HSRN Polls

Hartly, DE – North Carolina A&T stood firm and Bowie State closed the gap to tie Tuskegee on top of the HSRN Football Polls following week 9 of the HBCU action. The Aggies top the HSRN Division I Poll, while the Golden Tigers and Bulldogs are tied for first place in HSRN’s Division II/NAIA Poll.

Division I/FCS


The top six spots were unchanged from last week with some shuffling in the lower third of the rankings due to Southern’s 48-7 loss to Alcorn State and Alabama State’s 35-20 Magic City Classic win over Alabama A&M. The Hornets have won four of their last five games and came in at #10 this week

Division II/NAIA

Tuskegee survived a potential trap game with a 19-7 win over Central State. Meanwhile, Bowie State crushed Lincoln (Pa), 57-3, in their home finale of the season, moving into a first place tie with the Golden Tigers.

Fort Valley State jumped three spots thanks to a 35-3 homecoming victory over Morehouse.

Livingstone moved back into the top 10 following its 42-35 homecoming win over Fayetteville State in overtime.

Division I FCS

School (First Place Votes) Record Pts Last Week
1 North Carolina A&T (12) 7-1 138 1
2 Grambling State 6-2 121 2
3 Alcorn State (2) 6-2 106 3
4 Bethune-Cookman 7-2 98 4
5 South Carolina State 5-3 84 5
6 Prairie View A&M 5-2 68 6
7 North Carolina Central 5-3 60 8
8 Tennessee State 4-4 29 10
9 Southern 4-4 28 7
10 Alabama State 4-4 23 NR
Others receiving votes
Hampton (7), Norfolk St. (4), Morgan St. (3)
 

 

Division II/NAIA

School (First Place Votes) Record Pts Last Week
1T Tuskegee (9) 8-1 108 1
1T Bowie State (2) 8-1 108 2
3 Virginia Union 7-2 98 3
4 Virginia State 6-3 75 4
5 Albany State 4-3 66 5
6 Fort Valley State 4-3 57 9
7 Chowan 5-3 39 6
8 Winston-Salem State 4-5 23 7
9 Elizabeth City State 4-4 20 8
10 Livingstone 4-3 16 NR
Others receiving votes
Miles (12), Fayetteville St. (11), Morehouse (5), Lane (3)

SBN Black College Football Poll

SCHOOL MASCOTS POINTS (#1 VOTES) 2015 RECORD
1. North Carolina A&T Aggies 282 (22) 7-1
2. Grambling State Tigers 234 (8) 6-2
3. *Alcorn State Braves 198 5-2
4. Prairie View A&M Panthers 163 5-2
5. Tuskegee Golden Tigers 138 8-1
6. Bethune Cookman Wildcats 131 7-2
7. North Carolina-Central Eagles 82 5-3
8. South Carolina State Bulldogs 58 5-3
9. Southern University Jaguars 46 4-4
10. Bowie State Bulldogs 32 8-1

*2014 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!
Other Teams Receiving Votes:

SCHOOL MASCOTS POINTS
Tennessee State Tigers 24
Virginia Union Panthers 17
Virginia State Trojans 15
Hampton Pirates 11
Morgan State Bears 6

BOXTOROW Polls

There was not a lot of movement in BOXTOROW coaches and media polls this week as the top six teams remained the same.

For the second-straight week, North Carolina A&T was a unanimous selection in the coaches poll receiving all 20 first-place votes.  Grambling, Alcorn State and Bethune-Cookman stayed in the next three positions.

With Southern’s loss to Alcorn State, the Jaguars dropped a spot to No. 8, two points ahead of Tennessee State who rose one spot to No. 9 after its 20-6 win over Austin Peay.

Alabama State debuted in the poll for the first time this year at No. 10.

Hampton dropped out of the poll.

In the media poll, South Carolina State and Prairie View A&M tied for the No. 6 spot.  Bowie State and North Carolina Central each moved up one spot to No. 8 and No. 9, respectively.  Virginia Union reentered the poll at No. 10, while Southern dropped out.

A couple of key matchups this week as North Carolina A&T travels to Orangeburg to take on South Carolina State, while Alcorn State hosts Prairie View A&M.

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 9
(Records through October 31, 2015)

Rank School W-L Pts. Last Week
1. North Carolina A&T (20) 7-1 200 1
2. Grambling State 6-2 175 2
3. Alcorn State* 5-2 160 3
4. Bethune-Cookman 7-2 145 4
5. Prairie View A&M 5-2 112 5
6. South Carolina State 5-3 105 6
7. North Carolina Central 5-3 80 8
8. Southern 4-4 45 7
9. Tennessee State 4-4 43 10
10. Alabama State 4-4 18 NR

Others receiving votes:  Hampton (4-5) 12, Morgan State (3-4) 5.

2015 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll Week 9
(Records through October 31, 2015)

Rank School W-L Pts. Last Week
1. North Carolina A&T (13) 7-1 155 1
2. Grambling State (3) 6-2 136 2
3. Alcorn State* 5-2 127 3
4. Bethune-Cookman 7-2 106 4
5. Tuskegee 8-1 80 5
T-6 South Carolina State 5-3 76 6
T-6 Prairie View A&M 5-2 76 7
8. Bowie State 8-1 47 9
9. North Carolina Central 5-3 35 10
10. Virginia Union 7-2 14 NR

Others receiving votes: Albany State (5-3) 7, Fort Valley State (5-3) 7, Southern (4-4) 6, Tennessee State (4-4) 4, Virginia State (6-3) 2.

*Defending BOXTOROW National Champion

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