BLUE DRAGONS DROP TO 20TH IN NJCAA RANKINGS

Coming off a 100-yard rushing game vs. Independence, B.J. Emmons and the No. 20 Blue Dragons play host to Fort Scot at Noon Saturday at Gowans Stadium (Joel Powers/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
Coming off a 100-yard rushing game vs. Independence, B.J. Emmons and the No. 20 Blue Dragons play host to Fort Scot at Noon Saturday at Gowans Stadium (Joel Powers/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
NJCAA FOOTBALL RANKINGS
  Records Points Last Poll
  1. Iowa Western (7)
  2. Arizona Western (2)
  3. East Mississippi
  4. Northwest Mississippi
  5. Independence
  6. Jones County
  7. Trinity Valley
  8. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
  9. Snow
10. Butler 
11. Blinn
12. Hinds
13. Georgia Military
14. Navarro
15. Louisburg
16. Itawamba
17. Garden City
18. Scottsdale
19. ASA Brooklyn
20. Hutchinson
8-1
7-0
8-1
7-1
7-1
8-1
7-2
7-2
7-1
7-2
6-2
6-2
7-1
6-3
7-0
6-3
6-3
6-2
6-1
6-3
196.34
189.09
189.00
177.48
161.95
146.94
127.73
107.78
104.81
102.06
99.21
98.89
74.37
52.62
52.00
47.19
31.40
28.31
19.00
15.62
1
2
5
3
6
8
9
14
10
12
4
7
13
18
17
20
19
11
RV
16
Others Receiving Votes: Central Lakes (8-1, 11.0); Dakota (8-1, 6.0); Lackawanna (6-2, 5.0); Mesa (5-3, 2.5); DuPage (6-2, 2.0); Holmes (6-3, 0.0).

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

The Hutchinson Community College Football Team remained in the NJCAA Rankings this week despite a second-straight loss to a nationally ranked opponent.

Last Saturday's 24-19 loss to No. 6 Independence knocked the Dragons down four spots to No. 20 in this week's rankings released on Tuesday.

The Blue Dragons are now 6-3 with all three losses coming to now-No. 1 Iowa Western, Butler, which is 10th this week and No. 5 Independence.

Iowa Western and Arizona Western remain Nos. 1 and 2 this week. East Mississippi, Northwest Mississippi and Independence rounds out the Top 5.

Four Jayhawk Conference teams are ranked this week. Garden City is ranked No. 17 this week.

After starting the 2017 season out of the rankings, Hutchinson has appeared in five-straight rankings.

The Blue Dragons will play Fort Scott at Noon on Saturday at Gowans Stadium before rounding out the regular season on Nov. 11 at Dodge City.