BLUE DRAGONS FALL TO NO. 8 IN NJCAA RANKINGS

The Blue Dragon Men's Basketball Team is ranked No. 8 in this week's NJCAA Division I rankings after a 1-1 week last week. (Allie Schwiezer/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
The Blue Dragon Men's Basketball Team is ranked No. 8 in this week's NJCAA Division I rankings after a 1-1 week last week. (Allie Schwiezer/Blue Dragon Sports Information)

NJCAA DIVISION I MEN'S BASKETBALL RANKINGS

  Record Points Last Poll
1. Northwest Florida State (15)
2. Vincennes
3. Indian Hills (1)
4. Salt Lake
5. Florida SouthWestern State
6. Eastern Florida State
7. Gillette
8. Hutchinson
9. Southern Idaho
10. Motlow State
11. Moberly Area
12. Odessa
12. Shelton State
14. McLennan
15. Sheridan
16. Missouri State-West Plains
17. John A. Logan
18. Western Nebraska
19. Tyler
20. Southeastern
21. Barton
21. Iowa Western
23. Central Florida
24. Northeast Mississippi
25. Hill
18-0
16-0
18-0
18-1
16-1
17-2
16-0
13-2
17-2
11-2
15-2
12-2
14-1
16-1
14-1
17-2
12-2
14-2
13-1
16-2
13-2
15-2
15-3
10-2
13-2
350
331
327
290
274
268
256
243
219
196
195
186
186
165
122
112
104
95
88
82
71
71
56
44
23

1
2
3
4
12
5
10
6
9
7
8
13
11
16
17
24
14
20
22
RV
21
19
15
RV
23

Others Receiving Votes: Tallahassee (14-3, 33); Trinity Valley (13-2, 32); Coffeyville (12-3, 23); South Plains (10-4, 15); Holmes (9-1, 8); Chipola (12-3, 6); Northern Oklahoma Tonkawa (13-3, 6); Blinn (10-3, 1); Connors State (13-2, 1); Southwest Tennessee (9-2, 1).

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

The Hutchinson Community College men's basketball team's second loss of the season cost the Blue Dragons two spots in the first NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Rankings of 2018.

The 13-2 Blue Dragons fell to No. 8 in the latest rankings released on Tuesday. The Blue Dragons have now been ranked for 37 consecutive polling periods and for the 68th time in the last 69 polling periods.

Hutchinson had its seven-game winning streak snapped last Wednesday in an 81-74 road loss at Cowley in the first game back from a 25-day holiday break. The Dragons rebounded nicely with a 103-75 home win on Saturday over the Allen Red Devils.

The Blue Dragons travel to Independence on Wednesday and play host to Dodge City on Saturday to open a four-game homestand.

Hutchinson and Barton are the lone Jayhawk teams in this week's rankings. At 13-2, Barton remained No. 21 this week. Coffeyville fell out of the Top 25, but the Red Ravens are still receiving votes.

For the first time all season, Northwest Florida State is not the unanimous No. 1 pick. The Raiders received 15 of 16 first-place votes. No. 3 Indian Hills received the other first-place vote. Northwest Florida State, Vincennes University, Indian Hills, Salt Lake and Florida Southwestern State make up this week's Top 5.