PASADENA, Calif. - Defending state champion Irvine Valley is on a 30-match overall win streak and tops the first 2018 State Top 25 Rankings. Gavilan wins the Delta Classic for the first time and its 10-0 record helps it to No. 2 and tops in the North. South Coast South powers El Camino at #3 and Long Beach City at #4 occupy the next two spots with Bakersfield at #5. American River, the Delta runner-up, comes in at #6, after not making last year's final top 25. #7 Cabrillo, #8 Grossmont, #9 Moorpark and #10 Feather River round out the first top 10 of the year.
Six teams that were not ranked in the final top 25 of 2017 are ranked. Eight 2017 final ranked teams (due to the 3-way tie of last year's No. 25 spot) did not make the first rankings for this year.
Match of the Week: American River over Cabrillo, 25-23, 22-25, 18-25, 25-19, 15-11 (ends Cabrillo's 42-match regular season win streak v. North Region teams dating back 2016)
Editor's Note: First "Best of Rest" in the attached PDF release above always reflects any state-ranked team from the year before that does not remain on the Top 25 regardless of this year's status. Best of Rest is not necessarily in any true order (other than completing Regional Top 15 spots), and should not be construed as No. 26, 27, etc. Some mentions in the Best of the Rest are done to give some programs kudos for a big program win.
(Robert Lewis, CCCWVCA)
|CCCWVCA Poll (Sept. 10)|
|1.||Irvine Valley||Orange Empire||3-0|
|3.||El Camino||South Coast South||4-0|
|4.||Long Beach||South Coast South||5-1|
|5.||Bakersfield||Western State East||7-1|
|6.||American River||Big 8||7-2|
|9.||Moorpark||Western State North||5-2|
|10.||Feather River||Golden Valley||5-2|
|16.||Orange Coast||Orange Empire||7-0|
|17.||San Joaquin Delta||Big 8||6-2|
|18.||Folsom Lake||Big 8||3-0|
|20.||Santa Rosa||Big 8||5-2|
|22.||Ventura||Western State North||2-2|
|23.||Golden West||Orange Empire||2-2|
|24.||San Diego City||PCAC South||7-1|
|25.||San Mateo||Coast North||7-3|