With a third Celebration Bowl title in the last four seasons, North Carolina A&T has established itself as the best HBCU football team in the last half-decade.

Going into the 2019 season, the Aggies return 11 preseason All-MEAC standouts and are favorites to end another season in Atlanta once again.

While Alcorn State, Southern and Bethune Cookman could present strong challenges, North Carolina A&T once again sit atop the preseason HBCU Sports Ultimate Football Poll.

1. North Carolina A&T
2. Alcorn State
3. Southern
4. Bethune Cookman
5. Florida A&M
6. Grambling State
7. Howard
8. North Carolina Central
9. Prairie View
10. Alabama A&M
11. Jackson State
12 Tennessee State
13. South Carolina State
14. Texas Southern
15. Langston
16. Bowie State
17. Tuskegee
18. Alabama State
19. Virginia State
20. Fort Valley State
21. Fayetteville State
22. Miles
23. Chowan
24. Central State
25. Virginia Union

Kendrick Marshall
Editor for HBCU Sports, award-winning journalist, and a graduate of Jackson State University.

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