NO CHANGES IN NJCAA TOP 5, DRAGON REMAIN NO. 4

The Blue Dragon Football team remains No. 4 in this week's NJCAA National rankings. (Bre Rogers/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
The Blue Dragon Football team remains No. 4 in this week's NJCAA National rankings. (Bre Rogers/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
Information Box

NJCAA Football Rankings

  Record Points Last Week
1. Mississippi Gulf Coast (15)
2. Northwest Mississippi
3. Lackawanna (1)
4. Hutchinson
5. Kilgore
6. Hinds
7. Butler
8. Garden City
9. Snow
10. Jones
11. Trinity Valley
12. Highland
13. Georgia Military
14. Monroe College
15. Fort Scott
16. Mesabi Range
17. East Mississippi
18. Cisco
18. Iowa Western
20. ASA Brooklyn
7-0
6-1
6-0
6-1
6-1
6-1
6-2
6-2
4-2
5-2
5-2
4-2
5-2
5-1
4-2
7-0
4-3
5-2
4-3
5-2
371.50
318.79
316.72
315.79
291.75
273.90
229.44
222.80
193.66
191.05
177.2
146.31
121.05
120.00
84.81
82.22
81.72
36.00
36.00
31.00
1
2
3
4
5
6
9
10
13
12
11
14
15
7
RV
18
8
NR
RV
RV
Others Receiving Votes: East Central (4-3, 22.8); Independence (3-3, 17.1); ASA Miami (4-2, 14.0); Tyler (3-4, 11.0); Nassau (4-2, 10.0); Holmes (3-4, 6.7); Iowa Central (4-4, 4.0); North Dakota SCS (6-1, 4.0); Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (3-4, 4.0); Copiah-Lincoln (3-4, 3.7).

*25.0 percent of the NJCAA football rankings are comprised of the NJCAA Football Computer Rankings. The remaining 75.0 percent is derived from individual votes conducted by a 16-member committee featuring the seven members of the NJCAA Football Committee, two annually rotating at-large selections, and a representative from each of the six NJCAA football conferences and a representative from the independent schools.

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

There were no changes among the nation's Top 5 on Monday in the NJCAA Football Rankings.

That means the 6-1 Hutchinson Community College football team remains No. 4 this week.

The Blue Dragons defeated Coffeyville 49-7 on Saturday at Gowans Stadium to improve to 6-1 and become bowl eligible. The Dragons play host to Dodge City at Noon Saturday at Gowans Stadium.

Mississippi Gulf Coast remained unbeaten and received 15 of the 16 first-place votes from the voting committee. Northwest Mississippi is second and unbeaten Lackawanna College is third. After Hutch, Kilgore and Hinds, at Nos. 5 and 6 remained stable in the rankings from last week.

Hutchinson is just 0.93 points behind Lackawanna for third and only three points behind Northwest Mississippi for second. The Dragons own a 23.04-point lead over Kilgore for fourth place in the rankings.

Hutchinson's strength of schedule was bolstered by the new rankings. Hutchinson has defeated No. 7 butler, No. 15 Fort Scott and No. 18 Iowa Western. Independence is receiving votes this week. Highland, the only team to defeat Hutchinson this season, is ranked No. 12.

The Blue Dragons have been ranked in 18 consecutive polls.