Alcorn Loss Means North Carolina A&T Is No. 1 Again In HBCU Football Polls

NCAT football 2015 (WFMY)Special to College Sports Journal

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. — Both the BOXTOROW coaches and media polls saw plenty of shakeup after last week’s games. With the dust clearing, North Carolina A&T is back on top of the polls.

 

In the coaches poll, the Aggies received 18 of 19 first-place votes to regain the top spot for the first time since the week one poll was released Sept. 7.

 

The Aggies are coming off a 24-14 victory over Bethune-Cookman, which dropped from No. 3 to No. 4.

 

A couple of big games in the SWAC saw Grambling defeat previous No. 1 Alcorn State 35-34 on the road to tie for the biggest jump from No. 5 to now No. 2.  The loss dropped the Braves to No. 3.

 

 

Prairie View A&M defeated Southern on the road 47-42 and also move up three spots to No. 5. Conversely, Southern dropped three spots to No. 7.

 

In the media poll, Grambling received three first-place votes and sits at No. 2, 11 points behind the Aggies who received the other 15 first-place votes.

 

Tuskegee moved back into the top five and PV got into the poll for the first time since week 3, coming in at No. 7.

 

The BOXTOROW HBCU FCS coaches and media polls 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.

 

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2015 BOXTOROW FCS HBCU Football Coaches Poll

Week 7

(Records through October 17, 2015)

School                                                   W-L     Points     Last Week

1. North Carolina A&T (18)                       5-1     189         2

2. Grambling State (1)                            5-2      169        5

3. Alcorn State*                                     4-2      144         1

4.  Bethune-Cookman                             5-2      127         3

5. Prairie View A&M                                4-2      103         8

6. South Carolina State                          3-3         94        6

7. Southern                                           3-3        62         4

8. Hampton                                           4-3        51         NR

9. North Carolina Central                        3-3        42         10

10. Tennessee State                              3-3        34          7

 

Others receiving votes: Morgan State (3-3) 16, Texas Southern (3-3) 3,

Alabama State (3-4) 1, Norfolk State (2-4) 1.

 

 

2015 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll

Week 7

(Records through October 17, 2015)

School                                                  W-L     Points     Last Week

1. North Carolina A&T (15)                      5-1     154        2

2. Grambling State (3)                           5-2     143        4

3. Alcorn State*                                    4-2      121       1

4. Bethune-Cookman                             5-2        87       3

5. Tuskegee                                          6-1        76       6

6. South Carolina State                         3-3         65       8

7. Prairie View A&M                               4-2        57       NR

8. Virginia Union                                   6-1        49       9

9. Southern                                          3-3        46       5

10. Bowie State                                    6-1        29       10

 

Others receiving votes: Tennessee State (3-3) 20, North Carolina Central

(3-3) 13, Hampton (4-3) 9, Morgan State (3-3) 1.

 

*Defending BOXTOROW National Champion

 

 

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