North Carolina A&T remains atop the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls.

The Aggies were off last week – as was No. 2 Alcorn State – and N.C. A&T claimed all but two first-place votes in both polls.


In the coaches poll, Alcorn State closed the gap a bit from last week, picking up the other two first-place votes.  All of the rest of their votes were second place votes.  South Carolina State leapfrogged Grambling State and sits at the No. 3 position, coming off its big victory last week over then No. 1 Bethune-Cookman and beating Savannah State 59-7 on Saturday.

Alabama A&M and Norfolk State have each won its last two games and enter the poll for the first time this year at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively.  AAMU has not been in the poll since week two of 2013 and the Spartans since week five of 2012.

Meanwhile in the media poll, North Carolina A&T widened its margin slightly over Alcorn State from last week and is 41 points ahead of the No. 2 Braves.  Texas Southern was the only team in the poll to lose Saturday and fell one spot to No. 10.

There are plenty of important matchups this week including Bethune-Cookman at Norfolk State, a game in which the Spartans won in Daytona Beach last year, spoiling the Wildcats undefeated season in the MEAC.  Other games include Southern hosting Texas Southern, Alcorn State at Alabama A&M, North Carolina A&T hosting Morgan State and Tuskegee at Miles for the SIAC Eastern Division crown.

The BOXTOROW HBCU FCS coaches and media polls are administered by FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW.  The coaches poll is voted on by the HBCU Football Championship Subdivision coaches and the media poll is voted on by media members around the country who cover HBCU football.

2014 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Coaches Top 10 Poll
Week 10

(Records through November 1, 2014)

Rank School W-L Pts. Last Week
1. North Carolina A&T (14) 7-2 188 1
2. Alcorn State (3) 7-2 173 2
3. South Carolina State 6-3 140 4
4. Grambling State 6-3 132 3
5. Bethune-Cookman* 7-2 123 5
6. Southern 6-3 95 6
7. Morgan State 5-4 79 7
8. Texas Southern 5-4 33 8
9. Alabama A&M 4-5 25 NR
10. Norfolk State 4-5 22 NR

Others receiving votes: North Carolina Central (4-5) 20, Alabama State (4-5) 9, Tennessee State (4-6) 6.

2014 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll
Week 10

(Records through November 1, 2014)

Rank School W-L Pts. Last Week
1. North Carolina A&T (18) 7-2 196 1
2. Alcorn State (1) 7-2 155 2
3. Bethune-Cookman* 7-2 148 T-3
4 Winston-Salem State 8-1 147 T-3
5. South Carolina State (1) 6-3 118 5
6. Grambling State 6-3 112 6
7. Southern 6-3 75 7
8. Tuskegee 7-2 63 8
9. Albany State 6-2 31 10
10. Texas Southern 5-4 13 9

Others receiving votes: Morgan State (5-4) 12, Virginia State (7-2) 11, Norfolk State (4-5) 6, Virginia Union (7-2) 5, Miles (6-3) 4, North Carolina Central (4-5) 2, Alabama State (4-5) 1, Morehouse (5-4) 1.

*2013 BOXTOROW National Champion

HSRN Football Poll

Hartly, DE — Winston-Salem State and North Carolina A&T continue control of the Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN) football polls in week ten of the 2014 football season.

In FCS-Division I, the top six teams held their positions with wins this past week-end. The top two teams, North Carolina A&T (7-2) and Alcorn State (7-2) were idle with number three Bethune-Cookman (6-2) picking up a 34-20 win over N.C. Central (4-4). Grambling State (6-3) rolled over Texas Southern (5-4) and Southern (6-3) winning 28-21 over Alabama State (4-5). Morgan State (5-4) spoiled the Hampton homecoming, 38-35.

