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Knights rise in state Top 25 poll after blowing out Siskiyous

Shasta College coach Bryon Hamilton has guided the Knights to a 4-2 overall record and a 19th overall ranking in the CCCAA Top 25 Poll. (Mike Daly/Shasta County Sports)

Shasta College’s football team beat College of the Siskiyous 31-6 last week and moved up four spots in the latest CCCAA Junior College Athletic Bureau Top 25 Poll to No. 19 overall.

The Knights have spent the duration of the 2021 season ranked and the 19th overall ranking is its highest mark this year. Shasta is 4-2 overall and its two losses have been to Laney (3-4, ranked 20th this week) and American River (4-3, ranked 12th).

Knights rankings are presented by Tri Counties Bank.

Four total NorCal Conference foes appear in the state rankings: #11 Butte (4-3), #12 American River (4-3), #19 Shasta (4-2), and Sierra (3-3), which is in a three-way tie for 23rd.

Shasta faces No. 23 Sierra at home this week for a 6 p.m. kickoff with the Wolverines’ high-powered offense against the shutdown Shasta defense.

In the national JCGridiron.com’s Dirty 30 rankings, the Knights held their position at #45. No team from the NorCal Conference is ranked in the Dirty 30 but Butte (#36), American River (#38) and Sierra (#42) are all on the bubble. In addition to Sierra at Shasta this week, Butte and ARC square off for the top spot in the conference on the line.

CCCAA JC Athletic Bureau Top 25 Poll (Oct. 25)

Rk. School Record Points PR
1 College of San Mateo (4) 7-0 221 1
2 Ventura (2) 7-0 212 2
3 City College of San Francisco (2) 7-0 208 3
4 College of the Canyons (1) 7-0 205 4
5 Golden West 6-1 186 5
6 Modesto 5-2 165 10
7 Fresno City 6-1 163 6
8 Diablo Valley 5-2 162 9
9 Fullerton 5-2 150 12
10 Riverside City 5-2 144 14
11 San Diego Mesa 5-2 135 7
12 Butte 4-3 115 16
13 American River 4-3 105 18
14 Allan Hancock 4-2 99 11
15 El Camino 4-3 96 8
16 Mt. San Antonio 3-2 93 13
17 Bakersfield 4-3 74 15
18 Contra Costa 6-0 56 19
19 Shasta 4-2 49 23
20 Feather River 6-0 41 24
21 Laney 3-4 34 17
22 Palomar 3-4 30 RV
23 Long Beach City 3-4 27 RV
T24. East Los Angeles 3-4 23 22
T24. Reedley 4-3 23 21
T24. Sierra 4-3 23 20

Others: Cerritos 22, Mt. San Jacinto 21, College of the Sequoias 14, Grossmont 12, Foothill 10, Antelope Valley 4, Chabot 1, Saddleback 1,San Bernardino Valley 1.

*NorCal Conference team

T.J. is a national-award winning journalist passionate about local news and telling the story no one else knows about. He’s roamed sidelines, baselines and bleachers in the North State since 2010 and is a content producer from sunup to sundown. Sports are a hobby he shares with his wife Tracy where they’ve spent many dates around a field or court of some sort.

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