The West Hills College Coalinga men's basketball team is ranked No. 14 in 2016-17 California Community Colleges Men's Basketball Coaches Association preseason North Region poll – the same spot the Falcons ended last season.
The CCCMBCA released the annual poll on Tuesday.
The state rankings include several opponents the Falcons will face during the new campaign – including Saddleback, the South's top-ranked team, in the season-opener on Nov. 3 in the Cuesta College Tournament.
West Hills will also play perennial powers Antelope Valley (South No. 11), Fresno (North No. 4), and College of the Sequoias (North No. 11).
Northern California Preseason Poll
1. San Francisco
2. Las Positas
5. Feather River
6. Santa Rosa
10. Diablo Valley
14. West Hills
16. Contra Costa
18. San Jose City
20. San Joaquin Delta