February 8, 2023

Dodge City moves into top 20

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com)-The Conquistadors entered week two right on the cut line of the NJCAA top 20. By week’s end, Dodge City’s 40-35 come-from-behind victory over arch-rival Garden, coupled with Iowa Western’s blowout loss to Butler pushed the Conquistadors back into the polls for the first time since the preseason a year ago. 

Dodge City is at No. 20 in the latest rankings released Wednesday afternoon. Iowa Western, who had made 67 straight appearances in the polls, was dropped for the first time since 2009. Hutchinson, fresh off a win over conference-rival Fort Scott is third followed by Coffeyville at No. 4

1 Copiah-Lincoln (6) MS 2-0 138 4
2 Nassau (3) NY 2-0 135 3
3 Hutchinson KS 2-0 126 4
4 Coffeyville KS 2-0 117 6
5 Tyler TX 2-0 113 8
6 Snow UT 1-0 98 7
7 East Mississippi MS 1-1 96 1
8 Butler KS 2-0 95 10
9 Georgia Military GA 3-0 86 12
10 Northwest Mississippi MS 2-0 76 14
11 Arizona Western AZ 1-1 66 2
12 Rochester MN 2-0 53 16
13 Central Lakes MN 2-0 44 17
14 Mississippi Gulf Coast MS 1-1 38 9
15 Hinds MS 2-0 35 20
16 Kilgore TX 1-1 28 11
16 Pima AZ 3-0 28 RV
18 Blinn TX 2-1 27 15
19 Scottsdale AZ 1-0 24 NR
20 Dodge City KS 2-0 18 RV