Red-hot Ohlone settles into top floor of CCCSIA rankings

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CCCSIA State Poll (April 20)

PASADENA, Calif. - El Camino (33-3) continues its grip on the No. 1 spot in the California Community College Sports Information Association State Top 20 Baseball poll despite an end to its 25-game win streak at the hands of unranked Rio Hondo on Tuesday.

Orange Coast (28-7) controls its No. 2 ranking, but Ohlone (31-3), which has won nine of its last 10 games, moves up No. 3, passing Santa Rosa (27-7), now at No. 4. Riverside CC (27-8) jumps up three spots into No. 5 while Sacramento City (27-8) makes the same leap and settles in at No. 6. Palomar (27-7) is at No. 7, San Mateo (30-5), despite an 11-game win streak, fell to No. 8. Glendale (29-5-1) is at No. 9 and Grossmont (25-6-1), winners of 10 straight, enters the top 10 at No. 10.

Going into April 20 games, the conference races are as follows:

El Camino (17-1) is still a win or a new No. 19 Long Beach CC (12-5 in conf.) loss from having the South Coast Conference South Division title outright. (won share last week).

Orange Coast and Riverside are tied for the Orange Empire lead, both 13-3. No. 11 Cypress is in third with new No. 17 Saddleback in fourth place. 

Ohlone (12-1) has a 1-1/2 games lead on No. 13 Cabrillo (11-3) in the Coast Pacific standings.

Sacramento (17-4) has a half-game lead over Santa Rosa (17-5) for the Big 8 top spot. No. 12 San Joaquin Delta is in third and No. 18 Cosumnes River in fourth.

Grossmont (18-1) leads Palomar (17-2) by one game in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference race. 

San Mateo (15-1) clinched at least a tie for the Coast Golden Gate title. Chabot is four games back.

Glendale (13-1-1) is hanging on to its half-game lead over No. 14 Canyons (13-2) in the Western State East.  

No. 15 Merced (14-2 in conf.) is closing in on the Central Valley crown with a 4-game lead over No. 16 Sequoias. 

New No. T-20 Pasadena City (11-6 in conf.) is three games ahead in the loss column and two in the W column ahead of Rio Hondo in the South Coast North. 

The other No. 20-ranked Santa Barbara CC (10-5 in conf.) has a slim 1/2 game lead in the WSC North over Cuesta (10-6) while Moorpark and Ventura are still in the hunt.  

Outside of the Top 20
Marin (13-3 in conf.) is in first place in the Bay Valley standings, a a game ahead of Los Medanos (12-4).

Despite an under .500 overall record at 16-20, Pierce (12-4 in conf.) is one game ahead of LA Mission (11-5) in the fight for the Western State South title. 

Feather River (15-5 in conf.) keeps a 2-1/2 games lead in the Golden Valley race over Lassen (12-7). 

(Robert Lewis, SIA Baseball Pollster)

CCCSIA Baseball Poll (April 20)      
RK School Conference Record PTS PR
1. El Camino (6) South Coast South  33-3 139 1
2. Orange Coast Orange Empire  28-7 130 2
3. Ohlone Coast Pacific  31-3 116 4
4. Santa Rosa Big 8  27-7 111 3
5. Riverside City Orange Empire  27-8 109 8
6. Sacramento City (1)  Big 8  27-8 104 9
7. Palomar  Pacific Coast  27-7 99 6
8. San Mateo  Coast Golden Gate  30-5 98 5
9. Glendale  Western State East  29-5-1 82 10
10. Grossmont  Pacific Coast  25-6-1 79 11
11. Cypress  Orange Empire  25-10 75 12
12. San Joaquin Delta  Big 8  27-8 65 7
13. Cabrillo  Coast Pacific  25-11 48 13
14. Canyons  Western State East  23-11 42 17
15. Merced  Central Valley  22-11 24 14
16. Sequoias  Central Valley  24-10 19 20
17. Saddleback  Orange Empire  22-13 18 NR
18. Cosumnes River  Big 8  20-14 17 NR
19. Long Beach City  South Coast South  21-13-1 16 NR
T20. Pasadena City  South Coast North  20-12 12 NR
T20. Santa Barbara City  Western State North  20-14 12 NR


Others Receiving Points:
Fresno City 10 (LR #15), Southwestern 9, Skyline 9 (LR #16), Chabot 8,
Chaffey 7 (LR #19), Santa Ana 7, Rio Hondo 3, Sierra 2, LA Mission 1 (LR #18)


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