Butler football stays at No. 3 in NJCAA rankings

Butler football stays at No. 3 in NJCAA rankings

Butler football remains third in this week's NJCAA poll, despite receiving one first-place vote and 4.5 more votes than the previous week.

Coming off their second straight shutout with a 42-0 home win Saturday over Iowa Central, the Grizzlies (6-0 overall, 3-0 conference) were expected to move up one spot with top-ranked Copiah-Lincoln (MS) falling to unranked Pearl River (MS) 17-9.

Coffeyville (6-0, 3-0), ranked No. 2 last week, moved into the top spot with eight first-place votes and 198.5 total votes.  Snow (UT) jumped from fourth to second, passing Butler while receiving 189 votes. The Grizzlies, tied with Northwest Mississippi, received 185.5 votes and one of the nine first-place votes. Rochester (MN) rounded out the top five with 175 votes.

East Mississippi, Mississippi Gulf Coast, DuPage (IL), Copiah-Lincoln (MS) and Central Lakes-Brainerd (MN) finish out the top 10 this week.

Butler continues its streak of being ranked by the NJCAA, as the Grizzlies have been ranked in 175 consecutive polls - a streak that started in 2002.

Butler's opponent this week, Dodge City (5-1, 4-0), moved up two spots and is ranked #15. The Conquistadors are coming off a 17-14 home win over Fort Scott. The Grizzlies will host Dodge City on Saturday at 7 p.m. at BG Products Veterans Sports Complex.

  2015 NJCAA TOP 20 FOOTBALL POLL 
Oct. 6, 2015
Rank    Team  Record   Points   Prev. 
1. Coffeyville (8)    6-0 198.5 2
2. Snow, UT 5-0 189 4
t3. Butler (1) 6-0 185.5 3
t3. NW Mississippi 6-0 185.5 5
5. Rochester, MN 6-0 175 6
6. East Mississippi 5-1 140.5 7
7. Mississippi Gulf Coast
5-1 140 8
8. DuPage, IL 4-0 133 11
9. Copiah-Lincoln, MS 5-1 122 1
10. Central Lakes-Brainerd, MN    5-1 117 12
11. Tyler, TX 5-1 108.5 9
12. Louisburg, NC 4-0 93.5 16
13. Blinn, TX 5-1 86 13
14. North Dakota School of Science    5-1 65.5 19
15. Dodge City 5-1 63.5 17
16. Trinity Valley, TX 4-2 54 14
t17. ASA, NY 5-1 45 RV
t17. Lackawanna, PA 5-1 45 20
19. Iowa Western   4-2 15 NR
20. Nassau, NY 4-2 12 10

Other schools receiving votes: Georgia Military (4-2, 11); ASA Miami, FL (4-1, 10.5); Globe Tech, NY (4-1, 15); Arizona Western (4-2, 3.5).

Dropped from rankings: Globe Tech, NY (15); Pima, AZ (18).