The Hutchinson Blue Dragon men’s and women’s basketball teams are picked to win the Jayhawk Conference basketball races this season.
Preseason polls for the sports were announced Monday by the conference.
Hutchinson’s men reached the NJCAA Tournament championship game last season. The Blue Dragons are followed in the poll by Dodge City, Seward County, Neosho County, Coffeyville, Cowley, Barton, Garden City, Butler, Colby, Cloud County, Allen, Pratt and Independence.
On the women’s side, Hutch is followed by Seward, Cowley, Butler, Coffeyville, Garden City, Cloud County, Independence, Dodge City, Barton, Pratt, Allen, Neosho and Colby.