Rams go into week 10 as top team in Northern California

Week 10 Regular Season Northern California Signal The Light Basketball Rankings

1. San Francisco (21-1): The Rams remain at our top spot in the rankings after going 2-0 last week. San Francisco picked up a huge 89-79 win over Las Positas in a game between our number one and number two teams in the state. Following that win the Rams cruised past Foothill to extend their winning streak to 17 games. San Francisco is closing in on a Coast North Conference championship and the Rams have put together a 13-1 record against teams with a winning record and have a 11-1 record against teams ranked within our week 10 rankings. This upcoming week, the Rams will take on Ohlone on the road on Wednesday and follow that up with another road game against 9th ranked San Mateo on Friday.

2. West Valley (17-3): The Vikings move up one spot in our rankings following a 1-0 week. West Valley cruised past San Jose 90-71 for their 5th straight win and remained at the top of the Coast South standings. The Vikings have a 7-3 record against teams with a winning record and West Valley has a 3-3 record against teams that are ranked within our rankings. This upcoming week, West Valley will face off against 13th ranked Cabrillo on the road on Wednesday and follow that up with a home game against De Anza on Friday.

3. Las Positas (17-2): The Hawks drop one spot in the rankings after putting together a 2-1 week. Las Positas had their 16 game winning streak snapped with a loss against San Francisco but the Hawks had victories over Foothill and Ohlone last week. The Hawks have a 4-1 record against teams that have a winning record and Las Positas is 3-1 against teams that are ranked within our week 10 rankings. This upcoming week, the Hawks are on the court three times as Las Positas will face Skyline later tonight at home, face Foothill at home on Wednesday and then take on Skyline on the road on Friday to end their week.

4. Sequoias (17-4): The Giants move up two spots in the rankings after going 3-0 last week. Sequoias had wins over West Hills Coalinga twice and beat West Hills Lemoore this past week and the Giants are at the top of the CVC standings with a 6-1 record. This season the Giants have posted a 7-2 record against teams that have a winning record and Sequoias has put together a 4-2 record against teams within our rankings. This upcoming week, the Giants will take on 15th ranked Fresno at home on Wednesday and follow that up with a road game against Merced on Saturday.

5. Yuba (13-6): The 49ers make the biggest jump of the week with a shake up above them moving up five spots. Yuba picked up three wins as the 49ers beat Marin twice and Mendocino to pick up their 7th straight win. The 49ers are at the top of the Bay Valley Conference and have a 3-6 record against teams with a winning record and have posted a 0-6 record against teams that are ranked within our week 10 rankings (losses coming against Santa Rosa 2x, CCSF 2x, East Los Angeles, and San Jose). This week, the 49ers will host 7th ranked Contra Costa at home tonight, and face Merritt on the road on Wednesday.

6. Columbia (18-2): The Claim Jumpers drop two spots in the rankings after having a 2-1 week. Columbia knocked off Fresno and West Hills Coalinga but suffered a setback on the road losing to Fresno in their 2nd matchup of the week. This season, Columbia has put together a 10-1 record against teams that have a winning record and the Claim Jumpers are 8-1 against teams that are ranked within our week 10 rankings. This week, the Claim Jumpers will face Porterville at home tonight, then take on Porterville two days later on the road, and end their week against Reedley at home on Saturday.

7. Contra Costa (13-3): The Comets drop two spots in the rankings after going 2-1 last week. Contra Costa lost to unranked Merritt early in the week but followed that up with wins against Napa and Alameda. This season the Comets have a 5-1 record against teams that have a winning record and Contra Costa is 2-1 against teams ranked within our week 10 rankings. This week the Comets will face 5th ranked Yuba on the road tonight, and follow that up with a home game against Marin on Wednesday and then face Mendocino at home on Friday.

