Updated: CIS Conference Playoffs

It's Playoff Time!

Regular season play has finished for CIS men's and women's volleyball.  Before the national championships in Hamilton (women's) and Kingston (men's) each conference in the CIS must have their playoffs.  Each conference is different.  There are a different number of teams in each conference and sometimes each conference has a different number of teams in each gender.  We'll breakdown how each conference does their playoffs.

RSEQ - Men's and Women's Playoffs

In the RSEQ three teams make playoffs in both the men's and women's side of the conference. The format of the RSEQ playoffs is a best two of three home and home series. The team that finishes first in the regular season gets a bye to the second round.

Men's Playoff Schedule

  • Sherbrooke def. Montreal 3-0 - February 10th, 2012
  • Sherbrooke def. Montreal 3-2 - February 11th, 2012
  • Laval def. Sherbrooke 3-0 - February 17th, 2012
  • Laval def. Sherbrooke 3-0 - February 24th, 2012

Women's Playoff Schedule

  • Laval def. McGill 3-2 - February 10th, 2012
  • McGill def. Laval 3-1 - February 11th, 2012
  • McGill def. Laval 3-2 - February 12, 2012
  • Montreal def. McGill 3-1 - February 18th, 2012
  • Montreal def. McGill 3-0 - February 24th, 2012

Canada West, AUS, and OUA playoffs after the jump.

AUS - Men's and Women's Playoffs

The AUS is similar to the RSEQ on the men's side. The men's championship is one best of three home and home series. On the women's side, the top six teams make playoffs and the first two seeded get a bye in the first round. The women's side of the AUS isn't a best of three series, but is just one game elimination.

Men's Playoff Schedule

  • Dalhousie def. UNB 3-1 - February 17th, 2012
  • Dalhousie def. UNB 3-1 - February 19th, 2012

Women's Playoff Schedule

Quarter Finals

  • Moncton def. Cape Breton 3-0 - February 17th, 2012
  • Memorial def. StFX 3-1 - February 17th, 2012

Semi Finals

  • Saint Mary's def. Moncton 3-1 - February 18th, 2012
  • Dalhousie def. Memorial 3-2 - February 18th, 2012

Finals

  • Saint Mary's def. Dalhousie 3-1 - February 19th, 2012

OUA Men's and Women's Playoffs

The OUA playoffs are a standard single elimination playoff. Seven teams make playoffs from the men's side and eight teams from the women's. The first seeded men's team will get a bye into the second round and all semi final matches and final matches will take place at the first seeded team's gym. On the women's side of the OUA, the highest seed continues to play the lowest seed until the finals in single elimination.

Men's Playoff Schedule

Quarter Finals

  • McMaster def. York 3-1 - February 18th, 2012
  • Queen's def. Guelph 3-2 - February 18th, 2012
  • Waterloo def. Windsor 3-0 - February 18th, 2012

Semi Finals

  • Queen's def. McMaster 3-1 - February 24th, 2012
  • Western def. Waterloo 3-0 - February 24th, 2012

Finals

  • Queen's def. Western 3-2 - February 25th, 2012 (Gold Medal Match)

Women's Playoff Schedule

Quarter Finals

  • Toronto def. McMaster 3-0 - February 18th, 2012
  • York def. RMC 3-0 - February 18th, 2012 *This match has been overturned due to OUA and CIS ruling
  • Ottawa def. Guelph 3-1 - February 18th, 2012
  • Queen's def. Brock 3-0 - February 18th, 2012

Semi Finals

  • Ottawa def. RMC 3-0 - February 25th, 2012
  • Queen's def. Toronto 3-2 - February 25th, 2012

Finals

  • RMC vs. Toronto - February 26th, 2012 (Bronze Medal Match)
  • Queen's at Ottawa - February 26th, 2012 (Gold Medal Match)

Canada West Men's and Women's Playoffs

In the Canada West, the playoffs are a mix of the different playoff styles we have seen in other conferences.  Seven teams make the playoffs on both the women's and men's side with the first seeded team in each gender receiving a bye.  The teams will play a best two of three elimination to move on.

Men's Playoff Schedule

Quarter Finals

  • Manitoba def. UBCO 3-0 - February 16th, 2012
  • Manitoba def. UBCO 3-0 - February 17th, 2012
  • Calgary def. Brandon 3-1 - February 17th, 2012
  • Brandon def Calgary 3-0 - February 18th, 2012
  • Calgary def. Brandon 3-1 - February 19th, 2012
  • Alberta def. UBC 3-0 - February 17th, 2012
  • Alberta def. UBC 3-1 - February 18th, 2012

Semi Finals

  • Manitoba def. Alberta 3-1 - February 24th, 2012
  • TWU def. Calgary 3-0 - February 24th, 2012

Finals

  • Alberta def. Calgary 3-1 - February 25th, 2012 (Bronze Medal Game)
  • TWU def. Manitoba 3-2 - February 25th, 2012 (Gold Medal Game)

 

Women's Playoff Schedule

Quarter Finals

  • Winnipeg def. Manitoba 3-2 - February 16th, 2012
  • Winnipeg def. Manitoba 3-0 - February 17th, 2012
  • TWU def. Calgary 3-1 - February 16th, 2012
  • TWU def. Calgary 3-0 - February 17th, 2012
  • Alberta def. TRU 3-0 - February 17th, 2012
  • Alberta def. TRU 3-0 - February 18th, 2012

Semi Finals

  • Alberta def. Winnipeg 3-2 - February 24th, 2012
  • UBC def. TWU 3-0 - February 24th, 2012

Finals 

  • TWU def. Winnipeg 3-0 - February 25th, 2012 (Bronze Medal Game)
  • Alberta def. UBC 3-2 - February 25th, 2012 (Gold Medal Game)