BLUE DRAGONS CLIMB TO NO. 2 IN NJCAA MEN’S RANKINGS

The Blue Dragons move up to No  2 this week in the NJCAA Men's Division I rankings
The Blue Dragons move up to No 2 this week in the NJCAA Men's Division I rankings
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NJCAA DIVISION I MEN'S BASKETBALL RANKINGS

  Record Points Last Week
1. Ranger (15)
2. Hutchinson (1)
3. Vincennes
4. Pearl River
5. South Plains
6. Florida SouthWestern State
7. Chipola
8. Otero
9. Mineral Area
10. Gulf Coast State
11. Panola
12. Northern Oklahoma Tonkawa
13. Tallahassee
14. Indian Hills
15. Western Texas
16. USC Salkehatchie
17. Coffeyville
18. Northwest Florida State
19. Shelton State
20. Tyler
21. Moberly Area
22. South Georgia State
23. Clarendon
24. Caldwell Tech
25. Casper
9-0
8-0
8-1
5-0
5-1
8-1
7-1
10-0
10-0
6-0
8-1
10-0
7-1
6-2
10-1
7-1
8-2
7-1
6-1
6-0
6-2
7-0
7-1
7-0
6-2
399
382
352
315
313
289
285
278
237
212
201
191
187
178
169
142
137
124
90
77
71
67
66
48
42
1
4
6
10
9
2
5
12
15
RV
13
17
7
3
11
8
19
18
20
25
24
RV
21
RV
14
Others Receiving Votes: Connors State (9-0, 39.0); Olney Central (6-0, 33.0); Western Wyoming 5-1, 32.0); Southeastern (6-2, 28.0); Independence (8-1, 23.0); Dyersburg State (8-0, 18.0); Jones (5-0, 17.0); Lincoln Trail (7-0, 17.0); Temple (9-0, 17.0); Salt Lake (6-2, 15.0); Blinn (8-1, 14.0); Triton (5-1, 13.0); Harcum (5-2, 9.0); Highland (4-2, 7.0); Daytona State (7-3, 6.0); John A. Logan (4-3, 6.0); Northeastern (6-0, 6.0); Sheridan (7-3, 6.0); Barton (8-1, 3.0); Miami Dade (7-1, 3.0); Polk State (6-1, 3.0); East Georgia State (3-1, 2-0); New Mexico (4-2, 2.0); Snow (5-4, 2.0); Collin County (6-1, 1.0); Cowley (8-2, 1.0); Eastern Arizona (8-1, 1.0).

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

After a fairly major shakeup in the NJCAA Men's Division I Top 10 last week, the Hutchinson Community College men's basketball team finds itself one rung from the top of the rankings ladder.

The 8-0 Blue Dragons are No. 2 in this week's rankings released on Monday. Hutchinson received one first-place vote. No. 1 Ranger garnered the other 15.

Former No. 3 Indian Hills, No. 5 Chipola, No. 7 Tallahassee and No. 8 USC Salkehatchie all suffered losses last week.

The new Top 5 is Ranger, Hutchinson, defending national champion Vincennes, Pearl River and South Plains.

Hutchinson had just one game last week, an 87-53 victory over Hesston College last Tuesday at the Sports Arena to move to 8-0.

The Blue Dragons have a daunting task to open the 2019-20 Jayhawk Conference season. Hutchinson plays host to No. 17 Coffeyville (8-2) on Wednesday at the Sports Arena and travels to Independence, now receiving votes after an 8-1 start on Saturday.

Hutchinson and Coffeyville are the only two KJCCC teams in the Top 25. Independence, Barton and Cowley are receiving votes.

Hutchinson has been ranked in 88 of the last 92 ranking periods.

The last time the Blue Dragons were ranked this high was the 2017-18 preseason rankings where they were No. 1. The last regular-season ranking of No. 2 or higher was the final regular-season poll of Hutchinson's 2017 national championship season.