YUMA, ARIZONA – The Top 20 Football National Poll was released Tuesday by the NJCAA and Arizona Western College fell one spot to 12th in the first week of the Football Computer Rankings.
AWC earned 91.5 points according to the computer, 3.5 points better than Rochester Community and Technical College who are 13th in the poll and 11 points less than fellow WSFL member Scottsdale who comes in at 11th in this week’s poll.
“Starting this week, the NJCAA football poll now is weighted with 67 percent of the poll coming from voters and the other 33 percent coming from our football computer ranking (FCR), which looks at a team’s overall record, strength of schedule and opponent’s strength of schedule,” said NJCAA Assistant Executive Director Mark Krug.
Coming in at number one this week is Georgia Military at 6-0 on the season. They were ranked fifth in last week’s poll and received two first place votes this time around. East Mississippi C.C. is ranked 2nd with a perfect 5-0 record as they moved up one spot from last week and received the most first place votes out of any team with seven. The next highest was Navarro College who is 4-1 and ranked eighth in the current poll. Navarro received six first place votes in today’s poll after being the number one team in last week’s poll.
Around the WSFL, New Mexico Military Institute continues to receive votes and remain just outside of the “Top 20” with their 5-1 record. With Mesa’s loss to AWC on Saturday, the Thunderbirds fell out of the “Top 20” but continue to receive votes.
Up next for the AWC Matadors is another road test, as they travel north to Glendale to face the Gauchos. The game can be heard on 560 KBLU-AM, the flagship home for Arizona Western College.