Hartly, DE –North Carolina A&T and Tuskegee maintained their leads in this week’s HSRN Football Polls.

N. C. A&T has been ranked #1 for seven consecutive weeks in the HSRN FCS Poll. Undefeated Tuskegee University, who had the week off, has held on to the top position in the Division II/NAIA Poll since the beginning of the season.


The top seven positions in the Division I FCS poll remained the same from last week. Grambling State remained in second place with Tennessee State close behind in third after rebounding from their first loss of the season. North Carolina Central, Southern, Prairie View A&M and South Carolina State complete the top seven. Alcorn State moved up to #8 and Hampton and Texas Southern returned to the top 10.

In Division II/NAIA, Despite a week off,Tuskegee’s Golden Tigers captured all but one of the first place votes of the HSRN pollsters ahead of a strong representation from the CIAA, who shuffled their positions but still took the next five places in the poll.

Bowie State remained in second place. Winston-Salem State and Chowan jumped to third and fourth ahead of Virginia State and Virginia Union. Kentucky State’s homecoming win over Miles propelled the Thorobreds into the top 10.

Division I FCS

School (First Place Votes)

Record

Pts

Last Week

1.

North Carolina A&T (13)

5-1

148

1

2.

Grambling State (1)

4-1

132

2

3.

Tennessee State (1)

5-1

125

3

4.

North Carolina Central

5-2

102

4

5.

Southern U.

3-2

78

5

6.

Prairie View A&M

4-2

73

6

7.

South Carolina State

2-3

50

7

8.

Alcorn State

3-3

41

9

9.

Hampton

3-3

35

NR

10.

Texas Southern

3-3

28

NR

Others receiving votes

 

Hampton, Jackson State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Bethune-Cookman & Delaware State

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division II/NAIA

 

School (First Place Votes)

Record

Pts

Last Week

 

1.

Tuskegee (12)

6-0

138

1

 

2.

Bowie State (2)

5-2

127

2

 

3.

Winston-Salem State

5-2

99

5

 

4.

Chowan

5-2

96

7

 

5.

Virginia State

5-2

73

4

 

6.

Virginia Union

4-3

61

3

 

7.

Albany State

3-2

54

8

 

8.

Clark Atlanta

5-2

46

9

 

9.

Miles College

3-3

21

6

 

10.

Kentucky State

3-4

14

NR

 

Others receiving votes

Lane, Langston, Morehouse, Central State, Shaw, West Va. State, Livingstone, Benedict

Dr. Cavil’s 2016 HBCU Major Division Poll Rankings – Week 7

Rank Team & Mascot Record FPV Points PWR
1 @-North Carolina A&T Aggies (5-1, 3-0) 8 97 1
2 Grambling State Tigers (3-1, 3-0) 1 78 2
3 Tennessee State Tigers (5-1, 2-1) 1 76 3
4 Southern Jaguars (3-2, 3-0) 1 75 4
5 North Carolina Central Eagles (5-2, 4-0) 1 74 5
6 Prairie View A&M Panthers (4-2, 4-1) 73 6
7 South Carolina State Bulldogs (2-3, 2-0) 71 9
8 Hampton Pirates (3-3, 2-1) 52 NR
9 Alcorn State Braves (3-3, 3-2) 40 NR
10 Texas Southern Tigers (3-3, 3-2) 25 7

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

@ North Carolina A&T State Aggies

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

Dropped Out:              Morgan State Bears-(2-3, 2-1), Jackson State Tigers-(2-4, 2-2)
Receiving Votes:          Morgan State Bears-(2-3, 2-1)-23

Dr. Cavil’s 2016 HBCU Mid-Major Division Poll Rankings – Week 7

Rank Team & Mascot Record FPV Points PWR
1 @-Tuskegee Golden Tigers (6-0, 4-0) 10 105 1
2 Bowie State Bulldogs (5-2, 4-0) 91 5
3 Winston-Salem State Rams (4-2, 3-0) 90 4
4 Clark-Atlanta Panthers (5-2, 3-2) 75 8
5 Virginia State Trojans (5-2, 2-2) 74 2
6 Virginia Union Panthers (4-3, 3-1) 69 3
7 Miles Golden Bears (3-3, 3-2) 45 6
8 Albany State Golden Rams (3-3, 2-1) 32 10
9 Lane Dragons (4-3, 2-2) 20 7
10 Langston Lions (3-3, 1-1) 14 10

FPV = First Place Votes; PWR = Previous Week Ranking; NR = Not Ranked
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@ Tuskegee Golden Tigers
@ = Dr. Cavil’s 2015 HBCU Football Mid-Major Division National Champion

Dropped Out: Benedict Tigers-(3-4, 2-2)

Receiving Votes: Benedict Tigers-(3-4, 2-2)-6, Kentucky State Thorobreds-(3-4, 2-1)-3,
Elizabeth City State Vikings-(3-4, 2-2)-1

2016 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Coaches Top 10 Poll
Week 7
(Records through October 15, 2016)

No. Team W-L Pts Last Week
1 North Carolina A&T (18) 5-1 180 1
2 Grambling State 3-1 158 2
3 Tennessee State 5-1 148 T-3
4 North Carolina Central 5-2 124 T-3
5 Southern 3-2 108 T-5
6 Prairie View A&M 4-2 95 T-5
7 South Carolina State 2-3 59 8
8 Alcorn State 3-3 42 9
9 Hampton 3-3 33 NR
10 Texas Southern 3-3 30 7

Other receiving votes: Morgan State (2-3) 17, Alabama State (2-5) 4.
(1st place votes in parentheses)

2016 BOXTOROW HBCU Media Top 10 Poll
Week 7
(Records through October 15, 2016)

No. Team W-L Pts. Last Week
1 North Carolina A&T (11) 5-1 128 1
2 Grambling (2) 3-1 118 2
3 Tuskegee 6-0 98 3
4 Tennessee State 5-1 92 4
5 North Carolina Central 5-2 78 5
6 Prairie View A&M 4-2 56 6
7 Southern 3-2 44 7
8 Alcorn State 3-3 24 9
9 Bowie State 5-2 23 NR
10 South Carolina State 2-3 18 10

Other receiving votes: Winston-Salem State (5-2) 12, Chowan (5-2) 12, Virginia State (5-2) 6, Virginia Union (4-3) 4, Texas Southern (3-3) 2, Hampton (3-3) 1.

(1st place votes in parentheses)

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