The poll is based on a combination of a ranking algorithm and a voting system. It is the original HBCU poll that separates the rankings (since 2003) of NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NAIA Division I member HBCU institutions into two distinct categorical polls: Major and Mid-Major (This format is unlike the historic SBN Poll). The Major Division Poll, consist of NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) [formerly I-AA] programs and the Mid-Major Division Poll, which consist of both NCAA Division II and NAIA Division I programs. This format introduced to the public based on the request of Black College blogging fans and on the research that consists of data mining and the difference in scholarship limitation and requirements beset by NCAA and NAIA bylaws (i.e. Division I FCS ? 63, Division II ? 36 and NAIA ? 24).

The Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Major Division Football Top 10, with number of first-place votes, record in parentheses, total points, previous ranking, and next opponent:

Name——————Record–1PV-Points-PWR–Last Game-Next Game-(11/26/10-11/28/10)
1. %-Texas Southern—-(8-3)–(5)–101—2—(Beat #9-Arkansas P. B.,(20-13)-Open)
2. #-Bethune-Cookman—(10-1)-(4)–98—-1—(Lost to #5-Florida A & M,(38-27)-Bye in D-I FCS Playoffs)
3. #-@-S. C. State—–(9-2)–(1)–92—-3—(Beat N. C. A & T State,(48-3)-at-Georgia Southern in D-I FCS Playoffs)
4. #-Florida A & M—–(8-3)——-89—-5—(Beat #1-Bethune-Cookman,(38-27)-Season Complete)
5. Grambling State—–(8-2)–(1)–73—-4—(Open vs-Southern)
6. &-Alabama State—–(7-3)——-56—-6—(Open vs-Tuskegee)
7. Jackson State——-(8-3)——-40—-7—(Beat #10-Alcorn State,(27-14)-Season Complete)
8. Prairie View A & M–(7-4)——-31—-8—(Beat Alabama A & M,(35-14)-Season Complete)
9. Hampton————-(6-5)——-23—-NR–(Beat Morgan State,(21-16)-Season Complete)
10. Norfolk State——-(6-5)——-19—-10–(Beat Savannah State,(42-6)-Season Complete)

Dropped Out: Arkansas P. B.-(5-6), Alcorn State-(5-6)

Receiving Votes: Arkansas P. B.-(5-6)-11, Morgan State-(5-6)-8, Alcorn State-(5-6)-7, Delaware State-(3-8)-6, Tennessee State-(3-8)-2, Alabama A & M-(3-8)-1

PWR = Previous Week Ranking
1PV = 1st Place Votes
LG = Last Game

& = SWAC Eastern Division Champions
% = SWAC Western Division Champions
# = MEAC Co-Champions

@ = TSPN & 3C 2009 HBCU Football Major Division National Champion

Major Division = Division I Championship Subdivision (FCS) / (Formerly NCAA Division I-AA)


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