Week 5 Southern California Rankings
1. San Bernardino (10-0) The Wolverines are one of the two remaining undefeated teams in the state and remain at number one in our week five rankings. Last week, San Bernardino went 3-0 and won the Gregg Anderson Memorial Tournament. The Wolverines picked up wins over Rio Hondo (101-63), Ventura (84-83) and De Anza (81-74) in the final. San Bernardino has won ten straight to start the season. The Wolverines will be in action on Thursday at the Riverside Tournament against 6th ranked Fullerton.
2. Citrus (10-2) The Owls move up a spot in the rankings and are at number two this week. Citrus is on a seven game winning streak and went 3-0 last week. The Owls beat Canada (101-89), East Los Angeles (81-73) and Cuesta (89-86) in action last week. The Owls are 2-2 against teams within our Signal The Light Basketball rankings and will in action on Saturday at home against Los Angeles Pierce in their lone game of the week.
3. San Diego (13-2) The Knight jump up two spots in our rankings following a 3-0 weekend which saw them win the Grossmont Tournament. San Diego picked up wins against Desert (99-77), Los Angeles Southwest (101-89) and blew out Grossmont (96-67) to win the championship. Since losing to Citrus, the Knights have won six games straight and will finally have a weekend off. The Knights are 5-2 against teams that are ranked within our Signal The Light Basketball rankings.
4. Copper Mounain (10-2) The Fighting Cacti remain in the top 5 but fall two spots after going 2-1 at the Mt. San Jacinto tournament last weekend. Copper Mountain knocked off Canyons 98-68, but lost to Mt. San Jacinto 75-74 in the semi finals of the tournament. In the 3rd place game, the Fighting Cacti picked up a 87-83 win over Riverside. The Fighting Cacti are 5-1 against teams that our ranked within our rankings and will face Yuba on Wednesday at the Modesto Tournament.
5. East Los Angeles (7-2) The Huskies drop one spot and are at number five this week. East Los Angeles picked up wins against Fullerton (59-53), and Southwestern (76-62) but suffered a loss against Citrus (81-73) in a battle of teams ranked within the top five. The Huskies are 2-2 against teams ranked within our rankings and will face Mt. San Jacinto on Thursday at the Riverside Tournament.
6. Fullerton (7-4) The Hornets remain at number six in the rankings after going 2-1 last week at the Citrus Tournament. Fullerton picked up wins against Cuesta and Canada but suffered a loss against East Los Angeles (59-53). Fullerton is 2-3 against teams that our within our rankings and this week, the Hornets will face top ranked San Bernardino on Thursday at the Riverside Tournament.
7. Cerritos (8-2) The Falcons move up three spots in our latest rankings as Cerritos continues to fly under the radar and continue to win games. Last weekend, the Falcons beat Imperial Valley, Merritt, and Mt. San Antonio at the Mountie Classic in Walnut. Cerritos is 1-2 against teams ranked in our rankings and will be in action on Saturday on the road against Allan Hancock in a non conference match up for their lone game of the week.
8. Grossmont (8-3) The Griffins remain at number eight after going 2-1 last week at their own tournament. Grossmont picked up wins against Victor Valley and Palomar before losing big to San Diego in the championship game yesterday 96-67. Grossmont is 2-3 against teams ranked within our Signal The Light Basketball rankings but they have been solid this season. The Griffins return to action on Thursday against Desert at the Santa Barbara Tournament.
9. San Diego Miramar (7-2) The Jets move into the top 10, and jumped up two spots in the rankings after going 1-0 last week. Miramar picked up a 96-57 win over Cuyamaca and have won 5 of their last 6 games. The Jets are 2-2 against teams that are ranked and this weekend Miramar will be at the Santa Barbara Tournament and face Los Angeles Valley in first round action on Thursday.
10. Saddleback (5-4) The Gauchos move up two spots in the rankings despite having the weekend off. The Gauchos are 1-3 against teams ranked within our Signal The Light Basketball rankings. Saddleback will look to end their two game skid this week as the Gauchos will be up in Northern California and face Reedley at the Modesto Tournament on Wednesday.
11. West Los Angeles (8-3) The Wildcats move up three spots in the rankings and jump to number 11 following thier tournament win last weekend. West Los Angeles picked up wins over Los Angeles Valley, Long Beach, and Barstow. West Los Angeles is 0-3 against teams ranked within our rankings and will be in action at home against Mira Costa on Thursday in their lone game of the week.
12. Santiago Canyon (10-3) The Hawks drop five spots in the rankings after going 1-2 last weekend at the Mt. San Jacinto Tournament. Santiago Canyon picked up a win against Canyons but suffered losses against Mt. San Jacinto and Bakersfield over the weekend. Santiago Canyon is 1-1 against teams within our rankings and the Hawks will be in action on Friday at home against Southwestern in non conference action.
13. Victor Valley (7-2) The Rams move up in the rankings following a 2-1 weekend. Victor Valley lost to Grossmont in the first round of the Grossmont Tournament, but the Rams picked up wins against Santa Monica and Moorpark to stay in the rankings. Victor Valley is 0-2 against teams that are ranked and will take thier show up north this weekend as the Rams will face Marin on Friday at the Foothill Tournament in Los Altos.
14. Irvine Valley (7-3) The Lasers move into the rankings for the first time this season after going 2-1 last weekend up north. Irvine Valley has won seven of their first ten to start the season and are 0-1 against teams ranked within our rankings this season. The Lasers will be in action on Thursday at the Cypress Tournament in first round action.
15. Riverside (5-4) The Tigers drop six spots in the rankings after having a rough week. Riverside lost to Chaffey and Copper Mountain at the Mt. San Jacinto Tournament and the Tigers have lost four of thier last five games. Riverside is 0-3 against teams that are ranked within our rankings and will look to get back on the winning side as they open up with Bethesda on Thursday in first round action of thier own tournament.
Signaling a Light: Ventura (9-4), Hancock (6-4), Long Beach (7-3), Chaffey (5-5), Palomar (6-4), Mt. San Jacinto (5-6)