Palomar, Sierra, Mt. San Jacinto are 1-2-3 in CCCSIA poll heading into postseason

Mt. San Jacinto women's basketball
Mt. San Jacinto women's basketball

 

PASADENA, Calif. - Palomar kept its spot as the No. 1-ranked team in the final regular season 2018 California Community College Sports Information Association State Top 20 Poll. None of the top 3 changed positions with Sierra at No. 2 and Mt. San Jacinto No. 3. 

The only other spots that stayed the same from the Feb. 12 poll were Diablo Valley at No. 7 and Chabot at No. 15. Sequoias moved up to No. 4, Fresno City went up three spots to No. 5, and San Francisco dropped two to No. 6. LA Trade Tech went up a few spots to No. 8 while Merced tumbled three to No. 9. Irvine Valley rounded out the Top 10 at No. 10. 

Feather River jumped into the poll at No. 20 replacing Cabrillo, a No. 16 choice a week earlier. 

Not surprisingly, Palomar and Sierra were their region's respective top seeds for the Regional Playoffs.

There will be a final poll taken at the conclusion of the CCCAA State Championship Tournament.

Conference Champions

NORTH
Bay Valley: Unranked Merritt (14-2) 
Big 8: Sierra and Diablo Valley (15-1), co-champs
Central Valley: Sequoias, Fresno and Merced (10-2), tri-champs
Coast North: San Francisco (11-1)
Coast South: Cabrillo and unranked Foothill (10-2), co-champs
Golden Valley: No. 14 Siskiyous (9-1)

SOUTH
Orange Empire: Irvine Valley and No. 17 Cypress (13-1), co-champs
Pacific Coast North: Palomar and Mt. San Jacinto (7-1), co-champs
Pacific Coast South: Unranked San Diego City (8-0) 
South Coast North: LA Trade Tech (9-1), followed by No. 11 Mt. San Antonio and No. 19 East Los Angeles
South Coast South: No. 13 El Camino (8-0) 
Western State East: No. 16 LA Valley (10-0)
Western State North: No. 12 Ventura (9-1), followed by No. 18 Moorpark
Western State South: Unranked Canyons and unranked West LA (7-1), co-champs

Here is the complete CCCSIA State Top 20 Final Regular Season Rankings:

CCCSIA Women's Basketball State Poll (Feb. 19)    
Rk School (first-place votes Record Pts PR
1. Palomar (14) 27-1 299 1
2. Sierra (1) 27-1 284 2
3. Mt. San Jacinto 27-2 272 3
4. College of the Sequoias 26-3 230 5
5. Fresno City 24-5 225 8
6. City College of San Francisco 24-4 212 4
7. Diablo Valley 22-4 196 7
8. L.A. Trade-Tech 22-6 192 10
9. Merced 24-5 190 6
10. Irvine Valley 24-4 153 9
11. Mt. San Antonio 23-7 146 9
12. Ventura 23-7 131 13
13. El Camino 20-6 118 14
14. College of the Siskiyous 24-4 117 12
15. Chabot 22-5 85 15
16. L.A. Valley 21-8 78 19
17. Cypress 21-7 75 T16
18. Moorpark 21-6 43 20
19. East Los Angeles 18-10 30 18
20. Feather River 20-8 22 RV
Others: Cabrillo (21), West L.A. (17), Merritt (9), Los Medanos (2), San Joaquin Delta (2), Riverside City (1).

(Robert Lewis for the CCCWBCA)