HUTCH WOMEN UP ONE SPOT TO NO. 8

Sasha Francis and the Blue Dragon women's basketball team are ranked No. 8 in this week's NJCAA National Rankings. (Nathan Addis/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
Sasha Francis and the Blue Dragon women's basketball team are ranked No. 8 in this week's NJCAA National Rankings. (Nathan Addis/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
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NJCAA WOMEN'S DIVISION I BASKETBALL RANKINGS

  Record Points Last Week
 1. Gulf Coast State (7)
  2. South Plains
  3. Trinity Valley
  4. Northwest Florida State
  5. Shelton State
  6. Central Arizona
  7. Chipola
  8. Hutchinson
  9. Tyler
10. Western Nebraska
11. Wabash Valley
12. Jones
13. New Mexico
14. Florida SouthWestern State
15. Seward County
16. Casper
17. Northern Oklahoma Enid
18. Midland
19. South Georgia Tech
20. Grayson
21. Pensacola State
22. Odessa
23. Redlands
24. Wallace-Selma
25. Cochise
7-0
10-0
10-0
9-0
7-0
7-1
9-1
9-1
8-2
9-2
7-1
3-1
7-4
5-4
7-2
10-1
8-1
9-3
9-1
8-3
10-1
9-5
12-0
8-2
7-1
175
168
161
154
147
140
133
126
119
112
105
98
91
84
77
70
63
56
49
42
35
28
21
14
7
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
10
11
12
14
8
15
17
18
19
13
21
22
23
16
24
RV
20
Others Receiving Votes: Butler (8-4, 5.0); Kilgore (9-1, 4.0); Blinn (9-1, 3.0); Gillette (11-1, 2.0); Clarendon (11-0, 1.0).

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

Two tough victories to open the Jayhawk Conference season have the Hutchinson Community College women's basketball team moving up one spot in the NJCAA Division I Women's Rankings.

The 9-1 Blue Dragons are now No. 8 in Monday's latest rankings. Hutchinson has three games remaining in the first semester – Wednesday vs. Neosho County at home, Saturday at Butler and Cloud County at the Sports Arena on December 11.

The only loss to a Top 10 team came from the only team to defeat the Blue Dragons this season. New Mexico fell five spots to No. 13. That was the biggest change in the rankings.

Defending national champion Gulf Coast State received all seven first-place votes to remain No. 1. South Plains is No. 2, Trinity Valley No. 3, Northwest Florida State No. 4 and Shelton State is No. 5 this week.

Seward County moved up two spots to No. 15. Butler dropped out of the Top 25, but remains in the receiving votes list at the equivalent of No. 26.

Western Nebraska, which Hutchinson defeated, 65-59, in November at the Sports Arena, moves into the Top 10 at No. 10 at 9-1.

The Blue Dragons have been ranked in 25 consecutive rankings and for the 126th poll in the last 131 ranking periods.