The first NJCAA Men’s Basketball rankings were released on Tuesday, October 29th, and saw the Generals enter the poll at #21. The Generals, coming off a 24-7 season, were the highest ranked team in Region IX. Fellow Region IX member North Platte Community College earned a #25 ranking in the poll. The Generals open up the regular season this weekend, November 1st at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome for the Holiday Inn Tournament. The Generals will face University of Great Falls on Friday night at 7 pm, and the national powerhouse Snow College Badgers Saturday night at 7 pm.
“Our entire program is definitely excited about the ranking to start the year off. With so many NJCAA Division 1 programs across the country, it’s very difficult to get in the national poll, so it’s nice to get in the rankings early on. With high expectations, our team will have to understand that we will have a bulls-eye on our back from the opening day, but I do believe that this year’s group has the maturity to handle high expectations.”