SCOOBA, Miss. (WCBI) — The national title defense of the EMCC Lions began with a victory on Saturday and with that continues to come the bulls-eye on the back.
The Lions stay #1 in the NJCAA Top 20 after defeating Pearl River 35-15 last Saturday.
EMCC received 7 of the 9 first place votes, while Butler CC out of Kansas received the other two.
The Lions will travel to Decatur to face East Central CC at 6:30pm on Thursday.
Other Mississippi schools ranked in the top 20: #4 Mississippi Gulf Coast, #5 Hinds, #12 Northwest.
|Top 20 National Poll | September 04, 2012|
|Rank||College||Region||Record||Points||1st Votes||Last Week|
|1||East Mississippi Community College||23||1-0||138||7||1|
|2||Butler Community College – KS||6||2-0||134||2||2|
|3||Arizona Western College||1||1-0||124||0||3|
|4||Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College||23||1-0||118||0||4|
|5||Hinds Community College||23||1-0||107||0||6|
|6||Trinity Valley Community College||14||2-0||105||0||7|
|7||Iowa Western Community College||11||2-0||104||0||8|
|10||Eastern Arizona College||1||1-0||68||0||13|
|12||Northwest Mississippi Community College||23||0-0||64||0||11|
|13||Tyler Junior College||14||1-0||56||0||16|
|14||Hutchinson Community College||6||1-1||39||0||10|
|15||Iowa Central Community College||11||1-0||38||0||18|
|16||Rochester Community & Technical College||13||2-0||37||0||19|
|17||Nassau Community College||15||1-0||29||0||20|
|18||Georgia Military College||17||1-0||15||0||NR|
|19||Garden City Community College||6||2-0||4||0||NR|
|20||College of DuPage||4||1-0||2||0||NR|
|20||Scottsdale Community College||1||1-0||2||0||NR|