{{ timeAgo('2019-09-02 10:23:43 -0500') }} football Edit

Dirty 30 rocked by early upsets

The season hasn’t even begun in the California ranks, and yet the top of the JCGridiron.com Dirty 30 Rankings has received a complete makeover. Four of the top six teams in the rankings were upset this past week, giving us a new No. 1.

The week started with complete chaos in Mississippi when previous No. 2 East Mississippi was stunned by Hinds and previous No. 4 Jones was toppled by Coahoma. It ended with previously top-ranked Iowa Western coming up short against in-state rival Iowa Central and previous No. 6 Blinn getting edged by Tyler. In nearly all four cases, turnovers and shoddy play by the quarterbacks played a critical role.

Like a scene out of a championship bowl win, Iowa Central celebrated a win over Iowa Western
Like a scene out of a championship bowl win, Iowa Central celebrated a win over Iowa Western (ictritons.com)

East Mississippi saw transfer quarterback Connor Neville throw three interceptions as the Lions turned the ball over four times, leading to a 24-16 setback for East Mississippi. Jones turned the ball over five times in an 18-10 disaster against Coahoma. Iowa Western suffered a similar fate when bounceback quarterback Cam Thomas threw a couple of picks, opening the door for Iowa Central to win the Kinney Cup. Blinn looked dead in the water for three quarters before a comeback fell short against Tyler, 27-24.

As a result, Riverside City College has taken over the top spot in the rankings and will open play at home against No. 38 El Camino College this Saturday. A handful of other California schools also moved up in the rankings with American River College moving to No. 4, Saddleback College to No. 6, City College of San Francisco to No. 9 and Laney College to No. 10.

The biggest leap in the top half of the rankings may belong to Butler, who moved all the way to No. 2 with an impressive showing against Snow College (36-17). The Grizzly defense forced five turnovers on the day and had a 26-3 lead at the break, controlling the clock for over 33 minutes.

Northwest Mississippi also made a solid jump, moving into the No. 3 spot in the rankings. The Rangers received three touchdown passes from Jack Walker while the defense recovered three fumbles.

The rest of the JCGridiron.com Dirty 30 Rankings follow. Just a reminder, JCGridiron.com does not include games against prep schools, club teams, or non-affiliated programs in the records.

JCGridiron Dirty 30 Rankings (9/2/19)
Rank School City Record Next

1

Riverside City

Riverside, CA

0-0

vs #38 El Camino

2

Butler

El Dorado, KS

2-0

vs Highland

3

Northwest

Senatobia, MS

1-0

vs Southwest (TH)

4

American River

Sacramento, CA

0-0

@ Sacramento City

5

Kilgore

Kilgore, TX

2-0

@ NM Military

6

Saddleback

Mission Viejo, CA

0-0

@ #29 Canyons

7

NE Oklahoma A&M

Miami, OK

1-0

@ #42 Georgia Military

8

Lackawanna

Scranton, PA

0-0

@ Wagner Coll (SU)

9

San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

0-0

@ #41 Sierra

10

Laney

Oakland, CA

0-0

vs #28 Modesto (FR)

11

Hutchinson

Hutchinson, KS

2-0

@ #18 Iowa Western

12

Ventura

Ventura, CA

0-0

vs Orange Coast

13

Hinds

Raymond, MS

1-0

@ MS Delta (TH)

14

Cerritos

Norwalk, CA

0-0

@ East Los Angeles

15

Iowa Central

Fort Dodge, IA

1-1

vs Coffeyville

16

East Mississippi

Scooba, MS

0-1

vs #36 Pearl River (TH)

17

Tyler

Tyler, TX

1-1

@ #20 Trinity Valley

18

Iowa Western

Council Bluffs, IA

1-1

vs #11 Hutchinson

19

Blinn

Brenham, TX

0-1

@ #43 Navarro

20

Trinity Valley

Athens, TX

1-0

vs #17 Tyler

21

San Mateo

San Mateo, CA

0-0

@ Siskiyous

22

Copiah-Lincoln

Wesson, MS

1-0

vs Northeast (TH)

23

Snow

Ephraim, UT

1-1

vs Air Force Prep

24

Garden City

Garden City, KS

1-1

vs Ellsworth

25

Fresno City

Fresno, CA

0-0

@ Santa Rosa

26

Gulf Coast

Perkinston, MS

1-0

vs #30 Coahoma (TH)

27

Butte

Oroville, CA

0-0

@ San Joaquin Delta

28

Modesto

Modesto, CA

0-0

@ #10 Laney (FR)

29

Canyons

Santa Clarita, CA

0-0

vs #6 Saddleback

30

Coahoma

Clarksdale, MS

1-0

@ #26 Gulf Coast (TH)

Others on the Bubble: Fullerton (CA) 0-0, Mt. San Antonio (CA) 0-0, Bakersfield (CA) 0-0, Jones (MS) 0-1, Long Beach City (CA) 0-0, Pearl River (MS) 1-0, Nassau (NY) 1-0, El Camino (CA) 0-0, Fort Scott (KS) 2-0, ASA-Brooklyn (NY) 1-0, Sierra (CA) 0-0, Georgia Military 1-1, Navarro (TX) 0-2, Monroe (NY) 0-0, Chaffey (CA) 0-0, Sequoias (CA) 0-0, Independence (KS) 1-1, Itawamba (MS) 0-1, Mesabi Range (MN) 2-0, Central Lakes (MN) 2-0