Defending champion Irvine Valley earns early nod for No. 1 position in CCCWVCA poll; Unbeaten Gavilan is No. 2

Defending champion Irvine Valley earns early nod for No. 1 position in CCCWVCA poll; Unbeaten Gavilan is No. 2

CCCWVCA Poll (Sept. 10)

PASADENA, Calif. - Defending state champion Irvine Valley is on a 30-match overall win streak and tops the first 2018 State Top 25 Rankings. Gavilan wins the Delta Classic for the first time and its 10-0 record helps it to No. 2 and tops in the North. South Coast South powers El Camino at #3 and Long Beach City at #4 occupy the next two spots with Bakersfield at #5. American River, the Delta runner-up, comes in at #6, after not making last year's final top 25. #7 Cabrillo, #8 Grossmont, #9 Moorpark and #10 Feather River round out the first top 10 of the year.

Six teams that were not ranked in the final top 25 of 2017 are ranked.  Eight 2017 final ranked teams (due to the 3-way tie of last year's No. 25 spot) did not make the first rankings for this year. 

Match of the Week: American River over Cabrillo, 25-23, 22-25, 18-25, 25-19, 15-11 (ends Cabrillo's 42-match regular season win streak v. North Region teams dating back 2016)

Editor's Note: First "Best of Rest" in the attached PDF release above always reflects any state-ranked team from the year before that does not remain on the Top 25 regardless of this year's status. Best of Rest is not necessarily in any true order (other than completing Regional Top 15 spots), and should not be construed as No. 26, 27, etc. Some mentions in the Best of the Rest are done to give some programs kudos for a big program win. 

(Robert Lewis, CCCWVCA)

CCCWVCA Poll (Sept. 10)    
Sept. 10    
Rk  School  Conference  Record
1.  Irvine Valley  Orange Empire  3-0
2.  Gavilan  Coast South  10-0
3.  El Camino  South Coast South  4-0 
4.  Long Beach  South Coast South  5-1
5.  Bakersfield  Western State East  7-1 
6.  American River  Big 8  7-2
7.  Cabrillo  Coast North  3-1
8.  Grossmont  PCAC South  7-1
9.  Moorpark  Western State North  5-2
10.  Feather River  Golden Valley  5-2
11.  Hartnell  Coast North  6-2
12.  Sierra  Big 8  5-2
13.  Fresno  Central Valley  5-3
14.  MiraCosta  PCAC North  4-1
15.  Cypress  Orange Empire  4-2
16.  Orange Coast  Orange Empire  7-0
17.  San Joaquin Delta  Big 8  6-2
18.  Folsom Lake  Big 8  3-0
19.  Fullerton  Orange Empire  5-1
20.  Santa Rosa  Big 8  5-2
21.  Foothill  Coast South  2-3
22.  Ventura  Western State North  2-2
23.  Golden West  Orange Empire  2-2
24.  San Diego City  PCAC South  7-1
25.  San Mateo  Coast North  7-3