The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and the Winston-Salem State Rams remain in the No.1 ranked teams in the HBCU Sports FCS and Division II fan polls.

BCU (1-0), coming off an open week in preparation for its home-opener against Grambling this Saturday, received 35 first-place votes. Alabama State (1-1) finished second in the poll, followed by North Carolina A&T (1-1), Alcorn State (1-1) and Jackson State (2-0) which came in fifth place.

Tennessee State (1-1) slipped to the sixth spot after suffering a loss to Alabama State, while South Carolina State (1-1), Southern (1-1), Texas Southern (2-0) and Morgan State (1-1) complete the FCS top 10.

Division II Winston-Salem State (1-0) won its season opener over UNC Pembroke 38-7.  The Tuskegee Tigers (0-1) remain in the second spot despite a 30-17 loss to Alabama A&M, followed by Miles (1-0), Albany State (0-1) and Virginia State (0-1) coming in at the 5 spot.

Fort Valley State (0-1) and Shaw (0-1) remain in the top 10 at the sixth and seventh spot respectfully, with Central State (1-0), Morehouse (1-0) and Kentucky State (1-0) completing the top 10 after not being unranked last week.

HBCU Sports FCS Fan Poll

Rank School Record Points Previous
1 Bethune-Cookman (35) 1-0 473  1
2 Alabama State (1) 1-1 350  9
3 North Carolina A&T (5) 1-1 325  4
4 Alcorn State (5) 1-1 319  6
5 Jackson State (3) 2-0 248  3
6 Tennessee State 1-1 205  2
7 South Carolina State (1) 1-1 176  5
8 Southern (1) 1-1 159  7
9 Texas Southern 2-0 146  8
10 Morgan State 1-1 72  10
Others receiving votes: North Carolina Central 66, Howard 55, Hampton 35, Norfolk State 33, Florida A&M 32  

HBCU Sports Division II Fan Poll

Rank School Record Points Previous
1 Winston-Salem State (15)  1-0 157 1
2 Tuskegee  0-1 139 2
3 Miles  1-0 95 5
4 Albany State (2)  0-1 90 3
5 Virginia State  0-1 74 4
6 Fort Valley State (1)  0-1 60 6
7 Shaw  0-1 43 9
8 Central State  1-0 42 NR
9 Morehouse  1-0 39 NR
10 Kentucky State  1-0 30 NR
Others receiving votes: Langston 26, Fayetteville State 21, Chowan 19, Clark Atlanta 18, Bowie State 17


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