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Greyhound football receives votes in pre-season 'Dirty 30'

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fort Scott Community College's football team received votes in the JCGridiron.com pre-season "Dirty 30" poll, released earlier this month.

FSCC finished 4-4 last season under first-year head coach Curtis Horton. Because the program was on probation, the Greyhounds' Jayhawk Conference games were not included in conference standings and they were ineligible for post-season play. Fort Scott was 4-3 against KJCCC competition.

The NJCAA pre-season poll has not yet been released. The KJCCC will hold its media day Friday in Wichita at which time the coaches' pre-season poll will be revealed.

The JCGridiron.com poll includes California junior colleges, which are not members of the NJCAA. And it's a California school that holds the No. 1 ranking in the pre-season. Mt. San Antonio, eighth in last year's final poll, gets the nod after an 11-2 season in 2011.

Arizona Western, which finished No. 3 in both the final NJCAA and Dirty 30 polls, has the No. 2 position in the pre-season. Western lost the El Toro Bowl, the NJCAA-designated national championship game, to East Mississippi. Western (11-1) was ranked No. 1 going into that game while East Mississippi (12-0) was No. 2.

City College of San Francisco (12-0), the runner-up in last year's Dirty 30, holds the No. 3 position in the pre-season. East Mississippi is No. 4 while Blinn, Texas (8-2) is No. 5.

Hutchinson (9-3) is the highest-ranked KJCCC team, placed at No. 10 in the Dirty 30. The Blue Dragons finished second in the KJCCC during the regular season and was runner-up in the Region VI Playoffs. Butler (11-1), the champion of both the regular season and the playoffs, has been placed 12th in the pre-season poll. Last year, Butler was 10th in the final poll while Hutchinson was 21st. Butler was ranked No. 2 in the final NJCAA poll while Hutchinson finished No. 9.

The complete Dirty 30:

Team2011 record2011 final rank
1. Mt. San Antonio, Calif.11-28
2. Arizona Western11-13
3. City Coll. of San Francisco12-02
4. East Mississippi12-01
5. Blinn, Texas9-216
6. El Camino, Calif.8-327
7. Riverside, Calif.11-04
8. Iowa Western9-213
9. Hinds, Miss.7-324
10. Hutchinson9-321
11. Butte, Calif.10-112
12. Butler11-110
13. Fullerton, Calif.5-5NR
14. College of San Mateo, Calif.8-315
15. Mississippi Gulf Coast10-27
16. Trinity Valley, Texas8-318
17. Saddleback, Calif.8-317
18. Fresno City, Calif.10-111
19. Cerritos, Calif.8-419
20. Dean, Mass.8-114
21. Navarro, Texas0-29
22. Chabot, Calif.9-220
23. American River, Calif.11-06
24. Holmes, Miss.2-7NR
25. Nassau, N.Y.8-2NR
26. Snow, Utah8-329
27. Itawamba, Miss.4-5NR
28. Ventura, Calif.7-4NR
29. College of the Canyons, Calif.4-6NR
30. ASA College, N.Y.3-3NR

Others receiving votes: Northwest Mississippi, 6-3; Santa Ana, Calif., 5-5; Fort Scott, 4-4; Diablo Valley, Calif., 8-3; Eastern Arizona, 5-4; Los Angeles Pierce, Calif., 3-7; Georgia Military, 1-4; Bakersfield, Calif., 4-6; Rochester, Minn., 11-1; Contra Costa, Calif., 6-4.

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