EMCC football tops NJCAA Preseason poll

For Starkville Daily News

As they continue their quest to make additional NJCAA history on the gridiron this season, the Lions of East Mississippi Community College will have the luxury of starting at the top for the third time in four years.
As reigning back-to-back national football champions and with three NJCAA titles over the past four years, the EMCC Lions will kick off the upcoming campaign ranked No. 1 in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Preseason Top 20 national poll.
The NJCAA’s preseason football rankings were officially released Thursday by the national office headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
For more on the No. 1 Lions, see Friday's Starkville Daily News.