HUTCH WOMEN CLIMB TO NO. 7 IN FIRST RANKINGS

The Blue Dragon women's basketball team is No. 7 in this week's NJCAA Division I Rankings. (Bre Rogers/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
The Blue Dragon women's basketball team is No. 7 in this week's NJCAA Division I Rankings. (Bre Rogers/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
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NJCAA WOMEN'S DIVISION I BASKETBALL RANKINGS

  Record Points Last Poll
1. Gulf Coast State (7)
2. South Plains
3. Trinity Valley
4. Northwest Florida State
5. Seward County
6. Shelton State
7. Hutchinson
8. Midland
9. Chipola
10. New Mexico
11. Florida SouthWestern State
12. Jones
13. Salt Lake
14. Central Arizona
15. Tyler
16. Grayson
17. Western Nebraska
18. Odessa
19. Wabash Valley
20. Northern Oklahoma-Enid
21. Wallace State
22. Butler
23. Casper
24. Three Rivers
25. Cochise
4-0
4-0
3-0
3-0
4-0
2-0
3-0
5-0
5-0
4-2
2-2
0-0
2-0
3-1
3-2
5-0
3-1
6-0
3-1
2-0
4-0
4-2
4-0
3-1
2-0
175
168
161
154
147
140
133
126
119
112
105
98
91
84
77
70
63
54
49
42
35
28
21
14
7
1
2
3
5
6
7
9
14
22
4
8
12
15
11
10
NR
17
NR
20
23
24
18
NR
19
NR
Others Receiving Votes: Cowley (6-0, 5.0); South Georgia Tech (3-1, 4.0); Eastern Florida State (4-0, 3.0); Angelina (2-2, 2.0).

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

Three dominant home victories helped the Hutchinson Community College women's basketball team move up two spots in the first regular-season rankings, which were released on Monday.

The 3-0 Blue Dragons moved up to No. 7, jumping two spots from their No. 9 preseason rankings.

The Dragons have defeated the Washburn JV (65-34), No. 17 Western Nebraska (65-59) and NEO (74-46). Hutchinson will play host to Hesston College on Tuesday before going on the road to meet Labette and Jefferson College this weekend at the Cougar Booster Club Classic in Great Bend.

Defending national champion Gulf Coast State remains the No. 1 team in the nation. South Plains, Trinity Valley, Northwest Florida State and Seward County.

The only other Jayhawk Conference team in the Top 25 is Butler (4-2) at No. 12. Cowley is receiving votes.

The only other non-league nationally ranked opponent in the Top 25 this week is New Mexico Junior College. The Thunderbirds are No. 10. Hutch NMJC will play on November 21 in Council Bluffs, IA.

The Blue Dragons have been ranked in 22 consecutive rankings and for the 123rd poll in the last 128 ranking periods.