Earlier this summer, the pollsters at jcgridiron.com ordained Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College as the Nation's number one pre-season JUCO team in it's "Dirty 30" rankings. This week, the NJCAA has followed suit as Gulf Coast earns the top spot in another pre-season poll. The Bulldogs top the list, followed by Snow College, Navarro, Iowa Western, and Butler. Other MACJC schools that have debuted in the poll include East Mississippi at No. 8, defending MACJC champ Co-Lin at No. 9, Hinds at No. 15, Itawamba at No. 16, and Jones in the "receiving votes" category.
Gulf Coast went 9-2 in 2012, reached the MACJC title game for the sixth straight season, and won an MACJC South Division title for the sixth time in the last eight seasons.
The Bulldogs open 2013 at home against Coahoma Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. at A.L. May Memorial Stadium in Perkinston.