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GCU Bowling Teams finish in Top 10 of Collegiate Club Bowling Final Rankings

Women's Bowling
February 27, 2019

Lopes finish 7th on men’s side, earn No. 9 ranking on women’s list

By: Jim Howell/GCU Club Sports Information Director

GCU Club Sports is proud to announce that both the Grand Canyon University Men’s and Women’s Bowling teams finished in the top 10 of their respective sides of the Collegiate Club Team Bowling Final Rankings for the 2018-19 season.  The Lopes’ Men’s team placed No. 7 out of the 24 teams in the final tally, while GCU’s Women’s team landed at No. 9 among the 16 women’s teams listed.  The announcements help the two teams build momentum for their trip to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the 2019 Collegiate Club Championships April 6 and 7.

Even though the teams’ performances have been as strong or stronger than their 2017-18 showings in their various tournaments, the amount of opportunities for the teams to stay high up in the rankings decreased this season.  That fact didn’t matter to the pollsters, since today’s announcement was a surprising bit of déjà vu for their head coach:  the two teams’ rankings are identical to this time a year ago.

“It’s crazy that both teams finished with the exact same club team ranking as last season,” said Lopes’ Head Coach Ben Canfield.  “I did not to expect to finish as high due to our loss of a Tier 1 event, which awards more ranking points, on the West Coast.  It makes me proud, since a top 10 club ranking is something that each of our bowlers should be very proud of.”

While the Lopes’ Women’s team now has more than a month to get prepared to best their 3rd-place finish at last year’s tournament (in Smyrna, Tennessee), the GCU Men’s squad will have to put that preparation on the back burner until after their trip to Dallas, Texas, and the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Intercollegiate Team Championship Sectionals Tournament March 9 and 10.    The men look to improve on last year’s 8th-place finish in Dallas before trying to improve on their top-5 finish in last year’s Collegiate Club Championship.

The entire Collegiate Club Team Bowling Men’s and Women’s Final Rankings are listed below:

RankTeamTotal Pts
2William Paterson (NJ)5346
3Wright State (OH)4303
4West Texas A&M4106
5St. John’s (NY)3665
6San Jose State (CA)3539
7Grand Canyon3412
8Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)3402
11Nevada-Las Vegas2881
12Bowling Green State (OH)2675
13South Florida2583
15Penn State2462
16Toledo (OH)2413
18Ohio State2031
19Purdue (IN)1954
20Minnesota State-Mankato1929
21Arizona State1910
22Stony Brook (PA)1802
23Fresno State (CA)1767
24Penn State-Berks1705
RankTeamTotal Pts
1Wright State (OH)4334
2Bowling Green State (OH)3636
3Morehead State (KY)2523
4West Texas A&M2467
6Adrian College (MI)1736
7Northern Kentucky1628
8Ohio State1530
9Grand Canyon1372
10Illinois State1279
11Toledo (OH)1116
12Muskingum (OH)922
13Ball State (IN)851
14Bellarmine (KY)820
15Minnesota State-Mankato660
16Purdue (IN)579