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October 8, 2013

JCJC jumps to No.2 in NJCAA poll

ELLISVILLE —     ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Bobcats climbed one notch in the latest NJCAA poll, which was released Tuesday morning.

    JCJC is now ranked No. 2 in the nation behind Georgia Military College. East Mississippi, last week’s No. 2 team, fell to No. 3.

    The 6-0 Bobcats defeated East Central 47-0 last week, while the 6-0 Lions beat Holmes, 55-0. Georgia Military, 7-0, defeated Ellsworth Community College (Iowa), 46-13.

    Georgia Military received six first-place votes and 204.5 points. JCJC received 196.0 points. EMCC did not received three first-place votes and earned 194.5 points.

    Rounding out the top 10 are No. 4 Tyler Junior College (Texas), followed by Iowa Western Community College at No. 5, No. 6 Nassau Community College (N.Y.), Copiah-Lincoln at No. 7, No. 8 Mississippi Gulf Coast, Scottsdale Community College (Ariz.) at No. 9 and Rochester Community and Technical College (Minn.) at No. 10.

    Itawamba is rated No. 13, while this week’s opponent for JCJC – Hinds – is listed in the “Others Schools Receiving Votes” category.

    Head coach Ray Perkins’ Bobcats host Hinds at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

    The game will air on www.jcjc.tv and on WLAU-FM, 99.3 East Mississippi hosts Northeast Mississippi on Thursday, while Georgia Military hosts Nassau on Saturday.

    To view the complete poll, go to www.njcaa.org.

    In the JCgridironrivals.com “Dirty 30” poll, the Bobcats moved up to No. 6 from No. 7.

    East Mississippi remains No. 1 in that poll, followed by Riverside Community College (Calif.), American River Community College (Calif.), Georgia Military and Butte Community College (Calif.).     The “Dirty 30” poll lists California schools, as well as the NJCAA schools.

    Other MACJC schools in the poll are Co-Lin at No. 12, Miss. Gulf Coast at No. 13, Hinds at No. 25 and Itawamba at No. 27. Northeast is listed in the “Others on the Bubble” category.

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