Butler and Snow Remain on Top

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 10, 2006) – The NJCAA Football Poll looks very familiar this week as Butler Community College stays in the No. 1 post for the third straight week, while Snow College is just three votes behind at No. 2.

Butler received 101 total votes and took four of seven first place votes. Snow was not far behind receiving 98 total votes and two first place votes.

Blinn College (Tex.) was again voted third with 93 total votes and one first place vote.

Butler passed one of their toughest tests of the season by defeating their conference rival and then No. 11 ranked Coffeyville Community College 22-14. The Grizzlies came back from a 14-3 deficit to score 19 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to remain undefeated at 6-0. Their comeback was sparked by a blocked Coffeyville punt that was returned for a 30 yard touchdown by Marcus Martinez early in the fourth quarter. Butler then managed to score two more touchdowns in the final eight minutes of the game to pull out the win.

Snow cruised to their seventh win of the season with a 44-6 victory over Mesa Community College (Ariz.). Snow took a 10-6 halftime lead and scored 34 unanswered points in the second half to continue their current dominance in the Western States Football League. Quarterback Cade Cooper spearheaded an explosive offensive game for the Badgers by completing 30 of 42 pass attempts for 456 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Running back Matt Asiata controlled the ground attack rushing for 114 yards and three touchdowns. For the season, Snow has outscored its opponents 290-60.

Trinity Valley Community College (Tex.) was no match for third-ranked Blinn College this weekend as the Buccaneers racked up 172 yards rushing, including two rushing touchdowns from Bernard Scott, en route to a 35-14 victory. Blinn's record remains perfect at 6-0 and they are tied for the top spot in the SWJCFC (Southwest Junior College Football Conference) with Cisco Junior College (Tex.), who remains at No. 5 in this week's poll.

This week's poll features the debut of Scottsdale Community College (Ariz.) at No. 17 and the return of Arizona Western College at No. 19.

Inside this Week's NJCAA Football Poll

Moving on Up (Below teams moved up one spot from last week's poll)

Glendale Community College (9) improved to 5-1 with 8-6 win over New Mexico Military.

Georgia Military College (11) won its fifth straight defeating Ranger College (Tex.) 41-0.

Garden City Community College (12) is now 5-1 after 24-14 victory over Independence Community College (Kan.).

Joliet Junior College (13) won for the second straight week, 40-20 over North Iowa Area Community College.

Nassau Community College (17) bounced back with 34-13 win over Hudson Valley Community College.

Moving Down

Coffeyville Community College (14) falls five spots after 22-14 loss to No. 1 Butler Community College.     


Scottsdale Community College (17) makes its debut to the Top 20 following 65-0 win over Pima Community College.  

Back in the top 20

Arizona Western College (19) gets back into the Top 20 after a 19-14 win over Eastern Arizona College.


Central Lakes College-Brainerd falls out of the Top 20 following 27-0 loss to Minnesota West Community & Technical College.

North Iowa Area Community College drops out after 40-20 loss to No. 13 Joliet Junior College.


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