JC Grid-Wire Notebook

Hank's weekly notebook for October 17, 2007 provides a look at upcoming bowl games and playoff schedules. He also outlines the 2008 Southern California divisional restructuring based on what's known at this time. It's a fluid situation, at least it has been for the past couple of years!

There will be some major changes in the J.C. Grid-Wire/JCFootball.com rankings for next week. Right at the top, two 7-0 teams, Gulf Coast and Jones, meet in a top-notch Mississippi clash. Number 6 Santa Rosa (6-0) collides with Foothill (6-0) on the Bear Cub turf. San Francisco and San Mateo, both 5-1 meet as do Blinn and Cisco, both sporting 6-1 records. Pasadena travels to Saddleback and both teams have suffered just one defeat. Mesa (6-1) hosts unbeaten Eastern Arizona. Oh yeah, lots of shuffling next week.



Nov. 18
The Graphic Edge Bowl Doubleheader at U. Northern Iowa Minidome in Cedar Falls.

Dec. 1
Valley of the Sun Bowl, Glendale Ariz.
C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl, Copperas Cove, Texas
Zions Bank Top of the Mountain Bowl, Salt Lake City, Utah

Dec. 8
Pilgrim's Pride Bowl Classic, Mt. Pleasant, Texas

Gone, at least for this year, are the Dalton Defenders Bowl in Coffeyville and the Sea Island Company Golden Isles Bowl Classic in Brunswick, Ga.


There are three weekends on which games may be played.

--Champions of the Valley and NorCal Conferences will meet in one of the bowl games for the “north title” and a berth in the state championship.

Also to be paired in bowls:

--Golden Gate & Mid-Empire champions;
--Bay Valley & Coast champions.

All times below TENTATIVE, (based upon 2006 schedule)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Bulldog Bowl at Col. of San Mateo, noon
Stockman's Bowl at Sierra, t.b.a.
Grafitti Bowl at Modesto JC, 1
Silicon Valley Bowl at Foothill, 1
State Center Community College Bowl at Fresno or Reedley (higher ranked team), tba
(Note: East County Bowl at Los Medanos not scheduled until 2008 due to field renovations.)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Capital Shrine Bowl at Sacramento, noon

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Hawaiian Punch Community College Bowl at San Francisco, 1p


POST-SEASON SCHEDULE (preliminary /tentative):

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Southern California Playoff Quarterfinals & Bowls, including:

BASED UPON 2006 schedule:

American Bowl at Mission Conf. Team
National Bowl at Mission Conf. Team
Golden Empire Bowl at Bakersfield, 3p
US Bank Beach Bowl at Santa Monica
Southern California Bowl at Fthl Cnf Chp

Western State Bowl at WSC Champ
--Also one additional bowl to be sponsored by Southern California Conferences.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Southern California Playoff Semifinals

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Southern California Championship


Saturday, December 8, 2007

California Community College Athletic Association Championship Game at Grizzlies Stadium, Fresno, 1 p.m.



NATIONAL DIVISION (21 teams)…The Southern California representative for the State Championship would come from the National Division.


Hancock, Bakersfield, Canyons, Moorpark, Glendale, L.A. Harbor and Compton


Victor Valley, Riverside, Chaffey, Mt. San Antonio, Mt. San Jacinto, Citrus and El Camino.


Grossmont, Palomar, Saddleback, Orange Coast, Santa Ana, Fullerton, Long Beach



San Bernardino, Desert, San Diego Mesa, Southwestern, Golden West, Santa Monica
Cerritos, Pasadena


L.A. Pierce, L.A. Valley, Ventura, East L.A., Antelope Valley, Santa Barbara, West L.A.
L.A. Southwest

Schools were ranked 1 to 37 based on the number of wins over several different time periods (6 year, 4 year and the last 2 years), an average ranking was then calculated to determine an overall average. The top 21 were grouped into conferences using mostly geographic guidelines.

The plan is to meet every two years to recommend movement from National to American and vice versa based on previous two year record.

Obviously you have to start someplace but there are some serious holes. If the changes had been made this year, schools like Pasadena, Antelope Valley, and Desert would be left out of the playoff for the title consideration.

Many Southern California coaches are opposed to this concept, especially those in the Mission Conference. However, it was also mentioned that longtime rivalries would continue to be scheduled.

Anyway, it is interesting and you have to admire the committee for getting down and dirty on a subject that has been kicked around for a long time.

The discussions on this topic are continuing. We’ll keep everyone posted in the Grid-Wire and also on JCFootball.com.

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