FCS – Division I

School (First Place Votes) Record Pts Prev
1 North Carolina A&T Aggies (8) 7-2 133 1
2 Alcorn State Braves (5) 7-2 130 2
3 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (1) 7-2 119 3
4 South Carolina State Bulldogs (1) 6-3 111 4
5 Grambling State Tigers 6-3 91 5
6 Southern Jaguars 6-3 81 6
7 Morgan State Bears 5-4 67 8
8 Texas Southern Tigers 5-4 47 9
9 North Carolina Central Eagles 4-5 31 7
10 Alabama State Hornets 4-5 25 10
Others: Alabama A&M-24; Norfolk State-21.

In Division 2, the only top ten team with a loss was Ft. Valley State (6-2) who dropped a 28-21 decision at Morehouse. Winston-Salem State (8-1) pummeled  Shaw 61-10, Tuskegee (8-2) escaped 28-25 at Central State. Virginia State (7-2) and Virginia Union (6-2) set up their showdown battle with wins at Elizabeth City and Chowan respectively.

Division II

School (First Place Votes) Record Pts Prev
1 Winston-Salem State Rams (16) 8-1 134 1
2 Tuskegee Golden Tigers 8-2 113 2
3 Virginia State Trojans 7-2 101 4
4 Albany State Golden Rams 6-2 89 5
5 Virginia Union Panthers 6-2 77 6
6 Miles Golden Bears 5-3 64 7
7 Ft. Valley State Wildcats 6-2 59 3
8 Fayetteville State Broncos 4-4 54 9
9 Livingstone Blue Bears 5-3 34 8
10 Elizabeth City State Vikings 4-4 22 10
Others:
Morehouse-16; Bowie State-14; J.C. Smith-14.

Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Major Division Football Top 10 Poll Rankings – Week 10

Released 11/03/14

Rank Team & Mascot Record FPV Points PWR
1 S. C. State Bulldogs (6-3, 4-1) 2 86 1
2 North Carolina A&T Aggies (7-2, 4-1) 2 84 2
3 @-Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (7-2, 4-1) 2 83 3
4 Grambling State Tigers (6-3, 6-0) 2 82 4
5 Alcorn State Braves (7-2, 5-1) 2 81 5
6 Southern Jaguars (6-3, 5-1) 1 80 6
7 Morgan State Bears (5-4, 4-1) 53 7
8 Norfolk State Spartans (4-5, 4-1) 44 NR
9 North Carolina Central Eagles (4-5, 3-2) 29 8
10 Alabama A&M Bulldogs (4-5, 3-3) 8 NR

FPV = First Place Votes; PWR = Previous Week Ranking; NR = Not Ranked

@ Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
@ = 3C 2013 HBCU Football Major Division National Champion

Dropped Out:           Texas Southern Tigers-(5-4, 3-4)-4, Alabama State Hornets-(4-5, 3-4)-1
Receiving Votes:       Texas Southern Tigers-(5-4, 3-4)-4, Alabama State Hornets-(4-5, 3-4)-1

Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Mid-Major Division Football Top 10 Poll Rankings – Week 10

Released 11/03/14

Rank Team & Mascot Record FPV Points PWR
1 @ Winston-Salem State Rams (8-1, 6-0) 11 111 1
2 Tuskegee Golden Tigers (7-2, 6-0) 98 2
3 Virginia State Trojans (7-2, 6-0) 92 3
4 Albany State Golden Rams (6-2, 6-0) 76 5
5 Virginia Union Panthers (7-2, 5-1) 57 6
6 Miles Golden Bears (6-3, 5-1) 55 7
7 Fayetteville State Broncos (5-4, 5-1) 32 10
8 Fort Valley State Wildcats (6-3, 4-2) 29 4
9 Benedict Tigers (4-5, 2-4) 16 9
10 Morehouse Maroon Tigers (5-4, 3-3) 8 NR

FPV = First Place Votes; PWR = Previous Week Ranking; NR = Not Ranked

@ Winston-Salem State Rams
@ = 3C 2013 HBCU Football Mid-Major Division National Champion

Dropped Out:             Livingstone Blue Bears-(5-4, 2-4)
Receiving Votes:       Livingstone Blue Bears-(5-4, 2-4)-2, Langston Lions-(5-3, 3-0)-1

 

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