Grambling State University benefited from the N.C. A&T-N.C. Central matchup to move into first place in this week’s HSRN FCS Football Poll. N.C. Central’s 42-21 victory over in-state rival N.C. A&T helped both GSU and NCCU leapfrog the Aggies in week 12. A&T fell to third place with the remaining spots staying the same except for a flip-flop between Hampton and Alcorn State.

The Pirates lost the Battle of the Bay 17-10 to Norfolk State, while ASU’s Braves took care of Jackson State, 35-16, in what was once called the “Soul Bowl” in Lorman, MS.


Southern and Tennessee State stayed firm to complete the top five in the FCS Poll. Bethune-Cookman’s Florida Classic win over Florida A&M helped the Wildcats return to the poll at number ten.

The Division II/NAIA Poll is frozen until the end of the playoffs. Winston-Salem State and Tuskegee both earned post season bids and the TU Golden Tigers are still alive in the chase for a national championship.

Langston finished its season at 7-2 but missed out on NAIA postseason play.

Division I FCS
School (First Place Votes)
Record
Pts
Last Week
1
Grambling State (5)
8-1
77
2
2
North Carolina Central (3)
9-2
73
3
3
North Carolina A&T
9-2
62
1
4
Southern U.
8-2
58
4
5
Tennessee State
7-4
48
5
6
Prairie View A&M
7-4
42
6
7
Alcorn State
5-5
31
8
8
Hampton
5-5
17
7
9
South Carolina State
4-6
15
10
10
Bethune-Cookman
4-5
10
NR
Others receiving votes
Texas Southern

Dr. Cavil’s 2016 HBCU Major Division Poll Rankings – Week 12

Rank Team & Mascot Record FPV Points PWR
1 Grambling State Tigers (9-1, 8-0) 5 94 2
2 North Carolina Central Eagles (9-2, 8-0) 4 87 3
3 Southern Jaguars (8-2, 8-0) 3 83 4
4 @-North Carolina A&T Aggies (9-2, 7-1) 80 1
5 Prairie View A&M Panthers (7-4, 7-2) 72 5
6 Tennessee State Tigers (7-4, 4-3) 71 7
7 Alcorn State Braves (5-5, 5-4) 67 8
8 Hampton Pirates (5-5, 5-3) 52 6
9 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (4-5, 4-3) 33 10
10 South Carolina State Bulldogs (4-6, 4-3) 25 NR

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

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@ North Carolina A&T State Aggies
@ = Dr. Cavil’s 2015 HBCU Football Major Division ational Champion
Dropped Out:              Florida A&M Rattlers-(4-7, 4-4),
Receiving Votes:          Savannah State Tigers-(3-6, 3-4)-9

Dr. Cavil’s 2016 HBCU Mid-Major Division Poll Rankings – Week 12

Rank Team & Mascot Record FPV Points PWR
1 Winston-Salem State Rams (9-3, 7-0) 5 98 1
2 Virginia State Trojans (9-2, 5-2) 3 94 2
3 @-Tuskegee Golden Tigers (9-2, 3-1) 2 93 3
4 Bowie State Bulldogs (7-4, 6-1) 79 4
5 Langston Lions (6-2, 4-1) 77 5
6 Albany State Golden Rams (5-4, 3-1) 62 6
7 Elizabeth City State Vikings (5-5, 4-3) 43 7
8 Virginia Union Panthers (5-5, 4-3) 31 8
9 Miles Golden Bears (5-4, 2-2) 20 9
10 Fort Valley State Wildcats (5-6, 3-1) 19 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: N/A
Receiving Votes: Benedict Tigers-(5-6, 2-2)-5, Lane Dragons-(5-5, 1-3)-2

 

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