Week 1 Signal The Light Basketball Northern California Rankings
1. San Francisco (3-0): The Rams remain at the top of the rankings following a solid opening weekend in the 2018-2019 season. San Francisco went 3-0 over the weekend and brought home the City College of San Francisco Tip Off Tournament championship. San Francisco picked up wins against Alameda, knocked off Fresno in a Northern California early season showdown 79-70 and beat Western Arizona 72-59 to close out their weekend. The Rams will be off this weekend and return to action November 16th against 6th ranked College of the Sequoias (1-1).
2. Gavilan (3-0): The Rams move up one spot in the rankings after a 3-0 weekend in San Jose. Gavilan struggled to two wins in the first day two days as the Rams trailed at halftime two straight days but picked up a 74-70 come from behind win against Foothill and followed that up with a 80-75 come from behind win against Merced. In the final day in San Jose, the Rams seem to find their stride as Gavilan cruised past Chabot 73-41 for a perfect weekend. This week, the Rams will be in action twice at the Johnathan Wallace Tournament hosted by Ohlone as the Rams will take on Modesto on Thursday and follow that up with a game against 8th ranked Delta (2-0) on Saturday.
3. Las Positas (3-0): The Hawks jump two spots to number three in the week one rankings after going 3-0 over the weekend. Las Positas picked a 79-63 win over Siskiyous, then smacked Butte 79-62, and came back from a halftime deficit to knock off Contra Costa 74-70 for a perfect weekend. The Hawks will have one game this week as Las Positas will travel to Aptos and face off against 7th ranked Cabrillo (2-0) on Saturday.
4. Santa Rosa (2-1): The Bearcubs move up two spots in the rankings despite going 2-1 over the weekend in San Francisco. Santa Rosa picked up a season opening 87-74 win over Mt. San Antonio but suffered a set back against Western Arizona 91-62 in the semi final game. In the 3rd place game, Santa Rosa picked up a huge win over Fresno 88-86 to have a solid first weekend in the bay. This weekend the Bearcubs will be in action one time as Santa Rosa will travel to Los Altos and face unranked Foothill (1-2) on Friday.
5. Fresno (1-2): The Rams drop three places after going 1-2 at the San Francisco Tip-Off Tournament. After picking up a season opening win over Napa 81-55 the Rams dropped two straight games. Fresno lost the showdown against San Francisco 79-70, then fell to Santa Rosa 88-86 in a game that could have seeding complications later on in the year. The Rams will regroup and return to action on November 16th when Fresno will host Sierra (1-1).
6. Sequoias (1-1): The Giants drop two spots in the rankings after going 1-1 in Southern California over the weekend. Sequoias lost their season opener to a solid Mt. San Jacinto team 71-65 but bounced back the next day with a 58-56 hard fought win over Cuesta. The Giants led Cuesta big at the half but the Cougars fought back and almost upended Sequoias. The Giants will stay close to home this weekend as Sequoias will face off against Bakersfield on Friday night on the road.
7. Cabrillo (2-0): The Seahawks move up one spot in the rankings after going undefeated over the weekend. Cabrillo picked up two easy wins at home as the Seahawks beat Shasta 66-51 and followed that up with a 96-46 drubbing of Redwoods yesterday. The Seahawks will be back in action this weekend for their third home game in a row as they will host 3rd ranked Las Positas (3-0) on Saturday in their lone game of the week.
8. Delta (2-0): The Mustangs move up two spots in the rankings following a solid showing in Aptos over the weekend. Delta picked up a 83-42 win over Redwoods and followed that up with a 70-64 win over Shasta in their opening weekend. Delta will be back in action on Thursday as the Mustangs will face Ohlone on the road at the Johnathan Wallace Tournament and follow that up with another game on Saturday against 2nd ranked Gavilan (3-0)
9. Yuba (2-1): The 49ers drop two spots in the rankings after going 2-1 last weekend in San Francisco. In the bay, Yuba suffered an opening day loss against Western Arizona 82-72. Following the loss, Yuba picked up a win against Mt. San Antonio 72-63 and followed that up with a buzzer beating win against Alameda 73-72 to have a 2-1 weekend. This upcoming week, Yuba will have one game as the 49ers will host Folsom Lake on Thursday.
10. Columbia (0-0): The Claimjumpers drop one spot in the rankings due to all the shuffling around the Northern California rankings from last week. Columbia did not play last week but will step on the court for the first time this season as they will host their own tournament. The Claimjumpers will face Marin (1-0) on Saturday and follow that up with a game against Diablo Valley in Sonora.
11. Feather River (2-0): The Golden Eagles move up three spots in the rankings after going 2-0 last weekend. Feather River picked up a 78-70 win over Solano and followed that up with a 89-75 victory over West Valley who was previously ranked ahead of them. Feather River returns to action later today for their lone game of the week as the Golden Eagles will face the Simpson JV at home.
12. Canada (3-0): The Colts move up three spots in the rankings after a solid start to the young season. Canada went into Livermore and got three solid wins after knocking off Butte 80-75, the next day the Colts dismantled Contra Costa 107-86 and on the final day Canada beat Siskiyous 84-52 for a undefeated weekend. This week the Colts will travel to San Bruno and have two games as Canada will face Solano (0-2) season on Friday and follow that up with a game against Los Medanos on Saturday evening.
13. Mendocino (0-0): The Eagles stayed put at number thirteen after having the first weekend off. Mendocino will have two games this week as the Eagles will open up their regular season with a home game against Folsom Lake and following that Mendocino will take on Butte (1-2) on Saturday night for their second game of the week.
14. Lassen (3-0): The Cougars jump into our rankings at number fourteen following a solid start to their young season. Lassen won three straight games in San Jose and the Cougars played good basketball over the weekend. Lassen picked up a 88-83 win over Monterey, then crushed San Jose 85-67 and picked up a big win over Foothill 68-64 to stay undefeated. Lassen will have one game this week and most likely the Cougars will pick up the win against the Simpson JV on Tuesday at home.
15. West Valley (1-1): The Vikings drop three spots in the rankings following a 1-1 weekend at the Sierra Tournament. West Valley picked up a 69-52 win over Sierra but had a set back yesterday losing against Feather River in a battle between ranked teams. This week, the Vikings will travel to San Luis Obispo and take on a solid Allan Hancock team on Friday evening and follow that up a game against Cuesta on Saturday.
Signaling a Light: Marin (1-0), Reedley (0-0).