DRAGONS FALL TO NO. 12 IN NJCAA MEN’S RANKINGS

Saquan Singleton and the Blue Dragon men are No. 12 in this week's NJCAA Division I Basketball Rankings. (Nathan Addis/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
Saquan Singleton and the Blue Dragon men are No. 12 in this week's NJCAA Division I Basketball Rankings. (Nathan Addis/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
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NJCAA DIVISION I MEN'S BASKETBALL RANKINGS

  Record Points Last Poll
1. Vincennes (6)
2. Ranger (7)
3. Florida SouthWestern State
4. Pearl River
5. Mineral Area
6. Indian Hills
7. Tyler
8. Northern Oklahoma Tonkawa
9. Clarendon
10. Tallahassee
11. Otero
12. Hutchinson
13. Caldwell Tech
14. Panola
15. Dyersburg State
16. Central Florida
17. Western Wyoming
18. South Plains
19. Casper
20. Cowley
21. South Georgia State
22. Allen County
23. USC Salkehatchie
24. Barton
25. Southeastern

14-1
16-1
17-1
8-0
18-0
15-2
12-0
14-1
14-1
17-2
15-1
13-2
15-0
13-2
14-0
16-3
14-2
10-4
13-2
13-3
15-1
11-4
12-3
12-4
14-4

386
378
371
354
337
321
290
283
249
233
223
199
180
175
153
136
118
92
86
76
71
65
62
54
36
2
1
3
4
7
8
10
9
11
12
6
5
14
15
16
25
20
RV
19
13
25
RV
24
RV
17
Others Receiving Votes: Colby (11-2, 22.0); Lincoln Trail (11-1, 22.0); Triton (13-4, 22.0); Northeast Mississippi (10-0, 20.0); Temple (15-0, 19.0); Gulf Coast State (13-3, 17.0); Harcum (14-2, 7.0); Salt Lake (15-4, 16.0); Eastern Arizona (13-2, 15.0); Kilgore (12-2, 14.0); Connors State (15-1, 12.0); New Mexico (12-4, 11.0); Jones (9-0, 9.0); Miami Dade (12-4, 8.0); Moberly Area (14-4, 7.0); John A. Logan (10-4, 6.0); Arizona Western (11-4, 3.0); Georgia Highlands (11-4, 2.0).

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

The Hutchinson Community College Men's Basketball team fell seven spots in the NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Rankings, which were released on Monday.

The first poll of 2020 has the Blue Dragons at No. 12 after an 87-80 loss to Allen on Saturday at the Sports Arena. The Blue Dragons are now 13-2 overall and 4-2 in the Jayhawk West. Going back to December, the Dragons have dropped 2 of 3 games.

The Blue Dragons continue to be the highest-ranked Jayhawk Conference team in the rankings, but the KJCCC made a strong push over the holiday break and now has four teams in the Top 25.

Cowley also dropped seven spots this week after a loss at Colby on Saturday. The Tigers are now No. 20. Hutchinson travels to Arkansas City on Saturday.

With its win over Hutchinson on Saturday, Allen has won 10 games in a row and moved into the rankings at No. 22. Barton re-enters the ranking sat No. 24. Colby is receiving votes.

Hutchinson has been ranked in 92 of the last 96 ranking periods. The Blue Dragons have been ranked as high as No. 2 this season.

For the fourth time this season, there is a new No. 1 team. Preseason No. 1 pick and defending national champion Vincennes University returns to the No. 1 perch despite having one less first-place vote than previous No. 1 Ranger, which dropped an overtime decision to Howard over the break.

Florida SouthWestern State, Pearl River and Mineral Area round out the Top 5.

Before Hutchinson's matchup at Cowley, the Blue Dragons will play the Kansas City Blue Devils in a non-conference matchup at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Sports Arena.