San Francisco takes back top spot in Northern California STLB rankings

Signal The Light Basketball week 9 Northern California Rankings


1. San Francisco (15-1): The Rams move into the top spot in the rankings as 2019 starts. San Francisco is 1-0 since our last rankings were posted and the Rams picked up a 75-58 win over Gavilan which could turn out to be vital in the seeding process later in the season. The Rams are 7-1 against teams ranked inside of our rankings this season and this week the Rams open up Coast North Conference with a home game against Skyline on Wednesday and follow that up with a road game against 9th ranked Canada on Saturday.

2. Fresno (11-3): The Rams continue to roll as of late and move up one spot in our new Northern California rankings. Fresno won two games since our last rankings came out picking up Central Valley Conference wins over West Hills-Lemoore and College of the Sequoias last week. Fresno has won nine straight games since starting the season off 2-3 and have a 4-3 record against teams that are within our Signal The Light Basketball week 9 rankings. This week, the Rams will have two games as Fresno will travel to Coalinga and face West Hills and follow that up with a home game against a much improved Cerro Coso team.

3. Gavilan (14-2): The Rams drop down two spots since our last rankings after going 1-1. Gavilan picked up a home win over a solid Columbia team but suffered a 75-58 loss against San Francisco on the road. Gavilan is 3-2 against teams that are ranked inside of our rankings this season. The Rams will begin Coast South Conference action this week and face Hartnell on Wednesday in their lone game of the week.

4. Santa Rosa (12-3): The Bearcubs move up one spot in the rankings after posting three wins since our last rankings came out. Santa Rosa picked up two conference wins beating Sacramento and Modesto and picking up a non conference victory over Foothill. Santa Rosa has won five games in a row and have posted a 5-2 record against teams that are ranked inside of our rankings this season. This week the Bearcubs will be in action two times as Santa Rosa will face Cosumnes River on Tuesday and follow that up with a home game against Sierra on Friday.

5. Las Positas (11-3): The Hawks move up one spot in the rankings after posting two victories since our last rankings. Las Positas picked up wins against De Anza and Monterey and the Hawks have won three straight games going into Coast North Conference action. Las Positas is 1-2 against teams ranked within our rankings and this week the Hawks will face Foothill on the road on Wednesday and follow that up with a home game against Ohlone on Friday night in Coast North Conference action.

6. Cabrillo (11-4): The Hawks stay put in our rankings after posting a 2-1 record since our last rankings were posted. Cabrillo posted wins against Canada and Foothill but suffered a loss against Allan Hancock at home in their last outing. Cabrillo has a 3-4 record against teams ranked inside of our rankings as all of the Seahawks losses have come against ranked teams. This week, Cabrillo will start Coast South Conference action as the Seahawks will face San Jose on the road on Wednesday and follow that up with another road game in Salinas against Hartnell on Friday.

7. Yuba (12-4): The 49ers drop three spots in the our rankings after going 2-1 since our last rankings came out. Yuba picked up wins against Shasta and Marin but suffered a home loss against Merritt. The 49ers are 2-1 against teams that are ranked this season and have been solid to start Bay Valley Conference play off. This week the 49ers will face off against Alameda on Wednesday and follow that up with a home game against 10th ranked Mendocino on Friday in conference action.

8. Columbia (11-3): The Claimjumpers stay put in the rankings after going 2-1 since our last rankings were posted. Columbia suffered a loss against Gavilan on the road but followed that up with wins against Cerro Coso and West Hills-Lemoore as the Claimjumpers have started off Central Valley Conference play with a 2-0 record. The Claimjumpers are 0-3 against teams that are ranked inside of our rankings this season. This week, Columbia will have one conference game as the Claimjumpers will face West Hills-Coalinga on the road on Saturday night.

9. Canada (13-3): The Colts stay put in the rankings after posting a 1-1 record since our last rankings were released. Canada picked up a close win over West Valley, but had a set back against Cabrillo. The Colts have been solid all season long and have a 3-3 record against teams that are ranked inside of our rankings. This week the Colts will begin Coast North Conference action as Canada will face Chabot on Wednesday at home and follow that up with a home game against top ranked San Francisco on Saturday.

10. Mendocino (11-4): The Eagles move up two spots in the rankings after posting two wins since our last rankings. Mendocino picked up wins against Alameda and Napa Valley and have played solid in Bay Valley Conference so far. The Eagles are 2-1 against teams within our Signal The Light Basketball rankings and this week, Mendocino will face Contra Costa on Wednesday at home and follow that up with road game against 7th ranked Yuba on Friday.

11. San Joaquin Delta (11-5): The Mustangs move up four spots in the rankings after winning three straight games since our last rankings were released. Delta picked up wins against Modesto, Cosumnes River and Sierra since losing their conference opener against Santa Rosa. The Mustangs are 2-5 against teams that are ranked inside of our week five rankings and Delta has played solid basketball all season long. This week, the Mustangs will face off against Folsom Lake on the road on Tuesday and follow that up with a home game against 12th ranked American River on Friday.

12. American River (10-3): The Beavers drop two spots since our last rankings were posted. American River posted a win against Sacramento, but had a set back on the road against Diablo Valley as the Beavers are 2-1 in Big 8 Conference action. American River is 3-1 against teams that are ranked inside of our rankings this season and the Beavers will be in action twice this week. The Beavers will face Modesto at home on Tuesday and follow that up with a road game against 11th ranked San Joaquin Delta on Friday.

13. Los Medanos (9-6): The Mustangs come into the rankings after winning two straight games in Bay Valley Conference action. Los Medanos picked up wins against Solano and Merritt and are a 1/2 game behind conference leaders in Bay Valley Conference action. Los Medanos is 1-5 against teams that are ranked within our Signal The Light Basketball rankings this season. This upcoming week, the Mustangs will be in action twice as Los Medanos will face off against Marin on Wednesday at home and follow that up with a road game on Friday against Alameda.

14. Sacramento (10-6): The Panthers stay put in the rankings after going 1-2 since our last rankings were released. Sacramento is 2-2 in Big 8 Conference action and the Panthers suffered losses against Santa Rosa and American River but picked up a win against Cosumnes River. The Panthers are 1-3 against teams that are ranked inside of our week nine rankings. This week, Sacramento will face off against Diablo Valley on the road on Tuesday and follow that up with a home game against Folsom Lake on Friday.

15. Sequoias (7-7): The Giants drop four spots in our rankings after losing two straight games since our last rankings dropped. Sequoias opened up Central Valley Conference action with a loss against Merced and followed that up with a road loss against Fresno last Saturday. The Giants have slumped of late as Sequoias has four of their last five games after starting off the season playing decent basketball. Sequoias is 2-5 against teams that are ranked inside of our Signal The Light Basketball rankings this season. This week, the Giants will face Reedley on Wednesday in Visalia and follow that up with a road game against Porterville on Saturday.

Signaling a Light: Contra Costa (7-9), Porterville (6-6), De Anza (8-8), Butte (8-10)