Some upsets in the South region has allowed for a top heavy North influence in this week's CCCWVCA State Women's Volleyball Top 25 rankings. While undefeated Irvine Valley College remains at #1, the next seven spots are all occupied by North teams in #2 Feather River, #3 Fresno City, #4 American River, #5 Folsom Lake, #6 San Joaquin Delta, #7 Cabrillo and #8 Sierra.
Folsom Lake jumped five slots after upsetting Delta in five sets. San Diego Mesa dropped three spots to #9 after being upset by new #14 MiraCosta (was 16th). Grossmont fell three spots to #10 more so because of its loss earlier in PCAC play to Mesa, keeping the Olympians slightly ahead.
Of the final 15 places, only #13 Bakersfield and #24 Cypress remained in the same spots. Orange Coast had the biggest leap of eight slots to #15 after beating Fullerton, now #22, while San Mateo climbed five on the ladder to #20. El Camino moved up a place to #11 as the Warriors are on a 13-match win streak. However, even ECC had a scare in a 5-set win over unranked Rio Hondo, needing to rally from 2-0 down and a 16-14 fifth set.
Unranked Desert upset and ended Chaffey's 14-match win streak in four sets, dropping the Panthers three slots to #18 while unrated Los Angeles Harbor shocked now #23 Pasadena City (fell five spots) in five sets for that program's first-ever win over the Lancers in 31 meetings.
At #17, West Valley continues its bizarro season of ups and downs, this time needing five sets to hold off CC San Francisco, including a 17-15 fifth game. Up to #20, Solano has a 48-set winning streak (16-match string) and Alameda ended a run of 43 consecutive sets in which the Falcons held opponents to less than 20 points, losing a set 2 by a 25-20 count on Oct. 30.
College of the Canyons made it back into the Top 25 at #25 after dropping out a week ago by winning three Western State Conference matches this past week. The Cougars are the only new team to the rankings.
Matches of the Week
West Valley d. San Francisco, 25-17, 24-26, 24-26, 25-15, 17-15
LA Harbor d. Pasadena City, 25-22, 26-24, 19-25, 17-25, 15-9
Folsom Lake d. San Joaquin Delta, 25-18, 5-25, 17-25, 25-23, 15-11
El Camino d. Rio Hondo, 19-25, 18-25, 25-17, 25-19, 16-14
Orange Coast d. Fullerton, 17-25, 25-15, 18-25, 25-21, 15-11
Desert d. Chaffey, 25-17, 26-24, 23-25, 25-22
Ohlone d. Hartnell, 26-24, 24-26, 25-23, 19-25, 15-12
Bay Valley--Solano 12-0, Los Medanos 9-1
Big 8--American River 10-1, Sierra 10-2
Central Valley--Fresno City 12-0, Sequoias 11-1
Coast North--Cabrillo 8-0, San Mateo 6-2
Coast South--West Valley 7-1, Gavilan 7-1
Golden Valley--Feather River 8-0, Butte 8-1
Inland Empire Athletic--Chaffey 4-1, Desert 4-1, Mt. San Jacinto 4-1
Orange Empire--Irvine Valley 11-0, Orange Coast 9-3
Pacific Coast Athletic--Grossmont 12-0, San Diego Mesa 11-1
South Coast--El Camino 12-0, Long Beach City, 11-1
Western State North--Moorpark 7-0, Ventura 4-2
Western State South--Bakersfield 10-0, Canyons 8-2
Release by Robert Lewis, for the CCCWVCA