007-11-10
Yates CupWestern Ontario Mustangs2007-11-10
Dunsmore CupLaval Rouge et Or2007-11-10
Loney BowlSaint Mary's Huskies2007-11-10
Mitchell BowlManitoba Bisons2007-11-17
Uteck BowlSaint Mary's Huskies2007-11-17
Vanier Cup
DateNovember 23, 2007
SiteRogers Centre, Toronto
ChampionsManitoba Bisons
2006 CIS football seasons 2008

The 2007 CIS football season began on August 31, 2007, and concluded with the 43rd Vanier Cup national championship on November 23 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, with the Manitoba Bisons winning their third championship. Twenty-seven universities across Canada competed in CIS football this season, the highest level of amateur play in Canadian football, under the auspices of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS).

Schedule[edit]

2007 marked the first year that the Vanier Cup and Grey Cup were played on the same weekend where they both took place in Toronto's Rogers Centre as part of the 95th Grey Cup celebrations. Dating back to 1973, previous Vanier Cups had always been played the week following the Grey Cup.[1]

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

All-Canadian team[edit]

First Team[edit]

Offence
Erik Glavic, QB, Saint Mary's
Jamall Lee, RB, Bishop's
Michael Giffin, RB, Queen's
Mike Bradwell, SB, McMaster
Laurent Lavigne-Masse, SB, Laval
Samuel Giguere, WR, Sherbrooke
Charles-Antoine Sinotte, WR, McGill
Tim O'Neill, C, Calgary
Luc Brodeur-Jourdain, G, Laval
Adam Rogers, G, Acadia
Scott Evans, T, Wilfrid Laurier
Jean-François Morin-Roberge, T, Montreal
Defence
Martin Gagné, DE, Montreal
Justin Cooper, DE, Manitoba
Chris Van Zeyl, DT, McMaster
Simon Patrick, DT, Manitoba
Mat Nesbitt, LB, Regina
Eric Maranda, LB, Laval
Dan Bass, LB, Alberta
Paul Woldu, CB, Saskatchewan
Jean Petit-Frere, CB, Laval
Sammy Okpro, HB, Concordia
David Timmons, HB, Ottawa
Dylan Barker, FS, Saskatchewan
Special Teams
Ara Tchobanian, K, Ottawa
Derek Schiavone, P, Western
Gary Ross, RET, Mount Allison

Second Team[edit]

Offence
Joshua Sacobie, QB, Ottawa
Anthony Woodson, RB, Calgary
Pierre-Luc Yao, RB, Laval
Erik Galas, SB, McGill
Rob Bagg, SB, Queen's
Aaron Holba, WR, Alberta
Rob Serviss, WR, McMaster
Kevin Kelly, C, Ottawa
Brendon LaBatte, G, Regina
Frank Spera, G, Ottawa
Simeon Rottier, T, Alberta
Cody Kennedy, T, Queen's
Defence
Daniel Kennedy, DE, Ottawa
Osinachi Ukwuoma, DE, Queen's
Daniel Schutte, DT, Saint Mary's
Sebastien Treault, DT, Ottawa
Mike Sheridan, LB, Ottawa
Tim St. Pierre, LB, Saint Mary's
Anthony Maggiacomo, LB, Wilfrid Laurier
Jeff Zelinski, CB, Saint Mary's
Taurean Allen, CB, Wilfrid Laurier
Brady Browne, HB, Manitoba
Jean-Philip Provencher, HB, Montreal
Elliott Richardson, FS, Acadia
Special Teams
Hugh O'Neill, K, Alberta
Hugh O'Neill, P, Alberta
Duane John, RET, Laval

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Results[edit]

Regular season standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pts = Points

Canada West
Team GP W L PF PA Pts
Manitoba 8 8 0 206 110 16
Regina 8 6 2 257 195 12
Saskatchewan 8 5 3 213 131 10
Calgary 8 4 4 233 180 8
UBC 8 3 5 167 198 6
Alberta 8 2 6 166 204 4
Simon Fraser 8 0 8 70 294 0
Ontario
Team GP W L PF PA Pts
Ottawa 8 8 0 310 108 16
Laurier 8 7 1 279 112 14
Queen's 8 6 2 229 117 12
McMaster 8 5 3 230 221 10
Guelph 8 4 4 248 173 8
Western 8 4 4 223 127 8
Waterloo 8 3 5 123 255 6
Windsor 8 2 6 156 262 4
York 8 1 7 90 279 2
Toronto 8 0 8 111 345 0
Quebec
Team GP W L PF PA Pts
Laval 8 8 0 312 120 16
Concordia 8 5 3 182 172 10
Bishop's 8 5 3 218 176 10
Montreal 8 4 4 151 149 8
Sherbrooke 8 4 4 233 189 8
McGill 8 0 8 144 289 0
Atlantic
Team GP W L PF PA Pts
Saint Mary's 8 7 1 352 171 14
StFX 8 3 5 157 284 6
Acadia 8 3 5 182 286 6
Mount Allison 8 1 7 199 294 2

Teams in bold earned playoff berths.

