JC Grid-Wire Top 25 (10-28-03)

SANTA ANA, Calif. – In the Jayhawk Conference playoffs Butler County, Kans. toppled Independence for the second time, by a whopping 64-6 score and continued to cling to the top spot in the J.C. Grid-Wire National Championship race. The first 13 teams in the rankings emerged with victories and only three of the 28 teams ranked met defeat. As usual the top seven or eight teams are just a few points apart.

J.C. GRID-WIRE TOP TWENTY-FIVE TEAMS

RANK, SCHOOL, (W-L), LAST RANKING, WEEKEND RESULTS

1. BUTLER COUNTY (9-0) Last: 1
Weekend: Trampled Independence 64-6

2. DIXIE, Ut. (8-0) Last: 2
Weekend: Pounded Phoenix 56-20

3. MT. SAN ANTONIO (7-0) Last: 4
Weekend: Peeled Orange Coast 43-14

4. SAN FRANCISCO (7-0) Last: 3
Weekend: Got past Foothill 17-7

5. GROSSMONT (8-0) Last: 6
Weekend: 46-14 winners over Desert

6. COLLEGE OF CANYONS (7-0) Last: 5
Weekend: Downed L.A. Valley 48-19

7. SAN MATEO (7-0) Last: 7
Weekend: Stunned San Jose 51-6

8. SANTA ROSA (7-0) Last: 9
Weekend: Sunk Siskiyous 40-7

9. SAN JOAQUIN DELTA (9-0) Last: 10
Weekend: Sacked Shasta 62-14

10. COFFEYVILLE (8-1) Last: 8
Weekend: Humbled Highland 48-7

11. SNOW (6-1) Last: 11
Weekend: Stuffed Scottsdale 59-23

12. TYLER (7-1) Last: 13
Weekend: Trapped Trinity Valley 53-7

13. SADDLEBACK (6-1) Last: 12
Weekend: Ripped Riverside 28-7

14. SIERRA (7-0) Last: 15
Weekend: Broke scoring machine 89-25 over Marin

15. NE OKLAHOMA A&M (7-1) Last: 18
Weekend: Konked Kilgore 32-24

16. NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI (7-1) Last: 17
Weekend: 43-31 winners over East Central

17. BUTTE (6-1) Last: 19
Weekend: Outscored Sacramento 61-48

18. HINDS, Ms. (7-1) Last: NR
Weekend: Gave Jones 2nd defeat 17-10

19. FRESNO (6-1) Last: 20
Weekend: Edged Sequoias 20-19

20. PEARL RIVER (7-1) Last: 22
Weekend: Blanked Gulf Coast 38-0

21. MESABI RANGE (8-0) Last: 21
Weekend: Shut down Northland 26-7

22. REEDLEY (6-1) Last: 23
Weekend: Mobbed Modesto 38-14

23. GLENDALE, Az. (6-1) Last: 24
Weekend: Whipped Arizona Western 31-7

24. GEORGIA MILITARY (7-1) Last: 16
Weekend: Lost to South Carolina JVs 31-30

25. WM. RAINEY HARPER, Il. (9-0) Last: 25
Weekend: Trounced Ellsworth 28-14

tie IOWA CENTRAL (9-0) Last: NR
Weekend: Dropped Northern Iowa 21-6

tie FEATHER RIVER (7-0) Last: 25
Weekend: Outscored Solano 47-35

tie CITRUS (6-1) Last: 25
Weekend: Beat West LA 39-25

tie HUDSON  VALLEY, NY (7-1) Last: NR
Weekend: Took Nassau 14-7 in OT

TEAMS TO WATCH:

The following teams have just two losses and some will soon be ranked:  EL CAMINO, FULLERTON, PALOMAR, SANTA ANA, VICTOR VALLEY, HUTCHINSON, BLINN, ERIE

BIG GAMES THIS WEEK:

Garden City @ Butler Co. (Sun. 1:30); Feather River @ Sierra (1pm); Tyler @ N.E. Oklahoma; Fullerton @ Saddleback (5); Cerritos @ Mt. San Antonio; Victor Valley @ Grossmont (1); Canyons @ Ventura

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