Lake Tahoe leapfrogs Fresno City for No. 1 spot in Week 3 CCCSIA Poll

Lake Tahoe is the top-ranked team in this week's CCCSIA poll.
Lake Tahoe is the top-ranked team in this week's CCCSIA poll.

RIVERSIDE - Lake Tahoe and Fresno City faced off last Friday in a clash of the best and the contest ended in a draw. Nevertheless, Lake Tahoe was seen as the favorite for the top spot in this week’s California Community College Athletic Association (CCCSIA) poll. The top seven squads still remain undefeated with a combined record of 45-0-8.

After earning the second-place ranking in the first three polls of the season, a draw with the top squad earned Lake Tahoe the number one overall position. They held a five-game winning streak prior to facing off against No. 2 Fresno City, but they hopped back on the winning train with a victory over Las Positas the following week. Goalkeeper Melanie Jimenez has pioneered the efforts and has not allowed a single goal in 278 minutes of action between the pipes.

No. 2 Fresno City dropped just one slot after the tie with top ranked Lake Tahoe after they allowed their first netter in the contest. They rebounded to defeat Diablo valley, 4-1. No. 3 Cypress continues to hold strong in the third position with two more victories to hold a flawless 6-0. They begin conference play next week.

No. 6 San Joaquin Delta, No. 8 Sierra and No. 10 Santa Ana all move up in the rankings after another strong week. It is the first time this season Santa Ana has earned a top-10 position, while No. 8 Sierra continues to be a staple in the rankings.

No. 15 Santa Monica shoots up to round out the top-15 after not receiving a single vote the previous week. No. 17 Ventura and No. 20 American River break into the rankings after receiving votes the previous week.

(Nicho DellaValle, Riverside City College)

CCCSIA Women's Soccer Poll (Sept. 24)    
RK School Record Pts PR  
1. Lake Tahoe (2) 7-0-2 211 2  
2. Fresno City (7) 7-0-1 196 1  
3. Cypress 6-0-0 188 3  
4. Folsom Lake 7-0-2 184 4  
5. Santiago Canyon 4-0-1 160 5  
6. San Joaquin Delta 7-0-2 157 T-7  
7. San Diego Mesa 7-0-0 152 T-7  
8. Sierra 7-2-0 124 9  
9. Chaffey 5-1-2 117 11  
10. Santa Ana 6-0-0 115 12  
11. Cuesta 7-0-0 97 15  
12. San Bernardino Valley 4-1-1 89 13  
13. Cerritos 2-3-1 64 6  
14. Pasadena City 4-0-3 62 14  
15. Santa Monica 3-1-2 54 NR  
16. Rio Hondo 4-1-2 51 17  
17. Ventura 4-2-2 43 NR  
18. Fullerton 4-1-0 40 16  
19. Santa Rosa 4-3-1 37 10  
20. American River 5-2-0 27 NR  
Others: Long Beach City (22), Moorpark (19), Mt. San Antonio (18), Chabot (13), MiraCosta (9), Allan Hancock (8), Imperial Valley (3), De Anza (2), Hartnell (2),College of the Canyons (1).