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2015 CIS Football Season
2015 CIS football season
Regular season
DurationAugust 30 - October 31
Playoffs
Start dateOctober 31
Hardy CupUBC Thunderbirds2019-11-14
Yates CupGuelph Gryphons2019-11-14
Dunsmore CupMontreal Carabins2019-11-14
Loney BowlSt. Francis Xavier X-Men2019-11-07
Mitchell BowlMontreal Carabins2019-11-21
Uteck BowlUBC Thunderbirds2019-11-21
51st Vanier Cup
DateNovember 28
SiteQuebec City, Quebec
ChampionsUBC Thunderbirds
← 2014 CIS football seasons 2016 →

The 2015 CIS football season began on August 30, 2015 with ten Ontario University Athletics teams playing that day.[1] The season concluded on November 28 with the UBC Thunderbirds defeating the Montreal Carabins 26-23 in the 51st Vanier Cup championship at Telus Stadium in Quebec City.[2] This year, 27 university teams in Canada played Canadian Interuniversity Sport football, the highest level of amateur Canadian football.

Regular season standings

2015 Canada West standings
          
(Rank) Team W   L   PF   PA   PTS Playoff Spot
#1 Calgary 8 - 0   471 - 149   16 +
#6 UBC 6 - 2   281 - 239   12 X
#8 Manitoba 5 - 3   284 - 253   10 X
Saskatchewan 3 - 5   240 - 300   6 X
Alberta 2 - 6   183 - 356   4
Regina 0 - 8   177 - 339   0
+ - Conference Champion
Rankings: CIS Top 10
2015 RSEQ standings
  Overall       Conf  
(Rank) Team W   L   PF   PA   PTS   W   L Playoff Spot
#3 Laval 7 - 1   298 - 101   14   6 - 1 +
#4 Montreal 6 - 2   232 - 109   12   6 - 2 X
#7 Sherbrooke 5 - 3   216 - 153   10   4 - 3 X
Concordia 4 - 4   250 - 222   8   4 - 4 X
McGill 3 - 5   192 - 249   6   3 - 4
Bishop's 1 - 7   89 - 319   2   0 - 7
+ - Conference Champion
Rankings: CIS Top 10
2015 OUA standings
(Rank) Team W   L   PF   PA   PTS Playoff Spot
#2 Western 8 - 0   494 - 110   16 +
#5 Guelph 7 - 1   338 - 159   14 X
McMaster 6 - 2   355 - 211   12 X
#10 Carleton 5 - 3   288 - 224   10 X
Queen's 5 - 3   242 - 251   10 X
#9 Laurier 4 - 4   261 - 218   8 X
Toronto 3 - 5   300 - 331   6
Ottawa 3 - 5   300 - 331   6
Windsor 2 - 6   166 - 315   4
York 1 - 7   121 - 367   2
Waterloo 0 - 8   66 - 380   0
+ - Conference Champion
Rankings: CIS Top 10
2015 AUS standings
    Overall       Conf  
(Rank) Team W   L   PF   PA   PTS   W   L Playoff Spot
Mount Allison 5 - 3   221 - 144   10   5 - 2 +
St. FX 5 - 3   172 - 179   10   5 - 2 X
Acadia 4 - 4   185 - 170   8   4 - 3 X
Saint Mary's 0 - 8   72 - 281   0   0 - 7
+ - Conference Champion
Rankings: CIS Top 10

