Hornets still on top of poll but high-scoring El Camino is making some noise

El Camino College is averaging a state-leading 62.7 ppg. through its first three games. (Photo by Jason Akasaki)
El Camino College is averaging a state-leading 62.7 ppg. through its first three games. (Photo by Jason Akasaki)

Sept. 18 Polls (PDF): CCCSIAJC Athletic Bureau l CCCAA/CCCFCA Coaches

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A week ago, Fullerton College was perfect in the California Community College Sports Information Association football poll, garnering all eight available first-place votes for 120 points. The Hornets went out and won again on Saturday – beating College of the Canyons, 42-28 – but upstart El Camino College isn't letting them do it again, stealing a first-place vote while moving up two spots to No. 6 in this week's poll.

The high-flying Warriors (3-0), who were 4-6 last season, are turning plenty of heads after three weeks, fueled by a state-leading 62.7 ppg., and behind an offense averaging 556.7 ypg. The defense is doing the job as well, giving up a smidgen above 250.0 ypg., and just 11.0 ppg. Defending state champion Fullerton, meanwhile, kept itself on a roll by winnings its ninth straight dating back to last year with a 42-28 win at College of the Canyons on Saturday.

That victory kept the Hornets on top while Riverside City's exciting 28-26 at previous No. 10 Bakersfield is also 3-0 and remains third-ranked. American River (2-1) began the week No. 4 but tumbled eight spots to No. 12 after City College of San Francisco handed the Beavers a 40-26 setback. That allowed Saddleback (3-0) to take over the fourth spot with College of San Mateo (3-0), Mt. San Antonio (3-0), College of the Siskiyous (3-0), Fresno City (2-1) and Long Beach (2-1), completing the top 10.

Bakersfield (2-1), American River, Laney (2-1), poll newcomer Sacramento City (3-0) and Ventura (2-1) finish this week's rankings.

It all sets up what promises to be a big Saturday of CCCAA football that features three games between top-10 teams and the top seven teams facing a ranked opponent. Mt. SAC, ranked seventh, will travel to top-ranked Fullerton, No. 2 Butte hits the road to battle No. 5 San Mateo and No. 6 El Camino faces its stiffest test so far this young season when it goes to No. 4 Saddleback. Riverside will host No. 15 Ventura in the remaining matchup between ranked teams.

(The poll is conducted by representatives of the CCCSIA and is evenly divided among both Northern California and Southern California region members. The rankings will be conducted on a weekly basis and will be released each Monday for the remainder of the 2017 season).

CCCSIA FOOTBALL POLL (Sept. 18)

       

Rk

Team

Pts.

Record

LW

Last week

Sept. 23 matchup

1.

Fullerton (7)

 119

 3-0

1

Won at Canyons, 42-28

vs. No. 7 Mt. San Antonio (3-0)

2.

Butte

109

 3-0

2

Won vs. Chabot, 31-21

at No. 5 San Mateo (3-0)

3.

Riverside

101

 3-0

3

Won at No. 10 Bakersfield, 28-26

vs. No. 15 Ventura (2-1)

4.

Saddleback

88

 3-0

5

Won at L.A. Harbor, 56-27

vs. No. 6 El Camino (3-0)

5.

College of San Mateo

87

 3-0

7

Won at No. 9 Fresno, 21-19

vs. No. 2 Butte (3-0)

6.

El Camino (1)

82

 3-0

8

Won vs. Grossmont, 58-23

at No. 4 Saddleback (3-0)

7.

Mt. San Antonio

71

 3-0

6

Won at Santa Monica, 41-6

at No. 1 Fullerton (3-0)

8.

College of the Siskiyous

55

 3-0

11

Won at De Anza, 26-14

vs. San Joaquin Delta (2-1)

9.

Fresno City

42

 2-1

9

Lost vs. No. 7 San Mateo, 21-19

at No. 12 American River (2-1)

10.

Long Beach City

41

 2-1

T12

Won vs. Moorpark, 62-3

at (RV) Canyons (2-1)

11.

Bakersfield

36

 2-1

10

Lost vs. No. 3 Riverside, 28-26

at L.A. Harbor (1-2)

12.

American River

29

 2-1

4

Lost at San Francisco, 40-26

vs. No. 9 Fresno City (2-1)

13.

Laney

28

 2-1

T12

Won at Feather River, 47-13

vs. De Anza (1-2) , Fri.

14.

Sacramento City

23

 3-0

RV

Won vs. (RV) Merced, 34-13

at Santa Rosa (0-3) , Fri.

15.

Ventura

19

 2-1

T14

Won vs. Orange Coast, 51-10

at No. 3 Riverside (3-0)

Others receiving votes: San Diego Mesa (3-0), 12 pts; L.A. Valley (2-0), 10 pts; College of the Canyons (2-1), 4 pts; Merced  (3-0), 4 pts;
Mt. San Jacinto (2-0), 1 pts.

CCCAA/CCCFCA COACHES POLLS (Sept. 18)

SOCAL - National Division    
Rk Team Pts. Record
1. Fullerton (6) 90 3-0
T2. Mt. San Antonio 78 3-0
T2. Saddleback 78 3-0
4 Riverside City 75 3-0
5. El Camino 63 3-0
6. Long Beach City 57 2-1
7. Ventura 54 2-1
8. College of the Canyons 47 2-1
9. Bakersfield 46 2-1
10. Golden West 42  2-1
11. Palomar 26 2-1
12. Cerritos 25 1-2
13. Grossmont 14 1-2
14. Chaffey 11 1-2
15. Moorpark 8 1-2

 

SOCAL - American Division    
Rk Team Pts. Record
1. L.A. Valley (4) 88  2-0
2 San Diego Mesa (2) 83  3-0
3 Southwestern 78  2-1
4 Victor Valley 64  1-1
5. Santa Barbara City 61  2-1
6. Allan Hancock 56  2-1
7. Mt. San Jacinto 46  2-0
8. Antelope Valley 37  1-2
T9. College of the Desert 29  1-2
T9. East Los Angeles  25  1-2

 

NORCAL - National Division      
Rk Team   Pts. Record
1. Butte (9)   135  3-0
2 College of San Mateo   123  3-0
3 American River   106  2-1
4 Sacramento City   103  3-0
5. College of the Siskiyous   100  3-0
6. Laney   90  2-1
7. Fresno City   87  2-1
8. San Francisco   75  1-2
9. San Joaquin Delta   62  1-1
10. College of the Sequoias   49  2-1
11. Sierra   39 1-2
12. Diablo Valley   32 1-2
13. Modesto   25 0-3
14. De Anza   23 1-2
15. Chabot   14 0-3

 

NORCAL - American Division    
Rk Team Pts. Record
1. Merced (4) 74  3-0
2 Foothill (1) 69  3-0
3 Los Medanos 67  3-0
T4. West Hills Coalinga 55  1-1
T4. Yuba 55  2-1
6. Hartnell 53  1-1
T7. Reedley 36  1-1
T7. Monterey Peninsula 36  1-2
T7. College of the Redwoods 36  1-2
10. Shasta 25  0-2

 


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