Hartly, DE – Tennessee State Tigers and Bethune-Cookman Wildcats hold top two spots in the Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN) Division I-FCS football poll. The Winston-Salem Rams keep a solid hold on the top spot of the Division II Poll.

In the Heritage Sports Radio Network’s (HSRN) Division I-FCS football poll, Tennessee State (8-1) and Bethune-Cookman (6-2) remain the top two teams. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (6-2) jumped from fifth to third after their 10-0 shut-out of Mississippi Valley State. Meanwhile Alabama State (5-3) leaped to fourth, after their 31-13 victory over rival Alabama A&M (6-2) this week.  AAMU slipped to a tie for fifth place with Delaware State (5-3) who dispatched Morgan State (3-5) on a Thursday night televised game.

North Carolina Central (5-3) slipped from fourth to seventh after a loss to Bethune-Cookman, but remained ahead of intra-state rival North Carolina A&T (4-4) who rose from ninth to eighth spot with their 30-9 win over Norfolk State. Howard (5-3) slipped from seventh to ninth with their loss to South Carolina State (4-4) which moved back into the top ten with their win over Howard. Morgan State (3-5) dropped out of the top ten this week.

In the Division II poll, Winston-Salem State (9-0) clinched their second CIAA Southern Division title and all fourteen first-place votes by the HSRN pollsters with a solid 62-31 win over Shaw (4-5). Miles (8-1), Tuskegee (7-1) Ft. Valley State (7-2) and Elizabeth City State (6-3) held their positions at two, three, four and five. Elizabeth City State also clinched the CIAA Northern Division title and will face Winston-Salem State in the CIAA Championship game in Durham, NC on November 10th. Albany State (6-3) and Chowan (5-4) moved up to sixth and seventh from eighth and ninth respectively.

St. Augustine’s (5-4) slipped from sixth to eighth with their 27-21 loss to Johnson C. Smith (5-4) which jumped to ninth from unranked with that same win. Langston (OK)(4-4) fell from seventh to tenth with their 29-11 loss at McMurry.

HSRN HBCU Football Poll – 10/29/12

Division I FCS

School (First Place Votes) Record Pts Lst Wk
1 Tennessee State Tigers (11)

8-1

138

1

2 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (3)

6-2

129

2

3 Ark.-Pine Bluff Golden Lions

6-2

105

5

4 Alabama State Hornets

5-3

99

6

5t Alabama A&M Bulldogs

6-2

81

3

5t Delaware State Hornets

5-3

81

8

7 North Carolina Central Eagles

5-3

68

4

8 North Carolina A&T Aggies

4-4

45

9

9 Howard Bison

5-3

41

7

10 South Carolina State Bulldogs

4-4

25

NR

Others:
Florida A&M/Alcorn State/Jackson State-11.

 

Division II

School (First Place Votes) Record Pts Lst Wk
1 Winston-Salem State Rams (14)

9-0

140

1

2 Miles Golden Bears

8-1

126

2

3 Tuskegee Golden Tigers

7-1

115

3

4 Ft. Valley State Wildcats

7-2

101

4

5 Elizabeth City State Vikings

6-3

87

5

6 Albany State Rams

6-3

71

8

7 Chowan Hawks

5-4

56

9

8 St. Augustine’s Falcons

5-4

36

6

9 Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls

5-4

31

NR

10 Langston Lions

4-4

26

7

Others:
Bowie State-25; Stillman/Va. Union-13; Shaw-11.


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