The defending Black College Football national champions are atop another HBCU preseason poll.

Alcorn State, winners of last season’s SWAC championship, are No. 1 in the recently released BoxToRow preseason poll heading into the 2015 season.


North Carolina A&T, the favorites to win the MEAC, is ranked No. 2. North Carolina A&T, South Carolina State and Tennessee State were the only other schools to receive at least one first-place vote.

Rank School (First Place Votes) W-L Pts. 2014 Final Poll
1 Alcorn State (12) 10-3 169 1
2 North Carolina A&T (3) 9-3 154 3
3 Bethune-Cookman 9-3 126 2
4 South Carolina State (2) 8-4 121 5
5 Southern 9-4 114 4
6 Grambling State 7-5 96 8
7 North Carolina Central 7-5 69 6
8 Tennessee State (1) 6-6 48 10
9 Morgan State 7-6 43 7
10 Alabama State 7-5 26 9

Others receiving votes: Jackson State (5-7) 10, Hampton (3-9) 6, Prairie View A&M (5-5) 5, Alabama A&M (5-7) 3.

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