There are no major changes to the week four rankings in Northern California. Yuba remains the top team in Northern California followed by San Francisco and Las Positas. Five teams from the Coast North Conference are ranked this week as Canada joins the rankings. Fresno moves into the top 5 after a slow start but the Rams are back into the top 5. Four teams from the Big 8 are in the rankings but no one in Northern California is undefeated.
Week Four Northern California Rankings
1. Yuba (5-1): The 49ers remain at the top of the Northern California rankings after having the week off. Yuba has started the season winning five of six and will return to action against Irvine Valley at the Monterey Tournament on Thursday. Yuba is 2-1 against Signal The Light Basketball rankings.
2. San Francisco (7-1): The Rams remain at number two in the rankings and are one of five Coast North Conference teams in the top 15. Last week the Rams had the week off but will return to action on Friday against 13th ranked Sierra at the San Francisco Classic. The Rams are 2-1 against teams that are ranked in our Signal The Light Basketball rankings.
3. Las Positas (7-1): The Hawks remain at number three after picking up a home win against Cabrillo last week. Las Positas has started the season winning seven of eight and this week the Hawks will face Napa in opening round action at the Cosumnes River Tournament on Thursday. Las Positas is 2-0 against ranked opponents this season.
4. Butte (5-1): The Roarunners move up one spot in the rankings after picking up a win on the road against Columbia. Butte has started the season off winning five of six and will travel to Aptos and have two games at the Cabrillo Classic. Butte will face off against 6th ranked Cabrillo on Friday and follow that up against De Anza on Saturday evening. Butte is 1-1 in games against ranked teams this season.
5. Fresno (4-2): The Rams move into the top 5 after having a week off. Fresno has won three straight wins following their consecutive losses. Fresno will face a 4th ranked Southern California Citrus squad at the Mountie Classic in Walnut on Friday in first round action. The Rams are 2-1 against teams that are currently ranked in our rankings.
6. Cabrillo (5-2): The Hawks drop two spots in the rankings following a 1-1 week. Cabrillo picked up a win against Siskiyous and suffered a tough loss on the road against Las Positas. This week the Hawks will face off against 4th ranked Butte on Friday and follow that up with a game against 12th ranked Lassen on Saturday night. Cabrillo is 0-2 against ranked teams this season but will face two at home this weekend at the Cabrillo Classic.
7. Feather River (5-1): The Golden Eagles remain at number seven in the rankings following an off week. Feather River has started the season off winning five of six and will return to the court this Thursday against Chabot in first round action at the Consumnes River Tournament. The Golden Eagles are 0-1 against ranked teams this season suffering a 84-63 loss to Sierra.
8. Diablo Valley (4-2): The Vikings stay put at number eight following a week off in the rankings. Diablo Valley will look to get back on track this weekend as the Vikings will face San Jose in first round action at the San Francisco Tournament on Friday. Diablo Valley is 1-2 against teams that are currently ranked in our Signal The Light Basketball rankings but have knocked off American River as well.
9. Santa Rosa (5-2): The Bear Cubs remain at number nine following a bye week. Santa Rosa will be back in action tomorrow at home when they face Mendocino in non conference action at home. This season Santa Rosa has won 5 of 7 to start the season and are 2-2 against teams that are ranked in our rankings.
10. Ohlone (7-2): The Renegades remain at number ten after having the week off. Ohlone has started the season winning seven of nine and will be back in action on Wednesday night against San Jose at home. This season Ohlone is 1-1 against teams that are currently ranked but they are the third team ranked in the top 10 from the Coast North Conference.
11. Foothill (6-2): The Owls move up two spots in the rankings following a win against De Anza last week. Foothill has won four straight games and the Owls are playing solid basketball. This week Foothill will travel to Gilroy and face Gavilan in their lone game of the week tomorrow. The Owls are 3-1 against teams that are ranked and are the fourth team from the Coast North Conference to be in the top 15 Norcal rankings.
12. Lassen (6-4): The Cougars move up two spots in the rankings after having the week off. Lassen has won four straight games since starting the season 2-4, and will return to action this weekend at the Cabrillo Classic. Lassen will face De Anza on Friday and follow that up against 6th ranked Cabrillo in Aptos. Lassen is 1-2 against teams that are ranked in our current rankings.
13. Sierra (2-3): Despite not having a game, Sierra moved up two spots after teams above them suffered losses. Since starting the season, the Wolverines have lost three straight games and this week, it doesn’t get any easier for Sierra as they will face 2nd ranked San Francisco on Friday in opening action at the San Francisco Tournament. Sierra is 1-1 against teams that are ranked in the top 15.
14. Canada (5-3): The Colts come in the new rankings at number 14, as Canada as won four straight games and are one of the hottest teams in norcal at the moment. This week, Canada will face Solano in first round action at the Monterey Tournament beginning on Thursday. The Colts are 1-1 in teams against ranked teams and are another Coast North Conference ranked team.
15.San Joaquin Delta (2-1): Last week San Joaquin Delta was the only undefeated team left in Northern California, but that changed as the Mustangs suffered a road loss to Canada. The Mustangs drop four spots in the rankings and have only played three games this season. This week, San Joaquin Delta will face Contra Costa on Friday at the first round of the San Francisco Tournament. Delta has an 0-1 record against teams that are ranked this season.
Signaling a Light: American River (5-2), Merced (4-2), Sequoias (3-3), Sacramento (4-2), San Jose (2-2)