Rams stay at top coming into Week 9

Week 9 Regular Season Northern California Signal The Light Basketball Rankings

  1. San Francisco (19-1): The Rams continue to be our top team in Northern California following two wins last week. San Francisco has now won 15 in a row following wins over Skyline and Chabot in Coast North Conference action. The Rams are now 14-1 against teams that have a winning record and have put together a 10-1 record against teams that are ranked within our STLB week 9 rankings. This week, the Rams will face 2nd ranked Las Positas in a huge conference game on Wednesday at home and follow that up with another home game against Foothill on Friday to end their week.

2. Las Positas (15-1): The Hawks move up one spot in the rankings following their win last week. Las Positas won their 15th straight game cruising past Canada 100-49 in Coast North Conference action. The Hawks have scored 90 points or more in their last 5 games and have a 4-1 record against teams that have a winning record this season. Las Positas is 3-0 against teams that are ranked within our STLB rankings this season. This upcoming week, the Hawks will be in action three times as Las Positas opens up this week with a road game against Foothill tonight, follow that up with a huge match up against top ranked San Francisco on the road on Wednesday and then end the week with a home game against Ohlone on Friday.

3. West Valley (16-3): The Vikings move up one spot in the rankings after picking up two wins last week. West Valley continues to roll in Coast South Conference action as the Vikings cruised to wins over Monterey and Hartnell and remained undefeated in conference action. West Valley has posted a 7-3 record against teams with winning records and the Vikings have a 2-3 record against teams ranked within our STLB rankings. This upcoming week, the Vikings will be in action one time as West Valley will take on 8th ranked San Jose at home on Wednesday evening.

4. Columbia (16-1): The Claim Jumpers drop two spots in the rankings after suffering their first loss last week and drop two spots. After picking up a huge win against Sequoias, Columbia lost on the road against Merced as the Blue Devils ended their 16 game winning streak. This season the Claim Jumpers have put together a 10-0 record against teams with a winning record and Columbia is 7-0 against teams that are ranked within are STLB rankings this season. This upcoming week, Columbia will be in action three times as they will face Fresno at home tonight, travel to West Hills Coalinga on Wednesday and follow that up with a road game against Fresno on Saturday.

5. Contra Costa (11-2): The Comets move into the top five for the first time this season despite not having a game last week. Contra Costa comes into this week on a 3 game winning streak and is undefeated in Bay Valley Conference action. This season, the Comets have put together a 6-1 record against teams that have a winning record and have posted a 2-1 record against teams within our STLB rankings. This week, the Comets will face Merritt at home tonight, Napa Valley at home on Wednesday and follow that up with a road game against Alameda on Friday.

6. Sequoias (14-4): The Giants drop one spot in the rankings after going 2-1 last week in Central Valley Conference action. Sequoias picked up wins against Merced, beat Porterville for the second time this season but had a setback in a big conference game against Columbia. This season the Giants have a 8-2 record against teams with a winning record and have put together a 4-2 record against teams ranked within our STLB rankings this season. This upcoming week, the Giants will be in action three times this week as Sequoias will face West Hills Coalinga tonight on the road, follow that up with home games against West Hills Lemoore and West Hill Coalinga to end their week.

7. San Mateo (13-4): The Bulldogs stay put in the rankings after not having a game last week. San Mateo is 2-1 in Coast North Conference action and have put together a 4-4 record against teams that have winning records and the Bulldogs are 2-4 against teams ranked within our STLB rankings. This week, San Mateo will take on 12th ranked Chabot at home tonight, follow that up with a road game against Skyline on Wednesday and end their three game week with a home game against Canada on Friday.

8. San Jose (16-3): The Jaguars remain put at number eight in our rankings following a win last week. San Jose picked up a home victory against De Anza in their lone game of the week and won their 9th game out of their last 10 games. San Jose has a 6-2 record against teams that have posted a winning record and are 3-1 against teams that are ranked within our STLB rankings this season. This upcoming week, the Jaguars will face 3rd ranked West Valley on the road on Wednesday and then have a home game against Hartnell on Friday for their 2nd game of the week.

