Butler remains fourth in NJCAA football rankings
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - For the second consecutive week, the Blinn College (10-0) Buccaneers sit atop the NJCAA Football Poll. They received all seven first place votes this week and 105 total points.
The Buccaneers have advanced to the title game of the Southwest Junior College Football Conference after a 42-7 win over Cisco (Texas). Blinn will face No. 17 Kilgore College (5-5) in the SWJCFC Championship this Saturday.
Remaining at the No. 2 position for the second-straight week is Pearl River (Miss.). The Wildcats (9-1) stayed within striking distance to the nation's top post by defeating Northwest Mississippi 31-21 on the road in a semifinal game of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges playoffs.
With the win, Pearl River earns a berth in the MACJC Championship where they will face No. 8 Copiah-Lincoln (8-2).
The rest of the top six also remain the same as last week as Snow (Utah) stays at No. 3, Butler at No. 4, Glendale (Ariz.) at No. 5 and Vermilion (Minn.) at No. 6.
Snow (10-1) defeated Phoenix College, while Butler (9-1) hammered then No. 15-ranked Garden City 42-7 in Region VI semifinal action.
Snow will be idle this weekend, while Butler will face No. 11 Fort Scott in the Region VI Championship game at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Wichita.
The top 10 has three new faces this week as undefeated Lackawanna (Pa.) moves up two spots from last week to No. 7 following their 28-7 win over Dean College. Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) moves up three spots to No. 8 after defeating Itawamba (Miss.) 38-10, while Georgia Military College (7-2) jumps four spots this week to No. 10 after a dominating 31-0 victory over Erie (N.Y.).
Along with Butler, three other KJCCC teams are ranked in this week's poll, with Fort Scott making the biggest jump. The Greyhounds (7-3) moved up five spots to 11th after a 21-6 win over Coffeyville.
Moving down were the two Region VI semifinal losers - Coffeyville (7-3) and Garden City (6-4). The Red Ravens moved down seven spots from seventh to 14th after losing to Fort Scott. Garden City fell four spots from 15th to 19th.