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Match-Up Now Set: No. 1 Dragons vs No. 2 Reivers Saturday

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By Hutchinson CC Sports Information

 

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – For the 10th-consecutive poll, the Hutchinson Community College football is the No. 1-ranked team in the NJCAA Division I Football rankings.

As it has been through those 10 weeks, right behind the Blue Dragons is No. 2 Iowa Western.

No. 1 Hutchinson (9-0), the 2023 Jayhawk Conference champions, will play host to No. 2 Iowa Western (10-0) at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Gowans Stadium.

For the eighth-straight week, the Blue Dragons received 9 of 10 first-place votes and Iowa Western received the other first-place vote.

This will be the second-straight season that the Blue Dragons and Reivers meet in the regular season as the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the national polls. Last season the Blue Dragons rallied late to defeat Iowa Western 29-27 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

This will be the first 1 vs. 2 matchup at Gowans Stadium since October 21, 2010 when No. 2 Hutchinson played host to No. 1 Butler.

Hutchinson has now been ranked in 30 consecutive NJCAA rankings.

Kilgore (7-1) remained No. 3 in Monday’s rankings, but there is a new No. 4 as Copiah-Lincoln (8-1) edged past Snow College for fourth place.

Dodge City (6-3) remained No. 9 this week. The Conquistadors are the only other Jayhawk Conference team ranked. Highland is receiving votes

NJCAA DIVISION I FOOTBALL RANKINGS

RecordPointsLast Poll
1. Hutchinson (9)
2. Iowa Western (1)
3. Kilgore College
4. Copiah-Lincoln
5. Snow
6. Mississippi Gulf Coast
7. Trinity Valley
8. East Mississippi
9. Dodge City
10. Northwest Mississippi
11. Lackawanna
12. Navarro
13. Iowa Central
14. New Mexico Military
15. Jones
9-0
10-0
7-1
8-1
8-2
8-1
7-2
7-2
6-3
7-2
7-2
5-3
6-4
5-4
6-3
149
141
130
114
109
97
94
83
72
46
46
38
34
10
9
1
2
3
5
4
6
7
8
9
15
14
15
14
14
10
Receiving Votes: Northeast Mississippi, Georgia Military, Tyler, Monroe, Highland
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