College of the Canyons, Riverside City take unbeaten records and top two places in CCCSIA poll into final week

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Official JCAB Poll (Nov. 5)

SACRAMENTO - A chance for undefeated regular seasons and big momentum heading into the postseason ride on the shoulders of College of the Canyons and Riverside City College, who own the top positions in this week's California Community College Sports Information Poll. Both teams will face ranked opponents at home in their quest to go to 10-0.

Canyons (9-0) will host No. 18 Bakersfield (6-3) while Riverside (9-0) will entertain No. 17 Saddleback (6-3). Those games will play a large part in how the SoCal Playoff brackets are determined this weekend while No. 4 College of San Mateo (7-2) hosts No. 9 City College of San Francisco (7-2) in a National Bay 6 showdown that will have big implications in the NorCal postseason. San Mateo is currently 5-0 in league play while CCSF is 4-1, the same as No. 5 Laney (7-2) which has an important game of its own on Friday against Chabot.

After Canyons and Riverside, Butte (8-1) holds down the No. 3 spot in this week's poll and is followed by San Mateo and Laney in the top five. Fresno City (7-2) and Ventura (7-2) are tied for sixth with Fullerton (0-9 due to SCFA sanctions), City College of San Francisco and Chaffey (9-1) complete the top 10. El Camino (7-2), Modesto (6-3), Reedley (9-0), San Bernardino Valley (8-1), Allan Hancock (8-1), De Anza (8-1), Saddleback (6-3), Bakersfield (9-3), Hartnell (8-1), and Santa Rosa (5-4) and Cerritos (5-4) finish the rankings.

El Camino against Cerritos, and Reedley against Hartnell highlight other ranked matchups on Saturday.

CCCSIA Rankings (Nov. 5)          
RK School Pts  Rec   LW Nov. 10 games
1. College of the Canyons 236  9-0   1 vs. No. 18 Bakersfield
2. Riverside City 218  9-0 * 3 vs. No. 17 Saddleback
3. Butte 206  8-1   4 at Shasta
4. College of San Mateo 186  7-2   5 vs. No. 9 City College of San Francisco
5. Laney 170  7-2   6 vs. (RV) Chabot (Fri.)
T6. Fresno City 156  7-2   9 vs. West Hills Coalinga
T6. Ventura 156  8-1 * 8 vs. Long Beach City
8. Fullerton 151  0-9   2 vs. Mt. San Antonio
9. City College of San Francisco 148  7-2   7 at No. 4 College of San Mateo
10. Chaffey 102  9-1   11 Idle
11. El Camino 89  7-2 * 10 at No. T-20 Cerritos
12. Modesto 87  6-3   13 at San Joaquin Delta
13. Reedley 84  9-0   14 at No. 19 Hartnell
14. San Bernardino Valley 77  8-1   12 vs. College of the Desert
15. Allan Hancock 69  8-1   16 vs. L.A. Harbor
16. De Anza 60  8-1   18 vs. (RV) Yuba City
17. Saddleback 56  6-3   RV at No. 2 Riverside City
18. Bakersfield 51 6-3   T19 at No. 1 College of the Canyons
19. Hartnell 40  8-1   RV vs. #13 Reedley
T20. Santa Rosa 35  5-4   17 vs. Diablo Valley
T20. Cerritos 35  6-3 * 15 vs. No. 11 El Camino
Others: Cerritos (35), American River (21), Palomar (20), Chabot (19), Southwestern (18), Mt. San Jacinto (14), Yuba (6), L.A. Valley (4), Sierra (3), Citrus (2), Cabrillo (1).
* Record adjusted due to SCFA sanctions against Fullerton College.