Down to the nitty gritty and San Joaquin Delta, Cerritos and Orange Coast rule top of baseball poll

Down to the nitty gritty and San Joaquin Delta, Cerritos and Orange Coast rule top of baseball poll
San Joaquin Delta College kept its No. 1 rating in this week's California Community College Sports Information Association State Top 20 Baseball Rankings. Delta earned 13 of 16 first-place votes as it maintains a tie with No. 6 Ohlone for the state's best record at 32-6. Ohlone happens to be in the midst of a 10-game win streak.
 
No. 2 Cerritos (29-10) and No. 3 Orange Coast (26-12) are respective conference champions (see below for conference updates) and No. 4 Sierra (28-9) is on a 6-game win streak as it attempts to beat Delta for the Big 8 title.  The rest of the top 10 include No. 5 Mt. San Antonio, No. 7 Saddleback, No. 8 Santa Rosa, No. 9 Feather River (on a 9-game win streak) and surprising No. 10 Riverside City, a team that jumped seven spots and is third in the Orange Empire race.
 
Previously unranked Fresno City rose to No. 16 on this week's poll as the Rams used a 7-game win streak to take the Central Valley lead over Sequoias (was 20th, no longer ranked). No. 18 Folsom Lake had an epic dive in the poll, dropping eight spots with a fifth place standing in the powerful Big 8.
 
On Tuesday, April 24, several conference titles have been decided with others still in the balance.
 
Here is a current conference update, and the complete CCCSIA Top 20 Rankings.
 
NORTH
Bay Valley: No. T14 Marin (15-4) clinched at least a tie in the BVC, holding a 2-game lead over Los Medanos (13-6).
Big 8: Delta and Sierra are tied for first at 17-5. Santa Rosa is third and No. 13 Sacramento City is fourth.
Central Valley: Fresno City climbs into the CVC lead at 15-4, 1 game ahead of Sequoias (14-5).
Coast Golden Gate: No. 20 San Mateo and No. 19 Mission are tied for first at 13-6, Chabot (12-7) is 1 game behind.
Coast Pacific: Ohlone (16-0) clinches the CP title.
Golden Valley: Feather River (18-4) secures the GVC crown.
 
SOUTH
Orange Empire: Orange Coast (14-5) clinched at least a tie for the OEC crown, and has a 2-game lead over Saddleback (12-7). No. 11 Cypress dropped to fourth behind third-place Riverside.
Pacific Coast Athletic: No. 17 Palomar (16-6) clinched at least a tie for the PCAC title, 2 games over San Diego Mesa (14-8) and has the No. 1 seed with the tiebreaker over the Olympians.
South Coast North:
 Mt. San Antonio (16-4) clinched the SCC North championship.
South Coast South: Cerritos (14-7) clinched the SCC South title
Western State East: No. 12 Glendale (15-3) holds on a to a 1-game lead over No. T14 Canyons (14-4) but COC has the tiebreaker for seed if finish in tie for title..
Western State North: Unranked Moorpark (12-7) wins the WSC North championship.
Western State South: Unrated Bakersfield (13-5) had a slim 1/2 game lead over Pierce (13-6) for the division lead.
 
CCCSIA Baseball State Poll (April 23)  
RK Team Record Pts PR
1. San Joaquin Delta 32-6 317 1
2. Cerritos 29-10 271 2
3. Orange Coast 26-12 266 4
4. Sierra 28-9 261 3
5. Mt. San Antonio 27-10 244 5
6. Ohlone 32-6 239 7
7. Saddleback 27-11 238 6
8. Santa Rosa 24-11 174 8
9. Feather River 28-9 155 13
10. Riverside 24-14 131 T17
11. Cypress 24-14 128 11
12. Glendale 26-12 116 9
13. Sacramento City 24-13 112 12
T14. College of Marin 26-11 110 16
T14. College of the Canyons 25-12 110 15
16. Fresno City 26-12 94 RV
17. Palomar 25-13 90 14
18. Folsom Lake 25-12 84 10
19. Mission 24-14 68 RV
20. College of San Mateo 26-12 52 T17
Others: College of the Sequoias (33), Moorpark (32), Santa Ana (17), Citrus (5), El Camino (5), L.A. Mission (4), East Los Angeles (3), Southwestern (1)

 

(Robert Lewis, CCCSIA)