Bulldogs ranked No. 5 in NJCAA Football Preseason Poll

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (GMC RELEASE) – Georgia Military College is ranked No. 5 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) football preseason poll as the 2014 season draws closer.

GMC, which went 11-1 and played for the national championship in 2013, received 160 points in the voting to secure a top-five spot in the first poll of 2014.

East Mississippi Community College, the 2013 national champion after a 52-32 win over GMC in the Mississippi Bowl, was selected for the No. 1 position in the poll with 200 points as the Lions seek their third title in the last four years.

Rounding out the top five included No. 2 Iowa Western Community College, No. 3 Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Miss.), No. 4 Trinity Valley Community College (Texas) and No. 5 GMC.

Georgia Military College opens the 2014 season on August 23 at No. 8 Navarro College (Texas) in a 2 p.m. ET kickoff.

The Bulldogs will also play three more preseason Top 20 teams – including No. 7 ASA (N.Y.), No. 13 Tyler Junior College (Texas) and No. 14 Nassau Community College (N.Y.).

2014 NJCAA Football Preseason Poll

1. East Mississippi Community College 200 points (1 first-place vote)

2. Iowa Western Community College 190

3. Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Miss.) 180

4. Trinity Valley Community College (Texas) 170

5. Georgia Military College 160

6. Butler Community College (Kan.) 150

7. ASA College (N.Y.) 140

8. Navarro College (Texas) 130

9. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 120

10. Jones County Junior College (Miss.) 110

11. Hutchinson Community College (Kan.) 100

12. Arizona Western College 90

13. Tyler Junior College (Texas) 80

14. Nassau Community College (N.Y.) 70

15. Snow College (Utah) 60

16. Scottsdale Community College (Ariz.) 50

17. Dodge City Community College (Kan.) 40

18. Rochester Community and Technical College (Minn.) 30

19. Itawamba Community College (Miss.) 20

20. Central Lakes College-Brainerd (Minn.) 10

Other schools receiving votes: Hinds Community College (Miss.), Mesa Community College (Ariz.), Iowa Central Community College, New Mexico Military Institute, Dakota College at Bottineau (N.D.).

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