CCCSIA football poll shows no changes among top but then things get interesting

(Courtesy College of the Canyons Athletics)
(Courtesy College of the Canyons Athletics)

JCAB Coaches Poll (Oct. 15)

SACRAMENTO - After a restful bye week on Oct. 6 for most of the teams setting up camp lately in the California Community College Sports Information Association poll, life at the top of this week's rankings d is comprised of the same six teams in the same order. But take a look at the next few spots and there's some action with four of the next five teams jumping at least four positions.

With league seasons now in full swing and some more showdowns among ranked teams on the horizon, perhaps some juggling among the leaders is still possible. For now, though, the top six are status quo with Fullerton (7-0), College of the Canyons (6-0), Riverside City (5-1), Butte (5-1), Ventura (5-1) and Laney (5-1) each posting victories on Saturday to hold on to their spots. The Hornets, on the heels of their 26th straight win, garnered 12 of 13 first-place votes and 259 points while Canyons picked up their other first-place tally and is close behind with 246.

But look past the first half-dozen teams and you'll find College of San Mateo (4-2), which has been up and down the poll this season, climbing its way from No. 11 to No. 7, thanks to a convincing 41-9 win over Santa Rosa. Unbeaten Mt. San Jacinto (6-0), the highest-ranked American Division team in the state, also saw a jump of four places to No. 8. City College of San Francisco (4-2) got doubled up by Laney, 42-21, and slipped to two spots to No. 9 while Modesto (4-2) and Chabot (5-1) rose three and two places, respectively, into 10th and 11th, on the heels of victories last weekend.

Mt. San Antonio (4-2), Fresno City (4-2), Chaffey (6-1) and Santa Rosa (4-2) bring the poll to the 15th spot while Southwestern (4-2), undefeated Reedley (6-0) and Hartnell (6-0), San Bernardino Valley (5-1) and Sierra (4-2) round out the top 20. Reedley and Hartnell are on a collision course for first place in the NCFC Golden Coast on Nov. 10 in Salinas.

Three games between top 20 teams highlight this week's schedule including a top-10 battle between No. 6 Laney and visiting No. 7 San Mateo. Mt. San Jacinto, ranked eighth, will travel to No. 19 San Bernardino Valley while No. 11 Chabot hits the road for No. 15 Santa Rosa.

In the JC Athletic Bureau Poll, College of the Canyons took over the top spot and was followed in the top five by Butte, Riverside City, Ventura and Laney.

CCCSIA FOOTBALL POLL (Oct. 15)          
RK School Record Pts. PR Last Week This Week
1. Fullerton (12)  7-0 259 1 Won vs. #17 Cerritos, 35-25 Bye
2. College of the Canyons (1)  6-0 246 2 Won at Moorpark, 36-3 vs. East Los Angeles
3. Riverside City  5-1 229 3 Won vs. Grossmont, 37-10 at (RV) Golden West
4. Butte  5-1 218 4 Won vs. Feather River, 42-14 at College of the Siskiyous
5. Ventura  5-1 203 5 Won vs. Bakersfield, 23-10 vs. Moorpark
6. Laney  5-1 201 6 Won at #7 City College of San Francisco, 42-21 vs. #7 College of San Mateo
7. College of San Mateo  4-2 149 11 Won vs. Santa Rosa, 41-9 at #6 Laney
8. Mt. San Jacinto  6-0 123 12 Won vs. Victor Valley, 35-32 at #19 San Bernardino Valley
9. City College of San Francisco  4-2 121 7 Lost vs. Laney, 42-21 at Diablo Valley
10. Modesto  4-2 117 13 Won College of the Sequoias, 34-21 vs. West Hills Coalinga
11. Chabot  5-1 113 15 Won vs. Diablo Valley, 35-7 at #15 Santa Rosa
12. Mt. San Antonio  4-2 97 8 Lost at Palomar, 38-35 vs. (RV) El Camino
13. Fresno City  4-2 81 20 Won vs. San Joaquin Delta, 49-3 at Sacramento City
14. Chaffey  6-1 78 16 Won vs. L.A. Valley, 29-27 at Santa Ana
15. Santa Rosa  4-2 74 10 Lost at #11 College of San Mateo, 41-9 vs. #11 Chabot
16. Southwestern  4-2 74 9 Lost vs. Saddleback, 39-20 at Grossmont
17. Reedley  6-0 69 18 Won at Gavilan, 38-6 vs. San Jose City
18. Hartnell  6-0 59 19 Won at San Jose City, 28-0 vs. Merced
19. San Bernardino Valley  5-1 41 RV Won vs. Antelope Valley, 49-7 vs. #8 Mt. San Jacinto
20. Sierra  4-2 34 RV Won at Shasta, 42-29 vs. (RV) American River
Others: El Camino (32), Allan Hancock (23), American River (23), De Anza (13), Palomar (13), Cerritos (10), Citrus (10), Long Beach City (9), Saddleback (7), Yuba (3), Golden West (1).

 

CCCFCA/SCFA AMERICAN DIVISION POLL (Oct. 15)
Rk School Pts
1. Mt. San Jacinto 45
1. Chaffey 44
2. San Bernardino Valley 42
3. Allan Hancock 39
4. Citrus 29
5. L.A. Valley 22
6. Pasadena City 19
T7 L.A. Pierce 10
T7. Victor Valley 10
T10. West L.A. 4
T10. College of the Desert 4
T10. L.A. Harbor 4
     
CCCFCA/NCFC AMERICAN DIVISION POLL (Oct. 15)
Rk School Pts
1. Reedley (4) 40
2. Hartnell 35
3. De Anza 32
4. Yuba 28
5. Merced 21
6. Monterey Peninsula 20
7. Los Medanos 15
8. Cabrillo 14
9. Foothill 11
10. College of the Redwoods 4

* SCFA & NCFC polls not published this week due to a lack of votes.