Close to several weeks out from the start of the NJCAA football season and one national poll is giving the Arizona Western College Matadors a high ranking.
The newly released JC Gridiron.com "Dirty Thirty" National Preseason Poll is ranking this year's Mats at #9 in the country among all junior college football programs.
AWC and Snow College are the only two Western States Football League teams representing in this year's top ten.
There will be plenty of new faces on this year's Mats squad; with voids being filled this offseason by more than 20 players from last year, moving on to four-year programs. The NJCAA preseason poll will be released within the next month.
JC Gridiron.com Preseason Poll ("Dirty 30" Top 10)
#1 - Gulf Coast C.C. (MS)
#2 - Riverside C.C. (CA)
#3 - Mt. San Antonio C.C. (CA)
#4 - Iowa Western C.C. (IA)
#5 - Snow College (UT)
#6 - East Mississippi (MS)
#7 - Butler County C.C. (KS)
#8 - Butte C.C. (CA)
#9 - Arizona Western College
#10 - American River C.C. (CA)