Final Southern California Rankings
1. San Diego (29-2) The Knights remain at the top spot of our rankings after picking up two wins in the final week of the regular season. San Diego blew out Imperial Valley and followed that up with a 99-76 win over San Diego Mesa. The Knights which were our preseason number one will look to pick up a top seed as San Diego is on a 22 game winning streak and went undefeated in Pacific Coast South Conference action.
2. San Bernardino (26-4): The Wolverines end up as we picked them in our preseason poll at number two. San Bernardino picked up wins against San Diego Miramar and Mt. San Jacinto to close out the season and go undefeated in Pacific Coast North Conference action. The Wolverines will await seeding later today but appear to be locked in as a number two seed as San Bernardino has won their last 13 games.
3. East Los Angeles (24-5) The Huskies end the season as well as we had them at number three in our preseason poll. East Los Angeles moved up a spot after picking up wins against Los Angeles Trade Tech and Chaffey in the final week of South Coast North Conference action. The Huskies have won eight straight games and will look to make some noise in the Southern California playoffs beginning later this week.
4. Citrus (26-4): The Western State East Conference champions finish the regular season as our number four team in Southern California. Citrus was 10th in our preseason poll and the Owls picked up wins against Antelope Valley and Barstow to close out the conference season with a 9-1 record. The Owls are a solid team and we expect them to make some noise in the post season following a 26 win season.
5. Orange Coast (20-7): The Pirates end the season with 20 wins and the title of Orange Empire Conference champions next to their name. Orange Coast has been the story of the season as the Pirates finished off the season with a win at Riverside and finish off conference with an 11-1 record. Orange Coast will look to continue their solid play with a good seed in the post season.
6. Cerritos (24-5): The Falcons drop three spots in our final rankings after suffering a road loss against unranked Long Beach in their finale. The South Coast South Conference champions were our preseason number five and the Falcons had a spectacular season winning 24 games and being one of the most consistent teams in Southern California throughout the 2017-2018 season.
7. Fullerton (20-7): The Hornets end the season as our seventh ranked team in Southern California after picking up a win against Santiago Canyon in the final week of Orange Empire Conference action. Fullerton finished second place in the conference and our preseason number eight team will look to make a deep run in the post season after playing solid basketball throughout the season.
8. Ventura (21-8) The Western State North Conference champions finish the season at number eight moving up two spots from a week ago. Ventura picked up wins against Oxnard and Santa Barbara and finished Conferene action with a 9-1 record to take home the title. Ventura has played we will see them in the post season and could be a dangerous team.
9. Copper Mountain (20-9) The Fighting Cacti finish the regular season breaking our top 10 and moving up four spots in the final week with a shake up above them. Copper Mountain had a spectacular season, as the first year program picked up a win over Saddleback in the final week of action. We had Copper Mountain at number nine to begin the season and the Fighting Cacti will be in the post season in their first season after winning 20 games.
10. Grossmont (18-9): The Griffins drop two spots in the rankings after going 1-1 in the final week of action in the Pacific Coast South Conference. Grossmont picked up a win against Cuyamaca but suffered a loss against Southwestern in the final game of the season. Grossmont had a standout season and the Griffins finish the regular season with 18 wins.
11. Allan Hancock (21-9): The Bulldogs drop two spots in the rankings after going 1-1 in the final week of action. The 2nd place team in the Western State North Conference suffered a huge loss to Cuesta and followed that up with a win over Oxnard. Allan Hancock will go into the post season with 21 wins.
12. San Diego Miramar (19-9): The Jets finish off the regular season dropping a spot in our final rankings after losing to San Bernardino and picking up a win against MiraCosta. San Diego Miramar lost two of their last three games but should expect a post season bid after winning 19 games this season. Miramar had a solid season and was a consistent name in our rankings throughout the season although they flew under our radar as the season started.
13. Santiago Canyon (19-9): Another first year program in our final rankings of the 2017-2018 season. The Hawks drop one spot in our final rankings but I cant expect I saw this happening this season. Santiago Canyon won their first eight games of the season and continued to have success all season. The Hawks had a standout first season and could be a team that could play the spoiler role against a higher seed.
14. West Los Angeles (18-10) The Western State South Conference champions finish out the season as our number fourteen team. The Wildcats picked up wins against Los Angeles Pierce and Canyons in the final week to bring home the conference title. West Los Angeles has won four games in a row and will go into the postseason after winning the conference title.
15. Long Beach (18-11): The Vikings close out the season in our rankings after picking up wins against Los Angeles Southwest and Cerritos in the final week. Long Beach closed out the season on a four game winning streak and will await to see if they get into the post season after finishing second place in the South Coast South Conference.
Signaling a Light: Riverside (16-10), Palomar (16-13).