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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

JUCO Top 25 Teams: March 20

Brian Sakowski        
Photo: Chipola Athletics




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Since making a change at the top last week, the first in-season No. 1 change since 2016, Walters State (Tenn.) seems to have taken a liking to being No. 1. They rattled off six wins last week to run their record to 28-3 overall, including a 9-0 conference mark. Central Arizona leap-frogged both San Jacinto (No. 3) and Southern Nevada (No. 4) this week into the No. 2 spot, and Crowder jumped into the Top 5 at No. 5 this week. San Joaquin Delta (Calif.) dropped one slot to No. 6, while Wabash Valley (Ill.) rose a pair of spots and checks in at No. 7. McLennan (Texas) stayed steady at No. 8, while both Connors State (Okla.) and Chipola (Fla.) rose one spot this week to Nos. 9 and 10, respectively. 


Notables:

• In what was potentially the biggest series of the week, Chipola (Fla.) went on the road to Broward (Fla.) and swept the three-game set in what was, at the time, a huge matchup between the then Nos. 11 and 16 teams. After a bit of a rough start to 2018, the reigning National Champions have surely righted the ship, winning 12 of their last 13 ballgames. 

• Crowder (Mo.) continues to make noise in the Midwest, running their record to 21-5 overall this past week. They've won huge series from North Iowa Area and Jefferson College thus far, as well as a single game victory over No. 9 Connors State. 

• Wabash Valley (Ill.) continues to climb, checking in at No. 7 this week. They followed up a huge series' win over John A. Logan with a sweep of Lincoln Trail and continue to establish themselves as one of the best programs in the Midwest. 

• An especially interesting dynamic is shaping up in the NJCAA Division II, with the usual suspects Jones County (Miss.) and LSU-Eunice (La.) taking the reigns thus far. They are two of the premier programs in that classification, so it's hardly a surprise to see them at the head of the class thus far again in 2018. 

• The lone newcomer to the rankings this week is Ohlone (Calif.), a NorCal program that checks in at No. 25 with an overall record of 18-4. 


Rankings are based on games through Sunday, March 18.

Rk. Prev. Team ST Record
1 1 Walters State TN 28-3
2 4 Central Arizona AZ 26-5
3 3 San Jacinto TX 20-7
4 2 Southern Nevada NV 24-6
5 6 Crowder MO 21-5
6 5 San Joaquin Delta CA 19-4
7 9 Wabash Valley IL 18-4
8 8 McLennan TX 17-6
9 10 Connors State OK 22-3
10 11 Chipola FL 23-7
11 7 Santa Fe FL 23-6
12 13 Florence-Darlington SC 22-8
13 14 Jones County MS 15-3
14 12 Northwest Florida State FL 21-9
15 15 Cisco TX 26-1
16 17 State College of Florida FL 24-7-1
17 19 Cowley County KS 17-6
18 18 LSU-Eunice LA 21-4
19 20 Iowa Western IA 16-4
20 21 South Mountain AZ 23-9
21 16 Broward FL 21-8
22 22 Howard TX 14-8
23 24 Arizona Western AZ 23-8
24 25 Saddleback CA 18-4
25 NR Ohlone CA 18-4

Dropped out: Santa Rosa (23). 


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