The top five teams from the previous week all won and remained in the same spot in this week’s BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls.

As it has all season in the coaches poll, the North Carolina A&T received a majority of the first place votes, receiving all expect one which went to No. 2 Grambling, the defending BOXTOROW national champions. A significant drop in the poll was made by Howard who fell to No. 3 North Carolina Central 13-7 in Washington, DC.


There were very similar results in the media poll as the top seven teams won and all remained the same. Albany State has won two-straight games – defeating Lincoln (MO) 30-10 Saturday – and reenters the poll at No. 9, tied with Howard who dropped one spot.

The BOXTOROW HBCU FCS coaches poll and the media poll 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.

2017 BOXTOROW HBCU FCS Football Coaches Top 10 Poll
Week 6
(Records through October 7, 2017)

No. Team W-L Pts Last Week
1 North Carolina A&T (16) 6-0 169 1
2 Grambling (1) 5-1 153 2
3 North Carolina Central 4-1 133 3
4 Alcorn State 4-2 113 4
5 Tennessee State 4-2 109 5
6 Hampton 3-2 66 8
7 Prairie View A&M 2-3 50 7
8 Bethune-Cookman 2-3 42 9
9 Southern 3-3 40 NR
10 Howard 2-3 38 6

Other receiving votes: South Carolina State (2-3) 11, Norfolk State (2-3) 5, Florida A&M (2-4) 3, Alabama A&M (2-4) 2.

(1st place votes in parentheses)

 

2017 BOXTOROW HBCU Media Top 10 Poll
Week 6
(Records through October 7, 2017)

No. Team W-L Pts. Last Week
1 North Carolina A&T (16) 6-0 169 1
2 Grambling (1) 5-1 150 2
3 North Carolina Central 4-1 132 3
4 Bowie State 6-0 109 4
5 Alcorn State 4-2 99 5
6 Tennessee State 4-2 87 6
7 Virginia State 5-0 73 7
8 Southern 3-3 35 9
T-9 Howard 2-3 16 8
T-9 Albany State 4-2 16 NR

Other receiving votes: Tuskegee (4-2) 12, Prairie View A&M (2-3) 11, Hampton (3-2) 8, Winston-Salem State (4-2) 7, Langston (5-0) 6, Virginia Union (4-2) 5, South Carolina State (2-3) 2.

(1st place votes in parentheses)

Dr. Cavil’s 2017 HBCU Major Division Poll Rankings – Week 6

Rank Team & Mascot Record FPV Points PWR
1 North Carolina A&T Aggies (5-0, 2-0) 10 112 1
2 @-Grambling State Tigers (4-1, 2-0) 1 100 2
3 North Carolina Central Eagles (3-1, 2-0) 1 94 3
4 Prairie View A&M Panthers (2-2, 2-0) 83 8
5 Tennessee State Tigers (3-2, 0-2) 71 4
6 Alcorn State Braves (3-2, 1-0) 68 6
7 Hampton Pirates (2-2, 1-0) 52 5
8 Howard Bison (2-2, 1-0) 39 7
9 Alabama A&M Bulldogs (2-3, 2-0) 23 NR
10 Florida A&M Rattlers (2-3, 1-1) 19 9

Dr. Cavil’s 2017 HBCU Mid-Major Division Poll Rankings – Week 6

Rank Team & Mascot Record FPV Points PWR
1 Bowie State Bulldogs (5-0, 2-0) 7 105 1
2 Virginia State Trojans (4-0, 2-0) 2 98 2
3 Langston Lions (4-0, 3-0) 1 92 3
4 @-Winston-Salem State Rams (2-2, 1-1) 79 6
5 Albany State Golden Rams (3-2, 2-0) 63 7
6 Tuskegee Golden Tigers (3-2, 2-0) 54 8
7 Clark-Atlanta Panthers (3-1, 1-0) 41 5
8 Virginia Union Panthers (3-2, 2-0) 37 9
9 Elizabeth City State Vikings (3-2, 1-1) 21 4
10 Morehouse Maroon Tigers (3-2, 0-0) 17 NR

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