Hartly, DE – Following a bye week before a televised Thurday night encounter, North Carolina A&T maintained its top spot in the HSRN FCS Football Poll. Tuskegee University extended its first place position in the DivisionII/NAIA Poll following a convincing 38-7 victory over Lane College in the Golden Tigers’ home opener.

In the Division I FCS poll, Grambling State climbed to 2nd pushing Tennessee State to 3rd . Prairie View A&M and Southern complete the top five. South Carolina State and Texas Southern entered the top ten following wins over Florida A&M and Alabama State respectively.


In Division II/NAIA, Tuskegee was a near unanimous choice for the top spot, capturing 11 of 12 first place votes of the HSRN pollsters.

Virginia Union moved into second place after Virginia State’s 35-14 loss to Winston-Salem State. Bowie State moved up to third place followed by Miles, who defeated Morehouse on the road. The WSSU Rams, led by a backup quarterback, picked up their second win of the season and leaped into 5th position.
Benedict improved to 3-1 and entered the top 10 after knocking off Fort Valley State, 28-14.

 

Week 4 – Rankings

 

Division I FCS

 

 

School (First Place Votes)

Record

Pts

Last Week

 

1

North Carolina A&T (11)

2-1

137

1

 

2

Grambling State (1)

2-1

118

3

 

3

Tennessee State (2)

3-0

116

2

 

4

Prairie View A&M

3-1

94

4

 

5

Southern U.

2-2

78

6

 

6

North Carolina Central

2-2

75

8

 

7

South Carolina State

1-3

30

NR

 

8

Hampton

1-2

30

9

 

9

Alcorn State

1-2

29

6

 

10

Texas Southern

2-2

13

NR

 

Others receiving votes

 

Jackson State, Ark-Pine-Bluff, Bethune-Cookman, Savannah State

 

 

Morgan State, Alabama A&M, Norfolk State

 

 

Division II/NAIA

 

School (First Place Votes)

Record

Pts

Last Week

 

1

Tuskegee (11)

3-0

127

1

 

2

Virginia Union

2-2

101

3

 

3

Bowie State (1)

2-2

94

5

 

4

Miles

2-1

70

8

 

5

Winston-Salem State

2-2

68

NR

 

6

Virginia State

3-1

63

2

 

7

Chowan

3-1

60

9

 

8

Lane

3-1

35

4

 

9

Albany State

1-3

30

6

 

10

Benedict

3-1

25

NR

 

Others receiving votes

 

Langston, Johnson C. Smith, West Va. State, Clark Atlanta

 

Fort Valley State, Morehouse, Fayetteville State, Kentucky State

 

Elizabeth City State

Dr. Cavil’s 2016 HBCU Major Division Football Top 10 – Week 4

Rank Team & Mascot Record FPV Points PWR
1 @-North Carolina A&T Aggies (2-1, 0-0) 7 95 1
2 Tennessee State Tigers (3-0, 0-0) 2 79 2
3 Prairie View A&M Panthers (3-1, 3-0) 1 78 3
4 Grambling State Tigers (3-1, 2-0) 1 77 4
5 Southern Jaguars (2-2, 2-0) 1 76 5
6 North Carolina Central Eagles (2-2, 1-0) 74 6
7 Texas Southern Tigers (2-2, 2-1) 66 NR
8 Hampton Pirates (1-2, 1-0) 51 10
9 Norfolk State Spartans (1-3, 0-1) 27 9
10 Savannah State Tigers (1-2, 1-0) 21 NR

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

@ = Dr. Cavil’s 2015 HBCU Football Major Division National Champion 

Dropped Out:       Alcorn State Braves-(1-2, 1-2), Alabama A&M Bulldogs-(1-3, 1-2)

Receiving Votes:   Morgan State Bears-(1-2, 1-0)-20, South Carolina State Bulldog-(1-3, 1-0)-19

Dr. Cavil’s 2016 HBCU Mid-Major Division Poll Rankings – Week 4

Rank Team & Mascot Record FPV Points PWR
1 @-Tuskegee Golden Tigers (3-0, 2-0) 10 103 1
2 Benedict Tigers (3-1, 2-0) 52 6
3 Virginia State Trojans (3-1, 1-1) 99 2
4 Miles Golden Bears (2-1, 2-0) 47 7
5 Lane Dragons (3-1, 1-1) 88 3
6 Langston Lions (2-1, 0-0) 76 4
7 Morehouse Maroon Tigers (2-2, 1-1) 64 5
8 Virginia Union Panthers (2-2, 1-0) 23 8
9 Winston-Salem State Rams (2-2, 1-0) 15 9
10 Bowie State Bulldogs (2-2, 1-0) 12 10

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

@ = Dr. Cavil’s 2015 HBCU Football Mid-Major Division National Champion 

Dropped Out: N/A

Receiving Votes: Clark-Atlanta Panthers-(2-2, 1-2)-11

2016 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Coaches Top 10 Poll Week 4
(Records through September 24, 2016)

No. Team (First Place Votes) W-L Pts. Last Week
1. North Carolina A&T (19) 2-1 199 1
2. Grambling (1) 2-1 170 2
3. Tennessee State 3-0 162 3
4. Prairie View A&M 3-1 133 4
5. Southern 2-2 113 7
6. North Carolina Central 2-2 105 6
7. Hampton 1-2 57 8
8. South Carolina State 1-3 55 10
9. Texas Southern 2-2 41 NR
10. Alcorn State 1-2 35 5

Others receiving votes: Morgan State (1-2) 8, Jackson State (1-3) 7, Savannah State (1-2) 6, Bethune-Cookman (0-3) 5, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-3) 2, Norfolk State (1-3) 2, Alabama A&M (1-3) 1.

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6 Comments

  1. Why is NCAT&T still ranked this high in polls when the teams they have played are week. True they beat a lower level 1-A school but then got blowwed the hell out by a lesser Tulsa team the following week but only to be celebrated by all theses black polls. Just like they lost a star Grambling did too against a more powerful Arizona team yet the media and their b.s polls have only punished the best squad in black football and when they finally meet and beat the hell out of AT&t keep your trophy and your rankings.

    1. There is nothing “lesser” about Tulsa.

      1. why not, the only power conference they will ever play is the ACC

  2. Amazingly you guys will never give teams in the SWAC credit with their perfomance on the field asa long as a meac school is competitive.

  3. Tell the truth who does at@t ever play because their motto with with broadway is to play as less competition as possible because he is always about wins .

  4. This guy cavil should stop doing polls because he has no clue and it don’t take a degree to see talent.

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