9. Santa Rosa (12-5): The Bearcubs remain put in the rankings after picking up three wins last week in Big 8 Conference action. Santa Rosa picked up wins against Sierra, Sacramento, and Delta last week to push their winning streak up to nine games. Santa Rosa is one of the hottest teams in the state and have posted a 7-5 record against teams that have a winning record and the Bearcubs are 4-4 against teams ranked within our STLB week 9 rankings. This upcoming week, Santa Rosa will be in action three times as the Bearcubs will take on Sierra on the road on Tuesday, follow that up with a home game on Thursday against American River and end their week with a home game against Diablo Valley on Saturday.

10. Yuba (10-6): The 49ers move up two spots in the rankings after going 2-0 last week in Bay Valley Conference action. Yuba has now won four straight games and picked up wins over Napa and Alameda last week for their two wins. This season the 49ers are 3-6 against teams that have a winning record and Yuba is 1-6 against teams that are ranked within our STLB rankings this season. The upcoming week, the 49ers will have three games as Yuba will host Marin tonight, then travel to Marin on Wednesday and follow that up with a home game against Mendocino on Friday to end their week.

11. Los Medanos (13-3): The Mustangs move up two spots in the rankings after picking up a win last week in conference action. Los Medanos went on the road and beat Solano and have now move to .500 in conference action. This season the Mustangs are 3-3 against teams that have a winning record and Los Medanos is 0-2 against teams that are ranked within our week 9 STLB rankings. This upcoming week, the Mustangs will face Napa Valley at home on Tuesday and follow that up with a road game against Alameda on Thursday.

12. Chabot (9-5): The Gladiators drop two spots in the rankings after going 1-1 last week in Coast North Conference action. Chabot picked up a win against Skyline but suffered a setback against the top ranked team in Northern California (San Francisco). This season the Gladiators are 3-4 against teams that have a winning record and have posted a 1-2 record against teams that are ranked within our STLB rankings. This week, the Gladiators will be in action four times as Chabot will face 7th ranked San Mateo on the road later tonight, travel to Foothill on Wednesday, face Skyline at home on Friday and follow that up with another home game against Ohlone on Saturday.

13. Folsom Lake (8-5): The Falcons move up one spot in the rankings despite not having a game last week. Folsom Lake is currently on a five game winning streak and have put together 2-5 record against teams that have a winning record and the Falcons have a 1-3 record against teams that are ranked within our STLB rankings. This week, the Falcons will be in action for the first time in 2022 as Folsom Lake will face Modesto on the road on Tuesday, and follow that up with a home game against San Joaquin Delta on Friday to end their week.

14. Fresno (9-5): The Rams enter the rankings after winning their fifth straight game last week. Fresno picked up wins against West Hills Lemoore and Reedley and are 2-0 to start conference action. This season the Rams have put together a 1-4 record against teams with a winning record and Fresno is 0-2 against teams that are ranked within our STLB rankings this season. This week, the Rams will be tested as Fresno will face 4th ranked Columbia on the road tonight, follow that up with a home game against Merced on Wednesday and end their week at home against 4th ranked Columbia at home on Saturday.

15. Cabrillo (9-7): The Seahawks enter our rankings after posting two wins last week. Cabrillo has won five of their last six games and the Seahawks picked up wins over Gavilan and Monterey last week. This season, Cabrillo is 2-7 against teams that have a winning record and the Seahawks have a 0-6 record against teams that are ranked within our STLB rankings this season. This upcoming week, Cabrillo will have one game as the Seahawks will face De Anza on the road for their lone game of the week on Friday.

Signaling a Light: Redwoods (11-5), Monterey (12-5), American River (8-4), Porterville (10-5),