CCSF Unanimous #1; LBCC, RCC, Saddleback, Cerritos In Chase
San Mateo (Nov. 16, 2015) – City College of San Mateo (9-1) holds onto its top ranking in the final regular season JC Athletic Bureau state football poll and also claimed a top seed for the California Community College Athletic Association playoffs. The Rams are a unanimous No. 1 selection by voting coaches after wrapping up the Bay 6 league title last week. The Rams pulled away in the second half from formerly No. 3 San Mateo for a 42-24 victory, as freshman quarterback Anthony Gordon threw six touchdown passes.
The final regular season top seven ranked teams in the state all qualified for the 8-team playoffs, along with No. 13 Butte (6-4), the NorCal League co-champion. Two-time state champ Butte opens at 6-time winner CCSF Saturday at 1 p.m.
No. 4 Saddleback (8-2) is the Southern California top seed and will host No. 3 Riverside (8-2) Saturday at 6 p.m., while fifth ranked Cerritos (8-2) entertains No. 3 Riverside (8-2) at 7 p.m.
San Mateo dropped to No. 7 in this week’s poll but retained its Northern California No. 2 power ranking spot and will host sixth-ranked Chabot (8-2) in the other NorCal playoff opener, Saturday at noon.
The highest seeded winners host regional title games Nov. 28, with the state finals at the NorCal champ on Dec. 12.
Only the 39 National Division colleges compete for the state championship. The 31 American Division teams will have regional title bowl games on Saturday: Shasta (8-2) at West Hills (9-1) at 1 p.m. in the north and No. 22 Victor Valley (9-1) at No. 18 Santa Monica (10-0) – the state’s only unbeaten team – at 6 p.m. in the south.
See cccaasports.org. for schedules and statistics.
2015 JCAB 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. Prv
- San Francisco  9-1 300 1
- Long Beach 9-1 281 2
- Riverside 8-2 276 4
- Saddleback 8-2 248 6
- Cerritos 8-2 240 8
- Chabot 8-2 231 9
- San Mateo 7-3 228 3
- Mt. San Antonio 7-3 217 7
- Golden West 8-2 207 5
- Ventura 7-3 191 10
- American River 7-3 178 12
- Orange Coast 7-3 166 14
- Butte 6-4 143 11
- Santa Rosa 6-4 135 13
- Fullerton 6-4 130 16
- San Joaquin Delta 6-4 114 20
- Canyons 6-4 105 15
- Santa Monica 10-0 80 19
- Fresno 6-4 76 22
20 Chaffey 6-4 74 24
21.San Bernardino Valley 9-1 51 23
22.Victor Valley 9-1 49 21
23.Modesto 5-5 47 17
24.Diablo Valley 5-5 42 25
25.Contra Costa 9-1 35 nr
Next 5: 26. West Hills (9-1); 27. Sierra (5-5); 28. Siskiyous (5-5), 29. Hartnell (9-1); 30. LA Valley (8-2) & Shasta (8-2).
Others included: Moorpark (5-5), Palomar (4-6), Reedley (6-4), Hancock (4-6), Laney (4-6), Desert (6-4), Sequoias (4-6).
Prv = Previous Ranking
[First place votes in brackets]
Cerritos, Long Beach, Riverside (south); San Mateo, Chabot, Butte (north) also in the hunt:
SADDLEBACK & CCSF TOP SEEDS FOR 2015 CCCAA STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
City College of San Francisco (in the north) and Saddleback College (south) are the top seeds for the quarterfinals of the 2015 California Community College Athletic Association football playoffs, which get underway Saturday, Nov. 21, and culminate with the state title game at the Northern California Football Conference champion on Dec. 12.
The CCCAA Football Bowl Game Selection Committee seeded the playoffs and a total of 14 postseason/bowl games on Sunday (Nov. 15).
–CCSF (9-1) will host Butte (6-4) and Chabot (8-2) will visit College of San Mateo (8-2) in Saturday afternoon’s Northern California semifinals. Riverside (8-2) will be at Saddleback (8-2) in Mission Viejo and Long Beach CC (9-1) at Cerritos (8-2) in Norwalk in Saturday night’s Southern California semis.
CCSF is a 6-time state champion and was the runner-up last season to Mt. San Antonio — which did not qualify this year at 7-3, despite finishing in a 3-way tie for the National Central League title with Long Beach and Riverside. Two-time winner Butte is the only other previous champion in the 2015 field.
The playoffs were expanded from six to eight teams last season to involve three champions and one at-large team in each region.
Pairings for Saturday’s first round for National Division teams:
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION:
National Bowl: No. 4 seed Riverside City College (8-2, SCFA Central co-champ) at No. 1 Saddleback College (8-2, SCFA Southern champ), Mission Viejo, 6 p.m.
Southern California Bowl: No. 3 seed Long Beach City College (9-1, SCFA Central co-champ) at No. 2 Cerritos College (8-2, SCFA Northern co-champ), Norwalk, 7 p.m.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOOTBALL CONFERENCE:
San Francisco Community College Bowl: No. 4 seed Butte College (6-4, NCFC NorCal League co-champ) at No. 1 City College of San Francisco (9-1, NCFC Bay 6 champ), 1 p.m.
Bulldog Bowl: No. 3 seed Chabot College (8-2, NCFC Valley champ) at No. 2 College of San Mateo (NCFC Bay 6 co-second), noon.
–Highest seeded winners host regional final games Nov. 28. The state championship is Dec. 12 at the NCFC winner.
American Division teams will play only in regional championship bowl games, Nov. 21. They are:
SCFA American Division Championship Bowl: Victor Valley College (9-1, Mountain champ) at Santa Monica College (10-0, Pacific champ), 6 p.m.
NCFC American Division Championship Bowl: Shasta College (8-2, Pacific 7 co-champ) at West Hills College Coalinga (9-1, Golden Coast champ), 1 pm.
Additional SCFA Bowl Games (all Nov. 21):
Beach Bowl: Orange Coast College (7-3, Southern second place) at Ventura College (7-3, Northern co-champ), 6 p.m.
Golden State Bowl: San Bernardino Valley College (9-1, Mountain co-champ) at Los Angeles Valley College (8-2, Pacific 2nd place), 6 p.m.
Patriotic Bowl: Mt. San Antonio College (7-3, Central co-champ) vs. Golden West College (8-2, Southern 3rd place), LeBard Stadium, Costa Mesa, 6 p.m.
Western State Bowl: Chaffey College (6-4, Central 4th place) at Fullerton College (6-4, Southern 4th place), 1 p.m.
Additional NCFC Bowl Games (Nov. 21):
Gridiron Classic Bowl: San Joaquin Delta College (6-4, Valley 2nd place) at American River College (7-3, NorCal League co-champ), 1 p.m.
North State Bowl: Modesto JC (5-5, Central 4th place) at Santa Rosa JC (6-4, Bay 6 co-2nd), 5 p.m.
State Center Bowl: Sierra College (5-5, NorCal league 3rd place) at Fresno City College (6-4, Valley 3rd place), 1 p.m.
Nov. 28: Living Breath Foundation Bowl: Contra Costa College (9-1, Pacific 7 co-champ) at Hartnell College (9-1, Golden Coast runner-up), Rabobank Stadium, Salinas, 1 p.m.
Contact: Fred Baer CCCAA State Football Statistics Dir. [email protected]