After another week of basketball their were not any significant changes within the top 4 of the Signal The Light Basketball Socal rankings for week 7. The top four teams all won respectively, and remain the same as last week. Cuesta which lost twice, fell out of the top five but lost two games to Northern California ranked teams. We also welcome three new teams to the rankings as Long Beach enters the rankings after a 2nd place finish at the Saddleback Tournament, College of the Canyons jumps into the rankings after winning the Santa Rosa Tournament, and Rio Hondo returns to the rankings after winning the Glendale Tournament. Irvine Valley and Southwestern drop out of the rankings after both teams suffered defeats last week. Please remember that the Signal The Light Basketball Rankings are unofficial, and do not have any influence or involvement with the California Community College Athletic Association.
1. Mt. San Antonio (13-0) Last week the Mounties stayed undefeated by beating Riverside at home 72-45. Mt. San Antonio won lucky number 13 and continue to hold the top spot of the South. The Mounties will have these week off and return to action on December 31sst when they host Citrus College.
2. Saddleback (16-1) The Gauchos continue to roll as they have now won 11 straight games since their last defeat. Last week, Saddleback beat Mira Costa, Los Angeles Trade Tech, and Long Beach 74-64 to win the championship at the Saddleback Tournament. Saddleback will have the week off and finished 2014 with a 16-1 record. Saddleback will face College of the Sequoias at home on January 3rd.
3. San Bernardino (15-2) The Wolverines remain at number 3 after winning the College of Sequoias Tournament over the weekend. San Bernardino beat Contra Costa, Ventura, and dominated Sequoias 72-39 to win the championship at the Sequoias Tournament. The Wolverines will travel to Los Angeles Harbor on Tuesday for their lone game of the week.
4. West Los Angeles (9-0) The Wildcats remain at number 4 after winning its lone game of the week on the road against College of the Desert 79-65. West Los Angeles remains one of two teams that are undefeated in the state. The Wildcats will have this week off and return to action on the road December 30th at Mira Costa.
5. Mt. San Jacinto (11-4) The Eagles move into the top 5 for the first time this season. Mt. San Jacinto had the week off but are worthy of being in the top 5 in the south. The Eagles will be off again this week and return to action in 2015 on the road against College of the Desert on January 3rd.
6. Antelope Valley (9-4) After having the weekend off, the Marauders move up two spots in the rankings. Antelope Valley had the week off and will return to action at the Chabot Tournament on Sunday against Solano (1-5).
7. Cuesta (9-4) Cuesta drops three spots in the rankings as last week was not a very good one for the Cougars as they traveled up north and lost two straight games at the Modesto Tournament. Cuesta suffered defeats against two Signal The Light Basketball Northern California ranked teams (Lassen and Ohlone). This week Cuesta will face Cerritos at the Allan Hancock Tournament on Sunday.
8. Chaffey (13-6) The Panthers move up two spots after having a 2-1 weekend. Chaffey beat Irvine Valley and Los Angeles Trade Tech and lost to Long Beach City at the Saddleback Tournament. Chaffey is done for the current 2014 year and will return to action on January 3rd when they travel to Southwestern.
9. East Los Angeles (8-4) After having the week off, East Los Angeles jumped up two spots in the rankings. This week, The Huskies will face Victor Valley at the San Diego Mesa Tournament beginning on Sunday.
10. Bakersfield (8-3) The Renegades jump up four spots in the rankings after beating Los Angeles Pierce on the road 67-52. Bakersfield will be back in action on Sunday when they battle Allan Hancock in the first round of the Hancock Tournament.
11. Los Angeles Harbor (6-3) Last week the Seahawks lost to Cypress in their lone game of the week at home. The Seahawks will face 3rd ranked San Bernardino at home tomorrow in its lone game of the week.
12. Long Beach (8-4) The Vikings enter the rankings for the first time this season after beating two Signal The Light Basketball ranked teams last week. Long Beach beat San Diego and Chaffey at the Saddleback Tournament before losing to 2nd ranked Saddleback in the final. They have won five of their last 6 games and will be off this upcoming week before returning to action on January 2nd when they travel to Santa Barbara.
13. College of the Canyons (7-4) Canyons jumps into the rankings after going up north and winning the Santa Rosa Tournament. The Cougars beat College of Marin, American River and a solid Santa Rosa team en route to the championship. Three of the Cougars four losses have been to Signal The Light ranked teams. Canyons will face Barstow at the Cougar Holiday Classic on Saturday.
14. San Diego City (9-6) The Knights drop two spots in the rankings after beating Irvine Valley and Mira Costa. San Diego lost to 12th ranked Long Beach in the first round of the Saddleback Tournament. The Knights have struggled of late losing 3 of their last 5 but remain in the rankings. San Diego returns to action on Decmeber 30th when they face Los Angeles Harbor at home.
15. Rio Hondo (10-5) The Roadrunners return to the rankings after winning the Glendale Tournament last week. Rio Hondo beat Orange Coast, Los Angeles Valley and Victor Valley 81-63 in the championship. The Roadrunners will face San Jose at the Allan Hancock Tournament on Sunday.
Signaling a Light: Southwestern (8-6), Moorpark (9-7), Victor Valley (11-7), Irvine Valley (7-6),