North Carolina A&T, the reigning Black College National Champions, ranked 14th in the STATS FCS Preseason Top 25 Poll released on Monday.
Grambling State, Bethune-Cookman, Bethune Cookman, Alcorn State, Howard and North Carolina Central were among the “others receiving votes” in the poll.
North Carolina A&T is coming off a season in which it finished 12-0 and won the Celebration Bowl for the second time in the last three seasons.
The Aggies enter 2018 as the unanimous choice to win the MEAC league championship.
A&T opens the 2018 season Aug. 25 in the Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff against Jacksonville State.
A national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries select the STATS FCS Top 25.