North Carolina A&T, the reigning Black College National Champions, ranked 14th in the STATS FCS Preseason Top 25 Poll released on Monday.

Grambling State, Bethune-Cookman, Bethune Cookman, Alcorn State, Howard and North Carolina Central were among the “others receiving votes” in the poll.

North Carolina A&T is coming off a season in which it finished 12-0 and won the Celebration Bowl for the second time in the last three seasons.

The Aggies enter 2018 as the unanimous choice to win the MEAC league championship.

A&T opens the 2018 season Aug. 25 in the Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff against Jacksonville State.

A national panel of sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries select the STATS FCS Top 25.


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