Week One Southern California Signal The Light Basketball Rankings
1. East Los Angeles (2-0): The Huskies remain at the top of the rankings following a 2-0 start to the season. East Los Angeles picked up two easy wins at the Clash at Canyons. The Huskies picked up an 88-74 win over Canyons and followed that up with a 104-69 win over Glendale. The Huskies will step out of state for their lone game of the week as East Los Angeles will face Arizona Mesa CC on Saturday.
2. Fullerton (1-0): The Hornets remain at the two spot following a home win over El Camino last weekend. Fullerton knocked of El Camino 93-73 in their home opener and will be in action three times this weekend as they will host the Walt Simon Memorial beginning on Thursday. On Thursday, the Hornets will battle San Diego Mesa, then take on 6th ranked Citrus (1-1) on Friday and close out tournament action with a Saturday meeting against 5th ranked San Diego (2-0).
3. Mt. San Jacinto (2-0): The Eagles jump up one spot in the rankings after a solid showing in San Luis Obispo. Mt. San Jacinto beat a solid Sequoias team on Saturday night and followed up that win beating West Hills-Coalinga 84-68 for a perfect winning in the win column. This week, the Eagles will be on the road and face off against Rio Hondo on Friday for thier long game of the week.
4. Hancock (1-0): The Bulldogs move up one spot in the rankings after picking up a win last week. Hancock cruised past West Hills-Lemoore 100-40 in Santa Maria in their home opener. This upcoming weekend, Hancock will face West Valley at the Cuesta Tournament on Friday and follow that up with a Saturday game against Chabot.
5. San Diego (2-0): The Knights made a early season statement at home as San Diego picked up two wins and jumped two spots in our rankings. San Diego picked up a 101-83 win over Barstow and followed that up with a huge win over Citrus for their second straight win. This upcoming week, San Diego will face West Hills-Coalinga on Thursday, then 8th ranked Saddleback on Friday and follow up with a game against 2nd ranked Fullerton at Fullerton College.
6. Citrus (1-1): The Owls drop three spots in the rankings after going 1-1 in San Diego over the weekend. Citrus crushed Orange Coast 104-52 but suffered a loss against San Diego 85-74 to finish runner up in San Diego. This upcoming week it wont get any easier for the Owls as face 8th ranked Saddleback on Thursday, 2nd ranked Fullerton on Friday and West Hills-Coalinga on Saturday.
7. San Bernardino (3-0): The Wolverines move up one spot in the rankings after a solid weekend in the desert. San Bernardino picked up a win against Copper Mountain at first 81-75, then cruised past Grossmont 81-44 and ended their undefeated weekend by beating previously ranked West Los Angeles 95-82 in Palm Desert. The Wolverines will be off this weekend and return to action on November 16th as San Berarndino will face Grossmont for the second time this season.
8. Saddleback (0-0): The Gauchos move down two spots in the rankings despite not stepping on the floor last weekend due to shifts of teams that stepped on the court. Saddleback will open up their season in Fullerton this upcoming weekend as the Gauchos open up against 6th ranked Citrus (2-1) on Thursday, follow that up with with a game against 5th ranked San Diego (3-0) on Friday and finish up their weekend against San Diego Mesa on Saturday.
9. Long Beach (2-0): The Vikings move up one spot after going 2-0 last weekend at the Santa Ana Tournament. Long Beach picked up a season opening win against Santa Ana 74-71 and followed that up with a 74-62 win against Santiago Canyon. This week the Vikings will have one game as they will travel to 10th ranked Riverside (3-0) on Wednesday.
10. Riverside (3-0): The Tigers move up one spot in the rankings following a 3-0 weekend in Ventura. Riverside won three close games as they opened up the season sneaking past Antelope Valley 71-70, followed that up with a 67-64 win against Los Angeles Valley, and ended the weekend with a 64-61 win over Pasadena. Riverside won some close games and will be in action one time this week as the Tigers will host 9th ranked Long Beach (2-0) on Wednesday.
11. San Diego Miramar (3-0): The Jets jump into the rankings at number eleven following a 3-0 weekend. Miramar picked up a 91-85 win over Rio Hondo, followed that up with a 86-61 win over Palomar and won the Don Gehler Memorial Tournament with a 85-79 win over Santa Monica to win three straight over the weekend. The Jets will be in action one time this week as Miramar will face off against Orange Coast (1-1) on the road on Thursday.
12. Cerritos (0-0): The Falcons remain at number 12, following a weekend without having a game. Cerritos will open up their season on the road on Wednesday against 13th ranked Santa Monica (2-1).
13. Santa Monica (2-1): The Corsairs move up two spots in the rankings despite suffering a loss last week at the Don Gehler Memorial Tournament. Santa Monica knocked off Southwestern 77-67 in their first game of the year, followed that up with a 85-65 win over Imperial Valley before losing to San Diego Miramar 85-79 in the championship game. The Corsairs are off to a solid start and will have two games this weekend as they host 12th ranked Cerritos and follow that up with a home game against Copper Mountain (1-2) on Saturday.
14. Southwestern (2-1): The Jaguars stumble down five spots in the rankings after going 2-1 over the weekend in San Diego. Southwestern lost their opener to Santa Monica 77-67, but followed that up with two wins as the Jaguars beat MiraCosta 85-54 and Rio Hondo 95-79 to win the consolation championship. Southwestern will have one game this week as the Jaguars will host Irvine Valley on Wednesday.
15. Antelope Valley (2-1): The Marauders move into the rankings after going 2-1 in Ventura over the weekend. Antelope Valley lost their season opener against Riverside 71-70 and followed that up with two straight wins. The Marauders cruised past Moorpark 78-64 and followed that up with another win against Ventura 69-63 to cap off their two win weekend. Antelope Valley will have the week off and return to action on November 16th when they face off against top ranked East Los Angeles (2-0).
Signaling a Light: West LA (2-1), Cuesta (1-1), Imperial Valley (2-1), Desert (2-1), Los Angeles Harbor (0-0)