San Mateo (Oct. 22, 2018) – There are new leaders again in the unsettled California Community College football race. Butte College and Riverside City College, both 6-1, tied with 246 points atop this week’s poll of football coaches conducted by the JC Athletic Bureau. Defending state champ Fullerton College again received the most first place votes (six), but only collected enough points (229) to rank fifth in the poll. College of the Canyons had five No. 1 votes and finished third, two points back in the overall balloting, after leading last week’s poll. Both are officially 7-0 and are the only unbeaten teams in the state title race. Butte was second last week and Riverside third

THIS WEEK: There are three major showdowns among National Division leaders Saturday that have major implications for the California Community College Athletic Association state football playoffs, which get underway Nov. 17 and culminate with the nationally televised (ELEVEN SPORTS USA) state title game at Sacramento City College’s Hughes Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 8.

In Northern California, Co-No. 1 Butte hosts No. 15 American River for the National NorCal League lead. No. 9 Fresno plays at No. 14 Modesto for Valley League leadership. No. 6 San Mateo, the defending Bay 6 League champion, already paces that group after beating now No. 8 Laney, 28-17, last week. CSM hosts Diablo Valley (only unranked Bay 6 team) Saturday in a TV (ELEVEN SPORTS) game.

  In Southern California, No. 4 Ventura visits No. 3 Canyons (which has a 12-game winning streak) for the National Northern League lead. The other two National Division loops have important games too. Southern League: No. 11 Southwestern at co-No. 1 Riverside and No. 19 Saddleback at Golden West. Central League: San Diego Mesa at No. 5 Fullerton, No. 16 Palomar at No. 10 El Camino, No. 25 Cerritos at No. 17 Mt. San Antonio.

TOP AMERICAN DIVISION GAMES SATURDAY: SCFA: Mountain/Amer.Div. Game of Week: #21 San Bernardino Valley at #28 Citrus; Antelope Valley at #27 Mt. San Jacinto. Metro: #18 Chaffey at LA Southwest. Pacific: Santa Barbara at #20 Allan Hancock.

  NCFC: Golden Coast: #23 Reedley at Merced; #24 Hartnell at Monterey Peninsula. Non-league: Los Medanos at #29 De Anza.

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2018  JC  Athletic  Bureau  Poll  of  California  Community  College  Football  Coaches

 The Top 25 teams in the JC Athletic B*ureau’s weekly 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.      

 

 

Rk  College                          Record  Pts.     PR

1t.  Butte                               6-1       246      2

1t.  Riverside                          6-1       246      3

  1. Canyons              [5]        7-0       244      1
  2. Ventura                            6-1       232      4
  3. Fullerton               [6]        7-0       229      6
  4. San Mateo                       5-2       218      7
  5. San Francisco                 5-2       199      9
  6. Laney                               5-2       192      5
  7. Fresno                              5-2       158      12
  8. El Camino 5-2       152      14
  9. Southwestern 5-2       148      13
  10. Chabot 5-2       144      8
  11. Santa Rosa 5-2       136      17
  12. Modesto 5-2       133      10
  13. American River             4-3       100      18
  14. Palomar 4-3         88      15
  15. Mt. San Antonio             4-3         85      11
  16. Chaffey 7-1         80      19
  17. Saddleback 4-3         76      21
  18. Allan Hancock 6-1         69      23
  19. San Bernardino Valley 6-1         64      nr
  20. Bakersfield 4-3         59      25
  21. Reedley 7-0         57      24
  22. Hartnell 7-0         52      nr
  23. Cerritos 4-3         47      nr

Others included: Sierra (4-3) 29, Mt. San Jacinto (6-1) 21, Citrus (5-2), 16, De Anza (6-1) 13, Long Beach (3-4) 8, Golden West (3-4) 7, LA Valley (5-3) & Sacramento (3-4) 3; San Diego Mesa (3-4) 2.

 

AMERICAN DIVISION Top 10: (from state poll):   1.Chaffey; 2. Allan Hancock; 3. San Bernardino Valley; 4. Reedley; 5. Hartnell; 6. Mt. San Jacinto; 7. Citrus; 8. De Anza; 9. LA Valley; 10. Yuba.

 

Longest winning streaks:

26 – Fullerton;  12 – Canyons.

 

 

TOP WEEKEND PERFORMANCES  (Oct. 12-13):

  RUSHING YARDS: 270, Rhamondre Stevenson, Cerritos (21 tcb, 12.9 avg., lg. 68, 3 TD) +21 Yds. Rec. = 291 APR

255, Deonta McMahon, Butte(19 tcb, 13.4 avg, lg. 80, 4 TD)+19 yds rec=298 APR)

209, Daniel Wright Jr., American River (22 tcb, 9.5 avg., lg. 81, 2 TD)

201, Davonte Green, Sequoias (23 tcb, 8.7 avg., lg. 53, 0 TD)

168, Necholas Sermons, De Anza (16 tcb, 10.5 avg., lg. 84, 2 TD)

162, Hykeem Massey, Mt. SAC (20 tcb, 8.1 avg., lg. 68, 1 TD)

 

PASSING YARDS:

546, Jake Simmons, Santa Rosa (38-58, lg. 85, 4 TD, 0 int) – 35 rush, 511 t.o.

479, Caleb Arreola, Chaffey (35-45, lg. 72, 7 TD, 0 int) +2 rush = 481 t.o.

477, Isaiah Ariolla-Randalle, Hartnell (27-44, lg. 79, 5 TD, 2 int) -3 rush = 474 t.o.

435, Jayden Machado, Sacramento (30-45, lg. 71, 3 TD, 3 int)

358, Jmal Salaam, West Hills (23-45, lg. 53, 4 TD, 3 int) + 1 rush, 359 t.o.

355, Jake Dunninway, SD Mesa (34-48, lg. 43, 2 TD, 2 int)

355, Brett Virgil, Mt. San Jacinto (23-60, lg. 33, 4 TD, 0 int)+50 rush,1 td = 405 t.o.

349, Grant Ferraulio, El Camino (21-27, lg. 74, 4 TD, 1 int) +8 rush = 357 t.o.

330, Hoku-Lani Wickard, Shasta (23-42, lg. 47, 4 TD, 1 int) + 16 rush = 346 t.o.

 

PASS RECEIVING YARDS:

309, Lucas Triplett, Santa Rosa (15 PC, 20.6 avg., lg. 85, 3 TD)+4 PR=313 APR

223, Jonah Lewis, Modesto (4 PC, 55.8 avg., lg. 78, 3 TD)

216, Duante Moore, Hartnell (9 PC, 24.0 avg., lg. 79, 2 TD)

205, Trevon Clark, El Camino (8 PC, 25.6 avg., lg. 74, 3 TD)

185, Jordan Kress, Butte (6 PC, 30.8 avg., lg. 75, 1 TD)

171, Marcus Johnson, LA Pierce (8 PC, 21.4 avg., lg. 53, 3 TD)

158, Deion Malone, LA Southwest (10 PC, 15.8 avg., lg. 75, 2 TD)

 

PASS RECEPTIONS:

13, Jordan King, West LA (117 yds., 7.8 avg., lg. 15, 0 TD)

13, Jaurice Thomas, Desert (127 yds, 9.8 avg., lg. 34, 0 TD)

  PASS INTERCEPTIONS:

2, Michael Moore, LA Southwest; Isaiah Lemos & Alfredo Reyes, El Camino, Khalid Hylton, Sacramento..

FUMBLE RETURN: 95 yards, TC Lavulo, San Mateo

 

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