HSRN Polls

Hartly, DE – Alcorn State University and Tuskegee University remained in the top spots following the fourth full week of HBCU football action.   ASU solidified its position on top of the FCS rankings while, for the second straight week, TU’s Golden Tigers were unanimously picked #1 in DivisionII/NAIA HSRN Football Polls.

In the Division I FCS poll, Alcorn State QB John Gibbs, Jr. threw two touchdowns passes as the Braves breezed by Concordia-Selma 40-7 on Saturday at Spinks-Casem Stadium.

North Carolina A&T and South Carolina State remained #2 and #3 as Bethune-Cookman and Tennessee completed the top five.

#7 Grambling State and #10 Norfolk State entered the poll for the first time this season

In Division II, Tuskegee ran its unbeaten streak to four with a convincing 41-14 road win over Lane College. For the second straight week, the Golden Tigers captures all the first place votes of HSRN pollsters.

Virginia Union took sole possession of second place in the reshuffled rankings. Bowie State climbed to third followed by Chowan and Virginia State. Fort Valley State returned to the ranking while Fayetteville State, on the strength of is win over Virginia State, entered the poll for the first time this season.

Division I FCS

School (First Place Votes) Record Pts Last Week
1 Alcorn State (12) 3-1 145 1
2 North Carolina A&T 2-1 130 2
3 South Carolina State (2) 2-1 119 3
4 Bethune-Cookman 3-1 92 5
5 Tennessee State (1) 3-1 85 7
6 Southern 2-2 81 4
7 Grambling State 2-2 53 NR
8 Hampton 2-2 23 6
9 Prairie View A&M 2-2 22 8
10 Norfolk State 1-3 20 NR
  Others receiving votes
N.C. Central (14), Texas Southern (14), Alabama St (10)., Morgan St.(10), Jackson St.(4) Alabama A&M (3)

Division II/NAIA

School (First Place Votes) Record Pts Last Week
1 Tuskegee (13) 4-0 132 1
2 Virginia Union 3-1 121 2T
3 Bowie State 3-1 98 5
4 Chowan 3-1 75 7
5 Virginia State 2-2 54 2T
6 Fort Valley State 3-1 39 NR
7 Fayetteville State 1-3 36 NR
8 Elizabeth City State 2-1 37 4
9 Morehouse 2-2 34 8
10 Winston-Salem State 1-3 33 10
Others receiving votes
Livingstone (25), Albany State (14), Miles (13), Lincoln (PA) (8), Lane (7),
Central State (6),West Virginia St. (5), Lincoln (Mo) (5), St. Augustine’s (4), Stillman (3), Kentucky St. (2), Texas College (1), Johnson C. Smith (1)

SBN Black College Football Poll

SCHOOL MASCOTS POINTS (#1 VOTES) 2015 RECORD
         
*Alcorn State Braves 236 (13) 3-1
North Carolina A&T Aggies 221 (10) 2-1
Southern Jaguars 192 (6) 2-2
Bethune Cookman Wildcats 158 3-1
Grambling State Tigers 156 2-2
Tennessee State Tigers 124 3-1
Tuskegee Golden Tigers 98 4-0
North Carolina-Central Eagles 63 1-2
South Carolina State Bulldogs 54 (1) 2-1
Norfolk State Spartans 37 1-3

*2014 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!
Other Teams Receiving Votes:

SCHOOL MASCOTS POINTS
Morgan State Bears 33
Hampton Pirates 26
Prairie View A&M Panthers 18
Fort Valley State Wildcats 12
Chowan Hawks 7

BOXTOROW Polls

Alcorn State sits atop the BOXTOROW Coaches poll for the third-straight week, while North Carolina A&T is No. 1 in the BOXTOROW media poll for the second-straight week and for the third time this year.

N.C. A&T was idle while Alcorn thumped Concordia-Selma 40-7 and stretched its lead by two points over the Aggies from last week.  The Braves received 18-of-19 first place votes.

With Southern’s loss to FBS and nationally ranked Georgia, Southern dropped out of the top five to No. 6, allowing for No. 5 Tennessee State to move up two spots after a 30-14 victory over Florida A&M and for Bethune-Cookman to climb to No. 4 after defeating Savannah State 41-14.

There were three new entrants into the media poll with No. 9 Grambling State debuting, and Bowie State and Virginia Union coming in tied at No.

10 also in the poll for the first time this season.

N.C. A&T received 11-of-18 first-place votes.  Idle No. 3 South Carolina State and No. 2 Alcorn State swapped spots.  Tuskegee reentered the top five at No. 5 and is the only undefeated team in HBCU football.

The BOXTOROW HBCU FCS coaches and media polls are administered by FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW.  The coaches poll is voted on by the HBCU Football Championship Subdivision coaches and the media poll is voted on by media members around the country who cover HBCU football.

2015 BOXTOROW FCS HBCU Football Coaches Poll Week 4
(Records through September 26, 2015)

Rank School W-L Pts. Last Week
1. Alcorn State* (18) 3-1 189 1
2. North Carolina A&T (1) 2-1 167 2
3. South Carolina State 2-1 153 3
4. Bethune-Cookman 3-1 120 5
5. Tennessee State 3-1 106 7
6. Southern 2-2 101 4
7. Grambling State 2-2 86 8
8. North Carolina Central 1-2 43 10
9. Hampton 2-2 30 6
10. Prairie View A&M 2-2 22 9

Others receiving votes: Morgan State (2-2) 19, Norfolk State (1-3) 6, Texas Southern (2-2) 2, Alabama A&M (1-2) 1.

2015 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll Week 4
(Records through September 26, 2015)

Rank School W-L Pts. Last Week
1. North Carolina A&T (11) 2-1 164 1
2. Alcorn State* (5) 3-1 157 3
3. South Carolina State (1) 2-1 152 2
4. Tennessee State 3-1 105 4
5. Tuskegee 4-0 98 6
6. Bethune-Cookman (1) 3-1 95 7
7. Southern 2-2 94 5
8. Grambling State 2-2 42 NR
9. North Carolina Central 1-2 35 T-9
T-10 Bowie State 3-1 13 NR
T-10 Virginia Union 3-1 13 NR

Others receiving votes: Hampton (2-2) 9, Morgan State (2-2) 6, Chowan (3-1) 3, Fort Valley State (3-1) 3, Prairie View A&M (2-2) 3, Elizabeth City State (3-1) 1.

*Defending BOXTOROW National Champion



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