Movement all over as Moorpark regains No. 1 rank in sports information's State Top 20

Ayaka Nakashima, Merced College
Ayaka Nakashima, Merced College

PASADENA - All of the previous top 10 and a dizzying 17 teams switched their spots in a week of upheaval in the new California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA) Women's Basketball State Top 20 Rankings. Moorpark garnered 12 of the 16 first-place votes to regain the No. 1 ranking.

The Raiders (22-1) have beaten opponents by 50 or more points five times this season, including scoring a season high in points in a 109-45 win over Oxnard. 

The last of the unbeaten is no more as Diablo Valley (22-1) saw its 21-game win streak snapped by new No. 14 Sierra, 68-53. The Wolverines had lost two previous meetings against the Vikings, but found the third encounter the charm. DVC tumbled from its perch and comes in at No. 4 this week. Sierra made the biggest jump in the poll, moving up four spots.

Behind the state's current longest win streak at 17 games, Merced (22-2) took over the NorCal's top spot now at No. 2. East Los Angeles (21-4) also moved up to No. 3 after extended its win streak to 11, including a win over No. 11 Mt. San Antonio. LA Trade Tech climbed to No. 5, holding No. 12 Pasadena City to a season-low in points, 55-41, then posting its sixth 100-plus point win (over Chaffey). With consecutive losses to East LA, Trade Tech, and Mt. SAC, the Lancers plunged five spots.

College of the Sequoias fell one spot to No. 6 while San Joaquin Delta jumped two slots to No. 7, defeating its last two opponents by a whopping combined 158 points. Traveling three spots into the top 10 at No. 8 is El Camino, the top team from the SCC South. City College of San Francisco saw its 12-game win streak stopped by unranked Skyline to fall a spot to No. 9. Skyline also has a win this year over #3 ELAC.

Defending state champion Mt. San Jacinto joins the upper 10 at No. 10 after allowing just 66 points in two conference wins last week. 

Moorpark continues to be the RPI ratings leader at .666 and then all four of the top SCC North teams occupy the next four ratings. Merced has the top RPI in the North at .627.

Diablo Valley maintains the state's highest-scoring offense at 89.2 points per game. Sequoias is the new state defense leader at 50.3 points allowed a contest.  

Top 10 teams losses (last week in bold):
Moorpark: #3 East Los Angeles
Merced: #4 Diablo Valley, #1 Moorpark
East Los Angeles: Skyline, Cypress, #13 Palomar, #9 San Francisco
Diablo Valley: #14 Sierra
LA Trade Tech: #10 Mt. San Jacinto, #18 Glendale, #12 Pasadena, #11 Mt. San Antonio
Sequoias: #2 Merced (2), Pasadena
San Joaquin Delta: Merced, #16 Sacramento, #15 Ventura, Diablo Valley
El Camino: East LA (2), Fullerton, #17 Irvine Valley, #13 Palomar
San Francisco: Sierra, #15 Ventura, Skyline
Mt. San Jacinto: Palomar, Moorpark (2), Ventura, Mt. San Antonio, Rio Hondo

Conference Leaders
Bay Valley: unranked Solano is 7-1 
Big 8: Diablo Valley, SJ Delta are 10-1
Central Valley: Merced is 7-0
Coast North: San Francisco is 6-1
Coast South: unranked Mission is 5-0
Golden Valley: unranked Shasta is 5-1
Orange Empire: #17 Irvine Valley, #19 Cypress are 7-1
Pacific Coast Athletic North: Mt. San Jacinto is 4-0
Pacific Coast Athletic South: unranked Southwestern is 4-0
South Coast North: East LA is 4-0
South Coast South: El Camino is 4-0
Western State East: Glendale is 5-0
Western State North: Moorpark, Ventura are 4-0
Western State South: unranked West Los Angeles is 3-1

CCCSIA Women's Basketball Poll (Feb. 4)
RK School Record Pts PR
1. Moorpark (12) 22-1 297 2
2. Merced (1) 22-2 293 3
3. East Los Angeles (1) 21-4 278 4
4. Diablo Valley (2) 22-1 268 1
5. LA Trade Tech  20-4 244 6
6. College of the Sequoias 21-3 238 5
7. San Joaquin Delta 19-4 224 9
8. El Camino 18-5 181 11
9. City College of San Francisco 17-3 171 8
10. Mt. San Jacinto 19-6 164 12
11. Mt. San Antonio 17-6 163 10
12. Pasadena City 16-6 134 7
13. Palomar 18-6 130 13
14. Sierra 17-6 123 18
15. Ventura 19-7 99 15
16. Sacramento City 17-7 95 16
17. Irvine Valley 17-4 75 14
18. Glendale 17-4 58 19
19. Cypress 15-7 30 20
20. Cabrillo 13-4 17 17
       
Others receiving votes: West L.A. 16, Skyline 9, Solano 6, Fresno City 5, Chabot 3, MiraCosta 2, Mission 2, Reedley 1
         
CCCWBCA North Region Poll (Feb. 4)     
RK School Record Pts PR
1. Merced (4) 22-2 116 2
2. Diablo Valley (4) 22-1 113 1
3. College of the Sequoias 21-3 102 3
4. San Joaquin Delta 19-4 94 4
5. City College of San Francisco 17-3 87 4
6. Sierra  17-6 84 7T
7 Sacramento City 17-7 74 6
8. Skyline 16-7 53 T10
9. Chabot 15-8 52 T7
T10. Cabrillo 13-4 39 9
T10. Fresno City 15-8 39 12
12 Shasta 12-9 33 T10
13. College of the Siskiyous 15-7 27 14
14. Mission 12-9 14 NR
15. Solano  15-8 12 14
Dropped out (previous rank): Lassen (13)      
Also receiving votes (alphabetical order): College of San Mateo, Feather River, Lassen, Reedley.
         
CCCWBCA South Region Poll (Feb. 4)   
RK School Record Pts PR
1. Moorpark (4) 22-1 88 1
2. East Los Angeles (1) 21-4 86 2
3. L.A. Trade Tech 20-4 75 4
T4. El Camino 18-5 70 T4
T4. Mt. San Antonio 17-6 70 T4
6. Pasadena City 16-6 57 6
7. Mt. San Jacinto 19-6 54 8
8. Ventura 19-7 50 7
9. Palomar 18-5 39 9
10. Glendale 17-4 32 11
11. Irvine Valley 17-4 29 10
12. West L.A. 18-8 26 13
13. Cypress 16-7 23 15
14. College of the Canyons 15-10 10 12
15. Rio Hondo 14-10 9 14
Dropped Out (previous rank): none    
Also Received Votes (alphabetical order): Citrus, MiraCosta