West Valley stays atop for 2nd week in a row

Week 4 Regular Season Northern California Signal The Light Basketball Rankings

1. West Valley (7-0): The Vikings stay on top of the STLB Norcal rankings after winning two games last week. West Valley picked up a 88-62 victory over San Joaquin Delta and followed that up with a 95-72 win over highly ranked San Mateo in a battle of ranked teams. West Valley has been solid all season long and the Vikings have won seven games in a row to start the season. West Valley is 1-0 against teams within our STLB rankings and will travel down south this weekend and play in the Grossmont Tournament and face Cuesta in the first round.

2. San Francisco (4-1): The Rams remain at the two spot after having the week off. San Francisco has won four of five to start the season and after losing to West Valley in their last outing the Rams will look to get back on track. San Francisco is 3-1 against teams ranked within our STLB rankings and the Rams will take on Delta at home on Friday and follow that up with another home game against 4th ranked Sequoias on Saturday night.

3. Columbia (7-0): The Claim Jumpers remain at number three in our rankings after picking up a win last week over Butte. Columbia has won seven games in a row to start the season and showed toughness in a 85-70 win over Butte in their last outing. The Claim Jumpers have not faced a team within our STLB rankings and will face De Anza in first round action at the Saltwalter Classic hosted by Cabrillo College.

4. Sequoias (4-1): The Giants move up one spot in the rankings after winning one game last week. Sequoias went on the road and edged unranked Modesto 81-72 and won their fourth game in a row since dropping their opening game at home against Palo Verde. Sequoias has not faced a team ranked within our STLB rankings and the Giants will take on Ohlone on Friday night and follow that up with a huge game against 2nd ranked San Francisco on Saturday night on the road.

5. San Jose (7-1): The Jaguars move up a spot in the rankings into the top five despite having the week off. San Jose has started the season winning seven of their first eight and have shown to be one of the top teams in Northern California. The Jaguars have not faced a team ranked within our STLB rankings and will be in action twice this upcoming week. San Jose will take on 6th ranked San Mateo on the road on Tuesday and follow that up with a home game against a Skyline team that has won six of their first seven.

6. San Mateo (6-1): The Bulldogs drop two spots in the rankings after suffering their first loss of the season. San Mateo went on the road and suffered a loss against top ranked West Valley 95-72. The Bulldogs have won six of their first seven games and are 0-1 against teams ranked within our STLB rankings. This week, the Bulldogs will be in action twice as San Mateo will face 5th ranked San Jose on the road on Tuesday and follow that up in tournament action with a first round game against Merritt at the Saltwater Classic hosted by Cabrillo on Friday.

7. Los Medanos (6-0): The Mustangs remain at number seven in the rankings after picking up their sixth straight win last week. Los Medanos edged Gavilan 91-89 at home and the Mustangs are one of three undefeated teams left in Northern California. This season the Mustangs are 1-0 against teams ranked within our STLB rankings and will be in action twice this week as Los Medanos will face Sacramento on Tuesday at home and follow that up with another home game against Modesto on Friday night.

8. Redwoods (5-1): The Corsairs remain at number eight in the rankings after not playing last week. Redwoods had a game cancelled against the Simpson JV but the Corsairs have started the season winning five of six to start the year off. Redwoods is 0-1 against teams ranked within our STLB rankings and are 2-0 in games decided by 1 point. This week, Redwoods is in action three times as they are hosting the Coach Tregs Classic. The Corsairs will face West Hills-Coalinga on Thursday, Sierra on Friday and end their week of games against Marin on Saturday.

9. Yuba (3-3): The 49ers remain at number nine after picking up another win last week. Yuba has won three straight games after cruising past Feather River 111-76 last week. The 49ers have dominated opponents since their opening weekend which saw them lose three straight games. Yuba is 0-3 against teams ranked within our STLB rankings but have shown they are a dominate team in Northern California averaging 32.3 points per win. This week, the 49ers will host Shasta on Tuesday for their lone game of the week and will look for their fourth straight win.

10. Las Positas (6-1): The Hawks remain at number ten in the rankings after picking up another win last week. Las Positas picked up a 66-65 win in overtime over Cabrillo for their sixth straight win. The Hawks have won six straight since their season opening loss and have not faced a team that is ranked within our STLB rankings this season. This week, the Hawks will have three games at the James Clark Tournament hosted by Cosumnes River. Las Positas will take on Fresno on Thursday, Reedley on Friday and then end their week with a game against Siskiyous on Saturday.

11. Chabot (4-3): The Gladiators remain at number eleven after having the week off. Chabot will look to get back on track as the Gladiators have lost three of their last four games after winning their first three to start the season. Chabot is 2-1 against teams ranked within our STLB rankings and will be off this week again. The Gladiators will return to action on December 10th when they host Diablo Valley after a 21 day lay off since their last game.

12. Santa Rosa (3-3): The Bearcubs remain at number twelve in the rankings after having the week off. Santa Rosa has been battling injuries early in the season but have won three of their last four games after starting the season 0-2. Santa Rosa is 1-3 against teams ranked within our STLB rankings and will have one game this week as the Bearcubs will host Gavilan on Wednesday.

13. Contra Costa (5-1): The Comets remain at number thirteen after having the week off. Contra Costa has started the season off winning five of their first six games and have looked very good in the young season. Contra Costa has not faced a team within our STLB rankings and will have the week off and return to action on December 7th when the Comets host Butte after a 14 day lay off since their last game.

14. Porterville (6-1): The Pirates remain in our rankings and stay at number fourteen after picking up a win last week. Porterville has started the season winning six of seven and the Pirates are currently on a four game winning streak after beating De Anza 100-74 on the road last week. Porterville is 0-1 against teams within our rankings and will be in action twice this week as the Pirates will face Bakersfield on the road on Thursday and follow that up with a home game against Canada on Saturday.

15. Monterey (6-1): The Lobos close out our rankings as Monterey remains at number fifteen after picking up a win last week. Monterey has started the season winning six of seven and picked up a 83-76 road win over Ohlone last week in their lone game. Monterey is 1-0 against teams that are ranked within our rankings and will host the Monterey Bay Classic this weekend and face Santa Barbara in first round action.

Signaling a Light: Skyline (6-1), Cosumnes River (5-2), Diablo Valley (3-2)