DRAGON GOLFERS NO. 3 IN BUSHNELL/GOLFWEEK POLL

Trae McCrae and the Blue Dragon men's golf team are ranked No. 3 in the Bushnell/GolfWeek NJCAA Division I rankings this week.
Trae McCrae and the Blue Dragon men's golf team are ranked No. 3 in the Bushnell/GolfWeek NJCAA Division I rankings this week.
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BUSHNELL/GOLFWEEK DIVISION I RANKINGS

  Points Last Poll
1. Central Alabama (4)
2. Midland (2)
3. Hutchinson
T4. Indian Hills
T4. New Mexico JC
6. Ranger (1)
7. Odessa
8. Iowa Western 
9. John A. Logan 
10. Calhoun
64
55
46
43
43
36
27
24
17
15
2
1
T10
3
4
9
7
6
NR
8
Others Receiving Votes: Eastern Florida State, 14; Dodge City, 1.

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

Two tournaments into the fall season, the Hutchinson Community College men's golf team made a significant jump up the Bushnell/Golfweek NJCAA Division I national rankings.

The Blue Dragons jumped seven spots to No. 3 this week. Hutchinson is the highest District III team ranked in the first Bushnell regular-season rankings of the fall season.

The Blue Dragons edged Indian Hills for fifth place in the Ryan Palmer Foundation Invitational in mid-September. The Dragons were 11th last week at the Missouri Southern Fall Invitational.

Defending national champion Central Alabama jumped past Midland for the No. 1 spot in the rankings, getting 4 of 7 first-place votes. The Chaparrals are second with two first-place votes. After the Blue Dragons at No. 3, Indian Hills and New Mexico Junior College are tied for fourth.

Iowa Western is No. 8 this week with Dodge City receiving votes.

The Blue Dragons are currently No. 4 in the NJCAA Coaches Association Rankings.

Hutchinson next competes at the KCK Fall Tournament at Dub's Dread Golf Course on Monday and Tuesday in Kansas City, KS.