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Navarro, Fort Scott take over top two spots in 'Dirty 30'

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The top three teams in JCGridiron.com's "Dirty 30" poll all lost over the weekend, propelling Navarro (Texas) into the top spot in this week's poll. Fort Scott Community College moved up three spots from No. 5 to No. 2.

The JCGridiron.com poll ranks the California schools as well as the schools which are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The California schools have their own governing body and bowl system.

Last week's No. 1, El Camino (Calif.), lost to No. 8 Mount San Antonio 42-26 and fell to No. 5. No. 2 City College of San Francisco lost to No. 25 San Mateo, 30-24, and dropped to No. 11.

Blinn (Texas) was No. 3 before dropping a 23-20 verdict to No. 4 Navarro (see story above right). The teams were No. 1 and 2, respectively in the NJCAA poll. Blinn fell to No. 8.

Fort Scott moved up after beating No. 7 Butler. The Grizzlies dropped to No. 15.

Navarro and Fort Scott are both 9-0. Mount SAC (7-1) moved up to No. 3 in the poll while Mississippi Gulf Coast (9-1) moved up from No. 6 to No. 4 after winning a first-round playoff game over Coahoma, 58-21. They will play for the Mississippi conference championship Sunday against No. 6 East Mississippi (9-1), which beat No. 26 Jones County in the other first-round game, 26-16.

Bakersfield (Calif.) is No. 7 with Fullerton (Calif.) at No. 9 and Cerritos (Calif.) at No. 10. No other Jayhawk Conference teams are ranked, although both Coffeyville and Hutchinson (both 6-3) appear on the "On the Bubble" list.

The NJCAA poll was released Tuesday morning. It is expected that Navarro and Fort Scott will be No. 1 and 2, respectively, in that poll as well.

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