HSRN Polls

Hartly, DE – Grambling State University moved into the top spot following North Carolina A&T’s loss to North Carolina Central last weekend. The Tigers, who were idle last weekend, moved up from the #2 spot they had claimed for several weeks.

First place votes were distributed between GSU, N.C. A&T and Bethune-Cookman, but Grambling State accumulated enough total points to take over the #1 position


Division I/FCS

A&T’s loss caused some shuffling of positions with Alabama State returning to the top 10 thanks to their homecoming victory over SIAC Champion Miles College. Tennessee State dropped out of the top 10.

Division II/NAIA

Voting for this week’s poll has been suspended until the end of the playoffs.

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Week 12 – Rankings
Division I FCS
School (First Place Votes) Record Pts Last Week
1 Grambling State (5) 8-2 80 2
2 North Carolina A&T (3) 9-2 75 1
3 Alcorn State 7-3 66 5
4 Bethune-Cookman (1) 9-2 64 3
5 Prairie View A&M 8-2 62 4
6 North Carolina Central 8-3 57 6
7 South Carolina State 7-4 39 7
8 Southern 6-4 24 8
9 Alabama State 6-5 15 NR
10 Hampton 6-5 14 9
Others receiving votes
Tennessee State (3)

SBN Black College Football Poll

SCHOOL MASCOTS POINTS (#1 VOTES) 2015 RECORD
         
1. Grambling State Tigers 300 (30) 8-2
2. Prairie View A&M Panthers 237 9-2
3. North Carolina A&T Aggies 226 9-2
4. Bethune Cookman Wildcats 183 9-2
5. North Carolina-Central Eagles 141 8-3
6. *Alcorn State Braves 128 7-3
7. Tuskegee Golden Tigers 82 9-2
8. Southern University Jaguars 64 6-4
9. South Carolina State Bulldogs 57 7-4
10. Bowie State Bulldogs 31 9-3

*2014 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

SCHOOL MASCOTS POINTS
Tennessee State Tigers 29
Virginia Union Panthers 16
Hampton Pirates 15
Alabama State Hornets 11
Virginia State Trojans 6

BOXTOROW Polls

Two years ago, Grambling’s football program was in disarray.  After going 1-10 in 2012, coming off a SWAC championship in 2011, the Tigers 2013 season unraveled on and off the field.  GSU went 1-11 that year.

Today, the Tigers are No. 1.

With North Carolina A&T’s loss to North Carolina Central, the Tigers, who had been No. 2 the last four weeks, sit atop the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls.

In the coaches poll, the Tigers received 15-of-20 first-place votes with No. 2 Bethune-Cookman receiving the other five.  Bethune-Cookman, whose win over Florida A&M in the Florida Classic secured them a share of the MEAC title with NCCU and N.C. A&T is No. 2 while Prairie View A&M and NCCU follow suit, all moving up one spot.  The Aggies fell to No. 5.

Despite the Aggie loss and by virtue of the tie breaker rules N.C. A&T will represent the MEAC in the Celebration Bowl against either Alcorn State or Grambling, who will face off in the SWAC championship game on December 5 in Houston.

In the media poll, Grambling received all but three first-place votes. No. 2 Bethune-Cookman received a No. 1 vote as did North Carolina Central who moved up four spots to No. 4, behind the Aggies dropped to No. 3, one point ahead of the Eagles.

The next BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls will be released on December 21 and will be the final polls that will determine the national champion.

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 HBCU Football Coaches Top 10 Poll
Week 12
(Records through November 21, 2015)

No. Team W-L Pts. Last Week
1 Grambling (15) 2-Aug 195 2
2 Bethune-Cookman (5) 2-Sep 171 3
3 Prairie View A&M 2-Aug 146 4
4 North Carolina Central 3-Aug 142 5
5 North Carolina A&T 2-Sep 138 1
6 Alcorn State* 3-Jul 106 6
7 South Carolina State 4-Jul 76 7
8 Southern 4-Jun 60 8
9 Hampton 5-Jun 41 9
10 Alabama State 5-Jun 23 10

Other receiving votes: Tennessee State (4-6) 2.
(1st place votes in parentheses)

2015 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll
Week 12
(Records through November 21, 2015)

No. Team W-L Pts. Last Week
1 Grambling (13) 2-Aug 144 2
2 Bethune-Cookman (1) 2-Sep 133 3
3 North Carolina A&T (1) 2-Sep 119 1
4 North Carolina Central (1) 3-Aug 118 8
5 Prairie View A&M 2-Aug 112 4
6 Alcorn State* 3-Jul 80 5
7 Tuskegee 2-Sep 64 6
8 South Carolina State 4-Jul 56 9
9 Bowie State 3-Sep 33 7
10 Southern 4-Jun 22 NR

Other receiving votes: Virginia Union (8-3) 16, Alabama State (6-5) 9, Hampton (6-5) 2, Virginia State (6-4) 1.
(1st place votes in parentheses)

*Defending champion

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