Riverside City and College of San Mateo continue neck-and-neck race atop football polls

(Courtesy Chico Enterprise-Record)
(Courtesy Chico Enterprise-Record)

Previous polls

SACRAMENTO - Riverside City College and College of San Mateo are deadlocked, each with 242 points, in this week’s poll of California Community College football coaches, conducted by the JC Athletic Bureau. San Mateo had five first place votes and Riverside four, with No. 3 Saddleback gaining the other top nod. The trio are the only unbeatens (all 6-0) remaining in the National (state championship) Division.

The California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA) Poll has the teams just as tight but Riverside garnered 9 of 11 first-place votes to overtake San Mateo and move into the No. 1 spot. Only six points separate the two teams, according to the CCCSIA.

San Mateo had displaced former leader Riverside by one vote in the previous poll. CSM, allowing only a state-leading 7.5 points per game, will be tested this week by reigning state champ and No. 16 Laney (3-3) -- which is fresh from upsetting previous state champion City College of San Francisco, 13-10, in a Bay 6 League opener.   

Riverside, leading the National Division in scoring at 46.0 (No. 2 overall), hosts Southern League co-leader Golden West (3-3 overall) on Saturday. Saddleback, prepping for a Nov. 16 finale with Riverside, visits Orange Coast. The Central League pits opening round winners No. 14 Mt. San Antonio at No. 8 El Camino. No. 10 Cerritos visits co No. 20 San Diego Mesa.

While Modesto and Ventura tied for the No. 4 position this week, four other teams each moved up one position in the top ten: No. 6 Canyons, No. 7 Butte, No. 8 El Camino, and No. 9 American River.

No. 15 Chaffey (7-0), with a state-leading 17-game winning streak after blanking Los Angeles Valley, 73-0, remains the top American Division team. The Panthers host Santa Ana (2-4) in the Metro League Saturday.

Top Games Oct. 25
Southern California Football Association:
“#26” Grossmont at co#1 Riverside, #3 Saddleback at Orange Coast, co#4 Ventura at Moorpark, No. 6 Canyons at East LA, #14 Mt. San Antonio at #8 El Camino, #10 Cerritos at co#20 SD Mesa, #12 Long Beach at Bakersfield, Grossmont at #17 Southwestern.

Northern California Football Conference: #16 Laney at co#1 CSM, co#4 Modesto at West Hills, Siskiyous at #7 Butte, #18 Sierra at #9 American River, Sacramento at #11 Fresno, Diablo Valley at #13 CCSF, Feather River at #19 Shasta, Santa Rosa at #23 Chabot.

American Division SCFA: Santa Ana at #15 Chaffey, Victor Valley at co#20 Citrus, San Bernardino at #24 Mt. San Jacinto.

Northern California Football Conference:
#22 Foothill at Redwoods, #25 Reedley at San Jose, Monterey Peninsula at De Anza.

(Fred Baer, JC Athletic Bureau)

JUNIOR COLLEGE ATHLETIC BUREAU COACHES POLL (Week 6)  CCCSIA FOOTBALL POLL (Week 6)
RK School Record Pts Prev.   RK School Record Pts Prev.
T1. College of San Mateo (5) 6-0 242 1   1. Riverside City (9) 6-0 272 2
T1. Riverside City (4) 6-0 242 2   2. College of San Mateo (2) 6-0 266 1
3. Saddleback (1) 6-0 234 3   3. Modesto 5-1 225 6
T4. Modesto 5-1 211 6   4. College of the Canyons 5-1 222 7
T4. Ventura 5-1 211 4   5. Ventura 5-1 221 4
6. College of the Canyons 5-1 201 7   6. Saddleback 6-0 206 3
7. Butte 4-2 181 8   7. El Camino 5-1 192 9
8. El Camino 5-1 165 9   8. Chaffey 15 181 17
9. American River 4-2 157 10   9. American River 4-2 173 10
10. Cerritos 4-2 148 15   10. City College of San Francisco 4-2 159 5
11. Fresno City 4-2 141 14   11. Butte 4-2 147 8
12. Long Beach City 4-2 140 16   12. Fresno City 4-2 144 14
13. City College of San Francisco 4-2 122 5   13. Shasta 5-1 143 11
14. Mt. San Antonio 4-2 106 18   14. Mt. San Antonio 4-2 142 18
15. Chaffey 7-0 101 17   15. Citrus 6-0 124 19
16. Laney 3-3 91 20   16. Foothill 6-0 105 22
17. Southwestern 4-2 84 12   17. Sierra 4-2 92 21
18. Sierra 4-2 76 21   18. Mt. San Jacinto 6-0 86 T-23
19. Shasta 5-1 75 11   19. San Diego Mesa 4-2 84 13
T20. Citrus 6-0 61 19   20. Cerritos 4-2 61 15
T20. San Diego Mesa 4-2 61 13   21. Reedley 5-1 53 25
22. Foothill 6-0 40 22   22. San Bernardino Valley 5-1 49 RV
23. Chabot 4-2 38 NR   23. Laney 3-3 39 20
24. Mt. San Jacinto 6-0 33 23   24. Long Beach City 4-2 38 16
25. Reedley 5-1 31 25   25. Southwestern 4-2 33 12
Others: Fullerton (13), Golden West (13), Monterey Peninsula (9), San Bernardino Valley (5), Allan Hancock (4), West Los Angeles (4),    Others:  Monterey Peninsula (45), Chabot (34), Cabrillo (25), De Anza (10), Allan Hancock (9), College of the Sequoias (6), Hartnell (1).
 

 

SOCAL NATIONAL DIVISION (Week 6)      NORCAL NATIONAL DIVISION (Week 6)  
RK School Pts PR     RK School Pts PR
1. Riverside City (3) 30 1     1. College of San Mateo (4) 40 1
2. Saddleback 27 1     2. Modesto 36 2
3. Ventura 23 4     3. American River 29 4
4. College of the Canyons 21 3     T4. Butte 26 5
5. El Camino 15 9     T4. Fresno City 26 6
6. Long Beach City 14 5     6. City College of San Francisco 21 3
T7. Cerritos 13 10     T7. Sierra 15 8
T7. Mt. San Antonio 9 T-7     T7. Laney 15 9
9. Southwestern 7 6     9. Shasta 8 7
10. San Diego Mesa 5 T-7     10. Chabot 4 10
                   
SOCAL AMERICAN DIVISION (Week 6)      NORCAL AMERICAN DIVISION (Week 6)  
RK School Pts PR     RK School Pts PR
1. Chaffey (3) 30 1     1. Foothill (3) 39 1
2. Citrus 26 2     2. Reedley (1) 36 3
3. San Bernardino Valley 24 3     3. Monterey Peninsula 33 2
4. Mt. San Jacinto 22 4     4. Cabrillo 28 4
5. Allan Hancock 18 5     5. Hartnell 22 6
T6. West Los Angeles 12 9     6. De Anza 20 NR
T6. Antelope Valley 12 6     7. Merced 16 5
8. Pasadena City 6 7     8. Los Medanos 14 8
T9. Santa Barbara City 5 NR     9. College of the Redwoods 7 10
T9. Victor Valley 5 12     10. Contra Costa 3 NR