Hit Radio KSKU 95.9 HK FM Mix 96.7 KMPK 98.9 KMCP 100.5 KNZS Rocks 106 Kicks Country KXKUHutch Daily Mac Daily Rice Daily

Blue Dragons Remain No. 2 For Third-Straight Week

By Hutchinson CC Sports Information

 

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – For the third week in a row, the Hutchinson Community College football team is ranked No. 2 in the latest NJCAA Division I national football rankings.

The Blue Dragons are coming off a late fourth-quarter rally thanks to a rushing touchdown by Dylan Kedzior that lifted Hutchinson over Coffeyville 14-9, the Blue Dragons’ 10th consecutive victory.

Hutchinson received three first place votes while New Mexico Military Institute earned seven votes. NMMI has been No. 1 in the national poll since the beginning of the season. Iowa Western, Northwest Mississippi and Jones rounded out the Top 5 this week.

Butler moved up to No. 9. The Grizzlies had an unexpected bye week after they were scheduled to play host to McDougle Technical Institute, but the game was cancelled. The Grizzlies topped Independence 27-11 the week prior. Coffeyville received votes as well as Independence.

This Saturday will feature the third nationally ranked matchup at Gowans Stadium this season. The then-No. 3 Blue Dragons defeated No. 13 Navarro College 42-0 on August 28. The No. 2 Blue Dragons defeated No. 7 Iowa Central 31-28 in overtime on September 10.

The Blue Dragons have now been ranked in consecutive polls dating back to last season.

NJCAA DIVISION I FOOTBALL RANKINGS

Record Points Last Week
1. New Mexico Military Institute (7)
2. Hutchinson (3)
3. Iowa Western
4. Northwest Mississippi
5. Jones
6. Snow
7. Iowa Central
8. East Mississippi
9. Butler
10. Georgia Military
11. Lackawanna
12. Navarro
13. Blinn
14. Trinity Valley
15. Kilgore
5-0
4-0
4-0
4-0
4-0
3-1
4-1
3-1
3-1
5-0
3-1
2-2
3-1
3-1
2-2
147
140
133
120
109
99
93
76
66
65
32
30
22
21
12
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
14
NR
12
RV
9
Receiving Votes: Independence, Coffeyville, Coahoma, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Hinds, Pearl River, Monroe
https://www.clearancehutch.com