North Carolina A&T maintained its first place position but a scheduling adjustment helped push Winston-Salem State to the top in week 11 of the HSRN Football Polls.

A&T, Grambling, N.C. Central, Southern and Tennessee State stayed firm in the top five positions in the FCS Poll. Florida A&M made its first appearance after edging Morgan State, 22-21. The Rattlers have won three of their last four games and head into a Florida Classic showdown against Bethune-Cookman this weekend.

After missing the SIAC Championship game, Tuskegee needed a tenth regular season contest in order to qualify for the NCAA Division II playoffs. The Golden Tigers scheduled Virginia State to an afternoon affair and promptly lost to the Trojans, 45-35. Meanwhile, Winston Salem State knocked off Bowie State to capture its second straight CIAA Title and move into first place in the Division II/NAIA Poll.

VSU’s win pushed the Trojans into second position while Tuskegee dropped to third. Bowie State and Chowan round out the top five.

Despite the loss, Tuskegee received a berth in the Division II Playoffs, joining WSSU as the only HBCU representatives in the Division II postseason.

Division I FCS

School (First Place Votes)

Record

Pts

Last Week

1

North Carolina A&T (11)

9-1

109

1

2

Grambling State (1)

7-1

100

2

3

North Carolina Central

8-2

86

3

4

Southern U.

7-2

77

5

5

Tennessee State

6-4

57

4

6

Prairie View A&M

6-4

51

6

7

Hampton

5-4

41

7

8

Alcorn State

4-5

36

9

9

Florida A&M

4-6

15

NR

10

South Carolina State

3-6

8

8

Others receiving votes

Texas Southern, Alabama A&M, Jackson State, Bethune-Cookman

Division II/NAIA

School (First Place Votes)

Record

Pts

Last Week

1

Winston-Salem State (8)

9-2

105

2

2

Virginia State (2)

9-2

91

4

3

Tuskegee (1)

8-2

88

1

4

Bowie State

7-4

82

3

5

Chowan

6-4

47

5

6

Miles College

5-4

35

6

7T

Fort Valley State

5-6

34

NR

7T

Virginia Union

5-5

34

8

9

Langston (1)

7-2

28

9

10

Albany State

5-4

26

7

Others receiving votes

Kentucky State, Johnson C. Smith, Lincoln (MO)

Clark Atlanta, Elizabeth City State, Lane College

Dr. Cavil’s 2016 HBCU Major Division Poll Rankings – Week 11

Rank Team & Mascot Record FPV Points PWR
1 @-North Carolina A&T Aggies (9-1, 7-0) 5 94 1
2 Grambling State Tigers (8-1, 7-0) 3 87 2
3 North Carolina Central Eagles (8-2, 7-0) 2 76 3
4 Southern Jaguars (7-2, 7-0) 2 75 4
5 Prairie View A&M Panthers (6-4, 6-2) 73 5
6 Hampton Pirates (5-4, 5-2) 68 7
7 Tennessee State Tigers (6-4, 3-3) 69 6
8 Alcorn State Braves (4-5, 4-4) 64 NR
9 Florida A&M Rattlers (4-6, 3-3) 32 NR
10 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (3-5, 3-3) 23 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 ational Champion
Dropped Out: South Carolina State Bulldogs-(3-6, 3-3), Savannah State Tigers-(3-5, 3-3),
Receiving Votes: Texas Southern Tigers-(4-6, 4-4)-11, Savannah State Tigers-(3-5, 3-3)-9

Dr. Cavil’s 2016 HBCU Mid-Major Division Poll Rankings – Week 11

Rank Team & Mascot Record FPV Points PWR
1 Winston-Salem State Rams (8-2, 7-0) 7 102 2
2 Virginia State Trojans (8-2, 5-2) 3 95 4
3 @-Tuskegee Golden Tigers (8-1, 3-1) 88 1
4 Bowie State Bulldogs (7-3, 6-1) 79 3
5 Langston Lions (6-2, 4-1) 77 6
6 Albany State Golden Rams (5-4, 3-1) 62 5
7 Elizabeth City State Vikings (5-5, 4-3) 43 7
8 Virginia Union Panthers (5-5, 4-3) 31 8
9 Miles Golden Bears (5-4, 2-2) 20 9
10 Fort Valley State Wildcats (5-6, 3-1) 19 NR

FPV = First Place Votes; PWR = Previous Week Ranking; NR = Not Ranked
—-
@ Tuskegee Golden Tigers
@ = Dr. Cavil’s 2015 HBCU Football Mid-Major Division National Champion
Dropped Out: Benedict Tigers-(5-6, 2-2)
Receiving Votes: Benedict Tigers-(5-6, 2-2)-5, Lane Dragons-(5-5, 1-3)-2

2016 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Coaches Top 10 Poll
Week 11
(Records through November 12, 2016)

No. Team W-L Pts Last Week
1 North Carolina A&T (19) 9-1 190 1
2 Grambling State 7-1 170 2
3 North Carolina Central 8-2 152 3
4 Southern 7-2 133 4
5 Hampton 5-4 96 7
6 Prairie View A&M 6-4 83 5
7 Tennessee State 6-4 74 6
8 Alcorn State 4-5 65 9
9 Bethune-Cookman 3-5 25 T-10
10 Florida A&M 4-6 17 NR

Other receiving votes: Alabama A&M (4-6) 11, South Carolina State (3-6) 7, Savannah State (3-5) 6, Texas Southern (4-6) 4, Morgan State (2-7) 3, Alabama State (3-7) 1.

(1st place votes in parentheses)

2016 BOXTOROW HBCU Media Top 10 Poll
Week 11
(Records through November 12, 2016)

No. Team W-L Pts. Last Week
1 North Carolina A&T (12) 9-1 138 1
2 Grambling (2) 7-1 127 2
3 North Carolina Central 8-2 109 3
4 Southern 7-2 104 4
5 Winston-Salem State 9-2 75 6
6 Virginia State 9-2 56 5
7 Prairie View A&M 6-4 48 7
8 Tuskegee 8-2 41 5
9 Tennessee State 6-4 33 6
10 Bowie  State 7-4 16 9

Other receiving votes: Hampton (5-4) 13, Alcorn State (4-5) 8, Fort Valley State (5-6) 1.

(1st place votes in parentheses)



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