Hornets stay put at top of Socal week 9 rankings

Week 9 Regular Season Southern California Signal The Light Basketball Rankings

  1. Fullerton (15-1): The Hornets stay at the top of the rankings after producing two wins last week in Orange Empire Conference action. Fullerton went on the road and knocked off Riverside and followed that up with a come from behind home win against Saddleback for their 7th straight win. This season the Hornets have put together a 9-1 record against teams that have a winning record and Fullerton is 8-1 against teams ranked within our STLB rankings this season. This upcoming week, the Hornets will take on Santa Ana tonight, travel to 11th ranked Irvine Valley on Wednesday and end their week at home on Friday night against Cypress.

2. Santiago Canyon (14-1): The Hawks move up one spot in the rankings after posting a victory last week. Santiago Canyon has been one of the hottest teams as the Hawks have won 11 straight after cruising past Santa Ana last week and putting up 137 points in the win. This season, the Hawks have put together a 7-0 record against teams that have a winning record and Santiago Canyon has a 3-0 record against teams that are ranked within our STLB rankings. This week, the Hawks will face Cypress on Wednesday on the road and then travel to 14th ranked Saddleback on Friday to end their week.

3. Ventura (15-2): The Pirates move up one spot in the ranking and jump to number three this week. Ventura picked up a win last week over Oxnard in their lone game and remained undefeated in conference. Ventura is 6-2 against teams that have a winning record and the Pirates are 2-2 against teams that are in the STLB rankings. Ventura will be on the court twice this upcoming week as the Pirates will face Cuesta on Wednesday in a battle of undefeated teams within in the conference and follow that up with a home game against Santa Barbara on Saturday.

4. San Diego (15-3): The Knights move up one spot in the rankings after posting two victories last week. San Diego picked up wins against MiraCosta and Grossmont and the Knights have won six straight games and remain undefeated in Pacific Coast Conference action. This season the Knights are 6-3 against teams that have a winning record and have put together a 2-2 record against teams that are ranked within our STLB rankings. This upcoming week, the Knights will face Cuyamaca on the road on Wednesday and follow that up with another road game on Friday when San Diego will take on San Diego Mesa on Friday.

5. San Bernardino (11-4): The Wolverines drop three spots in the rankings after going 1-1 last week in Inland Empire Conference action. San Bernardino cruised past Barstow but followed that up with a loss against Mt. San Jacinto which ended their four game winning streak. This season, the Wolverines have a 7-4 record against teams that have a winning record and San Bernardino is 5-4 against teams that are ranked within our STLB rankings. This upcoming week, San Bernardino will face Chaffey on the road on Wednesday and follow that up with another road game on Saturday against Desert.

6. West Los Angeles (14-3): The Wildcats remain put at number six after picking up three wins last week. West Los Angeles picked up wins against Antelope Valley, Bakersfield and Canyons last week as the Wildcats have won six straight games. West Los Angeles has put together a 6-3 record against teams that have a winning record and the Wildcats are 3-3 against teams within our STLB rankings. This upcoming week, the Wildcats will take on Santa Monica on the road on Wednesday and follow that up with a home game against Glendale on Saturday.

7. East Los Angeles (16-4): The Huskies stay put at number seven after picking up a win last week. East Los Angeles has won eight straight games after picking up a road win over Los Angeles Trade Tech. The Huskies have a 7-4 record against teams with winning records and East Los Angeles has posted a 6-4 record against teams within our STLB rankings this season. This week, the Huskies will be in action one time as East Los Angeles will face Pasadena on the road on Friday in their lone game of the week.

8. Citrus (12-5): The Owls move up one spot after picking up two wins last week. Citrus picked up wins over Canyons and Antelope Valley winning their fifth win out of their last six outings. The Owls are 6-5 against teams that have a winning record and Citrus is 4-4 against teams that are ranked within our STLB rankings. This upcoming week, the Owls will be in action three times, as Citrus will face Bakersfield at home later tonight, follow that up with another home game against Glendale on Wednesday and are scheduled to face Los Angeles Valley on Saturday at home to end their week.

