Hornets continue to fly on top of Southern California rankings

Signal The Light Basketball Week 9 Southern California Rankings


1. Fullerton (15-1): The Hornets remain at the top of our Southern California rankings in the start of 2019. Fullerton went 2-0 since our last rankings were released as the Hornets picked up wins over Ventura and Moorpark in their last two outings. The Hornets have won 13 straight games and have a 3-1 record against teams that are ranked inside our week 9 rankings. This week, the Hornets open up Orange Empire Conference action as Fullerton will face 10th ranked Riverside on Wednesday and follow that up with a road game against Irvine Valley on Friday.

2. Allan Hancock (14-2): The Bulldogs move up one spot in the rankings. Hancock won four games since our last ranking came out and the Bulldogs have won seven straight games. Hancock picked up wins over Palomar, Merritt, San Jose and Cabrillo since our rankings were released. Hancock is 2-2 against teams that are ranked inside of our rankings this season and this week, the Bulldogs will face Hartnell at home on Saturday in their lone game of the week.

3. Cerritos (12-2): The Falcons move up one spot in the rankings coming into the new year. Cerritos picked up a 62-50 win against Mt. San Antonio in their lone game since our last rankings were released. Cerritos is 4-2 against teams ranked inside of our rankings and the Falcons have won four straight games. This week, the Falcons will have two games as Cerritos will take on Chaffey at home on Wednesday and follow that up with a road game against Rio Hondo in Whittier on Friday night.

4. Mt. San Jacinto (13-2): The Eagles dropped two spots in our new rankings in week 9. Mt. San Jacitno had their eight game winning streak snapped as the Eagles suffered a 102-99 home loss against Southwestern. Mt. San Jacinto is 5-2 against teams ranked inside of our rankings this season. This week the Eagles will travel down south and face San Diego on Wednesday and follow that up with a home game against Imperial Valley on Saturday.

5. East Los Angeles (11-3): The Huskies stay put in the rankings coming into the new year. Since our last rankings were released, East Los Angeles picked up four wins. The Huskies beat Santa Ana, Cuyamaca, Antelope Valley and El Camino last week to pick up four wins since losing to Cerritos. East Los Angeles is 3-2 against teams currently ranked and this week the Huskies will have two games. On Wednesday, East Los Angeles will face Los Angeles Southwest on the road and follow that up with a home game against Los Angeles Harbor on Friday night.

6. Long Beach (12-2): The Vikings remain at the sixth spot in the rankings. Since our last rankings, Long Beach won one game and the Vikings went on the road and picked up a 77-73 win against Chaffey. The Vikings are 4-1 against teams that are ranked inside of our rankings this season. This week, Long Beach will have two games as the Vikings will host Rio Hondo on Wednesday and then face off against 8th ranked Los Angeles Trade Tech on the road on Friday night.

7. Southwestern (12-4): The Jaguars stay put in the rankings after winning one game since our last rankings were released. Southwestern went on the road and picked up a huge road win against Mt. San Jacinto for their third straight win. Southwestern has a 3-1 record against teams that are ranked this season. This upcoming week, the Jaguars will face off against Palomar on the road on Wednesday and follow that up with a home game aginast MiraCosta on Friday.

8. Los Angeles Trade Tech (11-2): The Beavers move up two spots in the rankings after winning three more games. Los Angeles Trade Tech picked up wins against Orange Coast, Canyons and beat Los Angeles Harbor in overtime to win their 11th straight game. This season, the Beavers are 2-0 against teams that are ranked inside of our rankings and this week Los Angeles Trade Tech will be tested twice this week. The Beavers will face off against Compton on Wednesday and follow that up with a home game against 6th ranked Long Beach on Friday.

9. Citrus (10-5): The Owls move up two spots in our new rankings after picking up one win. Citrus picked up a 73-65 home win against a solid Cypress team for their fourth straight win. Citrus is 2-4 against teams that are ranked inside of our rankings this season. This weeek, the Owls will be in action twice as Citrus will face off against Ventura on Tuesday on the road and follow that up with another road game against 14th ranked West Los Angeles on Friday.

10. Riverside (11-5): The Tigers move up two spots in our week 9 rankings after winning three games. Riverside picked up wins against Barstow, Ventura and Moorpark as the Tigers have now won five straight games. Riverside is 3-5 against teams ranked inside of our rankings as all of their losses have come against ranked teams. This week, Orange Empire Conference action starts and the Tigers will face top ranked Fullerton on the road on Wednesday and follow that up with a home game against a very solid Cypress team on Friday.

11. San Bernardino (11-5): The Wolverines move up two spots in the rankings after picking up three wins since our last rankings were released. San Bernardino won the MiraCosta Tournament picking up wins against Grossmont, San Diego Miramar and Los Angeles Pierce in the title game. San Bernardino is 1-2 against teams that are in our rankings for week nine. This week, the Wolverines will travel to Moorpark on Wednesday and follow that up with a home game against Santa Monica on Saturday.

12. Saddleback (9-7): The Gauchos drop down three spots in the rankings after going 1-1 since our last rankings came out. Saddleback suffered a loss aginast Glendale in overtime but picked up a win against Canyons. Saddleback is 3-3 against teams that are ranked in our week nine rankings as conference play starts this week. This weeek, the Gauchos will take on Cypress on the road on Wednesday in their conference opener and follow that up with a home game against Copper Mountain on Friday.

13. Cuesta (13-4): The Cougars make a jump into the rankings as the new year rolls around. Cuesta has won five games in a row and picked up four wins since our last rankings were released. Cuesta picked up wins against San Jose, Merritt, Palomar and Foothill. Cuesta is 0-4 against teams that are ranked this season but have 13 wins on their resume. This week, the Cougars will have one game as they will host Bakersfield on Saturday for thier lone game of the week.

14. West Los Angeles (13-6): The Wildcats are another newcomer to our week 9 rankings. West Los Angeles picked up wins against Moorpark and Orange Coast and have won five straight games. West Los Angeles is 1-5 against teams that are ranked within our rankings. This week, the Wildcats will be in action one time as West Los Angeles will host 9th ranked Citrus on Friday evening.

15. Santiago Canyon (11-5): The Hawks are another newcomer to the week nine rankings after picking up a win since our last rankings came out. Santiago Canyon has won three straight games and have a 2-3 record against ranked teams within our rankings. This week the Hawks will have one game as Santiago Canyon will host Copper Mountain on Wednesday in Orange Empire Conference action.

Signaling a Light: Copper Mountain (10-6), San Diego Miramar (11-7), San Diego (9-8), Chaffey (9-5), Pasadena (9-5), Compton (9-5), Bakersfield (10-6), Santa Monica (10-7).