For the first time this season, the Irvine Valley women's basketball team is ranked in the California Community Colleges Women's Basketball Coaches Association South Region Poll.
The Lasers were No. 15 in the poll, which was released on Monday. Irvine Valley has a record of 13-11 overall and 4-2 in the Orange Empire Conference.
Both losses were close and to teams that have been ranked all season (Saddleback and Fullerton).
IVC has won three of its last four games with the one loss being one of the team's best efforts of the season.
Irvine Valley narrowly fell to Fullerton, 67-63, in overtime in a conference game last Wednesday at home.
Three other teams from the conference are also ranked with Saddleback at No. 6, Fullerton at No. 9 and Cypress at No. 11.
Irvine Valley begins the second round of conference play on Wednesday when it hosts Santa Ana at 5:30 p.m.
It is also homecoming night.