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EMCC Falls to 4th, ICC rises to 12th in Computer-Modified NJCAA Top 20

FULTON & SCOOBA, Miss. (WCBI) –If we’ve learned anything from the BCS, computers can make college football much more interesting.

(Courtesy of EMCC Athletics)
Sophomore Martay Mattox runs after the catch in EMCC’s 59-6 win over Southwest CC on Thursday. The Lions dropped from #1 to #4 in this week’s NJCAA Top 20.

Five days after dominating Southwest CC, the defending NJCAA National Champions have fallen from their spot at number one in the NJCAA Top 20.

EMCC has dropped to #4 in this week’s poll due in part to the NJCAA adding a computer element to the poll for the first time this season.

The September 18th poll is the first to include the Football Computer Rankings (FCR), which makes up 33% of the poll. The other 67% comes from human voters.

One school that took advantage of the new rankings was ICC, who vaulted from #20 to #12 in this week’s poll. Mississippi Gulf Coast is the new #1 with Iowa Western and Butler (KS) following closely behind.

The Lions still hold onto 8 of the 9 first place votes, but the new formula dropped EMCC from the top.

The full NJCAA Top 20 is below:

Top 20 National Poll   |   September 18, 2012
Rank College Record Points 1st Votes Prev.
1 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 3-0 187.5 0 4
2 Iowa Western Community College 4-0 185.0 0 5
3 Butler Community College – KS 4-0 182.0 1 2
4 East Mississippi Community College 3-0 175.0 8 1
5 Arizona Western College 2-0 137.5 0 3
6 Northwest Mississippi Community College 2-0 137.0 0 10
7 Nassau Community College 3-0 133.5 0 13
8 Navarro College 3-0 132.0 0 7
9 Scottsdale Community College 3-0 130.0 0 18
10 Kilgore College 3-0 128.0 0 19
11 Hutchinson Community College 3-1 74.0 0 14
12 Itawamba Community College 3-0 72.0 0 20
13 Snow College 3-1 66.0 0 15
14 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College 3-0 64.5 0 NR
15 Louisburg College 3-0 59.5 0 NR
16 Hinds Community College 2-1 57.0 0 6
17 Lackawanna College 3-0 55.5 0 NR
18 Minnesota West Community & Technical College 4-0 31.5 0 NR
19 Eastern Arizona College 2-1 29.0 0 8
20 ASA College 3-0 24.5 0 NR

Dropped from Rankings: Blinn (9), Georgia Military (11), Trinity Valley (11), Rochester (16),
College of DuPage (17), Tyler (20)

Other schools receiving votes
College Record Points Prev.
Tyler Junior College 2-1 24.0 20
Georgia Military College 2-1 20.0 11
Ridgewater College 4-0 14.0 NR
College of DuPage 2-1 13.5 17
Rochester Community & Technical College 3-1 9.0 16
Dean College 2-1 5.0 NR
New Mexico Military Institute 3-1 3.5 NR