The Grambling Tigers and Winston-Salem State Rams were the top vote-getters in this week’s HBCU Sports FCS and Division II fan polls.

The Tigers (6-3) maintain the No.1 ranking in the FCS poll for a second consecutive week, after defeating Texas Southern on Saturday, with 13 first place votes and 488 points. Alcorn State (7-2) placed at the No.2 spot with 456 points, but managed to secure 17 first-place votes.

North Carolina A&T (7-2) maintained its position at No.3, followed by Bethune-Cookman (7-2), Southern (6-3), South Carolina State (6-3), Alabama A&M (4-5), Morgan State (5-4), Texas Southern (5-4) and Tennessee State (4-6).

Winston-Salem State (8-1) managed to regain the No.1 position in the Division II poll this week after falling to No.3 in last week’s poll. The Rams, fresh from a 61-10 win over Shaw last Saturday, tallied 160 points along with 12 first-place votes.

Tuskegee (8-2) finished in the No.2 spot, followed by Albany State (6-2), Virginia State (7-2), Miles (5-3), Virginia Union (6-2), Fayetteville State (4-4), Fort Valley State (6-2), Morehouse (5-4) and Elizabeth City State (4-4).

HBCU Sports FCS Fan Poll

Rank School Record Points Previous
1 Grambling (13) 6-3 488 1
2 Alcorn State (17) 7-2 456 2
3 North Carolina A&T (6) 7-2 385 3
4 Bethune-Cookman (6) 7-2 361 4
5 Southern (5) 6-3 346 5
6 South Carolina State (9) 6-3 315 6
7 Alabama A&M 4-5 127 8
8 Morgan State 5-4 119 NR
9 Texas Southern 5-4 94 9
10 Tennessee State (1) 4-6 88 10
Others receiving votes: North Carolina Central 76, Norfolk State 59, Alabama State 58, Prairie View A&M 44, Jackson State 39  

HBCU Sports Division II Fan Poll

Rank School Record Points Previous
1 Winston-Salem State (12) 8-1 160 3
2 Tuskegee 7-2 129 2
3 Albany State (1) 6-2 113 1
4 Virginia State (2) 7-2 103 4
5 Miles (1) 5-3 87 7
6 Virginia Union 6-2 71 5
7 Fayetteville State (1) 4-4 59 9
8 Fort Valley State 6-2 50 6
9 Morehouse 5-4 26 NR
10 Elizabeth City State 4-4 25 NR
Others receiving votes: Bowie State 17, Livingstone 16, Stillman 14, Central State 13, Langston 11

 



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