Week 6 Southern California Rankings
1. Citrus (11-2) The Owls take over the top spot in Southern California as Citrus has won eight games in a row. Citrus has not lost since November 10th and the Owls continue to win games. Citrus is 2-2 against teams that are currently ranked in our Signal The Light Basketball rankings. This upcoming week, the Owls will take on Cypress on the road in non conference action on Thursday in their lone game of the week.
2. San Diego (13-2) The Knights move up one spot in the rankings after having the week off. San Diego has won six in a row and have been a standout team all season long in California. The Knights are 6-2 against teams currently ranked in our rankings and will be in action on Thursday at the Saddleback Tournament in first round action against Irvine Valley.
3. San Bernardino (12-1) The Wolverines drop from the top spot after suffering their first loss of the season against East Los Angeles 77-52 in their second meeting of the season. San Bernardino picked up wins over Fullerton and Compton last week and finished 3rd place at the Riverside Tournament. The Wolverines are 7-1 against teams that are currently ranked inside our rankings and will face Mt. San Antonio on the road on Thursday for their lone game of the week.
4. East Los Angeles (9-3) The Huskies move up one spot in the rankings after going 2-1 last week. East Los Angeles picked up wins over San Bernardino and Mt. San Jacinto but lost in the championship game to Riverside at the Riverside Tournament. The Huskies are 3-3 against teams ranked inside our rankings and will be off for the next 18 days.
5. Cerritos (9-2) The Falcons move up two spots and sneak back into the top 5 as Cerritos as won four straight games including a road win against Hancock 75-51 on the road last week. The Falcons are 1-2 against teams that are ranked within our rankings but have quietly started the season off winning nine of thier first eleven games this season. Cerritos will travel up to Visalia this weekend and face Shasta in first round action at the College of the Sequoias Tournament.
6. San Diego Miramar (8-2) The Jets move up three spots in the rankings and move into the sixth spot in Southern California. Miramar picked up a huge 90-71 win over a solid Grossmont team last week and the Jets are 2-2 against teams that are ranked in this weeks rankings. Miramar will look to stay hot as the Jets will face San Diego Mesa on Friday night in their lone game of the week on the road.
7. Fullerton (9-4) The Hornets drop one spot in the rankings after winning the consolation championship at the Riverside Tournament last week. Fullerton suffered a close loss to San Bernardino in first round action but followed that up with wins over Mt. San Jacinto and Pasadena. Fullerton is 2-4 against teams ranked within our rankings and the Hornets will be on the road on Wednesday against Chaffey in their lone game of the week.
8. West Los Angeles (9-3) The Wildcats move up three spots this week and crack the top 10 for the first time this season. West Los Angeles picked up a win over Mira Costa last week in their lone game of the week and the Wildcats have gone 0-2 against teams that are ranked within our weekly rankings. The Wildcats will be off this week and return to action next Monday against Chaffey at the Compton Tournament in first round action.
9. Copper Mountain (12-4) The Fighting Cacti drop five spots in our weekly rankings after going 2-2 at the Modesto Tournament last week. Copper Mountain picked up quality wins against Yuba and Fresno but suffered losses to two unranked opponents in Cuesta and Modesto. The Fighting Cacti are 6-1 against teams that are ranked within our rankings and have played solid basketball this season. Copper Mountain will be off this week and wont return to action until December 30th when the Fighting Cacti host Compton.
10. Grossmont (9-4) The Griffins drop two spots in the rankings after going 1-1 last week. Grossmont picked up a road victory Desert but suffered a 90-71 setback on the road against San Diego Miramar. Grossmont is 1-4 against teams that are ranked within our rankings and the Griffins have lost two of thier last three games. Grossmont will be off this week and will not return to action until December 29th as they will face 14th ranked Los Angeles Harbor on the road.
11. Santiago Canyon (11-3) The Hawks move up one spot in th rankings after picking up a 79-75 home win against Southwestern last week. Santiago Canyon is 0-1 against teams that are ranked within our rankings and this week, the Hawks will face Cuyamaca at home on Thursday and follow that up with a road game on Saturday against College of the Desert.
12. Riverside (8-4) The Tigers move up three spots in the rankings this week, after winning their own tournament last week. Riverside picked up wins against Bethesda, Compton, and East Los Angeles in the title game to go 3-0 last week. Riverside is 1-3 against teams that are ranked within our rankings and the Tigers will be in action on Tuesday on the road in Long Beach for thier lone game of the week.
13. Ventura (9-4) The Pirates jump back in the rankings after a shake up in bottom of our top 15, but are worthy of the spot. Ventura is 2-2 against teams that are ranked within our rankings and have played solid basketball. Ventura will return to action on Friday as they travel to the Central Valley and face Pasadena in first round action at the College of the Sequoias Tournament.
14. Los Angeles Harbor (8-5) The Seahawks move into the rankings for the first time this season as Los Angeles Harbor has won four of their last five games and won the consolation championship at the Cypress Tournament last weekend. The Seahakws picked up wins over Rio Hondo and Irvine Valley and have played well of late. Los Angeles is 1-2 against teams that are ranked within our Signal The Light Basketball rankings and this week the Seahawks will be off and return to action on December 23rd as they will face Santa Monica on the road.
15. Palomar (7-4) The Comets move back into the rankings as Palomar has won two of their last three games. Last week, the Comets went on the road and picked up a win over Mt. San Antonio. Palomar is 0-3 against teams that are ranked within our Signal The Light Basketball rankings this season. The Comets will have one game this week, as Palomar will host Southwestern in non conference action on Thursday.
Signaling a Light: Irvine Valley (8-5), Chaffey (6-5), Long Beach (8-4), Victor Valley (8-4), Antelope Valley (6-5), Bakersfield (6-4), Saddleback (6-6)