Once again the Bethune Cookmam Wildcats and Winston-Salem State Rams hold the No. 1 rankings in the HBCU Sports FCS and Division II fan polls.

The Wildcats (6-1) maintained the top spot with 169 points and 11 first-place votes, followed by Grambling (5-3), who moved up a notch to take the No.2 spot with 153 points and 4 first-place votes.  Alcorn State (6-2) was third, followed by North Carolina A&T (6-2) and South Carolina State (4-3) to round off the top five.

Alabama State (4-3), coming off an open week, moved up to the No. 6 spot, followed by Morgan State (4-3), Tennessee State (4-4), Southern (4-3) and Texas Southern (5-2).

The Rams (6-1), fresh off of a 36-13 homecoming win over St. Augustine’s, maintain the top spot in the Division II fan poll with 109 points and 10 first-place votes.  Tuskegee (6-2) moved up to the No. 2 spot, followed by Virginia State (5-2), Virginia Union (6-1) and with Albany State (4-2) and Fort Valley State (5-2) both tied at No. 5.

Livingstone (5-2) moved up to the No. 7 spot, followed by Miles (4-3), Stillman (4-3) and Morehouse (4-3).

The HBCU Sports Fan Poll, conducted weekly throughout the regular season, gives fans the chance to vote for their top 10 HBCU teams at the FCS and Division II levels.

HBCU Sports FCS Fan Poll

Rank School Record Points Previous
1 Bethune-Cookman (11) 6-1 169 1
2 Grambling (4) 5-3 153 3
3 Alcorn State (3) 6-2 148 2
4 North Carolina A&T 6-2 125 4
5 South Carolina State 4-3 84 5
6 Alabama State 4-3 72 8
7 Morgan State 4-3 50 NR
8 Tennessee State 4-4 48 6
9 Southern 4-3 45 7
10 Texas Southern 5-2 44 9
Others receiving votes: North Carolina Central 28, Prairie View A&M 15, Mississippi Valley State 14, Norfolk State 10, Florida A&M 8  

HBCU Sports Division II Fan Poll

Rank School Record Points Previous
1 Winston-Salem State (10) 6-1 109 1
2 Tuskegee 6-2 92 3
3 Virginia State 5-2 82 4
4 Virginia Union (1) 6-1 80 2
T-5 Albany State 4-2 50 6
T-5 Fort Valley State 5-2 50 7
7 Livingstone 5-2 37 8
8 Miles 4-3 33 9
9 Stillman 4-3 23 5
10 Morehouse 4-3 17 10
Others receiving votes: Elizabeth City State 9, Kentucky State 5, Bowie State 4, Clark Atlanta 4, Central State 2


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