McMaster Marauders top final university football rankings

The McMaster Marauders remained on top in the last Canadian Interuniversity Sport football rankings for the 2012 regular season. Playoffs begin Saturday against Western.

Hamilton school finishes with pefect 8-0 record

The McMaster Marauders remained in top spot in the last Canadian Interuniversity Sport football rankings of the 2012 regular season.

The reigning Vanier Cup champions were ranked No. 1 in each of the 10 weekly polls this fall. The 8-0 Marauders were the only team in the country to keep an unblemished record in conference play.

McMaster received all 30 first-place votes to remain ahead of the No. 2 Laval Rouge et Or (8-1).

The rest of the top five remained the same. The Calgary Dinos (7-1) were No. 3, followed by the Montreal Carabins (8-1) and Guelph Gryphons (7-1).

On Saturday, playoffs begin. The Marauders play the Western Mustangs. The winner goes to the Yates Cup.

The two teams last played on September 29. The Marauders won 33-27 on Western's homecoming weekend. Western is ranked No. 6 in Canada.

With files from the Canadian Press