SRJC moves up in Poll
San Mateo (Oct. 31, 2016) – Riverside City College remains the lone perfect team in the state championship hunt and continues to head the JC Athletic Bureau’s statewide poll of California Community College football coaches this week, taking 15 of 16 first place votes. With two weeks of regular season play remaining, Riverside plays at No. 11 Long Beach Saturday in a National Central battle before closing at home with No. 9 (and current league co-leader) Mt. San Antonio.
College of San Mateo knocked off defending state champion City College of San Francisco, 24-21, last week to take sole possession of first place in the Bay 6 and make the biggest leap this week from No. 16 to twelfth. The Bulldogs play at No. 6 Santa Rosa JC Saturday, with the opportunity to clinch a state berth – or fall back into a possible 3-way tie including now No. 13 CCSF. The north’s other two National Division leagues have first place showdowns Saturday among 3-0 league teams: No. 7 Butte at No. 2 American River in the NorCal League and No. 4 Laney at No. 10 Modesto in the Valley League.
In Southern California Football Association National Division leagues, No. 8 Ventura, the Northern Leagueleader, visits co-second No. 14 Bakersfield. Southern League pacesetter No. 19 Golden West entertains No. 22 Grossmont before closing at co-second place (and just once beaten) No. 5 Fullerton on Nov. 12. No. 3 Saddleback, which has lost only to Golden West this season, hopes for help, while finishing at Palomar and then at home with neighbor Orange Coast.
Each region will qualify three National league champions and one at-large team to contest the CCCAA state title, beginning Nov. 19.
American Division play continues for regional bowl berths. Still with perfect (8-0) records are No. 15 Los Angeles Valley, No. 17 Shasta, and No. 18 Southwestern. Saturday in the Northern California Football Association, Hartnell finishes Golden Coast League play at No. 25 Monterey Peninsula, looking for the title. Virtual co-leaders MPC and West Hills, each also with one league loss so far, will have one more game left. Shasta, which plays at Foothill, has a 1-game lead in the Pacific 7 over No. 24 Los Medanos and Redwoods, who meet Saturday in Eureka to stay in contention. Redwoods closes at Shasta Nov. 12.
The SCFA has a sole leader in each American Division league. Southwestern faces a Saturday Mountain League showdown at second place Desert. In the Pacific League, LA Valley hosts Citrus Saturday before closing at currently second place Santa Barbara. East LA has already beaten its closest Metro League challengers (West LA and Santa Ana, who play Saturday) and finishes with co-fourth Pasadena and Glendale. Seecccaasports.org. for scores and statistics.
2016 JC Athletic Bureau Poll of California Community College Football Coaches
The Top 25 teams in the JC Athletic Bureau’s State Poll of California Community College Football Coaches, with first-place votes in brackets, won-loss records, total points (based upon 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote), and previous ranking.
[Final poll is also used in the NATYCAA Cup all-sports rankings for football.]
Rk College Record Pts. LR
- Riverside  8-0 399 1
- American River  7-1 371 2
- Saddleback 7-1 353 3
- Laney 7-1 344 4
- Fullerton 7-1 339 5
- Santa Rosa 7-1 322 7
- Butte 6-2 307 8
- Ventura 6-2 279 9
- Mt. San Antonio 6-2 270 10
- Modesto 6-2 241 12
- Long Beach 6-2 239 11
- San Mateo 5-3 223 16
- San Francisco 5-3 205 6
- Bakersfield 6-2 200 14
- Los Angeles Valley 8-0 148 15
- Diablo Valley 5-3 145 13
- Shasta 8-0 123 17
- Southwestern 8-0 117 18
- Golden West 4-4 113 21
- Cerritos 4-4 90 25
- Siskiyous 4-4 88 nr
- Grossmont 4-4 85 20
- Sacramento 4-4 82 19
- Los Medanos 7-1 51 24
- Monterey Peninsula 7-1 44 nr
Next 5: Santa Barbara (6-2), East Los Angeles (6-2), Chabot (3-5), Fresno (3-5), Hartnell (6-2).
Others included: Canyons (3-5), Moorpark (3-5), El Camino (3-5), Sequoias (3-5), Victor Valley (5-3), West Hills (5-3).
LR = Last Ranking. [First place votes in brackets]
Longest winning streaks: 12 games, Shasta & LA Valley.
CCCAA (STATE) PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
—POW Selections from official game reports posted on cccaasports.org and nominations (including defense / special teams) by colleges to state statistician Fred Baer on Sundays: email@example.com
RUSHING: 2 RB’s totaled 473 yards from scrimmage in same game:
Santa Barbara soph Cedric Cooper (5-11, 185, Skyline HS, Seattle): 185 total yards: rushed for 168 yards (30 carries) and scored winning TD in the second overtime, 46-44 over Citrus; 2 PC, 17 yards.
Citrus freshman David Floyd (5-7, 190, Citrus Hills HS, Riverside): 277 total yards: 219 yards rushing and a TD; 1 PC, 69 yards.
PASSING: Monterey Peninsula soph QB Kody Steele (6-3, 215, Dallas, Ore. HS): 27/42 passing for 392 yards, 4 TDs (0 int); rushed for 2 TDs including winning 1-yd. run in OT in 43-37 victory over Redwoods.
TOTAL OFFENSE: Fullerton freshman QB Jordan Hoy (6-1, 195, Rockwell-Heath HS, Texas): 507 yards (24/42 passing, 358 yards; 3 TDs; 12 rushes for 149 yards, 2 TDs in 63-31 win over Palomar.
RECEIVING: Delta freshman WR Derrion Grim (6-0, 180, McNair HS, Stockton): 6 PC for 155 yards and 3 first half TDs (35, 31, 43) for 32-10 lead en route to 53-31 win over Sequoias.
DEFENSE: San Mateo freshman LB Colt Doughty (6-1, 230, Los Gatos HS): Made his third QB sack of game for turnover on downs with 1:22 left to enable Bulldogs to kneel down and beat state champion CCSF, 24-21; had 10 tackles (7 solo).