Georgia Military College solidified its spot as the nations No. 1 junior college football team after last weeks 46-13 romp at Ellsworth (Iowa) Community College.
The Bulldogs got six of nine first-place votes, the other three going to East Mississippi, which fell a spot to No. 3, behind Jones County (Miss.) to No. 2 after a week at No. 3.
GMC is 7-0, with six wins by double figures and four by at least 18 points. Only Iowa Western, currently No. 5, has scored more than 17 points on the Bulldogs.
One of the top games of the season in junior college is set for a noon kickoff on Saturday at Davenport Field when GMC welcomes No. 6 Nassau.
The school based in New York is 10th nationally in scoring offense, and pounded Hudson Valley 68-20 last week.
Javon Robinson is averaging 177 yards per game rushing for GMC, and quarterback Pat Thomas has completed 50 percent of his passes for 922 yards and nine touchdowns.
Wesleyan wins again
Freshman Leah McLeod score twice and Shannon Pennington had two assists as Wesleyan topped visiting Toccoa Falls on Tuesday in soccer.
Wesleyan raised $1,753 for the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Foundation of Georgia as part of its annual Kick ALS fundraiser. The team auctioned off jerseys designed specifically for the night.
Wesleyan, which improved to 7-3, is at Judson and Agnes Scott before returning home against Salem on Oct. 19
Not surprisingly, the A-Sun golfers of the week came from the champion of the Brickyard Collegiate Championship.
Mercers Hans Reimers and Emmanuel Kountakis split the honor after finishing in a three-way tie for first last weekend.
Reimers had rounds of 73, 65 and 69 while Kountakis shot 68, 69 and 70 as he competed in his second college tournament.
Former Georgia College pitcher Alex Burkard was named to the Can-Am League all-star team.
Burkard, a lefty who played at Georgia College from 2007-10, pitched for Trois-Rivieres and went 9-6 with a 2.88 ERA. He started 16 games and pitched 100 innings.
Mercer running back Payton Usher has been named to the Jerry Rice Award watch list for the top freshman in FCS football.
The Sports Network released its list of 20 players Wednesday.
Usher is joined by Stetson safety Donald Payne as the only players from the Pioneer Football League on the list, while Savannah State linebacker Marquis Smith is the only other player from the state named.
East Tennessee, Northern Kentucky and North Florida are the only mens soccer teams in the A-Sun with winning records.
Conference play is in the early stages, with Florida Gulf Coast and ETSU at 2-0, and Mercer, Lipscomb and Northern Kentucky at 1-1.
Mercer welcomes Jacksonville on Sunday and Florida Gulf Coast on Oct. 17.
Mercer, Florida Gulf Coast, Jacksonville and ETSU are above .500 on the womens side, where theres little separation in conference play. FGCU is 3-0-1, Kennesaw State is 3-1, with Mercer and Stetson at 2-1-1, and Jacksonville and ETSU at 2-1.
Things get interesting on Friday with Kennesaw State at Mercer and ETSU at Florida gulf Coast.
Around the state
West Georgia is off to a good start in the final season for head coach Daryl Dickey, who made his resignation announcement in August.
Dickey, whose father is former coaching legend Doug Dickey, is 4-1 this season, making him 17-38 in the middle of his sixth season. He was 28-15 in four seasons at Presbyterian.
A familiar name may in line to succeed Dickey, who will focus on his duties as athletics director.
West Georgia hired Kevin Porter as assistant head coach in July.
Porter is a Warner Robins graduate who was the first head coach for the Macon Knights arena team. Porter was Point Universitys first head coach, but resigned after the debut 2012 season.