Top 10[edit]

CIS Top 10 Rankings
01[4] 02[5] 03[6] 04[7] 05[8] 06[9] 07[10] 08[11] 09[12] 10[13]
Acadia Axemen 12 14 12 NR 14 NR NR NR NR NR
Alberta Golden Bears NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Bishop's Gaiters NR NR NR 11 9 8 7 6 9 9
Calgary Dinos 15 12 11 NR NR NR NR NR NR 12
Concordia Stingers 6 6 7 6 8 7 10 10 10 8
Guelph Gryphons NR 15 NR 14 12 11 11 11 NR 11
Laurier Golden Hawks 8 7 6 5 4 4 4 5 5 5
Laval Rouge et Or 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Manitoba Bisons 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3
McGill Redmen NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
McMaster Marauders 9 10 9 13 13 NR 13 12 11 NR
Montreal Carabins 5 5 5 8 NR NR NR NR NR 14
Mount Allison Mounties NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Ottawa Gee-Gees 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
Queen's Golden Gaels NR 13 10 8 7 9 9 9 8 13
Regina Rams 11 NR NR 14 10 10 8 7 7 6
Saint Mary's Huskies 10 8 8 7 6 6 6 4 4 4
Saskatchewan Huskies 2 2 2 2 5 5 5 8 6 7
Sherbrooke Vert et Or 16 NR NR NR NR NR 14 NR NR NR
St. Francis Xavier X-Men NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Simon Fraser Clan NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Toronto Varsity Blues NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UBC Thunderbirds 13 NR NR 12 NR NR 12 NR NR NR
Waterloo Warriors NR NR NR 10 11 NR NR NR NR NR
Western Mustangs 7 11 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 10
Windsor Lancers 14 9 NR NR NR NR NR NR 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.

Championships[edit]

The Vanier Cup is played between the champions of the Mitchell Bowl and the Uteck Bowl, the national semi-final games. In 2007, according to the rotating schedule, the winners of the Canada West conference Hardy Trophy meet the Ontario conference's Yates Cup champion for the Mitchell Bowl. The winners of the Dunsmore Cup Quebec championship travel to the Atlantic conference Loney Bowl championship team for the Uteck Bowl.[14]

Vanier Cup[edit]

Playoff bracket[edit]

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Championships National Semi-finals 43rd Vanier Cup
Montreal Carabins 16
Laval Rouge et Or 28
Concordia Stingers 10
Laval Rouge et Or 35
Bishop's Gaiters 18
Concordia Stingers 34
Laval Rouge et Or 2
Saint Mary's Huskies 24
Acadia Axemen 17
St. Francis Xavier X-Men 38
St. Francis Xavier X-Men 24
Saint Mary's Huskies 25
Saint Mary's Huskies 14
Manitoba Bisons 28
Calgary Dinos 5
Manitoba Bisons 27
Regina Rams 5
Manitoba Bisons 48
Saskatchewan Huskies 13
Regina Rams 19
Western Ontario Mustangs 20
Guelph Gryphons 25 Manitoba Bisons 52
McMaster Marauders 21 Guelph Gryphons 38
Laurier Golden Hawks 31
Western Ontario Mustangs 34
Western Ontario Mustangs 27 Guelph Gryphons 21
Queen's Golden Gaels 19 Western Ontario Mustangs 23
Ottawa Gee-Gees 16

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadian Interuniversity Sport". TSN.ca. 2005-11-16. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
  2. ^ Ottawa's Sinopoli claims Hec Crighton Trophy
  3. ^ "2007 CIS Football All-Canadian team". Archived from the original on 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2009-11-03.
  4. ^ Top 10 #1: Le Rouge et Or entame la saison en tête
  5. ^ Top 10 #2: Le Rouge et Or toujours No. 1
  6. ^ Top 10 #3: Le Rouge et Or encore un choix unanime
  7. ^ Top 10 #4: Laval toujours No. 1, trois duels Top 10 ce week-end
  8. ^ Top 10 #5: Rouge et Or et Gee-Gees dominent, les Gaiters se pointent
  9. ^ Top 10 #6: Les favoris poursuivent leur domination
  10. ^ Top 10 #7: Laval et Ottawa ont eu chaud
  11. ^ Top 10 #8: Laval et Ottawa remportent des duels au sommet
  12. ^ Top 10 #9: Laval et Manitoba visent des saisons parfaites
  13. ^ Top 10 #10: Le Rouge et Or domine le dernier classement national
  14. ^ "Road to the Cup". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Archived from the original on 2008-10-21. Retrieved 2011-05-15.

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Preceded by
2006 CIS football season
CIS football seasons Succeeded by
2008 CIS football season