PASADENA - Moorpark College tops the 2019 first California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA) Women's Basketball State Top 20 Rankings by just five points over No. 2 Diablo Valley.
The Raiders (18-1) are tied for the state's most victories and are poised to try to end No. 16 Ventura's amazing 28-year Western State Conference title win streak. Moorpark is also No. 1 in state RPI at .669. Diablo Valley is the last of the undefeated at 18-0, and the Big 8's Vikings matched Moorpark in first place votes (six each).
Merced (16-2) rolls in at No. 3 on the poll while fellow Central Valley Conference foe College of the Sequoias (17-2) stands at No. 4. The Giants, the champion of their 16-team, Gilcrest Invitational, received the other first place vote this week.
The next three teams are all from the powerful South Coast Conference North Division in No. 5 LA Trade Tech (17-3), No. 6 East Los Angeles (17-4), and No. 7 Pasadena City (15-3). City College of San Francisco (12-2) is at No. 8, then San Joaquin Delta (15-4) No. 9 and a fourth SCC North team--Mt. San Antonio (14-5) at No. 10.
Moorpark's only loss this year was when its 16-game win streak was snapped in the final of the East LA Tournament by the champion host #6 Huskies. ELAC followed that and along with Pasadena City each won their 8-team brackets in the first Crossover Challenge Tournament, which featured 12 teams that were ranked in the SoCal Region coaches poll. East LA beat tourney host and #12 El Camino in the Blue Bracket final while PCC upset Trade Tech in the White Bracket championship.
After DVC, the state's current longest win streaks belong to Sequoias (14 in a row) and Merced (won 11 straight).
The North region conferences all began their conference schedules with the most significant early leaders so far being Diablo Valley at 6-0 to top the Big 8 and unranked Solano at 4-0 to lead the Bay Valley. In the South region, only the Orange Empire has begun its conference schedule.
Top 10 teams' losses:
Moorpark (1): East Los Angeles
Diablo Valley (0): None
Merced (2): Diablo Valley, Moorpark
Sequoias (2): Merced, Pasadena
LA Trade Tech (3): #15 Mt. San Jacinto, Glendale, Pasadena
East Los Angeles (4): Skyline, Cypress, #13 Palomar, San Francisco
Pasadena (3): Reedley, Mt. San Jacinto, Merced
San Francisco (2): Sierra, Ventura
San Joaquin Delta (4): Merced, #12 Sacramento City, Ventura, Diablo Valley
Mt. San Antonio (5): Rio Hondo, Sacramento, #18 Chabot, Moorpark, #13 El Camino
|CCCSIA STATE POLL (Jan. 15)|
|1.||Moorpark (6)||Western State North||18-1||253|
|2.||Diablo Valley (6)||Big 8||18-0||248|
|4.||College of the Sequoias (1)||Central Valley||17-2||207|
|5.||L.A. Trade Tech||South Coast North||17-3||204|
|6.||East Los Angeles||South Coast North||17-4||184|
|7.||Pasadena City||South Coast North||15-3||182|
|8.||City College of San Francisco||Coast North||12-2||172|
|9.||San Joaquin Delta||Big 8||15-4||170|
|10.||Mt. San Antonio||South Coast North||14-5||115|
|11.||Palomar||Pacific Coast Athletic North||13-5||112|
|12.||Sacramento City||Big 8||14-5||110|
|13.||El Camino||South Coast South||13-5||104|
|14.||Irvine Valley||Orange Empire||12-3||85|
|15.||Mt. San Jacinto||Pacific Coast Athletic North||13-6||62|
|16.||Ventura||Western State North||15-7||60|
|19.||MiraCosta||Pacific Coast Athletic North||10-4||26|
|20.||Glendale||Western State East||11-4||23|
|Others receiving votes: Fresno City 22, Sierra 19, Cypress 14, Lassen 10, Santa Barbara City 11, Rio Hondo 8, College of the Siskiyous 6, Skyline 3, Feather River 1.|