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May 8, 2014

Falcons ranked in top-20

The Indian Hills Falcons baseball program is now ranked in the top-20 nationally.

The Falcons finished the regular season over the weekend with a 38-15 record, claiming the first seed for the upcoming Region XI tournament.

It’s the first time the Falcons have been in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s baseball rankings, which rank the top-20 baseball teams in Division I each week.

The Falcons earned a 20th place ranking in the poll released Tuesday.

At the top of the poll is Chattahoochee Valley Community College, the unanimous first place in this week’s poll.

Iowa Western Community College, the Falcons’ regional foe, comes in at seventh in the rankings.

NJCAA baseball national poll

May 6, 2014

Rank, College, Record

1, Chattahoochee Valley, 43-9

2, Chipola College, 36-10

3, Delgado, 37-10

4, Connors State, 44-11

5, Spartanburg Methodist, 40-14

6, Grayson College 40-12

7, Iowa Western, 45-10

8, Georgia Perimeter College, 40-12

9, Middle Georgia State, 36-13

10, Johnson County, 44-11

11, Alvin, 40-14

12, Columbia State, 41-11

13, Gulf Coast State, 37-12

14, Central Arizona, 42-16

15, Wabash Valley, 42-11

16, Walters State, 43-18

17, Crowder, 39-14

18, Darton State, 39-16

19, Hutchinson, 42-15

20, Indian Hills, 38-15

Others receiving votes — St. Johns River State, Polk State, Potomac State Colleve of WVU, Howard College, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Miami Dade College.

Dropped from rankings — Polk State (20).

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