First 3CFCA poll has defending state champion Cypress on top

Cypress College softball (Courtesy Cypress College Athletics)
Cypress College softball (Courtesy Cypress College Athletics)

GLENDORA, Calif. - Defending California Community College Athletic Association state champion Cypress College has been tabbed as the No. 1 team in both Southern California and in the state in a poll of coaches released on Friday.

The Chargers, who finished their 2017 campaign as the only team in CCCAA history to finish with a perfect record (48-0), have now won 52 straight games after beating El Camino, 5-2, on Wednesday. Cypress was followed in the state rankings by Northern California region No. 1 Sierra College , which has started its season 6-1 after splitting a doubleheader with state No. 3 and NorCal No. 2 College of San Mateo (5-2).

Rounding out the top five is Mt. San Antonio College (5-1), last year’s state runner-up, and Monterey Peninsula College (6-1), whose lone loss on the young season came against Feather River College (7-1), ranked seventh in California. It’s the highest-ever ranking for MPC and FRC in the 3CFCA State Poll, and FRC’s first appearance in the ranking since January 25, 2013.  

3CFCA STATE POLL   
RK School Record
1.  Cypress College  4-0
2.  Sierra College  6-1
3.  College of San Mateo  5-2
4.  Mt. San Antonio College  5-1
5.  Monterey Peninsula College  6-1
6.  Santiago Canyon College  8-1
7.  Feather River College  5-1
8.  Palomar College  3-1
9.  Diablo Valley College  5-0
10.  Ohlone College  5-2
     
3CFCA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA POLL  
RK School Record
1.  Sierra College  6-1
2.  College of San Mateo  5-2
3.  Monterey Peninsula College  6-1
4.  Feather River College  5-1
5.  Diablo Valley College  5-0
6.  Ohlone College  5-2
7.  Fresno City College  2-1
8.  Solano College  3-0
9.  San Joaquin Delta College  2-2
10.  Cosumnes River College  3-5
Receiving votes: American River College (3-1); Reedley College (5-1); Shasta College (1-1); Sacramento City College (3-4); San Jose City College (3-0); College of the Sequoias (3-2)
     
3CFCA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA POLL  
RK School Record
1.  Cypress College  4-0
2.  Mt.  San Antonio College  5-1
3.  Santiago Canyon College  8-1
4.  Palomar College  3-1
5.  Antelope Valley College  4-3
6.  Pasadena City College  5-0
7.  El Camino College  4-3
8.  Allan Hancock College  6-0
9.  Bakersfield College  6-3
10. Fullerton College  2-0
Receiving votes:  Citrus College (3-4); Cerritos College (3-4); Imperial Valley College (8-2); Southwestern College (3-2); Orange Coast College (6-3); Ventura College (5-2); Long Beach City College (6-4); Riverside City College (4-1)