The Coyote Basketball team drops 4 spots in the polls following a 75-80 loss to Mt. San Jacinto College last Saturday. However the Coyotes look to rebound this week as they are on the road to take on perinnial powerhouse Chaffey College on Wednesday afternoon. Coach Dugan and his squad are entering a very difficult stretch within the IEAC schedule which will be telling of who is prepared to make a run at the confernece championship. The following is an exerpt from the CCCMBCA Poll:
Top four remain in men's basketball poll but upset shuffle the rest
RIVERSIDE - After nine weeks, four teams remain unbeaten in California — and they continue to take up the top four slots in this week's CCCMBCA Poll.
Fun fact, outside of California there are seven two-year colleges who are unbeaten — Mineral Area, MO (18-0); Caldwell Tech, NC (15-0); Dyersburg St. TN (14-0); Tyler, TX (12-0); Pearl River, MS (8-0); Temple, TX (15-0); Davidson, NC.
San Francisco remains the state's top ranked team followed by Fullerton, Santiago Canyon and Columbia. Below is a look at this week's Top 30 teams and what awaits each of them in the coming week(s). There are a number of key games over the course of the next two weeks as teams compete for a conference championship and the all important top regional seed, esnuring home court advantage.
25. Cerro Coso (12-2) — Cerro Coso tumbles this week after the Coyotes had their 12-game win streak snapped by (a good) unranked Mt. San Jacinto team on Saturday. Mt. San Jacinto, which is on a four-game win streak, begun the season ranked No. 7, but the Eagles lost 8 of their first 11 games to fall out of the top 30. Despite the loss, Cerro Coso remains in the discussion for an IEAC title. The race is shaping up to be a four-team race, five if you think San Bernardino (0-2 in conference) figures things out. This race, like the Orange Empire, Western State-South and the Central Valley could go down to the wire.