Top 10

FRC-CIS Top 10 Rankings
Team \ Week 1[3] 2[4] 3[5] 4[6] 5[7] 6[8] 7[9] 8[10] 9[11] 10[12]
Acadia Axemen 16 (3) 15 (3) NR 10 (32) 12 (8) NR NR NR NR NR
Alberta Golden Bears NR 14 (3) 11 (31) 15 (4) NR 13 (1) 13 (1) NR NR NR
Bishop's Gaiters NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Calgary Dinos 4 (213-1) 2 (241-6) 1 (274-13) 1 (292-26) 1 (295-28) 1 (299-29) 1 (298-28) 1 (296-27) 1 (285-24) 1 (296-26)
Carleton Ravens NR NR 13 (5) 12 (13) NR 11 (7) 11 (8) 10 (22) 10 (12) 10 (43)
Concordia Stingers 13 (7) NR NR 14 (5) 15 (1) NR NR 12 (3) 12 (6) 11 (17)
Guelph Gryphons 6 (137) 5 (156-1) 5 (162) 5 (187) 5 (190) 7 (134) 7 (129) 7 (119) 5 (153) 5 (170)
Laurier Golden Hawks NR 13 (4) NR NR NR NR NR NR 13 (5) 9 (51)
Laval Rouge et Or 2 (231-2) 1 (285-20) 2 (272-14) 2 (264-2) 2 (260-1) 2 (259-1) 2 (259-1) 4 (214) 3 (220-1) 3 (238)
Manitoba Bisons 10 (73) 6 (144) 7 (114) 8 (75) 6 (114) 8 (126) 8 (129) 8 (89) 8 (101) 8 (76)
McGill Redmen NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
McMaster Marauders 5 (148) 7 (144) 6 (144) 7 (112) 7 (113) 6 (143) 6 (149) 6 (145) 6 (120) 12 (9)
Montreal Carabins 1 (289-25) 4 (235) 4 (213) 4 (211) 4 (208) 4 (164) 4 (164) 3 (231) 4 (218) 4 (216)
Mount Allison Mounties 9 (79) 8 (52) 8 (86) 13 (5) NR NR NR NR 11 (11) 13 (4)
Ottawa Gee-Gees 14 (5) 12 (26) 12 (8) 9 (42) 11 (17) NR NR NR NR NR
Queen's Golden Gaels 12 (9) NR 14 (3) 16 (2) 13 (5) 10 (27) 10 (29) 11 (13) NR NR
Regina Rams NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Saint Mary's Huskies NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Saskatchewan Huskies 8 (87) 9 (43) NR NR 8 (82) 12 (3) 12 (2) 13 (1) NR NR
Sherbrooke Vert et Or 11 (10) 11 (35) 9 (48) 11 (32) 9 (69) 5 (147) 5 (150) 5 (160) 7 (108) 7 (126)
St. Francis Xavier X-Men NR 16 (2) NR 17 (2) NR NR NR NR NR 14 (2)
Toronto Varsity Blues NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
UBC Thunderbirds 7 (109) 10 (41) 10 (39) 6 (123) 10 (46) 9 (89) 9 (77) 9 (88) 9 (95) 6 (134)
Waterloo Warriors NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Western Mustangs 3 (226-2) 3 (239-3) 3 (253-3) 3 (244-2) 3 (244-1) 3 (247) 3 (250-1) 2 (267-3) 2 (261-4) 2 (270-4)
Windsor Lancers NR NR 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.
Number in parentheses denotes number votes, after the dash number of first place votes.

Post-season awards

CIS post-season awards
Quebec[13] Ontario[13] Atlantic[13] Canada West[13] NATIONAL
Hec Crighton Trophy Trenton Miller (Concordia) Will Finch (Western) Ashton Dickson (St. Francis Xavier) Andrew Buckley (Calgary) Andrew Buckley (Calgary)[13]
Presidents' Trophy Jonathan Boissonneault-Glaou (Montreal) John Rush (Guelph) Drew Morris (Acadia) Robert Woodson (Calgary) John Rush (Guelph)[13]
J. P. Metras Trophy Charles Vaillancourt (Laval) Kwaku Boateng (Wilfrid Laurier) Jesse St. James (Acadia) David Onyemata (Manitoba) David Onyemata (Manitoba)[13]
Peter Gorman Trophy Mathieu Betts (Laval) Jesse Amankwaa (York) Donovan Glave (Mount Allison) Jamel Lyles (Manitoba) Mathieu Betts (Laval)[13]
Russ Jackson Award Jérémi Roch (Sherbrooke) Curtis Carmichael (Queen's) Will Wojcik (Acadia) DJ Lalama (Manitoba) DJ Lalama (Manitoba)[13]
Frank Tindall Trophy Glen Constantin (Laval) Greg Marshall (Western) Gary Waterman (St. Francis Xavier) Wayne Harris Jr. (Calgary) Wayne Harris Jr. (Calgary)[13]

