September 16, 2019 4:54:41 PM
East Mississippi Community College has moved back up to fifth place in the new National Junior College Athletic Association poll, released Monday.
EMCC (2-1) was fifth in the poll two weeks ago before falling a spot to sixth. The Lions were in the top spot to begin the season before their loss at Hinds.
Hutchinson (Kansas) kept the top spot, receiving 10 first-place votes. Butler (Kansas) was a close second with the other six first-place votes.
Northwest Mississippi and Mississippi Gulf Coast also finished ahead of EMCC.
Among the rest of the top 20, Copiah-Lincoln is eighth, Jones is 13th and Hinds is 19th.
EMCC travels to face Mississippi Delta (0-3) on Thursday.
Theo DeRosa reports on high school sports and Mississippi State softball for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @Theo_DeRosa.
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