The Blue Dragon softball team earned a no. 15 ranking in the NJCAA Division I Poll on Monday, its highest Division I ranking since 1989. (Andrew Carpenter/Blue Dragon Sports Information)
By Hutchinson CC Sports Information
The Hutchinson Community College softball team climbed five spots to No. 15 in the latest NJCAA Division I softball rankings on Monday.
Ranked for the second time this season, the No. 15 ranking is the highest the Blue Dragons have been ranked since a No. 18 ranking in the Division II poll at the end of the 2018 season. This is also the highest the Blue Dragons have been ranked in a Division I poll since they were ranked No. 8 at the end of the 1988 season.
The Blue Dragons are 34-6 overall and are in second place in the Jayhawk Conference at 25-3. The Blue Dragons have won eight games in a row and have won 21 of their last 23 games.
The Dragons close out the regular season this week with a pair of road doubleheaders – on Wednesday at Seward County and on Saturday at Pratt.
Yavapai College remains No. 1 in the NJCAA Division I rankings. Florida Southwestern State is second and Wallace State is third.
Butler is the only other Jayhawk Conference team. The Grizzlies are No. 6.
1. Yavapai College (9)
2. Florida Southwestern State College
3. Wallace State Community College
4. Seminole State College
5. Odessa College
6. Butler Community College
7. McLennan Community College
8. Central Arizona College
9. Grayson College
10. Chattanooga State Community College
11. Pensacola State College
12. Eastern Arizona College
13. Volunteer State Community College
14. Chipola College
15. Hutchinson Community College
16. Northwest Florida State College
17. College of Southern Idaho
18. Bossier Parish Community College
19. Indian Hills Community College
20. Walters State Community College
Receiving Votes: Lake Land, Central Florida, Crowder, Three Rivers, San Jacinto-South, Gulf Coast StateNR