All-Canadian team

First team

Offence
QB - Andrew Buckley - Calgary
RB - Dillon Campbell - Laurier
RB - Mercer Timmis - Calgary
IR - Mitch Hillis - Saskatchewan
IR - Ian Stewart - Ottawa
WR - Rashaun Simonise - Calgary
WR - Daniel Vandervoort - McMaster
C - Sean McEwen - Calgary
G - Charles Vaillancourt - Laval
G - Sean Jamieson - Western
T - Braden Schram - Calgary
T - Jason Lauzon-Séguin - Laval
Defence
DT - David Onyemata - Manitoba
DT - Samuel Narkaj - Concordia
DE - Mathieu Betts - Laval
DE - Jesse St. James - Acadia
LB - John Rush - Guelph
LB - Drew Morris - Acadia
LB - Doctor Cassama - Calgary
FS - Jesse McNair - Western
HB - Robert Woodson - Calgary
HB - Maïko Zepeda - Montreal
CB - Godrey Onyeka - Laurier
CB - Adam Laurensse - Calgary
Special teams
P - Quinn van Gylswyk - British Columbia
K - Johnny Mark - Calgary
RET - Tunde Adeleke - Carleton

Second team

Offence
QB - Will Finch - Western
RB - Alex Taylor - Western
RB - Ashton Dickson - St. Francis Xavier
IR - Brian Jones - Acadia
IR - Jimmy Ralph - Alberta
WR - Yanic Lessard - Concordia
WR - Jacob Scarfone - Guelph
C - Matthew Van Praet - Western
G - Darius Ciraco - Calgary
G - Philippe Gagnon - Laval
T - Eddie Merdith - Western
T - Vernon Sainvil - St. Francis Xavier
Defence
DT - Donovan Dale - British Columbia
DT - Adam Melanson - Acadia
DE - Kwaku Boateng - Laurier
DE - Jonathan Boissonneault-Glaou - Montreal
LB - Shayne Gauthier - Laval
LB - Jake Heathcote - McMaster
LB - Micah Teitz - Calgary
FS - Kwame Adjei - Mount Allison
HB - Nicholas Parisotto - Guelph
HB - Mikaël Charland - Concordia
CB - Alex Hovington - Laval
CB - Devante Sampson - Mount Allison
Special teams
P - Félix Ménard-Brière - Montreal
K - Gabriel Ferraro - Guelph
RET - Jamel Lyles - Manitoba

[13]

Championships

The Vanier Cup is played between the champions of the Mitchell Bowl and the Uteck Bowl, the national semi-final games. In 2015, according to the rotating schedule, the Canada West Hardy Trophy championship team will visit the Atlantic conference's Loney Bowl championship team for the Uteck Bowl. The winners of the Québec conference Dunsmore Cup will visit the Yates Cup Ontario championship team for the Mitchell Bowl.[14]

Playoff bracket

Conference Quarter-finals Conference Semi-finals Conference Championships National Semi-finals 51st Vanier Cup
Manitoba 10
UBC 52
UBC 34
Calgary 26
Saskatchewan 29
Calgary 37
UBC 36
St. FX 9
Acadia 4
St. FX 26
St. FX 14
Mount Allison 12
Bye
Mount Allison
UBC 26
Montreal 23
Sherbrooke 24
Montreal 31
Montreal 18
Laval 16
Concordia 8
Laval 52
Montreal 25
Carleton 39 Guelph 10
Queen's 8 Carleton 21
Bye Guelph 33
Guelph Guelph 23
Laurier 29 Western 17
McMaster 15 Laurier 18
Bye Western 32
Western

The seed of the OUA Semi-Final is done so that the first-place team play the weakest team still alive.

