Battle for #1

Mississippi Gulf Coast slipped back into first place in the J.C. Grid-Wire/JCFootball.com weekly rankings by virtue of a 20-14 defeat of previously unbeaten Jones County. Bakersfield fell back to second after handing Santa Barbara (3-3) just a 28-12 loss on the Renegade turf.

Butler narrowly edged Hutchinson, Santa Rosa suffered its first loss at the hands of undefeated Foothill, Blinn destroyed Cisco after both teams entered the fray at 6-1. and San Francisco ventured to San Mateo and came away with a 45-42 verdict.

THE TOP TWENTY-FIVE BY J.C. GRID-WIRE/JCFOOTBALL.COM

  1. Mississippi Gulf Coast, 8-0. Knocked off unbeaten Jones 20-14. Next: Southwest Miss. (4-4)
  2. Bakersfield, 7-0. Got by Santa Barbara 28-12. Next: at West L.A. (1-6).
  3. Snow, 7-0. Pounded Pima 50-28. Next: at Scottsdale (5-3).
  4. Butler, 7-0. Struggled vs. 1-6 Hutchinson, 34-26. Next: Highland (1-7).
  5. Foothill, 7-0. Huge win at Santa Rosa 28-24. Next: at San Francisco (6-1).
  6. El Camino, 6-1. Crunched Golden West 44-14. Next: Palomar (6-1).
  7. Fresno, 7-0. Sank Sequoias 60-17. Next: Sierra (6-1).
  8. Saddleback, 6-1. Popped Pasadena after trailing 31-7, 42-31. Next: at Cerritos (3-4).
  9. Blinn, 7-1. Clobbered 6-1 Cisco 56-14. Next: at Navarro (5-3).
  10. San Francisco, 6-1. Nipped San Mateo 45-42. Next: Foothill (7-0).
  11. Santa Rosa, 6-1. Lost to Foothill, 28-24: Next: at Feather River (2-5).
  12. Jones County, 7-1. Lost to Gulf Coast 20-14. Next: at Copiah Lincoln (3-5).
  13. Kilgore, 7-1. Destroyed N.E. Oklahoma 70-31. Next: Cisco (6-2).
  14. Reedley, 6-1. Slipped by Delta 34-30. Next: at West Hills (2-5).
  15. Eastern Arizona, 7-0. Mashed Mesa 31-7. Next: Pima (0-8).
  16. Desert, 8-0. Downed San Bernardino 27-14. Next: Antelope Valley (7-0).
  17. Sierra, 6-1. Waxed West Hills 31-6. Next: at Fresno (7-0).
  18. Canyons, 6-1. Clouted East L.A. 53-7. Next: Hancock (5-2).
  19. Garden City, 7-1. Dropped Coffeyville 19-7. Next: Fort Scott (6-2*).
  20. Mt. San Antonio, 5-2. Sacked Santa Ana 45-16. at Riverside (4-3).
  21. Itawamba, 7-1. Beat Northwest Mississippi 21-6. Next: East Miss (3-5).
  22. Laney, 6-1. Sank American River 43-8. Next: at Sacramento (4-3).
  23. Antelope Valley, 7-0. Beat Grossmont 34-17. Next: at Desert (8-0).
  24. Pasadena, 5-2. Lost to Saddleback 42-31. Next: at Santa Ana (3-4).
  25. Tie Palomar, 6-1. Crushed Long Beach 44-7. Next: at El Camino (6-1)
  26. Tie Iowa Central 7-1. Nailed North Iowa 7-0. Next: Ellsworth (3-5)

Others considered: Rochester 8-0; Dean 7-0; Glendale, Az. 5-2; Fort Scott 6-2


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