Indians projected to finish third by NJCAA

Indians projected to finish third by NJCAA

Indians projected to finish third by NJCAA
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FULTON, MS – The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) released their preseason Top 20 and conference projects on Monday.

The Indians are projected to finish third in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division behind defending national champion and preseason No. 1 East Mississippi and No. 11 Northwest Mississippi Community College.

"This league is extremely tough," said ICC head football coach Jon Williams. "Having four teams ranked in the preseason Top 20 proves that you have to be focused and ready to play week in and week out."

Other MACJC teams receiving NJCAA preseason rankings include South Division teams Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College at No. 4 and No. 6 Hinds Community College.

The Indians, the No. 27 team in the nation according to Dirty 30 Preseason poll, will open the 2012 season on the road against East Central Community College on August 30 and will host Southwest Mississippi Community College on September 6 at 7:00 p.m.

NJCAA Preseason MACJC Projections

    North Division        South Division
1   East Mississippi   1   Gulf Coast
2   Northwest   2   Hinds
3   ICC   3   Jones County
4   Northeast   4   Pearl River
5   Holmes   5   Co-Lin
6   Coahoma   6   Southwest
7   Mississippi Delta   7   East Central







NJCAA Preseason Rankings

1   East Mississippi
2   Butler (KS)
3   Arizona Western
4   MS Gulf Coast
5   Blinn College
6   Hinds
7   Trinty Valley
8   Iowa Western
9   Snow College
10   Hutchinson
11   Northwest
12   Navarro College
13   Eastern Arizona College
14   Dean College
15   New Mexico Military Institute
16   Tyler Junior College
17   Coffeyville
18   Iowa Central
19   Rochester Community & Technical College
20   Nassau