Teams

Canada West Football Conference
Hardy Trophy
Institution Team City Province First season Head coach Enrollment Endowment Football stadium Capacity Hardy Trophies Vanier Cups
University of British Columbia Thunderbirds Vancouver BC 1923 Blake Nill 43,579 $1.01B Thunderbird Stadium 3,500 14 3
University of Calgary Dinos Calgary AB 1964 Wayne Harris Jr. 28,196 $444M McMahon Stadium 35,650 15 4
University of Alberta Golden Bears Edmonton AB 1910 Chris Morris 36,435 $751M Foote Field 3,500 18 3
University of Saskatchewan Huskies Saskatoon SK 1912 Brian Towriss 19,082 $136.7M Griffiths Stadium 6,171 20 3
University of Regina Rams Regina SK 1999 Mike Gibson 12,800 $25.9M Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field 32,848 1 0
University of Manitoba Bisons Winnipeg MB 1920 Brian Dobie 27,599 $303M Investors Group Field 33,422 11 3
Ontario University Athletics
Yates Cup
Institution Team City Province First season Head coach Enrollment Endowment Football stadium Capacity Yates Cups Vanier Cups
University of Windsor Lancers Windsor ON 1968 Joe D'Amore 13,496 $32.5M South Campus Stadium 2,000 1 0
University of Western Ontario Mustangs London ON 1929 Greg Marshall 30,000 $266.6M TD Stadium 10,000 30 6
University of Waterloo Warriors Waterloo ON 1957 Chris Bertoia 27,978 $172M Warrior Field 5,200 2 0
Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks Waterloo ON 1961 Michael Faulds 12,394 --- University Stadium 6,000 7 2
University of Guelph Gryphons Guelph ON 1950 Stu Lang 19,408 $164.2M Alumni Stadium 4,100 3 1
McMaster University Marauders Hamilton ON 1901 Stefan Ptaszek 25,688 $498.5M Ron Joyce Stadium 6,000 7 1
University of Toronto Varsity Blues Toronto ON 1877 Greg Gary 73,185 $1.823B Varsity Stadium 5,000 25 2
York University Lions Toronto ON 1969 Warren Craney 42,400 $306M York Stadium 2,500 0 0
Queen's University Golden Gaels Kingston ON 1882 Pat Sheahan 20,566 $657M Richardson Stadium 8,500 23 4
University of Ottawa Gee-Gees Ottawa ON 1894 Jamie Barresi 35,548 $128.4M Gee-Gees Field 4,152 4 2
Carleton University Ravens Ottawa ON 1945 Steve Sumarah 25,890 $230M Keith Harris Stadium 3,000 0 0
Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec
Dunsmore Cup
Institution Team City Province First season Head coach Enrollment Endowment Football stadium Capacity Dunsmore Cups Vanier Cups
Concordia University Stingers Montreal QC 1974 Mickey Donovan 38,809 $54.4M Concordia Stadium 4,000 3 0
Université de Montréal Carabins Montreal QC 2002 Danny Maciocia 55,540 $89.5M CEPSUM Stadium 5,100 2 1
McGill University Redmen Montreal QC 1898 Ronald Hilaire 32,514 $973.6M Molson Stadium 25,012 3 1
Université Laval Rouge et Or Quebec City QC 1996 Glen Constantin 37,591 $105.3M PEPS Stadium 12,257 12 8
Université de Sherbrooke Vert et Or Sherbrooke QC 1971 David Lessard 35,000 --- Université de Sherbrooke Stadium 3,359 0 0
Bishop's University Gaiters Sherbrooke QC 1884 Kevin Mackey 1,817 --- Coulter Field 2,200 4 0
Atlantic University Football Conference
Jewett Trophy
Institution Team City Province First season Head coach Enrollment Endowment Football stadium Capacity Jewett Trophies Vanier Cups
Acadia University Axemen Wolfville NS 1957 Jeff Cummins 3,770 $40M Raymond Field 3,000 12 2
Mount Allison University Mounties Sackville NB 1955 Kelly Jeffrey 2,614 $110M MacAulay Field 2,500 5 0
Saint Francis Xavier University X-Men Antigonish NS 1954 Gary Waterman 4,871 $59.4M Oland Stadium 4,000 11 1
Saint Mary's University Huskies Halifax NS 1956 Perry Marchese 7,433 $16.9M Huskies Stadium 4,000 24 3

References

  1. ^ "Ontario University Athletics announces 2015 Football Schedule". Ontario University Athletics. 2015-02-10. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Laval to host 2015 Vanier Cup in Quebec City from Canadian Interuniversity Sport, 8 December 2014, retrieved 2014-12-09.
  3. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2015-16/releases/top10-1
  4. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2015-16/releases/top10-2
  5. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2015-16/releases/top10-3
  6. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2015-16/releases/top10-4
  7. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2015-16/releases/top10-5
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  9. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2015-16/releases/top10-7
  10. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2015-16/releases/top10-8
  11. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2015-16/releases/top10-9
  12. ^ http://english.cis-sic.ca/sports/fball/2015-16/releases/top10-10
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k 2015 CIS Football Awards and All-Canadians
  14. ^ "CIS 5-year Championship Schedule" (PDF). Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-29. Retrieved .

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