Women's water polo banner helps fuel strong fall season and NATYCAA Cup lead for Sierra; Defending champ Mt. SAC a close second

Photo by David Sanborn
Photo by David Sanborn

Complete CCCAA/NATYCAA Cup Standings (PDF format) l NATYCAA State Association's Division standings

SACRAMENTO - Sierra College won its first women's water polo state championship this past fall, providing a memorable moment for the Wolverine's athletics program. Now, thanks to strong showings in seven other men's and women's programs during the fall, the Northern California powerhouse from Rocklin hopes it leads to another memorable moment later this year after taking the early CCCAA lead in the NATYCAA Cup Standings.

The NATYCAA Cup - administered by the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators - is a competition among CCCAA schools, rewarding excellence in postseason competition to determine the most successful athletics program over the course of the athletics year. Schools are awarded points based upon their finishes in the CCCAA's 24 championships. Twenty points are awarded to each state champion with points given to as many as 20 teams, depending on the championship. The top five men's and top women's scores from each school are counted toward its overall total.

Sierra scored 68 points among five women's teams and 32 across three men's programs for a total of 100 points and a seven-point lead over six-time defending champion Mt. San Antonio College (93 points), which highlighted its fall with its second straight women's cross country title. Fresno City won its third straight wrestling banner and advanced to the women's volleyball championship match, helping it total 87 points and sit in third.

Cerritos (74.5), Riverside City (72.5), American River (71.5), West Valley (63.0), El Camino (58.0), Hartnell (52.0) and San Joaquin Delta (50.0) round out the CCCAA's top 10 after the 12 fall championships. Twelve winter and spring banners - beginning with men's and women's basketball in March - are on the line to determine the 2018-19 NATYCAA Cup champion for the CCCAA. A total of 71 schools have tallied points so far.

NATYCAA conducts three other races, including the State Associations Division which includes CCCAA schools and the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC). Sierra College leads that competition as well. In fact, the top seven CCCAA schools currently sit in the same positions in the State Associations Division standings.

The NATYCAA champion will be announced in June.

CCCAA/NATYCAA CUP STANDINGS
(thru Fall 2018)
Rk Pts School
1. 100.0 Sierra 
2. 93.0 Mt San Antonio
3. 87.0 Fresno City 
4. 74.5 Cerritos 
5. 72.5 Riverside 
6. 71.5 American River
7. 63.0 West Valley 
8. 58.0 El Camino 
9. 52.0 Hartnell 
10. 50.0 San Joaquin Delta
11. 48.5 Santa Barbara City 
12. 47.5 Golden West 
T13. 43.5 Bakersfield 
T13. 43.5 San Bernardino Valley
15. 40.5 Ventura 
16. 39.5 Saddleback 
17. 37.5 Santa Rosa 
T18. 37.0 Fullerton 
T18. 37.0 L.A. Harbor
20. 36.5 Santa Ana 
21. 35.5 Long Beach City 
22. 35.0 San Diego Mesa
23. 34.5 Canyons
24. 33.5 Lake Tahoe
25. 32.5 Modesto 
26. 30.5 Palomar
27. 30.0 Glendale 
28. 29.5 Orange Coast 
29. 29.0 Butte 
30. 28.5 Sacramento City
31. 27.5 Desert
32. 26.0 San Francisco
33. 25.5 Merced 
34. 24.0 Moorpark
T35. 23.0 Cypress 
T35. 23.0 Santa Monica 
37. 20.5 Clovis
T38. 20.0 Laney 
T38. 20.0 Santiago Canyon 
T40. 19.5 Cuesta 
T40. 19.5 Skyline
42. 19.0 L.A. Valley
T43. 17.5 Chaffey 
T43. 17.5 Gavilan 
T43. 17.5 Irvine Valley
46. 17.0 Cuyamaca
47. 16.0 Reedley 
48. 15.0 Chabot 
49. 14.5 San Mateo
T50. 12.5 Lassen 
T50. 12.5 Oxnard 
T52. 11.5 DeAnza 
T52. 11.5 Napa Valley 
54. 11.0 Sequoias
55. 10.5 Rio Hondo 
T56. 9.5 Diablo Valley 
T56. 9.5 Grossmont
T56. 9.5 Ohlone 
T59. 8.5 Antelope Valley
T59. 8.5 Cabrillo 
T59. 8.5 Feather River 
T59. 8.5 Folsom Lake
T59. 8.5 Las Positas
T59. 8.5 MiraCosta
T59. 8.5 Southwestern
T59. 8.5 Taft 
67. 7.0 Shasta 
68. 5.5 Citrus 
69. 4.0 West Hills Lemoore
70. 2.0 San Diego City
71. 1.0 East Los Angeles