HSRN Polls

Hartly, DE – The second full week of HBCU football action finds the Braves of Alcorn State taking over the top FCS position while Tuskegee’s Golden Tigers solidify their ranking on top of the DivisionII/NAIA HSRN Football Polls.

In the Division I FCS poll, Alcorn State bounced back from a season opening loss to Georgia Tech to knock off SWAC East rival Alabama State, 31-14, in Montgomery to jump over North Carolina A&T and South Carolina State into the top position. Tennessee State climbed into second place following its Southern Heritage Classic win over Jackson State. N.C. A&T, Bethune-Cookman and S.C. State round out the FCS top five.


In Division II, Tuskegee remained on top of a group whose rankings remained relatively steady from week 1. The Golden Tigers knocked off Albany State, 27-14 in the White Water Classic to improve to 2-0 on the season. Four CIAA teams, Virginia Union, Virginia State, Elizabeth City State and Livingstone ) complete the top five among Division II and NAIA competitors.

Division I FCS

School (First Place Votes) Record Pts Last Week
1 Alcorn State (6) 1-1 144 3
2 Tennessee State (5) 2-0 131 4
3 North Carolina A&T (1) 1-1 107 1
4 Bethune-Cookman (1) 1-1 92 9
5 South Carolina State (1) 1-1 76 2
6T Hampton 1-1 74 6
6T Southern (1) 1-1 74 8
8 North Carolina Central (1) 1-1 71 5
9 Prairie View A&M 1-1 39 6
10 Texas Southern 1-1 15 NR
Others receiving votes
Grambling St. Alabama St. Jackson St. Norfolk St.,Alabama A&M, Ark-Pine Bluff, Florida A&M, Howard

Division II/NAIA

School (First Place Votes) Record Pts Last Week
1 Tuskegee (12) 2-0 136 1
2 Virginia Union (1) 2-0 112 2
3 Virginia State (1) 1-1 90 3
4 Bowie State 2-0 78 5
5 Elizabeth City State 1-0 61 5
6 Livingstone 1-0 56 5
7 Winston-Salem State 0-2 40 5
8 Morehouse 1-1 36 9
9 Fort Valley State 1-1 35 NR
10 Lincoln (PA) 2-0 24 NR
Others receiving votes
Johnson C. Smith, Albany St.,Central St., Langston, Miles,Stillman, Benedict, Lane, Chowan, Texas College

SBN Black College Football Poll

SCHOOL MASCOTS POINTS (#1 VOTES) 2015 RECORD
         
1. *Alcorn State Braves 246 (14) 1-1
2. North Carolina A&T Aggies 223 (11) 1-1
3. Bethune Cookman Wildcats 195 (4) 1-1
4. Southern Jaguars 167 1-1
5. Tennessee State Tigers 149 (1) 2-0
6. Grambling State Tigers 123 0-2
7. Tuskegee Golden Tigers 91 2-0
8. North Carolina-Central Eagles 71 1-1
9. South Carolina State Bulldogs 52 1-1
10. Hampton Pirates 36 1-1

Other teams receiving votes

SCHOOL MASCOTS POINTS
Virginia State Trojans 28
Prairie View A&M Panthers 26
Morgan State Bears 15
Norfolk State Spartans 13
Alabama State Hornets 6

BOXTOROW Polls

Three of the top five teams from last week fell in the BOXTOROW coaches poll, while three of the top five teams in the BOXTOROW media poll won, causing shakeups in both polls.

In the coaches poll, defending champion Alcorn State defeated Alabama State 35-18 and climbed back into the top spot.  The Braves received eight of the 18 first-place votes.

North Carolina A&T fell out of the top spot after falling to FBS opponent UNC and dropped to No. 2, in a tie with Tennessee State who is now 2-0 on the season after defeating Jackson State 35-18 in the Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis.

The Tigers received four first place votes to N.C. A&T’s three.

Bethune-Cookman received two first-place votes and South Carolina State received one, with both schools rounding out the top five at No. 4 and No.5, respectively.

Meanwhile in the media poll, Tennessee State and N.C. A&T received seven first-place votes a piece, but the Tigers finished in the top spot, 13 points ahead of the second place Aggies.  South Carolina State dropped one spot to No. 3 this week, while Alcorn State moved up a spot to No.4 and Tuskegee, who is off to a 2-0 start, rounds out the top five.

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.

2015 BOXTOROW FCS HBCU Football Coaches Poll Week 2

(Records through September 12, 2015)

Rank School W-L Pts. Last Week
1. Alcorn State* (8) 1-1 158 3
T-2 North Carolina A&T (3) 1-1 143 1
T-2 Tennessee State (4) 2-0 143 6
4. Bethune-Cookman (2) 1-1 130 5
5. South Carolina State (1) 1-1 107 2
6. Southern 2-1 93 7
7. North Carolina Central 1-1 73 4
8. Hampton 1-1 53 10
9. Grambling State 0-2 35 8
10. Prairie View A&M 1-1 24 9

Others receiving votes: Texas Southern (1-1) 11, Norfolk State (0-2) 6, Savannah State (0-1) 4, Jackson State (0-2) 4, Morgan State (0-2) 1.

2015 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll Week 2

(Records through September 12, 2015)

Rank School W-L Pts. Last Week
1. Tennessee State (7) 2-0 147 4
2. North Carolina A&T (7) 1-1 134 1
3. South Carolina State (1) 1-1 124 2
4. Alcorn State* (2) 1-1 112 5
5. Tuskegee 2-0 73 7
6. North Carolina Central 1-1 66 3
7. Bethune-Cookman 1-1 62 8
8. Southern 1-1 50 9
9. Prairie View A&M 1-1 33 6
10. Hampton 1-1 32 9

Others receiving votes: Virginia Union (2-0) 24, Livingstone (2-0) 14, Elizabeth City State (2-0) 14, Virginia State (1-1) 14, Grambling State (0-2) 11, Bowie State (2-0) 10, Winston-Salem State (0-2) 8, Morehouse (1-1) 3, Norfolk State (0-1) 2, West Virginia State (1-1) 1. *Defending BOXTOROW National Champion

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