There were no major changes in the week eight Northern California rankings as the top 5 remained the same. San Francisco remains the top team in Northern California followed by Yuba, Las Positas, Fresno and Diablo Valley rounds off the top 5. Canada, Feather River, Marin, Santa Rosa, and Ohlone round off the top 10. Butte dropped out of the top 10 after losing three straight last week. Cabrillo and Cosumnes River drop out of the top 15, and West Hills and Sacramento enter this weeks Signal The Light Basketball northern California rankings.
Week Eight Northern California Rankings
1. San Francisco (15-1): The Rams remain at the top of the rankings following a 1-0 week last week. San Francisco went on the road and picked up a 94-69 win over Gavilan and will go into Coast North Conference action as the team to beat this week. The Rams are 4-1 against teams that are currently ranked within our Signal The Light Basketball rankings and have been a dominate team all season in Northern California. This week, the Rams will open up conference play with two home games in conference action. San Francisco will face Chabot on Wednesday and follow that up with another home meeting against Skyline on Friday for their two games this week.
2. Yuba (12-2): The 49ers remain the number two team in our rankings following their lone win last week on the road against Los Medanos. Yuba seems to be the team to beat in Bay Valley Conference and it appears that they may run away with the conference title. Yuba is 4-1 against teams that are ranked within our rankings and will be in action twice this week as the 49ers will face Solano on the road tonight and follow that up against Contra Costa at home on Saturday evening for their two games this week.
3. Las Positas (14-2): The Hawks remain at number three in the rankings following their lone week last week. Las Positas went on the road and slipped past Monterey 78-73 last week. This upcoming week, the Hawks will start up Coast North Conference action and be on the road twice against ranked opponents within the conference. Las Positas will face 11th ranked Foothill on Wednesday on the road and follow that up with another road game against 10th ranked Ohlone for their start up to a rugged schedule in the Coast North Conference.
4. Fresno (11-4): The Rams remain at number four after having the week off last week. Fresno looks to continue their dominance of the Central Valley Conference as conference play opens up this week. Fresno has started the season winning 11 of 15 and is 5-3 against teams that are ranked within our rankings this season. Fresno will open up conference play on the road against 12th ranked Merced tomorrow and follow that up with a trip to Coalinga on Saturday to face 13th ranked West Hills in their two games this week.
5. Diablo Valley (12-3): The Vikings remain on the hottest teams in the state and stay put at number five after winning the Chabot Tournament. Diablo Valley picked up wins against the Simpson College JV, Antelope Valley and picked up the championship by beating Wayne County CC from Michigan. The Vikings have won seven straight games and are 2-2 against teams that are ranked within our rankings this week. Diablo Valley will be back in action twice this week as Big 8 Conference gets underway as the Vikings will face San Joaquin Delta tonight at home and follow that up with a road game on Friday against American River.
6. Canada (12-4): The Colts have snuck into the top 6 and remain at number six coming into this week. Canada has quietly went under the radar as the Colts have won five straight games and have started the season winning 12 of 16. The Colts are 11-1 in their last 12 games and are 2-3 against ranked teams. This week Canada will open up Coast North Conference action against 10th ranked Ohlone tomorrow night for their lone game this week.
7. Feather River (13-3): The Golden Eagles move up one spot in the rankings despite not having a game last week. Feather River has started the season winning 13 of 16 and are 3-2 against teams that are ranked within our Signal The Light Basketball rankings. Feather River will open up conference action this week against 14th ranked Butte on Saturday at home for their lone game of the week in Golden Valley Conference action.
8. Marin (7-3): The Mariners move up one spot in the rankings following their lone win last week on the road against Mendocino. Since starting the season 0-2, Marin has gone 7-1 and continue to shoot up the rankings. This week, Marin will have three games as they will face Alameda at home tonight, Los Medanos at home on Thursday, and on the road against Solano on Saturday in Bay Valley Conference play. Marin is 4-1 against teams within our rankings and will look to challenge Yuba in Bay Valley Conference action.
9. Santa Rosa (9-5): The Bear Cubs move up one spot in the rankings despite not having a game last week. Santa Rosa will look to end their two game losing streak as Big 8 Conference play starts up tonight as the Bear Cubs will face American River at home tonight. Santa Rosa will follow that up with another game on Friday night on the road against Cosumnes River. Santa Rosa is 2-5 against teams that are ranked within our rankings and will look to contend for the Big 8 Conference title as conference play opens up tonight.
10. Ohlone (12-4): The Renegades move up one spot in the rankings after picking up two road wins last week. Ohlone picked up wins against Monterey and Sequoias on the road and will go into conference with a little bit of momentum. Ohlone has gone 0-2 against teams that are ranked within our rankings and will be in action twice this week in Coast North Conference action. Ohlone will face 6th ranked Canada tomorrow in the conference opener and follow that up with a home game against 3rd ranked Las Positas on Friday night.
11. Foothill (10-5): The Owls move up one spot in the rankings after picking up a road win against Cabrillo last week. Foothill is one of five Coast North Conference teams to be in the top 15 and the Owls are 2-2 against teams that are ranked within our Signal The Light Basketball rankings and will look to compete in the Coast North Conference. This week, the Owls will host 3rd ranked Las Positas on Wednesday and follow that up with a road game against Chabot on Friday night in Coast North Conference action.
12. Merced (8-5): The Blue Devils jump up three spots in the rankings following all the teams losing above them in the rankings. Merced has lost two of three games and will go into conference as a team that may compete in the Central Valley Conference. Merced is 0-4 against teams that are ranked within our rankings and will still need to prove themselves as an elite team and worthy of a playoff spot as conference rolls around. The Blue Devils open up tomorrow against 4th ranked Fresno at home and follow that up with a road game against conference newcomer Cerro Coso on Saturday evening.
13. West Hills (8-4): The Falcons come back into the rankings after being ranked in the top 10 in our pre season poll. Last week, West Hills picked up three straight victories at the San Diego Mesa Tournament as the Falcons beat Victor Valley, Santa Ana and picked up a win over East Los Angeles to take home the tournament title. West Hills is 8-1 in their last nine games and will look to stay hot as Central Valley Conference play opens up this week. West Hills is 1-2 against teams that are ranked within our Signal The Light Basketball rankings. The Falcons will face Porterville at home on Wednesday and follow that up with a home game against Fresno on Saturday night in Coalinga.
14. Butte (11-6): The Roadrunners drop seven spots in the rankings following a 0-3 week. Butte is 2-5 in their last 7 games and lost three straight last week at the Siskiyous Tournament. Butte lost against Sacramento, Lane and Umpqua last week. This week, the Roadrunners will face off against the Simpson JV tonight at home and follow that up with a battle against 7th ranked Feather River on the road.
15. Sacramento (8-6): The Panthers move into the rankings for the first time this season after picking up two wins last week at the Siskiyous Tournament. Sacramento picked up wins against Butte and Siskiyous. Sacramento will open up conference play on the road tonight against Sierra and follow that up with a home game against Modesto on Friday night in Big 8 Conference action. The Panthers are 2-5 against teams that are ranked and will look to compete for the Big 8 Conference championship as conference starts up tonight.
Signaling a Light: American River (7-4), Cosumnes River (9-6), San Joaquin Delta (7-6), Skyline (9-6), Cabrillo (8-6), Lassen (10-7).