BLUE DRAGON WOMEN SURGE INTO NJCAA TOP 5

Sasha Francis and the Blue Dragon Women's Basketball team are ranked No. 4 in this week's NJCAA Division I Rankings. (Nathan Addis/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
Sasha Francis and the Blue Dragon Women's Basketball team are ranked No. 4 in this week's NJCAA Division I Rankings. (Nathan Addis/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
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NJCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RANKINGS

  Record Points Last Poll
1. Gulf Coast State (7)
2. South Plains
3. Chipola
4. Hutchinson
5. Tyler
6. New Mexico
7. Trinity Valley
8. Northwest Florida State
9. Western Nebraska
10. Shelton State
11. Jones
12. Midland
13. Seward County
14. Central Arizona
15. Florida SouthWestern State
16. Wabash Valley
17. South Georgia Tech
18. Casper
19. Northern Oklahoma Enid
20. Odessa
21. Ranger
22. Wallace State
23. Grayson
24. Redlands
25. Butler
14-0
18-0
16-1
13-1
12-2
11-4
14-1
15-2
15-1
14-2
7-2
11-3
10-3
12-3
13-5
10-2
17-2
13-2
11-2
12-6
15-0
14-3
10-4
13-1
11-5
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
6
7
8
12
3
4
9
11
10
14
15
5
13
17
16
18
21
23
24
22
19
20
RV
Others Receiving Votes: Angelina (10-4, 5.0); Eastern Florida State (13-4, 4.0); Gillette (14-2, 3.0); Salt Lake (11-5, 2.0); Vincennes (14-3, 1.0).

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

Off to a 13-1 start and working on a seven-game winning streak, the Hutchinson Community College women's basketball team has moved into the Top 5 of the NJCAA Division I Women's Basketball Rankings.

Following Saturday's 81-51 win over Allen at the Sports Arena, the Blue Dragons jumped three spots to No. 4 in the first poll of 2020.

This is the first Top 5 national ranking for the Blue Dragons since their No. 3 ranking on January 29, 2019.

The Blue Dragons continue to be the highest-ranked Jayhawk Conference team. Seward County (10-3) is ranked No. 13 and Butler (11-5) returns to the rankings at No. 25.

The top two teams in the nation remain the same with Gulf Coast State and South Plains at Nos 1 and 2, respectively. Trinity Valley suffered its first loss of the season, dropping a game to New Mexico and falls from No. 3 to No. 6.

Chipola (16-1), Hutchinson and Tyler (12-2) round out the Top 5.

The Blue Dragons step out of league play on Wednesday to meet the Bethany College junior varsity at 5:30 p.m. at the Sports Arena. Hutchinson will then be tested with a road trip to Jayhawk East leader Cowley on Saturday in Arkansas City.

The Blue Dragons have been ranked in 28 consecutive polls and for the 129th poll in the last 134 ranking periods.