September 10, 2019 1:01:48 PM
East Mississippi Community College was ranked sixth in Monday's National Junior College Athletic Association football poll.
It's a drop of one spot for the Lions (1-1), but every team ranked above EMCC is undefeated this season.
Hutchinson (Kansas), 3-0 on the year, held onto the top spot and earned 11 first-place votes. Butler (Kansas) got the remaining five first-place votes and moved up from third place to tie Kilgore (Texas) for second.
A pair of Mississippi teams slot in just above EMCC, as Northwest Mississippi (2-0) is fourth, and Mississippi Gulf Coast (2-0) is fifth.
Rounding out the Mississippi teams in the poll, Copiah-Lincoln (2-0) and Hinds (2-0) are 11th and 12th in the rankings, and Jones (1-1) is 18th
The Lions will face unranked Itawamba Community College at 7 p.m. Thursday in Scooba.
Theo DeRosa reports on high school sports and Mississippi State softball for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @Theo_DeRosa.