College of the Canyons surges to No. 2, Butte makes big jump to No. 4 in CCCSIA poll

Butte College football (Butte College Athletics)
Butte College football (Butte College Athletics)

Football rankings page l JCAB Coaches Poll (Oct. 1)

SACRAMENTO - Thanks to a come-from-behind 33-28 win over No. 2 Ventura College on Saturday, top-ranked Fullerton College was able to hold on to its No. 1 ranking in the California Community College Sports Information Association football poll released on Tuesday. The rest of the top 10 wasn't as stable with plenty of movement including a two-spot jump by College of the Canyons to No. 2 and Butte College's continue surge, which now puts it at No.4.

With the dust settling from losses by two of the top three ranked teams, most of the CCCAA football teams will take a break from action this weekend before starting the second half of the season next week. For now, though, parity is making an appearance throughout the state and the rankings reflect that. Fullerton's (5-0) 24th consecutive win wasn't easy but it did allow them all 13 first-place votes and 260 points.

Canyons (5-0), though, is only 18 points behind after turning back Golden West, 26-9 to join Fullerton as one of just two unbeaten National Division teams in the state. That moved COC from No. 4 to No. 2 with Riverside City - a 49-21 winner over No. 19 San Diego Mesa - in the third spot. Canyons' new home was created thanks to Butte's second upset in as many weeks. Last week it downed previously unbeaten City College of San Francisco and on Friday the Roadrunners traveled to No. 2 Laney for a 38-21 victory. 

That win gave Butte (4-1) a four-spot jump to No. 4 with Ventura (4-1) and Laney (4-1) still garnering enough respect from the voters to remain near the top at No. 5 and No.6, respectively. CCSF (4-1) rebounded to beat College of the Siskiyous, 19-16, and take the No. 7 position in the poll with Mt. San Antonio (4-1), Southwestern (4-1) and Santa Rosa (4-1) completing the top 10. College of San Mateo (3-2), unbeaten Mt. San Jacinto (5-0), Modesto (3-2), Long Beach City (3-2) and Chabot (4-1) are the next five while Chaffey (4-1), Cerritos (3-2), Reedley (5-0), Hartnell (5-0) and Fresno City (2-2) finish things up.

It'll be a light week for scoreboard watchers this week with just a dozen games on tap, most of them among American Division teams. Fullerton will take its bye in a couple of weeks and will travel to Palomar on Friday for a National Division game in the south while Fresno City and Siskiyous will make up their postponed game from earlier this season for a NorCal National Division matchup.

Chaffey, ranked 16th, will head to Glendale for the only game involving a top 20 team.

CCCSIA FOOTBALL POLL (Oct. 1)          
Rk School Pts Record LW Last Week This Week
1. Fullerton (13) 260 5-0 1 Won vs. #3 Ventura, 33-28 at Palomar
2. College of the Canyons 242 5-0 4 Won vs. (RV) Golden West, 26-9 Bye
3. Riverside City 220 4-1 5 Won vs. #19 San Diego Mesa, 49-21 Bye
4. Butte 204 4-1 8 Won at #2 Laney, 38-21 Bye
5. Ventura 201 4-1 3 Lost at #1 Fullerton, 33-28 Bye
6. Laney 185 4-1 2 Lost vs. #8 Butte, 38-21 Bye
7. City College of San Francisco 179 4-1 7 Won at College of the Siskiyous, 19-16 Bye
8. Mt. San Antonio 172 4-1 9 Won at (RV) Saddleback, 45-7 Bye
9. Southwestern 139 4-1 11 Won at East Los Angeles, 38-17 Bye
10. Santa Rosa 112 4-1 13 Won at (RV) Feather River, 49-42 (OT) Bye
11. College of San Mateo 100 3-2 6 Lost at #20 Modesto, 28-18 Bye
12. Mt. San Jacinto 97 5-0 14 Won at L.A. Harbor, 19-16 Bye
13. Modesto 93 3-2 20 Won vs. #6 College of San Mateo, 28-18 Bye
14. Long Beach City 79 3-2 18 Won at #10 Cerritos, 46-32 Bye
15. Chabot 76 4-1 15 Won vs. West Hills, 44-21 Bye
16. Chaffey 54 4-1 17 Won vs. Compton, 91-0 at Glendale
17. Cerritos 48 3-2 10 Lost vs. #18 Long Beach City, 46-32 Bye
18. Reedley 45 5-0 RV Won vs. Cabrillo, 31-24 Bye
19. Hartnell 36 5-0 RV Won vs. Gavilan, 42-21 Bye
20. Fresno City 35 2-2 RV Won at #12 American River, 17-3 at College of the Siskiyous
Others: San Bernardino Valley (35), Sierra (23), Monterey Peninsula (20), American River (20), Citrus (17), Bakersfield (13), Allan Hancock (11), San Diego Mesa (8), De Anza (5), El Camino (5).
             
CCCFCA/SCFA NATIONAL DIVISION POLL (Oct. 1)      
Rk School Pts LW      
1. Fullerton (2) 44 1      
T2. College of the Canyons 38 3      
T2. Ventura  38 4      
4. Mt. San Antonio 35 5      
5. Southwestern 30 6      
6. Riverside City (1) 29 2      
7. Long Beach City 28 12      
8. Cerritos 24 8      
9. Bakersfield 22 10      
10. Golden West 16 13      
11. El Camino 15 12      
12. San Diego Mesa 9 7      
13. Saddleback 7 9      
14. Palomar 6 15      
15. East Los Angeles 4 14      
             
             
CCCFCA/NCFC NATIONAL DIVISION POLL (Oct. 1)      
Rk School Pts LW      
1. Butte (4) 60 2      
2. Laney 54 1      
3. City College of San Francisco 50 3      
4. Santa Rosa 46 6      
5. Modesto 41 5      
6. Chabot 40 T7      
7. College of San Mateo 38 4      
8. Sierra 27 11      
9. Fresno City 22 10      
10. American River 19 T7      
11. Sacramento City 14 9      
12. Feather River 13 13      
13. College of the Siskiyous 8 12      
14. Diablo Valley 5 15      
15. West Hills Coalinga 3 14      
             
CCCFCA/SCFA AMERICAN DIVISION POLL (Oct. 1)      
Rk School Pts LW      
1. Chaffey (2) 46 1      
2. Allan Hancock (2) 42 T3      
T3. Mt. San Jacinto (1) 41 2      
T3. San Bernardino Valley 41 T3      
5. Citrus 25 5      
6. L.A. Valley 19 7      
7. L.A. Harbor 18 6      
8. Victor Valley 14 10      
9. Pasadena City 12 8      
10. Antelope Valley 8 NR      
             
CCCFCA/NCFC AMERICAN DIVISION POLL (Oct. 1)      
Rk School Pts LW      
1. Reedley (2) 29 1      
2. Hartnell (1) 27 2      
3. Monterey Peninsula 25 3      
4. De Anza 20 T5      
5. Yuba 19 T5      
6. Cabrillo 15 4      
7. Los Medanos 11 8      
8. Foothill 8 7      
9. Merced 6 10      
10. College of Redwoods 5 9