BLUE DRAGONS REMAIN NO. 6 IN NJCAA RANKINGS

The Blue Dragon Men's Basketball Team remains No. 6 in this week's NJCAA Division I Rankings. (Joel Powers/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
The Blue Dragon Men's Basketball Team remains No. 6 in this week's NJCAA Division I Rankings. (Joel Powers/Blue Dragon Sports Information)

NJCAA DIVISION I MEN'S BASKETBALL RANKINGS

  Record Points Last Poll
1. Northwest Florida State (16)
2. Vincennes
3. Indian Hills
4. Salt Lake
5. Eastern Florida State
6. Hutchinson
7. Motlow State
8. Southern Idaho
9. Moberly Area
10. Gillette
11. Shelton State
12. Florida Southwestern State
13. Trinity Valley
14. Odessa
15. John A. Logan
16. McLennan
17. Coffeyville
18. Central Florida
19. Sheridan
20. Tallahassee
21. Northeast Mississippi
22. Iowa Western
23. Missouri State-West Plains
24. Harcum
25. Barton

14-0
13-0
10-0
15-0
13-1
12-1
10-1
11-1
13-1
12-0
9-0
11-1
11-2
12-2
9-1
13-1
11-1
11-1
13-1
11-2
8-1
13-2
15-1
8-1
11-2

350
336
319
304
292
285
243
230
229
222
189
159
154
141
132
122
113
107
89
88
72
53
54
53
49
1
2
3
5
7
6
8
9
12
11
14
10
18
15
19
17
13
25
RV
4
RV
16
NR
24
NR
Others Receiving Votes: South Plains (7-3, 44); Tyler (11-1, 44); Western Nebraska (10-2, 26); Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa (12-3, 5); Southeastern (11-2, 5); Hill (13-2, 3.

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

The Hutchinson Community College men's basketball team remained No. 6 in this week's NJCAA Division I Men's Rankings.

The Blue Dragons ran their current winning streak to seven games with victories over Butler and Barton last week. The Dragons are now 12-1 overall and are alone in first place in the Jayhawk Conference at 8-1.

The Blue Dragons have now been ranked for 36 consecutive polling periods and for the 67th time in the last 65 polling periods.

Hutchinson started the season as the No. 1-ranked team in the preseason rankings, but slipped to sixth in last week's first regular-season rankings. The Dragons' only blemish is an overtime loss at Cloud County on November 15. Since then, the Dragons devoured then-No. 14 Coffeyville, road wins at Neosho County, Garden City and Butler and a victory over now No. 25 Barton.

Northwest Florida State remains the unanimous selection as the No. 1 team in the rankings. Vincennes University and Indian Hills stayed put at Nos. 2 and 3. After No. 4 Tallahassee lost last week, Salt Lake moved to fourth and Eastern Florida State jumped over the Blue Dragons into fifth.

For the first time this season, three Jayhawk Conference teams are rankings at the same time. Along with Hutchinson, Coffeyville dropped to No. 17 and Barton is No. 25.

The Blue Dragons are currently off for the Christmas break. Hutchinson returns with a Jan. 3 game at Cowley and plays next at the Sports Arena on Jan. 6 against Allen.