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The most anticipated HBCU football season certainly lived up to the billing through the first two weekends of games. Several schools that entered the year entrenched as overwhelming favorites fell in both dramatic and stunning fashion. Others that flew under the radar pulled off surprise victories that showed they will be contenders throughout the season.

Here is the aftermath of what was a wild first series of games.

1. Jackson State
2. Alabama A&M
3. North Carolina Central
4. Arkansas-Pine Bluff
5. Alabama State
6. Grambling State
7. Florida A&M
8. Alcorn State
9. Prairie View
10. South Carolina State
11. North Carolina A&T
12. Delaware State
13. Bethune Cookman
14. Tennessee State
15. Southern
16. Norfolk State
17. Chowan
18. Miles
19. Clark Atlanta
20. Fayetteville State
21. Albany State
22. Bowie State
23. Fort Valley State
24. Kentucky State
25. Shaw


    • You did say type “they lost” right?

      When you wearing an L, keep the gripes about ranking to a silent whisper…. please.


  1. I’m excited because I see six teams in the top 25 and they all from The CIAA!!!!!!!
    Norfolk State #16
    Chowan #17 (CIAA CURRENTLY)
    Fayetteville State #20 (CIAA CURRENTLY)
    Bowie State #22 (CIAA CURRENTLY)
    CIAA 4LIFE!!!!!!

  2. Both JSU and FAMU have stout defenses. I was impressed with Shedeur Sanders as a passer, and FAMU has a QB problem we have to solve.

    The halftime show was fantastic. Props to Marching 100 ans Ocean of Soul.

    • If you don’t know your bands please don’t comment. Oceanof Soul is Texas Southern University. JSU Is THEE SONIC BOOM . Please put some respect on our name !!!

  3. Clout chasing at its best… Coach D did a great job going and building his dream team and they did a great job on defense yes but # 1 stop it..

  4. The only thing that matter is The MECA SHOULD JOIN THE SWAC and become a super conference. Best thing to happen but what that means is money and a new governing board . They got to make it happen or risk loosing their jobs and it happen anyway.


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