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JUCO Football Teams: Increase Your Athletic and Academic Skill Level

Oftentimes, football players opt to compete on a junior college football programs (also referred to as JUCO football teams) after their senior year in high school. In fact, many junior colleges are feeder programs for powerhouse D1 college football teams. Learn more about football recruiting and how to choose the right college from Juco to D1.

For many athletes, junior college gives them an opportunity to improve their GPA and knock out some general education requirements. It also gives athletes some time to develop physically and get experience competing against older, more challenging football players. For athletes who aren’t sure what they’d like to major in or don’t have the grades in high school, this is a great way to keep playing football while moving academics forward. Get more information Notre Dame football recruiting.

Make no mistake, junior college football teams compete at an extremely high level! Competing at a junior college gives athletes an opportunity to get two more years of experience playing against college-level athletes, which can help them prepare for the rigors of four-year collegiate football. Learn more about how to choose a football college today.

How many JUCO football teams are there? 

There are 65 JUCO football teams in the United States. Teams are classified into the following JUCO football conferences: Independent, Iowa Community College Athletic Conference, Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference, Minnesota Athletic Conference, Mississippi Association of Junior & Community Colleges, Northeast Football Conference, Southwest Junior College Football Conference and Western States Football League. To start exploring the wealth of junior colleges across the country, use the following list of junior colleges with football teams. Search by state, conference or school name. What is college football recruiting and how to choose the right college from Juco to D1.

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JUCO football rankings and best junior colleges for football 

In Fall 2019, the NJCAA conducted a poll to rank the top NJCAA football teams. Student-athletes can see a full list of the top ranked team and learn more about each program on the NJCAA website.  Read our new article on the latest in college football recruiting news.

  1. Mississippi Gulf Coast
  2. Northwest Mississippi
  3. Lackawanna
  4. Hutchinson
  5. Kilgore
  6. Hinds
  7. Monroe College
  8. East Mississippi
  9. Butler
  10. Garden City

Visit NCSA’s Power Rankings to view a list of the best football colleges in all divisions. 

To start exploring the wealth of junior colleges across the country, use the following list of junior colleges with football teams. Search by state, conference or school name.

List of junior colleges with football teams

School
City and State
Region
Conference
Division
Santa Maria, California
West Coast
Western State Conference
JC
Sacramento, California
West Coast
Big 8 Conference
JC
Miami, Florida
South East
NJCAA – Independent
JC
Bakersfield, California
West Coast
CCCAA
JC
El Dorado, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
JC
Oroville, California
West Coast
California Community College Athletic Association
JC
Cisco, Texas
Mid South
NJCAA
JC
Glendora, California
West Coast
Western States Conference
JC
Clarksdale, Mississippi
Mid South
Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Coffeyville, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
JC
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Great Lakes
North Central Community College Conference
JC
Santa Clarita, California
West Coast
California Community College Athletic Association, Western States Conference
JC
Eureka, California
West Coast
Golden Valley Conference, North Carolina Football Alliance
JC
Wesson, Mississippi
Mid South
Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Dodge City, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
JC
Decatur, Mississippi
Mid South
NJCAA, MACCC
JC
Monterey Park, California
West Coast
SCAA
JC
Torrance, California
West Coast
CCCAA, South Coast Conference
JC
Compton, California
West Coast
South Coast Athletic Conference, Western State Conference
JC
Iowa Falls, Iowa
Mid West
Iowa Community College Athletic Conference
JC
Quincy, California
West Coast
Golden Valley Conference
JC
Fresno, California
West Coast
Central Valley Conference
JC
Garden City, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
JC
Milledgeville, Georgia
South East
NJCAA, GCAA
JC
Highland, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
JC
Raymond, Mississippi
Mid South
NJCAA
JC
Nelsonville, Ohio
Great Lakes
Ohio Community College Athletic Conference
JC
Goodman, Mississippi
Mid South
NJCAA Region XXIII-> Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Hutchinson, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
JC
Independence, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
JC
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Mid West
Iowa Community College Athletic Conference
JC
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Mid West
NJCAA, ICCAC
JC
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Mid West
Minnesota College Athletic Conference
JC
Fulton, Mississippi
Mid South
Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Ellisville, Mississippi
Mid South
NJCAA (Division 1)->Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Scranton, Pennsylvania
North East
NJCAA
JC
Wilmington, California
West Coast
South Coast Conference of the California Association of Community Colleges, Western State Conference
JC
Los Angeles, California
West Coast
WAC
JC
Louisburg, North Carolina
Mid East
NJCAA
JC
Virginia, Minnesota
Mid West
Minnesota College Athletic Conference
JC
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Mid West
Minnesota College Athletic Conference
JC
Granite Falls, Minnesota
Mid West
NJCAA, Minnesota Community College Conference
JC
Moorhead, Mississippi
Mid South
Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Perkinston, Mississippi
Mid South
Mississippi Association of Community College Conference
JC
Modesto, California
West Coast
Central Valley Conference
JC
New Rochelle, New York
North East
NJCAA
JC
Moorpark, California
West Coast
WSC
JC
Walnut, California
West Coast
CCCAA
JC
Garden City, New York
North East
North Eastern Athletic
JC
Corsicana, Texas
Mid South
NJCAA
JC
Roswell, New Mexico
South West
NJCAA, Western Junior College Athletic Conference
JC
Wahpeton, North Dakota
North West
NJCAA, MON-DAK
JC
Booneville, Mississippi
Mid South
Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Miami, Oklahoma
Mid South
NJCAA
JC
Senatobia, Mississippi
Mid South
NJCAA, MACCC
JC
Costa Mesa, California
West Coast
Orange Empire Conference, Mission Conference for football
JC
San Marcos, California
West Coast
CCCAA, SCFA (National Central League)
JC
Pasadena, California
West Coast
Mission Football Conference, South Coast Conference
JC
Poplarville, Mississippi
Mid South
NJCAA, Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Rochester, Minnesota
Mid West
Minnesota College Athletic Conference
JC
Sacramento, California
West Coast
CCCAA
JC
Mission Viejo, California
West Coast
California Commission on Athletics
JC
San Bernardino, California
West Coast
California Collegiate Athletic Association
JC
San Jose, California
West Coast
CCCAA
JC
Santa Barbara, California
West Coast
Western States Conference
JC
Santa Monica, California
West Coast
CCCAA
JC
Santa Rosa, California
West Coast
Bay Valley 19, NORCAL Football Alliance, West Coast Conference
JC
Redding, California
West Coast
CCCAA
JC
Ephraim, Utah
South West
NJCAA
JC
Summit, Mississippi
Mid South
Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Buffalo, New York
North East
NJCAA
JC
Troy, New York
North East
NJCAA
JC
Newton, New Jersey
North East
NJCAA
JC
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
North East
AJCCA, NJCAA
JC
Athens, Texas
Mid South
NJCAA
JC
Tyler, Texas
Mid South
NJCAA, SWJCFC
JC
Ely, Minnesota
Mid West
(Division lll, NJCAA)
JC
Victorville, California
West Coast
Foothill, South Coast (Wrestling)
JC
Coalinga, California
West Coast
Coast Valley Conference
JC
Lemoore, California
West Coast
CCCAA
JC
Culver City, California
West Coast
CCCAA, SCFA
JC
Media, Pennsylvania
North East
NJCAA, NLLC, USCAA
JC

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