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Indians Continue to Rise in Weekly Polls

http://chipola.edu/extrac/athl/basketball/2009/DSC_9085.JPGChipola College’s Men’s Basketball Team climbed in the latest round of both state and national polls.  In the FCCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll, the Indians ascended to the #2 spot behind #1 Northwest Florida. 

In the NJCAA National Poll, the Indians remain the top team from the state of Florida at #8, up two spots from last week’s ranking of #10.  This marks the 78th consecutive week that Chipola’s Men’s Basketball Team has been ranked in NJCAA Top Ten. 

The 9-1 Indians recently finished a major home stand, featuring three games this past weekend.  With recent wins over Enterprise-Ozark (101-67), Georgia Perimeter (106-66), and Central Florida (104-92), the Indians now focus on finishing the pre-Christmas schedule with two games at the Florida JUCO Shootout this weekend. 

Central Florida, who was ranked #1 before their defeat at Chipola this weekend, will play host to the state’s top junior college programs this weekend as Chipola will face Palm Beach and Hillsborough before the Christmas break. 

“This is a very important week for our players,” said head coach Jake Headrick. “We will travel to play on Saturday and Sunday while also focusing on exams the following Monday and Tuesday.  It’s important that we maintain our focus during these next seven days and not mentality leave for Christmas break early.” 

View the FCCAA Men's Coaches' Poll
View the NJCAA Men's Basketball Poll

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