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CCSF #1 Heading To League Title Showdown; Other Finales Set

by / Tuesday, 10 November 2015 / Published in News

  San Mateo (Nov. 9, 2015) – City College of San Francisco (8-1) has moved into the top spot among California Community College Athletic Association football teams in the next-to-last regular season JC Athletic Bureau state poll. The Rams are heading to a Bay 6 League championship finale at No. 3 College of San Mateo (7-2) Saturday afternoon.

Last week’s No. 1 team Golden West (8-1) lost for the first time this season, 17-14, to district rival Orange Coast and now faces a National Southern League title match at No. 6 Saddleback (7-2) on Saturday. Golden West dropped to No. 5 this week. Long Beach (8-1) moved up a notch to No. 2 and Riverside (7-2) climbed one spot to No. 4.

 

   Here’s how each National (state championship) Division league race shapes up entering final games Sat. (Nov. 14):

   SOUTH: Southern finales: Co-second Golden West (8-1, 4-1) at leader Saddleback (7-2, 5-0) in title decider; Grossmont (3-6, 1-4) at co-second Orange Coast (6-3, 4-1). A 3-way title tie is possible if Golden West wins. In that case GW, at 9-1 overall, would “compare” with the other two at 7-3.

Central: A 3-way title tie is in the offing since the three teams having already split with each other. Defending state champion Mt. San Antonio has finished at 7-3, 5-1. Saturday: Long Beach (8-1, 4-1) at El Camino (3-6, 2-3); Riverside (7-2, 4-1) at Citrus (2-7, 1-4). Long Beach has best overall mark.

Northern games: Co-third Canyons (6-3, 3-2) at co-leader Cerritos (7-2, 4-1); Bakersfield (2-7, 2-3) at co-leader Ventura (6-3, 4-1); Allan Hancock (4-5, 2-3) at co-third Moorpark (4-5, 3-2). Moorpark dropped Canyons out of a 3-way tie for lead last week but a 4-way title tie is possible. Cerritos, which heads the (preliminary) SCFA Power Rankings (see below), also has the state playoff edge over Ventura — having defeated the Pirates on Sept. 26.

   NORTH: Bay 6 finales: Leader San Francisco (8-1, 4-0) at co-second San Mateo (7-2, 3-1); fourth place Diablo Valley (4-5, 2-2) at co-second Santa Rosa (6-3, 3-1). A 3-way title tie is possible. NorCal: Butte (6-3, 4-0) clinched a state berth with a game-ending 65-yard “Hail Mary” TD pass to beat American River (6-3, 3-1), 27-24, Saturday. Butte closes at Siskiyous (4-5, 1-3). Valley: Chabot (7-2, 4-0) has clinched a state berth and closes at Laney (4-5, 1-3) in the lone Friday game. Co-third Modesto (5-4, 2-2) finishes at second place San Joaquin Delta (5-4, 3-1).

   Three conference No. 1 teams and one at large team (based on power ranking) qualify for state playoffs from each region. 

Current NCFC Power Rankings: 1. CCSF; 2. San Mateo; 3. Butte; 4. American River; 5. Chabot; 6. Delta; 7. Modesto; 8. Fresno. 9. Santa Rosa.

SCFA Power Rankings (Nov. 2 – next update Nov. 15): 1. Cerritos; 2. Golden West; 3. Long Beach; 4. Saddleback; 5. Fullerton; 6. Riverside; 7. Mt. San Antonio; 8. Ventura; 9. Orange Coast; 10. Canyons.

State playoff quarterfinals will be played regionally on Nov. 21, with semis on Nov. 28. North champ hosts state title game Dec. 12

 

American Division NORTH: Golden Coast title showdown Saturday: Hartnell (9-0, 5-0) at West Hills (8-2, 5-0). Pacific 7 finales: co-third Yuba (5-4, 3-2) at co-leader Shasta (7-2, 4-1); co-leader Contra Costa (8-1, 4-1) at San Jose (2-7, 2-3). Shasta has beaten Contra Costa. 4-way title tie possible.

SOUTH: Mountain has a 3-way tie and teams have split; 4-way deadlock still possible. Co-leader Desert (5-4, 5-1) closes at fourth place Mt. San Jacinto (5-4, 4-2); also: Victor Valley (8-1, 5-1) at  SD Mesa (3-6, 1-5) and co-leader San Bernardino Valley (8-1, 5-1) at East Los Angeles (2-7, 1-5). Pacific: Leader Santa Monica (9-0, 6-0) hosts third place LA Pierce (5-4, 4-2). SM has clinched No. 1 spot – beat second place LA Valley (7-2, 5-1).

Playoffs: There will be regional American Division championship bowl games, matching the top teams from each league — but no state finals.

 

2015 JCAB  Poll of California Community College Football Coaches

 The Top 25 teams in the JC Athletic Bureau’s State Poll of California Community College Football Coaches, with first-place votes in brackets, won-loss  records,  total points (based upon 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote), and previous ranking.

[Final poll is also used in the NATYCAA Cup all-sports rankings for football.]

Rk  College                          Record  Pts.    Prv

  1. San Francisco     [10]        8-1       297      2
  2. Long Beach          [2]       8-1       280      3
  3. San Mateo                       7-2       274      4
  4. Riverside                          7-2       266      5
  5. Golden West                    8-1       262      1
  6. Saddleback                      7-2       227      7
  7. Mt. San Antonio               7-3       224      9
  8. Cerritos                            7-2       221      8
  9. Chabot                             7-2       212      10
  10. Ventura                            6-3 183      13
  11. Butte                                  6-3       164      15
  12. American River                 6-3       145      6
  13. Santa Rosa                      6-3       141      14
  14. Orange Coast                     6-3       139      16
  15. Canyons                               6-3       130      11
  16. Fullerton                                 6-4       127      17
  17. Modesto                                5-4 115      12
  18. Hartnell                                9-0       73       19
  19. Santa Monica                        9-0       71       20
  20. San Joaquin Delta               5-4       68       25
  21. Victor Valley                          8-1       60       22
  22. Fresno                                     5-4       57       nr
  23. San Bernardino Valley       8-1       55       24

24   Chaffey                                     5-4       52       18

  1. Diablo Valley                           4-5       34       21

 

Others included:

Contra Costa (8-1), Moorpark (4-5), West Hills (8-1), Allan Hancock (4-5), Sierra (4-5), Siskiyous (4-5), Shasta (7-2), Laney (4-5), LA Valley (7-2), Sequoias (4-5), Reedley (5-4), Palomar (3-6), Sacramento (3-6).

 

Prv = Previous Ranking

[First place votes in brackets]

 

See cccaasports.org. for schedules and statistics.

 

CCCAA (STATE) PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:

  RUSHING: San Bernardino Valley freshman RB Deilon Walker (6-0, 195, Butler HS, Matthews, N.C.): 273 yards on 16 carries, 3 TDs in 51-17 win over Southwestern.

 

  PASSING: Long Beach freshman QB Jack Lowary (6-4, 235, Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 373 yards (23 of 40) and SIX TDs in 49-28 win over Citrus.

 

  DEFENSE: Compton soph SS/LB Victor Williams (5-11, 205, Federal Way HS): 17 tackles (6 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble as Tartars ended 29-game losing streak with a 24-7 win over San Diego Mesa. He leads the state with 11.8 tackles per game. Also notable: Compton frosh RB Lavell Thompson (5-7, 180, South Gate HS), 21 pass receptions, 176 yards, 2 TDs) and 61yards rushing (12 carries).

 

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