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Trailblazers move up three spots in NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings

VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Men’s Basketball moved up three spots in the NJCAA Division I rankings, landing at No. 3 in the poll released on Nov. 25.

The Trailblazers hold an 8-1 overall record. They received 352 points for third in the rankings.

Ranger is No. 1 for the second straight week. It earned 15 first-place votes and 399 points. Hutchinson jumped from fourth to No. 2 with 382 points and one first-place vote.

The top five teams are Ranger (399), Hutchinson (382), VU (352), Pearl River (315) and South Plains (313).

VU was ranked No. 1 in the preseason and in the first regular-season poll before dropping to sixth in the poll released on Nov. 18. Last week, the Blazers defeated Kaskaskia 87-57 on Nov. 20 and defeated Harry S. Truman 102-65 on Nov. 23.

The Trailblazers play next on Nov. 26 against John A. Logan in Carterville, Ill. at 8 p.m. ET.  John A. Logan received votes in the latest rankings.

VU is back at home on Dec. 4 against Wabash Valley. Tipoff is 7 p.m. in the P.E. Complex.

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