2003 JC Grid-Wire Pre-Season Top 25

Santa Ana, Ca. – City College of San Francisco saw their 42-game winning streak & three season stranglehold on the national title come to an end last year, but George Rush's Rams are looking to start over again in 2003. Blessed with an advantageous schedule, plus talent at the skill positions & plenty of depth, CCSF gets the call over Dixie State. The Rebels have been trying to win the J.C. Grid-Wire National Title for a number of years, but seemingly run across one pitfall each year.

Actually the race for the championship should be wide open with some stiff competition coming from all over the country. 

1. CC SAN FRANCISCO (9-2) Last rank: 14
Comments: Favorable schedule.  Key positions covered.

2. DIXIE STATE, Ut. (10-2) Last rank: 8
Comments: This may be the year for Croshaw's Rebels.

3. PASADENA (8-3) Last rank: 22
Comments: El foldo at end of '02. Lancers loaded again. 

4. PALOMAR (10-1) Last rank: 4
Comments: Comets smell another national title. Could be.

5. BUTLER COUNTY, Ks (10-2) Last rank: 13
Comments: Butler, Coffeyville, Garden???? Pick ‘em.

6. GROSSMONT (9-2) Last rank: 12
Comments: Could challenge for it all.  Depth galore.

7. TYLER, Tx. (5-4) Last rank: NR
Comments: Mystery team. Texas is wide-open this year.

8. COLLEGE OF CANYONS (10-2) Last rank: 9
Comments: Pasadena, Palomar in first two will tell tale.

9. CERRITOS (8-3) Last rank: 23
Comments: May be ranked too high, or too low.

10. GEORGIA MILITARY (10-1) Last rank: 7
Comments: Loss of Andre Hall has to hurt.  Solid squad. 

11. COFFEYVILLE, Ks. (9-3) Last rank: 19
Comments: May be better than BC and GC. Great transfers.

12. SADDLEBACK (9-2) Last rank: 15
Comments: Watch these guys. Farrel at QB is short but good.

13. REEDLEY (12-0) Last rank: 1
Comments: How do you repeat a 12-0?  Johnson returns.

14. PEARL RIVER, Ms. (7-3) Last rank: 26
Comments: Wildcats will be the darkhorse contenders.

15. SNOW, Ut. (8-2) Last rank: 21
Comments: Badgers looking for a bowl game this year.

16. FRESNO (9-2) Last rank: 11
Comments: 42-12 in last 5 years is hard to beat. 

17. NORTHWEST MISS. (5-4) Last rank: NR
Comments: Unusual for Rangers to be ranked this low.

18. GARDEN CITY, Ks. (7-4) Last rank: NR
Comments: With Andre Hall (Ga. Military transfer) anything can happen.

19. FOOTHILL (9-2) Last rank: 18
Comments: Will be tough, but might lose a couple.

20. KILGORE, Tx. (6-4) Last rank: NR
Comments: Rangers will rebound but catch Tyler twice

21. JOLIET, Il. (11-0) Last rank: 5
Comments: 21-game win streak gone 22-21 to Harper.

22. BUTTE (10-1) Last rank: 2
Comments: QB is at California-Berkeley.  Still talent remains.

23. NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA (10-1) Last rank: 3
Comments: Probably mistake putting Norse this low.

24. LONG BEACH (8-3) Last rank: 24
Comments: Vikes could be the surprise team of So Cal.

25. SAN MATEO (8-3) Last rank: NR
Comments: Same for the Bulldogs.  Watch out, they bite.

 


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