With Saturday's dominating 52-28 win at #3 Hutchinson, Butler football has moved up three spots to fifth in this week's NJCAA Top 20 poll.
The Grizzlies (3-0 overall, 2-0 KJCCC), who have scored 40 or more points in each of the first three victories this season, received 111 votes - just seven behind fourth-ranked Tyler (TX).
For the third straight week, Butler is one of three KJCCC teams ranked in the top 10. Coffeyville (3-0, 1-0) moved up one spot to third, while Hutchinson (2-1, 1-1) dropped six spots to ninth despite the loss to Butler. Dodge City (3-0, 2-0) continues to move up in the rankings after a 38-21 home win over Independence. The Conquistadors, who entered the poll at 20th last week, moved up four spots to 16th.
Copiah-Lincoln (MS) held down the No. 1 spot in the poll for the second consecutive week and received 139 total votes and seven of the nine first-place votes. Nassau (NY) remained ranked second, collecting the other two first-place votes and 134 total votes. Coffeyville, Tyler and Butler round out the top five.
Snow (UT) and East Mississippi remained sixth and seventh for a second straight week, while Northwest Misssissippi, Hutchinson and Rochester (MN) finish out the NJCAA Top 10.
Butler will be on the road for a second straight week as they travel to Fort Scott (1-2, 0-2 KJCCC) on Saturday. The Greyhounds opened the season with a 21-10 road win at Iowa Central, but lost back-to-back conference games to Hutchinson (37-6) and at Coffeyville (48-25). Kickoff from Frary Field is at 7:00 p.m.
|2015 NJCAA TOP 20 FOOTBALL POLL|
|Sept. 15, 2015|
|1.||Copiah-Lincoln, MS (7)||2-0||139||1|
|2.||Nassau, NY (2)||2-0||134||2|
|13.||Mississippi Gulf Coast||2-1||52||14|
|19.||Central Lakes-Brainerd, MN||2-1||26||13|
|20.||Trinity Valley, TX||2-2||6||RV|
Other schools receiving votes: Arizona Western (1-2, 4); Dean, MA (2-0, 2); East Central, MS (2-1, 1).
Dropped from rankings: Arizona Western (11); Navarro, TX (18).