8. San Mateo (15-5): The Bulldogs drop one spot in the rankings after going 2-1 last week. San Mateo had a setback against Chabot early in the week but picked up wins against Skyline and Canada. The Bulldogs have a 4-5 record against teams that have a winning record and San Mateo has a 2-5 record against teams that are ranked within our week 10 rankings. This week, the Bulldogs will face 14th ranked Chabot on the road on Wednesday and follow that up with a home game against top ranked San Francisco on Friday.

9. San Jose (17-4): The Jaguars drop down one spot in the rankings after going 1-1 last week in Coast South Conference action. San Jose lost to West Valley on the road and followed that up with a home win against Hartnell. This season the Jaguars have put together a 5-3 record against teams with winning records and San Jose is 3-2 against teams ranked within our week 10 rankings. This week, San Jose will face Gavilan on the road on Wednesday and follow that up with another road one against Monterey on Friday.

10. Santa Rosa (14-6): The Bearcubs drop one spot in the rankings after going 2-1 last week in Big 8 Conference action. Santa Rosa picked up wins against Sierra and American River but had their 11 game winning streak snapped with a loss against Diablo Valley. This season the Bearcubs are 8-5 against teams that have a winning record and are 4-4 against teams that are ranked within our week 10 rankings. This upcoming week, Santa Rosa takes on American River on the road on Tuesday, follow that up with a road game against Cosumnes River on Friday and end their week with a home game on Sunday against Modesto.

11. Los Medanos (14-3): The Mustangs stay put at number 11 after going 1-0 last week. Los Medanos went on the road and beat Napa Valley 100-95 last week in Bay Valley Conference action. This season, the Mustangs have put together a 2-3 record against teams with a winning record and have a 0-3 record against teams within our week 10 rankings. This upcoming week, the Mustangs will face Napa at home later on tonight, face Alameda at home on Wednesday and Marin on the road on Friday in Bay Valley Conference action.

12. Folsom Lake (10-5): The Falcons move up one spot in our rankings after picking up two wins last week. Folsom Lake picked up wins against Modesto and San Joaquin Delta as the Falcons have won 7 straight games and are 4-0 in Big 8 action. This season, Folsom Lake has a 3-4 record against teams with a winning record and have a 1-4 record against teams within our week 10 rankings. This upcoming week, Folsom Lake will take on Sacramento at home tonight, follow that up with a road game against Sierra on Tuesday, face Sacramento at home on Friday and end their week with a home game against Diablo Valley.

13. Chabot (12-6): The Gladiators drop one spot in the rankings after going 3-1 last week. Chabot picked up a huge win against San Mateo, but had a setback against Foothill mid week, but ended the week with two straight wins over Skyline and Ohlone. This season, Chabot has a 4-4 record against teams with winning records and the Gladiators are 2-2 against teams that are ranked in our week 10 rankings. This week, Chabot will face Canada at home tonight, follow that up with a home game against 8th ranked San Mateo on Wednesday, and end their week against Canada on the road on Friday.

14. Cabrillo (10-7): The Seahawks move up one spot in the rankings after picking up a win last week. Cabrillo picked up a 79-71 road win over De Anza in their only game last week. The Seahawks have won 6 of their last 7 and have a 3-7 record against teams that have a winning record and are 0-6 against teams that are ranked within our week 10 rankings. This upcoming week, Cabrillo will face Alameda at home in a non conference game, follow that up with a home game on Wednesday against 2nd ranked West Valley and then end their week with another home game against Hartnell on Friday.

15. Fresno (10-6): The Rams drop down one spot in the rankings after going 2-1 last week in CVC action. Fresno lost to Columbia early in the week, and followed that up with wins against Merced and Columbia at home. The Rams have won 7 of 8 and are 1-5 against teams that have a winning record and Fresno is 1-3 against teams that are ranked in our rankings. This week, the Rams face 4th ranked Sequoias on the road on Wednesday and then travel to West Hills Coalinga on Saturday.

Signaling a Light: Delta (12-9), Porterville (12-6), Monterey (14-6), Redwoods (12-5)