Alcorn State and Tuskegee captured the No. 1 rankings in this week’s HBCU Sports FCS and Division II fan polls.
The Braves (9-2), celebrating a 56-6 win over Arkansas-Pine Buff last Saturday, received 14-first place votes and 264 points. North Carolina A&T (9-2) moved up to the No. 2 spot with 12-first place votes, followed by Grambling (7-4), Southern (8-3) and Bethune-Cookman (8-3) to complete the top five.
South Carolina State (8-3) maintained its position at the No.6 spot, followed by Alabama State (6-5), Morgan State (6-5), North Carolina Central (6-5) and Prairie View A&M (5-5).
Playoff bound Tuskegee (9-2), preparing to host an NCAA Division II first-round game against West Georgia Saturday, garnered 10 first-place votes and 127 points. Virginia State (9-2), champions of the CIAA, was second with 2 first place vote and 116 points. The Trojans host LIU Post on Saturday in a first-round playoff contest.
Winston-Salem State (9-2) end the season at the No. 3 spot, followed by Albany State (7-3), Miles (6-4), Fayetteville State (5-5), Virginia Union (7-3), Fort Valley State (6-4), Morehouse (6-4) and Bowie State (5-5).
This is the final week for the Division II poll.
HBCU Sports FCS Fan Poll
|1||Alcorn State (14)||9-2||264||2|
|2||North Carolina A&T (12)||9-2||240||3|
|6||South Carolina State||7-4||124||6|
|8||Morgan State (1)||6-5||71||10|
|9||North Carolina Central||6-5||57||7|
|10||Prairie View A&M||5-5||31||NR|
|Others receiving votes: Tennesee State 30, Texas Southern 25, Alabama A&M 19, Norfolk State 19, Florida A&M 18|
HBCU Sports Division II Fan Poll
|2||Virginia State (2)||9-2||116||4|
|3||Winston-Salem State (1)||9-2||94||1|
|8||Fort Valley State||6-4||42||7|
|Others receiving votes: Langston 8, West Virginia State 8, Livingstone 6, Stillman 6, Clark Atlanta 6|