SACRAMENTO - Ninth-ranked American River College gained a measure of revenge in Saturday's rematch of the NorCal Championship by beating No. 2 College of San Mateo, 18-13, and in the process opened the door for City College of San Francisco, Laney, Ventura and College of the Canyons to move up a spot in the California Community College Sports Information Association poll released on Tuesday.
Fullerton (3-0), coming off an 85-0 rout against Santa Ana, kept its top ranking after relinquishing it for a week. However, the Hornets' 22nd straight victory helped them gain 11 of 13 first-place votes and 258 points as they seek their third straight CCCAA Championship. San Francisco (3-0) grabbed the other two first-place votes to take over for San Mateo (2-1) at No. 2 and edge No. 3 Laney in points, 237-235). Ventura (3-0) and Canyons (3-0) also benefitted from American River's win, tying for fifth with 207 points.
San Mateo edged ARC, 24-21, to claim last year's regional title.
American River (2-1) jumped three spots into sixth while Riverside City (2-1), San Mateo (2-1), Cerritos (3-0) and Southwestern (3-0) complete the top 10. Long Beach City (2-1), Mt. San Antonio (2-1) - which was upset by Chaffey, 13-0, on the road - Butte (2-1), Chabot (3-0) and Bakersfield (2-1) occupy the 10th through 15th spots. Fresno City (1-1), Santa Rosa (2-1), Mt. San Jacinto (3-0), Chaffey (2-1) and Citrus (2-1) finish off the rankings.
Fullerton and CCSF will try to keep their strong starts going but will each have to do it on the road against ranked opponents. The Hornets will travel to face No. 9 Southwestern while the Rams will head over to face No. 13 which is coming off a big 17-8 win at then-No. 9 Fresno City. Canyons will hit the road to face No. 9 Cerritos while No. 7 Riverside travels up for a showdown with No. 11 Long Beach City. No. 8 San Mateo will host No. 16 Fresno City in another matchup of ranked teams.
Big point totals were put up by several ranked teams last weekend, including Fullerton (85), Riverside City (77), Cerritos (65) and Canyons (63), which all eclipsted 60 points. Click here for a complete list of scores.
|CCCSIA FOOTBALL POLL|
|Rk||School||Pts||Record||LW||Last Week||This Week|
|1.||Fullerton (11)S||258||3-0||1||Won vs. Santa Ana, 85-0||at #9 Southwestern|
|2.||City College of San Francisco (2)||237||3-0||3||Won vs. #20 Modesto, 49-18||at #13 Butte|
|3.||Laney||235||3-0||4||Won at Feather River, 55-24||vs. (RV) West Hills Coalinga|
|T4.||Ventura||207||3-0||5||Won at Allan Hancock, 29-28||vs. (RV) Palomar|
|T4.||College of the Canyons||207||3-0||6||Won vs. Santa Barbara City, 63-0||at #9 Cerritos|
|6.||American River||187||2-1||T-9||Won vs. #2 College of San Mateo, 18-13||at Modesto|
|7.||Riverside City||171||2-1||T-7||Won at San Bernardino Valley, 77-35||at #11 Long Beach City|
|8.||College of San Mateo||163||2-1||2||Lost at #9 American River, 18-13||vs. #16 Fresno City|
|9.||Cerritos||156||3-0||11||Won at College of the Desert, 65-35||vs. #4 College of the Canyons|
|10.||Southwestern||136||3-0||12||Won vs. Victor Valley, 40-7||vs. #1 Fullerton|
|11.||Long Beach City||104||2-1||13||Won vs. L.A. Valley, 54-24||vs. #7 Riverside City|
|12.||Mt. San Antonio||93||2-1||T-7||Lost at Chaffey, 13-0||vs. (RV) East Los Angeles|
|13.||Butte||91||2-1||T-16||Won at Fresno City, 17-8||vs. #2 City College of San Francisco|
|14.||Chabot||87||3-0||T-16||Won vs. San Joaquin Delta, 45-0||at College of the Siskiyous|
|15.||Bakersfield||82||2-1||14||Won vs. Santa Monica, 56-0||at Golden West|
|16.||Fresno City||70||1-1||T-9||Lost vs. #16 Butte, 17-8||at #8 College of San Mateo|
|17.||Santa Rosa||53||2-1||RV||Won at Shasta, 21-10||vs. College of the Sequoias|
|18.||Mt. San Jacinto||39||3-0||20||Won vs. Grossmont, 42-35||vs. Glendale|
|19.||Chaffey||20||2-1||NR||Won vs. #7 Mt. San Antonio, 13-0||at Pasadena City|
|20.||Citrus||19||2-1||15||Lost at Palomar, 14-10||at Santa Barbara City|
|Others: Hartnell (16), Reedley (16), Cabrillo (13), East Los Angeles (11), Sacramento City (10), Saddleback (9), San Diego Mesa (7), Palomar (7), El Camino (3), Sierra (2), Monterey Peninsula (1), San Bernardino Valley (1), West Hills Coalinga (1).|
|CCCFCA/SCFA NATIONAL DIVISION POLL (Sept. 17)|
|3.||College of the Canyons||51||4|
|7.||Mt. San Antonio||34||3|
|8.||Long Beach City||32||5|
|T11.||San Diego Mesa||15||T-12|
|T11.||East Los Angeles||15||T-14|
|CCCFCA/NCFC NATIONAL DIVISION POLL (Sept. 17)|
|T1.||City College of San Francisco (2)||58||3|
|4.||College of San Mateo||47||1|
|10.||West Hills Coalinga||20||10|
|T14.||College of the Sequoias||7||NR|
|CCCFCA/SCFA AMERICAN DIVISION POLL (Sept. 17)|
|1.||Mt. San Jacinto (2)||45||T-4|
|3.||Allan Hancock (1)||39||2|
|T4.||San Bernardino Valley||32||1|
|8.||College of the Desert||13||9|
|CCCFCA/NCFC AMERICAN DIVISION POLL (Sept. 17)|
|9.||College of the Redwoods||5||7|