Hartly, DE – Following a full schedule of games spanning September 1-4, the 2015 Conaway Cup winners have retained the top spots in the first week of the Division I FCS and Division II/NAIA HSRN Football Polls.

In the Division I FCS poll, the Aggies of North Carolina A&T begin the season ranked #1 following a season opening 62-0 shutout of former CIAA rival Saint Augustine’s University.  The 2015 Celebration Bowl Champions took the top spot over MEAC rival Bethune-Cookman, whose MEAC-SWAC Challenge appearance was cancelled due to weather conditions. 2015 SWAC runner-up Grambling State, 2015 SWAC Champion Alcorn State and Prairie View A&M round out the FCS top five.

In Division II, Tuskegee served notice that they have reloaded for the season heading a group that included a few surprise entrants.  The Golden Tigers began their season with a regionally televised road victory over Clark Atlanta, 36-13. Bowie State, Miles and Virginia State were only separated by five points with Virginia Union completing the top five.

Division I FCS

School (First Place Votes)

Record

Pts

1

North Carolina A&T (9)

1-0

98

2

Bethune-Cookman

0-0

73

3

Grambling State (1)

0-0

72

4

Alcorn State

0-0

69

5

Prairie View A&M

1-0

66

6

Tennessee State

1-0

52

7

Southern

0-1

28

8

Alabama State

0-1

24

9

North Carolina Central

0-1

20

10

South Carolina State

0-1

18

Others receiving votes

Norfolk St. (14) Morgan St. (8), Texas Southern (5)

 

Hampton (2), Howard (2)

 

 

Division II/NAIA

School (First Place Votes)

Record

Pts

1

Tuskegee (7)

1-0

93

2

Bowie State

0-1

67

3

Miles

1-0

64

4

Virginia State (1)

1-0

62

5

Virginia Union (1)

0-1

44

6

Lane

1-0

36

7

Albany State

0-1

35

8

Chowan

1-0

34

9

Winston-Salem State (1)

0-1

33

10

Morehouse

1-0

15

Others receiving votes

Benedict (13), Fayetteville St. (10), Cheyney (8), Ft. Valley St. (7)

Johnson C. Smith (6), Elizabeth City St. (5), Central St. (3)

Edward Waters (2), Langston (2)

 



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