PASADENA, Calif. - East Los Angeles stays on top of the CCCSIA Top 20 going into the final week of regular season action. The Huskies are tied with No. 2-rated Mt. San Antonio for first place in the South Coast Conference North Division with 7-1 records and the pair already split their two matchups. Mt. SAC has a big game slated v. No. 13 LA Trade Tech on Wednesday. ELAC will have to be ready for its Friday contest against No. 17 Pasadena City. An upset loss might determine a sole conference championship.
Sierra moved up to No. 3 and its win over No. 11 Diablo Valley on Feb. 7 all but hands it the Big 8 title with two games this week. DVC was upset by Sacramento as San Joaquin Delta moves up to No. 9 while now tied with DVC (dropped four spots from last week's poll) for second in the conference. No. 4 Palomar wins the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North championship, including two wins over No. 10 Mt. San Jacinto in league play. High-scoring No. 5 Siskiyous, a team that has hit the century mark or more for points in 13 of its wins this season, clinches the Golden Valley title while on a 23-game winning streak. Siskiyous is the only team in the state with just one loss (Nov. 11 v. Sierra).
Sequoias, rated No. 6, has a one game lead in the Central Valley over No. 14 Fresno City, but FCC has a chance to tie COS for the conference title when they meet on Saturday in the regular season finale. No. 7 City College of San Francisco clinched the Coast North crown while No. 8 Ventura did the same in the Western State North. No. 12 Cypress, the only team that moved up two spots in this week's poll, clinched at least a tie for the Orange Empire title.
At No. 15, LA Valley will likely have to share the WSC East title with unranked Antelope Valley unless Glendale has a say in the matter. LAVC and AVC are 7-1 with two games to go but each will face Glendale, the third place team in the division. Losses to Riverside and Cypress last week dropped No. 16 Saddleback three spots in the rankings. The Gauchos are two games behind first-place Cypress in the OEC standings. No. 18 Foothill can clinch the Coast South title with a victory over unranked Mission on Wednesday while No. 19 Chabot has already clinched second in the Coast North. Finally, despite a 3-game losing streak, Orange Coast still was tabbed No. 20 to round out the rankings.
In conferences with no ranked teams, Solano and Laney are battling it out tied for the Bay Valley Conference lead; El Camino holds a 1-game lead over Long Beach City in the South Coast South; Santa Monica has all but clinched the Western State South title outright; and Grossmont is trying to hang on to its slim half-game lead in the PCAC South over San Diego City and Southwestern.
|CCCSIA Women's Basketball Poll (Feb. 14)|
|1.||East Los Angeles (14)||SCC North||24-2||1|
|2.||Mt San Antonio (2)||SCC North||26-2||2|
|7.||CC San Francisco||Coast North||23-3||8|
|9.||San Joaquin Delta||Big 8||22-6||10|
|10.||Mt San Jacinto||PCAC North||23-4||11|
|11.||Diablo Valley||Big 8||22-6||7|
|13.||LA Trade Tech||SCC North||21-6||12|
|14.||Fresno City||Central Valley||22-7||15|
|15.||LA Valley||WSC East||20-6||16|
|17.||Pasadena City||SCC North||19-8||17|
|20.||Orange Coast||Orange Empire||17-12||20|
Others receiving votes: Riverside CC, Mission, Gavilan, American River, Santa Monica, Moorpark, Solano, Long Beach CC