ELLISVILLE – The Jones College Bobcats will enter the 2020 season ranked No. 7 according to Street & Smith's College Football Preview magazine.
Head coach Steve Buckley's Bobcats are coming off a 7-3 season, third straight playoff appearance and Top 10 finish. Even more impressive is that 26 players off last year's roster will be suiting up for Division I programs this fall.
Jones had 14 players named to JCGridiron.com's Preseason Watch Lists, including nine on a defense that held opponents to 11.8 points per game last year which led the nation.
Reigning national champion Mississippi Gulf Coast is the preseason No. 1, followed by fellow MACJC schools Jones (7), Northwest (11), East Mississippi (13), Hinds (18) and East Central (21). The poll includes both NJCAA and California schools.
The Street & Smith's College Football Preview magazine is currently on sale at newsstands across the country.
Jones will tentatively open the season on Thursday, Aug. 27 at Northeast Mississippi. The first home game for the Bobcats is set for Sept. 10 against East Central.
BY: Kevin Maloney
Jones Sports Information