Week Four Southern California Rankings
In the week four rankings in Southern Calfironia there were not much changes as many teams were off this week. San Bernardino remains the top team in Southern California going into week four as the Wolverines are 7-0. Copper Mountain, Citrus, East Los Angeles and San Diego round off the top five. The Knights won the Palomar Tournament last weekend and knocked off two ranked teams including a victory over previously unbeaten Santiago Canyon. Fullerton is at number six and Santiago Canyon jumped up two spots in the rankings after picking up some quality wins last week. Grossmont, Riverside and Cerritos round off the top ten. Miramar jumped up two spots after picking up some quality wins and Saddleback dropped some spots in the rankings as the Gauchos lost two times last weekend at the Palomar Tournament. Ventura and West Los Angeles each move up a spot and Victor Valley is a newcomer to the rankings as the Rams have started the season off 5-1.
1. San Bernardino (7-0) The Wolverines remain the number one team in Southern California. Last week, San Bernardino picked up a 58-53 win over Cerritos in their lone game of the week to stay undefeated and win their seventh straight game. This week, the Wolverines will be in action at the Gregg Anderson Memorial Tournament hosted by Antelope Valley and will face off against Rio Hondo in first round action on Friday.
2. Copper Mountain (8-1) The Fighting Cacti remain at number two in Southern California. Copper Mountain picked up a home win over Cerro Coso 110-77 last week in their lone game of the week and have won six games in a row. This week the Fighting Cacti will take on Canyons in first round action at the San Jacinto Valley Kiwanis Hoops and Crops Tourney.
3. Citrus (7-2) The Owls remain at number three following an off week. Citrus has won seven of nine so far this season and are off to a solid start this season and in thier last outing posted a win against San Diego. This weekend, the Owls host their own tournament and will face Canada on Friday, follow that up with a game against 4th ranked East Los Angeles on Saturday and end the weekend against Cuesta on Sunday.
4. East Los Angeles (5-1) The Huskies remain at number four in the rankings this week after picking up a road win against Los Angeles Pierce last week. East Los Angeles has started the season winning five of six and will be back in action this weekend with three games at the Citrus Tournament. The Huskies will take on 6th ranked Fullerton on Friday, 3rd ranked Citrus on Saturday, and follow that up with a game against Southwestern on Sunday.
5. San Diego (10-2) The Knights remain at number five after winning the Palomar Tournament. San Diego is the first time in the state to reach 10 wins this season. The Knights picked up wins against Orange Coast, Santiago Canyon (96-86), and San Diego Miramar (92-79) to win the championship at the Palomar Tournament. The Knights will look to have some more success this weekend as they will be back in action on Friday at the Grossmont Tournament against Desert in first round action.
6. Fullerton (5-2) The Hornets remain at six in the Signal The Light Basketball Southern California rankings. Last week, Fullerton had the week off and have not played since losing to West Hills on November 16th on the road. The Hornets will have three games this weekend at the Citrus Tournament and will open up action against 4th ranked East Los Angeles on Friday. Fullerton will face Cuesta on Saturday and follow that up with a game against Canada on Sunday.
7. Santiago Canyon (9-1) The Hawks move up two spots in the rankings after going 2-1 at the Palomar Tournament over the weekend. Santiago Canyon picked up wins against Palomar and Saddleback but did fall against a very solid San Diego team in the semi finals. This weekend, the Hawks will be back in action as they will face Mt. San Jacinto on Thursday in first round action of the Hemet Valley Kiwanis Hoops and Crops Tournament.
8. Grossmont (6-2) The Griffins move up two spots in the rankings from last week with movement above them. Grossmont picked up a 81-75 home win over Compton in their lone game of the week. The Griffins will look to win their fourth game in a row on Friday night against 15th ranked Victor Valley in first round action at their own tournament.
9. Riverside (4-2) The Tigers move back into the top 10, with a slip up above them over the weekend. Riverside had the weekend off, and have not played since losing to Grossmont at the San Bernardino Tournament on November 18th. The Tigers are the fourth team from the Orange Empire Conference that is ranked in the top 10. This weeekend, Riverside will face Bakersfield in first round action at the Hemet Valley Kiwanis Hoops and Crops Tournament on Thursday.
10. Cerritos (5-2) The Falcons drop two spots after suffering a set back last week against top ranked San Bernardino. Cerritos has now lost two straight games after starting the season 5-0. The Falcons will look to get back on track on Friday in first round action at the Mountie Basketball Classic against Imperial Valley.
11. San Diego Miramar (6-2) The Jets move up two spots in the rankings after a solid showing at the Palomar Tournament going 2-1. Miramar picked up a close win over Los Angeles Harbor and followed that up with a win over Saddleback. In the championship game, the Jets suffered a loss against San Diego. Miramar will be back in action this weekend as the Jets will face Cuyamaca on the road in their lone game of the week.
12. Saddleback (5-4) The Gauchos drop five spots in the rankings after going 1-2 at the Palomar Tournament. Saddleback picked up a first round victory over San Diego Mesa but suffered two defeats against ranked opponents (San Diego Miramar and Santiago Canyon). The Gauchos are 2-3 in their last five games and will have this weekend off to regroup. Saddleback will face Reedley on December 6th in first round action at the Modesto Tournament.
13. Ventura (7-2) The Pirates move up one spot in the rankings after a slip up above them. Ventura has won five straight games and have not played since a November 18th win over Cerritos. The Pirates will be back in action on Tuesday with a non conference battle at home against Santa Monica. Ventura will then face off against Los Angeles Harbor in first round action at the Gregg Anderson Memorial Tournament hosted by Antelope Valley on Friday.
14. West Los Angeles (5-3) The Wildcats move up one spot in the rankings after having the week off last week. West Los Angeles has won four of five games and will look to have another solid weekend as the Wildcats will face Los Angeles Valley on Thursday in first round action at their own tournament.
15. Victor Valley (5-1) The Rams step into the rankings for the first time this season after starting the season winning five of thier first six games. Last week, Victor Valley picked up a win over Desert and will look to stay on track this weekend as the Rams will face Grossmont in first round action at the Grossmont Tournament on Friday.
Signaling a Light: Hancock (6-3), Bakersfield (4-3), Long Beach (5-3), Los Angeles Harbor (5-4), Pasadena (4-3), Irvine Valley (5-2).