SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Fullerton College turned its 21st consecutive win into a return trip to the top of the California Community College Sports Information Association Football Poll but is being chased in the next three spots by a trio of unbeaten teams from Northern California - College of San Mateo, City College of San Francisco and Laney College.
The Hornets regained the pole position after winning a big game at No. 3 Riverside City, 34-33, on Saturday night. While San Mateo, which beat San Joaquin Delta, 31-12, garnered seven of 14 first-place votes in its bid to stay No. 1, Fullerton's win resonated enough with voters to give them six first-place tallies and 291 total points. The Bulldogs are close behind in second with 288 points while CCSF, which down No. 17 Sacramento City, 37-29, jumped two spots to No. 3 with 255 points. Laney made the biggest jump inside the top 10, moving from No. 8 to No. 4 after turning back visiting No. 4 American River, 41-14.
Ventura (2-0), coming off its 34-19 win against No. 13 Saddleback, vaulted three spots to No. 5 while College of the Canyons (2-0) bested Grossmont, 27-14, to claim No. 6. Mt. San Antonio (1-1) and Riverside (1-1) are tied at No. 7 while American River (1-1) slipped to a tie for No. 9 with Fresno City (1-0), which had its game at the College of the Siskiyous postponed to Oct. 6 due to fires in Northern California.
Cerritos (2-0) continued its strong start and sits just outside the top 10 at No.11 while Southwestern (2-0) is No. 12. Long Beach City (1-1), Bakersfield (1-1) and Citrus (2-0) round out the top 15. Butte (1-1) and Chabot (2-0) are tied for No. 16 with Modesto (1-1), West Hills Coalinga (2-0) and Mt. San Jacinto (2-0) completing the poll.
Just a few top-20 showdowns dot this week's schedule but one is a rematch in Sacramento of last year's NorCal Championship won by No. 2 San Mateo against No. 9 American River. San Francisco will host No. 18 Modesto in another and Fresno City will host No. 16 Butte.
Fullerton and San Mateo occupy the top two spots in the JC Athletic Bureau Coaches Poll released on Monday with Mt. San Antonio and San Francisco tied for third. The CCCFCA Coaches Regional Polls were also released for the first time this week with Fullerton (SCFA National), San Bernardino Valley (SCFA American), College of San Mateo (NCFC National) and Reedley, Monterey Peninsula and Hartnell (NCFC America) holding down the top positions in those rankings.
|CCCSIA FOOTBALL POLL|
|Rk||School||Pts||Record||LW||Last Week||This Week|
|1.||Fullerton (6)||291||2-0||2||Won at #3 Riverside City, 34-33||vs. Santa Ana|
|2.||College of San Mateo (7)||288||2-0||1||Won at San Joaquin Delta, 31-12||at #T-9 American River|
|3.||City College of San Francisco (1)||255||2-0||5||Won vs.# 17 Sacramento City, 37-29||vs. #18 Modesto|
|4.||Laney||227||2-0||9||Won vs. #4 American River, 27-14||at Feather River|
|5.||Ventura||223||2-0||8||Won vs. #13 Saddleback, 34-19||at Allan Hancock|
|6.||College of the Canyons||216||2-0||7||Won at Grossmont, 47-14||vs. Santa Barbara City|
|T7.||Mt. San Antonio||209||2-0||6||Won vs. #10 Long Beach City, 43-36||at Chaffey|
|T7.||Riverside City||209||1-1||3||Lost vs. #2 Fullerton, 34-33||at San Bernardino Valley|
|T9.||American River||150||1-1||4||Lost at #9 Laney, 27-14||vs. #2 College of San Mateo|
|T9.||Fresno City||150||1-0||11||ppd vs. College of Siskiyous (Oct. 6)||vs. #T-16 Butte|
|11.||Cerritos||130||2-0||15||Won at Moorpark, 31-10||at (RV) College of the Desert|
|12.||Southwestern||128||2-0||14||Won at #19 Palomar, 42-6||vs. Victor Valey|
|13.||Long Beach City||107||1-1||10||Lost at #6 Mt. San Antonio, 43-36||vs. L.A. Valley|
|14.||Bakersfield||98||1-1||16||Won vs. (RV) El Camino, 20-15||vs. Santa Monica|
|15.||Citrus||63||2-0||18||Won at Compton, 73-0||at (RV) Palomar|
|T16.||Butte||58||1-1||12||Lost at Santa Rosa, 28-23||at #T-9 Fresno City|
|T16.||Chabot||57||2-0||RV||Won at College of the Sequoias, 34-20||vs. San Joaquin Delta|
|18.||Modesto||44||1-1||20||Won at Sierra, 42-17||at #3 City College of San Francisco|
|19.||West Hills Coalinga||39||2-0||RV||Won vs. Shasta, 40-20 (at Yuba College)||vs. Sierra|
|20.||Mt. San Jacinto||33||2-0||RV||Won at L.A. Southwest, 35-14||vs. Grossmont|
|Others: Samta Rosa (32), Saddleback (25), College of the Desert (21), Pasadena City (19), College of the Siskiyous (17), Sacramento City (16), Reedley (11), Cabrillo (6), San Diego Mesa (6), Monterey Peninsula (5), Los Medanos (5), El Camino (3), San Bernardino Valley (3), Allan Hancock (2), Diablo Valley (2), Feather River (1), Palomar (1)|
|CCCFCA/SCFA NATIONAL DIVISION POLL (Sept. 10)||CCCFCA/NCFC NATIONAL DIVISION POLL (Sept. 10)|
|1.||Fullerton (5)||75||2-0||1.||College of San Mateo (4)||75||2-0|
|2.||Riverside City||65||1-1||2.||Laney (1)||65||2-0|
|3.||Mt. San Antonio||62||2-0||3.||City College of San Francisco (1)||62||2-0|
|4.||College of the Canyons||57||2-0||4.||American River||57||1-1|
|5.||Long Beach City||56||1-1||5.||Fresno City||56||1-0|
|10.||Saddleback||23||0-2||10.||West Hills Coalinga||23||2-0|
|T12.||El Camino||14||0-2||T12.||Diablo Valley||14||1-1|
|T12.||San Diego Mesa||14||1-1||T12.||College of the Siskiyous||14||0-1|
|T14.||East Los Angeles||11||1-1||T14.||Feather River||11||1-1|
|CCCFCA/NCFC AMERICAN DIVISION POLL (Sept. 10)||CCCFCA/SCFA AMERICAN DIVISION POLL (Sept. 10)|
|T1.||Reedley (1)||26||2-0||1.||San Bernardino Valley (2)||47||2-0|
|T1.||Monterey Peninsula (1)||26||2-0||2.||Allan Hancock (2)||43||1-0|
|4.||Los Medanos (1)||24||2-0||T4.||Mt. San Jacinto||33||2-0|
|7.||College of the Redwoods||12||1-1||7.||Santa Ana||16||1-1|
|8.||De Anza||11||1-1||8.||L.A. Valley||13||1-1|
|9.||Merced||8||0-2||9.||College of the Desert||12||1-1|