2003 Final JC Grid-Wire Rankings

SANTA ANA, Calif. – For just the fifth time in 44 years two teams will share the coveted J.C. Grid-Wire National Community College football championship. San Francisco 12-0 and Butler County, Kans. 12-0, came out on top among the nation's 140 football-playing two-year schools after winning critical bowl and state playoff games.

"It was impossible to separate the two," said J.C. Grid-Wire editor-publisher, Hank Ives. "We worked the figures from all angles and they always came out the same.  Butler County has won, or shared, the title three times, while CCSF is counting it's fourth championship in the past five years.  These were two awesome teams that came from behind when they had to, but usually won well in hand. Our congratulations to coaches George Rush of CCSF and Butler's Troy Morrell."

J.C. GRID-WIRE 2003 FINAL TOP THIRTY TEAMS

RANK, SCHOOL (W-L), LAST RANKING, LAST YEAR'S FINAL RANKING 

1 (TIE). BUTLER COUNTY, KS (12-0) Last: 1
2002 Final Rank: 13

1 (TIE). SAN FRANCISCO (12-0) Last: 2
2002 Final Rank: 14

3. GROSSMONT (13-1) Last: 4
2002 Final Rank: 12

4. SANTA ROSA (11-0) Last: 5
2002 Final Rank: NR

5. COLLEGE OF CANYONS (11-1) Last: 3
2002 Final Rank: 9

6. SAN MATEO (10-1) Last: 9
2002 Final Rank: NR

7. PEARL RIVER, MS. (10-1) Last: 8
2002 Final Rank: 26

8. SIERRA (11-0) Last: 10
2002 Final Rank: 24

9. SNOW, UT. (9-1) Last: 12
2002 Final Rank: 21

10. DIXIE, UT. (10-2) Last: 7
2002 Final Rank: 8

11. N.E. OKLAHOMA (10-2) Last: 14
2002 Final Rank: NR

12. TYLER, TX. (10-2) Last: 19
2002 Final Rank: NR

13. REEDLEY (9-2) Last: 11
2002 Final Rank: 1

14. MT. SAN ANTONIO (10-2) Last: 6
2002 Final Rank: NR

15. FRESNO (9-2) Last: 15
2002 Final Rank: 11

16. BUTTE (9-2) Last: 18
2002 Final Rank: 2

17. GLENDALE, AZ. (9-2) Last: 21
2002 Final Rank: 16

18. FULLERTON (10-3) Last: 16
2002 Final Rank: NR

19. SAN JOAQUIN DELTA (9-2) Last: 17
2002 Final Rank: 25

20. WM. RAINEY HARPER, IL (10-1) Last: 20
2002 Final Rank: NR

21. HINDS, MS. (9-2) Last: 23
2002 Final Rank: NR

22. PALOMAR (8-3) Last: 22
2002 Final Rank: 4

23. SADDLEBACK (8-3) Last: 24
2002 Final Rank: 15

24. COFFEYVILLE, KS. (9-3) Last: 13
2002 Final Rank: 19

25. EL CAMINO (8-3) Last: 25
2002 Final Rank: NR

26. CITRUS (9-2) Last: NR
2002 Final Rank: NR

27. N.W. MISSISSIPPI (8-2) Last: NR
2002 Final Rank: NR

28. GEORGIA MILITARY (8-3) Last: 25
2002 Final Rank: 7

29. MESABI RANGE, MN (11-1) Last: NR
2002 Final Rank: NR

30. FEATHER RIVER (9-2) Last: NR
2002 Final Rank: NR


California Championship Game Summary

C.C. SAN FRANCISCO 38, GROSSMONT 35
Tim Brown, CCSF, Game MVP, (26-157-1); QB Joseph Ayoob, (23-36-304-4) MVP-Offense; and GC LB Bobby Kelly, 9 tackles, MVP-Defense. A  95-yard drive in final 5 minutes brought the Rams from behind in a terrific game, which featured 1,003 yards of total offense. Both coaches agree that a co-championship is more than justified.

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