JC Grid-Wire Top 25 (9-9-03)

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Coffeyville's Red Ravens took the early lead in the annual junior college national championship race by virtue of a pair of victories over ranked opponents. Two weeks ago Jeff Leiker's lads blanked Northeastern Oklahoma 13-0, and last Saturday traveled to Garden City and came away with a rousing 23-7 victory.

Canyons was extremely impressive in the 37-7 trouncing of highly-regarded Pasadena on the Lancer's home lot and find themselves in the number two spot.  Early in the campaign the teams bounce around the standings like a wayward pinball.

J.C. Grid-Wire Top Twenty-Five Teams

Rank, School, (W-L), Last Ranking, Weekend Scores

1. Coffeyville, Ks. (2-0) Last: 11 Weekend: Opening wins over NEO and Garden.

2. College of Canyons (1-0) Last: 8 Weekend: Impressive 37-7 over Pasadena

3. San Francisco (1-0) Last: 1 Weekend: Breezed 50-13 vs. Cabrillo

4. Butler County, Ks. (2-0) Last: 5 Weekend: 30-27 vs. Trinity, 75-25 vs Highland

5. Dixie State, Ut. (1-0) Last: 2 Weekend: Beat BYU Fr. 41-9 in Aug. 30 opener

6. Chaffey (1-0) Last: NR Weekend: Took it to Cerritos 26-14

7. Mt. San Antonio (1-0) Last: NR Weekend: Surprised at Moorpark 33-13

8. Bakersfield (1-0) Last: NR Weekend: Trounced Vikings at Long Beach 35-16

9. Tyler, Tx. (2-0) Last: 7 Weekend: Wins over Navarro and Texas College

10. Northwest Mississippi (1-0) Last: 17 Weekend: Poor host to Hinds winning 23-8

11. Palomar (1-0) Last: 4 Weekend: Handily handled Mt.San Jacinto 34-10

12. Pearl River, Ms. (1-0) Last: 14 Weekend: Sleeper of the year wins 43-3 vs. NE

13. Grossmont (1-0) Last: 6 Weekend: Struggled to 17-10 win at Riverside

14. Saddleback (1-0) Last: 12 Weekend: Defense led Vaqueros to 46-20 win

15. Wm. Rainey Harper (2-0) Last: NR Weekend: Beat Joliet 22-21 in opener

16. San Joaquin Delta (1-0) Last: NR Weekend: Blanked Modesto in surprise 20-0

17. Fresno (1-0) Last: 16 Weekend: 30-19 victors over Sacramento on the road.

18. Erie, NY (2-0) Last: NR Weekend: 44-20 vs. Morrisville/54-0 Brantford

19. Georgia Military (1-0) Last: 10 Weekend: Dumped Navarro 19-14

20. San Mateo (1-0) Last: 25 Weekend: Trounced Chabot 45-19

21. Kilgore, Tx. (1-0) Last: 20 Weekend: Whipped East Texas Baptist JV 30-18

22. Reedley (1-0) Last: 13 Weekend: Got by Antelope Valley 38-23

23. El Camino (1-0) Last: NR Weekend: Outscored Ventura 55-30

24.  Jones County, Ms. (1-0) Last: NR Weekend: Shut out East Miss. 30-0

25. Shasta (1-0) Last: NR Weekend: Stunned Foothill 38-14

TEAMS TO WATCH:

Butte, 1-0; Citrus 1-0;  Laney 1-0;  Santa Rosa 1-0;  Pima, 2-0; Nassau 1-0; Mesabi Range 1-0; Snow 0-0

BIG GAMES THIS WEEK: 

Coffeyville @ Independence
Palomar @ Canyons
West Valley @ San Francisco
Dodge  City @ Butler County
Mesa @ Dixie State
Saddleback @ Chaffey
L.A. Valley @ Mt. San Antonio
Pasadena @ Bakersfield
Kilgore @ Tyler
Northwest Miss @ Pearl River
Long Beach @ Grossmont
Reedley @ Santa Rosa
Pima @ Snow
Foothill @ San Mateo
Moorpark @ El Camino
Harper @ Grand Rapids
Redwoods @ Shasta
Jones @ Mississippi Delta
Monterey @ San Joaquin Delta


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