High marks for Big 8 on State Women's Volleyball Top 25

Folsom Lake, at #6, is one of five Big 8 Conference teams on this week's CCCWVCA State Top 25 Rankings.
Folsom Lake, at #6, is one of five Big 8 Conference teams on this week's CCCWVCA State Top 25 Rankings.

State Top 25 Rankings, click here

(PASADENA) -- At 5-0, Sierra College is the only undefeated team currently in its conference, but there are remarkably three other Big 8 Conference squads ranked in the top 10 above the #14 Wolverines and five overall among the top 20 showing the impressive strength of that conference in the sixth 2019 CCCWVCA State Women's Volleyball Top 25 released Monday evening. 

The Big 8 features #6 Folsom Lake (12-3), #7 San Joaquin Delta (13-5) and new #10 American River (12-6), the defending state champions, that rose 10 slots with big victories over Delta (a sweep) and #8 Cabrillo (five sets) last week. After Sierra, Santa Rosa is slotted at #19. In all, the Big 8 makes up 20 percent of the ranked teams. 

Meanwhile, the cream of the crop continue to be the state's top 3 in #1 and still undefeated Irvine Valley (13-0), #2 Feather River (23-2) and #3 Fresno City, a team that hasn't surrendered higher points than in the teens during its last 12 sets and is on an 8-match winning streak all by sweeps. At #4 San Diego Mesa (16-3) moved up a spot after handing #5 Grossmont (16-2) its first loss to a CCC team in 18 matches (the Griffins other defeat was against Glendale Arizona). Mesa is in the midst of a 9-match win streak and the Olympians have won their last 23 sets consecutively. Moorpark stayed in the top 10 at #9, but did not play last week.

The next 10 has Bakersfield at #11, El Camino moving up four slots to #12, Chaffey remaining at #13 behind an 11-match win streak, Sierra at #14, Long Beach City at #15, MiraCosta continuing to slip now at #16 after a 5-set upset loss v. unranked San Diego City, Pasadena City falling two spots to #17, Fullerton maintaining #18 with a 6-match win string, SRJC at #19 and West Valley with yet another upset defeat to a non-Top 25 team in Gavilan (four sets) at #20. 

Rejoining the Top 25 are #23 Foothill and De Anza at #T25. Also in the elite 25 (26 of late) are Cypress at #21, Orange Coast at #22, Canyons at #24 and San Mateo holding on at #T25. 

Matches of the Week
San Diego City d. MiraCosta, 28-26, 16-25, 25-17, 20-25, 15-13
American River d. Cabrillo, 25-13, 23-25, 25-22, 25-20, 15-13
San Mateo d. Hartnell, 13-25, 25-23, 25-22, 17-25, 18-16
Gavilan d. West Valley, 25-12, 22-25, 25-21, 25-21
Long Beach City d. East Los Angeles, 25-12, 34-36, 20-25, 25-22, 15-10
Cuesta d. Santa Barbara City, 17-25, 25-23, 25-9, 21-25, 16-14
Saddleback d. Golden West, 23-25, 28-26, 22-25, 25-19, 15-13

Conference Leaders
North
Bay Valley--Solano, Los Medanos, 6-0
Big 8--Sierra 5-0, SJ Delta 5-1, American River 4-1, Santa Rosa 3-1
Central Valley--Fresno City 7-0 (current 119-match win streak in conference), Sequoias 6-1
Coast North--Cabrillo 3-0 (current 111-match win streak in conference), San Mateo, Foothill 2-1
Coast South--Gavilan 3-0, West Valley 2-1
Golden Valley--Feather River 3-0 (current 26-match win streak in conference), Butte 2-0
South
Inland Empire Athletic--Chaffey 1-0 (historic first match of the new conference) 
Orange Empire--Irvine Valley 6-0, Fullerton 5-1
Pacific Coast Athletic--San Diego Mesa 7-0, Grossmont 6-1
South Coast--El Camino, Long Beach City, 6-0
Western State North--Moorpark 3-0, Cuesta 3-1, Ventura 2-1
Western State South--Bakersfield 5-0, Canyons, Antelope Valley 3-1

Release by Robert Lewis, for the CCCWVCA