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Dragons Climb to No. 11 in NJCAA Soccer Rankings

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By Hutchinson CC Sports Information

 

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Hutchinson Community College women’s soccer team earned its highest national rankings since 2014 when the Blue Dragons earned a No. 11 national mark in the latest poll released on Monday.

Earning a 1-1 draw with then-No. 9 Butler and a 4-1 Jayhawk Conference road victory last week, the Blue Dragons made the biggest move of any team in the poll, moving up five spots to No. 11 with a 6-0-2 record.

The last time the Blue Dragons were ranked this high was No. 9 at the end of 2014 season.

The latest national rankings once again have five teams ranked in the Top 20. Barton is No. 8 this week. Hutchinson is No. 11. Cowley moved up four spots to No. 14. Butler dropped seven spots to No. 16 and Kansas City is No. 18.

The Blue Dragons will play three-straight nationally ranked opponents starting Wednesday with No. 8 Barton at the Salthawk Sports Complex. The Dragons travel to No. 18 Kansas City on Saturday and play host to No. 14 Cowley on September 20.

Iowa Western remains No. 1in the last rankings. Tyler is at No. 2, Eastern Florida State is No. 3, Seminole State is at No. 4 and Daytona State is No. 5. The top eight teams in the rankings remained the same this week.

Hutchinson has been ranked in 10 consecutive rankings periods dating back to last season.

NJCAA DIVISION I WOMEN’S SOCCER RANKINGS

RecordPointsLast Week
1. Iowa Western (7)
2. Tyler
3. Eastern Florida State
4. Seminole State
5. Daytona State
6. Salt Lake
7. Monroe College
8. Barton
9. Monroe CC
10. Navarro
11. Hutchinson
12. Arizona Western
13. Hill
14. Cowley
15. Western Wyoming
16. Butler
17. Snow College
18. Kansas City
19. Motlow State
20. Murray State
5-0
5-0
3-0
5-0
6-0
3-1
3-0
3-0
2-2
3-1
6-0-2
4-1
1-2
3-0
7-2
1-2-4
2-2
4-1
4-1
7-1
140
133
126
119
112
105
98
91
84
77
70
63
56
49
42
35
28
21
14
4
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
10
16
15
12
18
13
9
14
17
19
20
Receiving Votes: Columbia State, Utah State Eastern, Polk State, Blinn