BLUE DRAGONS 13TH IN FINAL REGULAR-SEASON NJCAA RANKINGS

The Blue Dragon Football Team is No. 13 in this week's NJCAA Rankings.
The Blue Dragon Football Team is No. 13 in this week's NJCAA Rankings.
Information Box

NJCAA FOOTBALL RANKINGS

  Record Points Last Week
1. East Mississippi (15)
2. Garden City (2)
3. Iowa Western
4. Kilgore
5. Jones
6. Lackawanna
7. Eastern Arizona
8. Northwest Mississippi
9. Snow
10. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
11. Mississippi Gulf Coast
12. Monroe College
13. Hutchinson
14. Scottsdale
15. Butler
16. Iowa Central
17. Highland
18. Copiah-Lincoln
19. Arizona Western
20. Pima
11-0
10-0
9-1
9-2
9-2
10-0
9-2
8-2
8-2
8-3
7-2
7-1
8-3
7-3
7-4
7-4
6-4
6-4
6-4
6-3
369.00
353.01
319.70
274.94
270.96
259.18
237.96
218.94
215.11
170.48
167.37
157.00
115.31
103.04
83.44
72.00
42.77
42.05
38.91
29.87
1
2
3
10
4
6
11
9
5
7
12
13
8
19
14
RV
15
18
RV
16
Others Receiving Votes: Navarro (6-4, 23.9); Northland (8-2, 18.0); North Dakota SCS (9-2, 13.0); Holmes (5-4, 5.0); Blinn (6-4, 4.0)

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

A rough final day of the 2018 regular season cost the Hutchinson Community College football team five spots in the final regular-season NJCAA Football Rankings, which were released on Monday.

The 8-3 Blue Dragons are No. 13 in the rankings after two-straight losses to No. 2 Garden City and now No. 16 Iowa Central.

The announcement of the 2018 bowl matches will be made later this week.

The Blue Dragons were in the national rankings in each of the 10 regular-season polls after starting the season receiving votes. That's the first time since 2014 that Hutch has been in every regular-season poll.

Hutchinson is one of four teams from the Jayhawk Conference in the final rankings. In fact, half of the Blue Dragon schedule in 2018 was ranked at the time Hutch played those opponents. The only teams not ranked now that were when Hutch played them was then-No. 5 Independence.

Garden City maintained its No. 2 ranking. Butler is No. 15 and Highland is No. 17. Iowa Western is No. 3 and Iowa Central is now No. 16 after its win over Hutchinson on Saturday at Gowans Stadium.