Hartly, DE –North Carolina A&T and Grambling State remained on top and Tuskegee survived a homecoming upset to stay in first place in this week’s HSRN Football Polls.

N. C. A&T and Grambling have been ranked #1 and #2 for most of the season in the HSRN FCS Poll. Tuskegee University fell from the undefeated with a heartbreaking 10-9 loss to Kentucky State but still held on to the top position in the Division II/NAIA Poll.

The top eight positions in the Division I FCS poll remained the same from last week with Jackson State and Hampton rounding out the top 10.

In Division II/NAIA, despite a weekend of upsets, Tuskegee’s Golden Tigers held on to the top spot by just one point over Winston-Salem State. Upset losses by Bowie State and Chowan caused positions to shuffle in the poll.

Virginia State and Virginia Union moved up while Bowie State fell to #5. Chowan joined four SIAC teams led by Albany State to round out the top 10.

Division I FCS 
School (First Place Votes) Record Pts Last Week
1 North Carolina A&T (8) 6-1 98 1
2 Grambling State (1) 5-1 88 2
3 North Carolina Central 6-2 75 4
4 Tennessee State (1) 5-2 73 3
5 Southern U. 4-2 64 5
6 Prairie View A&M 4-3 43 6
7 South Carolina State 3-3 39 7
8 Alcorn State 3-3 31 8
9 Jackson State 3-4 15 NR
10 Hampton 3-4 7 9
Others receiving votes
Texas Southern, Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M
Arkansas-Pine Bluff

 

Division II/NAIA
School (First Place Votes) Record Pts Last Week
1 Tuskegee (2) 6-1 78 1
2 Winston-Salem State (6) 6-2 77 3
3 Virginia State 6-2 70 5
4 Virginia Union 5-3 61 6
5 Bowie State 5-3 48 2
6 Albany State 4-3 43 7
7 Chowan 5-3 27 4
8 Kentucky State 4-4 23 10
9 Miles College 4-3 19 9
10 Clark Atlanta 5-3 18 8
Others receiving votes
Langston (1), Benedict, Elizabeth City State
Morehouse

 

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Dr. Cavil’s 2016 HBCU Major Division Poll Rankings – Week 8

Rank Team & Mascot Record FPV Points PWR
1 @-North Carolina A&T Aggies (6-1, 4-0) 8 97 1
2 Grambling State Tigers (5-1, 4-0) 1 78 2
3 North Carolina Central Eagles (6-2, 5-0) 1 76 4
4 Tennessee State Tigers (5-2, 2-1) 1 75 3
5 Southern Jaguars (4-2, 4-0) 1 74 5
6 Prairie View A&M Panthers (4-3, 4-1) 73 6
7 South Carolina State Bulldogs (3-3, 3-0) 72 7
8 Alcorn State Braves (3-3, 3-2) 63 9
9 Jackson State Tigers (3-4, 3-2) 28 NR
10 Texas Southern Tigers (3-4, 3-3) 19 10

FPV = First Place Votes; PWR = Previous Week Ranking; NR = Not Ranked
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@ North Carolina A&T State Aggies
@ = Dr. Cavil’s 2015 HBCU Football Major Division National Champion

Dropped Out: Hampton Pirates-(3-4, 3-2)

Receiving Votes: Morgan State Bears-(2-3, 2-1)-18, Hampton Pirates-(3-4, 3-2)-6,
Florida A&M Rattlers-(3-5, 3-2)-5

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Dr. Cavil’s 2016 HBCU Mid-Major Division Poll Rankings – Week 8

Rank Team & Mascot Record FPV Points PWR
1 @-Tuskegee Golden Tigers (6-1, 4-1) 8 103 1
2 Winston-Salem State Rams (5-2, 4-0) 2 93 3
3 Bowie State Bulldogs (5-3, 4-1) 83 2
4 Virginia State Trojans (6-2, 3-2) 82 5
5 Virginia Union Panthers (5-3, 4-1) 72 6
6 Albany State Golden Rams (4-3, 3-1) 71 8
7 Kentucky State Thorobreds (4-4, 3-1) 46 NR
8 Miles Golden Bears (4-3, 4-2) 30 7
9 Langston Lions (4-3, 2-1) 21 10
10 Clark-Atlanta Panthers (5-3, 3-3) 15 4

FPV = First Place Votes; PWR = Previous Week Ranking; NR = Not Ranked
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@ Tuskegee Golden Tigers
@ = Dr. Cavil’s 2015 HBCU Football Mid-Major Division National Champion

Dropped Out: Lane Dragons-(4-4, 2-3)

Receiving Votes: Benedict Tigers-(4-4, 3-2)-6, Elizabeth City State Vikings-(4-4, 3-2)-3,
Lane Dragons-(4-4, 2-3)-1

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2016 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Coaches Top 10 Poll
Week 8
(Records through October 22, 2016)

No. Team W-L Pts Last Week
1 North Carolina A&T (18) 6-1 180 1
2 Grambling State 4-1 161 2
3 Tennessee State 5-2 137 3
4 North Carolina Central 6-2 127 4
5 Southern 4-2 112 5
6 Prairie View A&M 4-3 82 6
7 South Carolina State 3-3 77 7
8 Alcorn State 3-3 55 8
9 Jackson State 3-4 27 NR
10 Florida A&M 3-5 15 7

Other receiving votes: Texas Southern (3-4) 9, Morgan State (2-4) 3, Hampton (3-4) 2, Alabama State (2-5) 2.
(1st place votes in parentheses)

2016 BOXTOROW HBCU Media Top 10 Poll
Week 8
(Records through October 22, 2016)

No. Team W-L Pts. Last Week
1 North Carolina A&T (11) 6-1 128 1
2 Grambling (2) 4-1 118 2
3 Tennessee State 5-2 98 4
4 North Carolina Central 5-1 92 4
5 Tuskegee 6-1 64 3
6 Southern 4-2 62 7
7 Prairie View A&M 4-3 59 6
8 Alcorn State 3-3 31 8
9 South Carolina State 3-3 23 10
10 Winston-Salem State 6-2 20 NR

Other receiving votes: Bowie State (5-3) 6, Virginia State (6-2) 6, Virginia Union (5-3) 5.

(1st place votes in parentheses)



1 COMMENT

  1. I am still tripping about that Tuskegee loss to KSU. Shout out to the Thoroughbreds though. They might mess around and play in the SIAC Championship.

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