9. Mt. San Antonio (12-4): The Mounties move up four spots in the rankings after picking up a win last week and move into the top ten. Mt. San Antonio cruised to a victory over Pasadena in their lone game of the week as the Mounties have won seven of their last eight games. This season the Mounties are 3-3 against teams that have a winning record and Mt. San Antonio is 2-3 against teams that are ranked within our STLB rankings. This upcoming week, the Mounties will be on the court one time as Mt. San Antonio will face Los Angeles Trade Tech on Wednesday on the road.

10. Los Angeles Southwest (11-5): The Cougars move two spots down in the rankings after going 1-1 last week in conference action. Los Angeles Southwest lost to Cerritos but picked up a victory over Long Beach in conference action. The Cougars have a 2-5 record with teams that have a winning record and Los Angeles Southwest has put together a 2-5 record against teams ranked within our STLB rankings. This week, the Cougars will be in action three times as Los Angeles Southwest will face Los Angeles Trade Tech later today at home, follow that up with a road game against Compton on Wednesday and finish their week with a road game against Los Angeles Harbor on Friday to end their week.

11. Irvine Valley (10-5): The Lasers move up four spots in the rankings after posting one victory last week. Irvine Valley picked up a win against Saddleback and won their third straight game. This season the Lasers are 3-5 against teams that have winning records and Irvine Valley has put together a 2-4 record against teams that are within our STLB rankings. This week, the Lasers will be in action twice as Irvine Valley will take on top ranked Fullerton on Wednesday and follow that up with another home game against Golden West on Friday.

12. Mt. San Jacinto (9-7): The Eagles move into the rankings after picking up three wins last week in Inland Empire Conference action. Mt. San Jacinto picked up wins over Cerro Coso, , Palo Verde, and San Bernardino for three straight wins. This season, the Eagles are 2-5 against teams that have a winning record and Mt. San Jacinto has put together a 2-5 record against teams that are ranked within our STLB rankings. This week the Eagles will be in action three times as Mt. San Jacinto will take on Copper Mountain tonight, follow that up with a road game against Barstow and follow that up with a road game against Cerro Coso on Saturday to end the week.

13. Riverside (10-6): The Tigers drop two spots in the rankings after losing their lone game last week. Riverside went on the road and lost to Fullerton in Orange Empire Conference action. This season, Riverside has a 3-5 record against teams that have a winning record and the Tigers have a 3-5 record against teams ranked within our STLB rankings this season. This week, Riverside will take on Golden West tonight at home, follow that up with a road game against Santa Ana on Wednesday and follow that up with a home game against Orange Coast on Friday.

14. Saddleback (10-6): The Bobcats drop four spots in the rankings after suffering two losses last week in Orange Empire Conference action. Saddleback lost to Irvine Valley and opened up a big halftime lead but lost to Fullerton on the road. Saddleback is 2-5 against teams that have posted a winning record and the Bobcats are 1-3 against teams that are ranked within our STLB rankings. This week, the Bobcats will be in action three times as Saddleback will face Cypress tonight at home, follow that up with a road game against Golden West on Wednesday and then face 2nd ranked Santiago Canyon at home on Friday.

15. Cerritos (9-6): The Falcons come into the rankings this week after picking up a win last week. Cerritos went on the road and picked up a win over Los Angeles Southwest as the Falcons have won four of their last five games. This season the Falcons have put together a 5-5 record against teams that have posted winning records and Cerritos is 3-4 against teams that are ranked within our STLB rankings. This week, the Falcons will be in action twice as Cerritos will face Long Beach on the road on Wednesday and follow that up with a home game against El Camino on Friday to end their week.

Signaling a Light: Cerro Coso (13-4), Palomar (11-5), Cypress (10-6), Bakersfield (9-5), Los Angeles Harbor (9-5)