Alcorn State, NCAT Are No. 1 In Week Four HBCU Polls

Alcorn State vs. Concordia 2015 (Alcorn State Athletics)Special to College Sports Journal

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. — Alcorn State sits atop the BOXTOROW Coaches poll for the third straight week, while North Carolina A&T is No. 1 in the BOXTOROW media poll for the second-straight week and for the third time this year.

 

N.C. A&T was idle while Alcorn thumped Concordia-Selma 40-7 and stretched its lead by two points over the Aggies from last week. The Braves received 18-of-19 first place votes.

 

With Southern’s loss to FBS and nationally ranked Georgia, Southern dropped out of the top five to No. 6, allowing for No. 5 Tennessee State to move up two spots after a 30-14 victory over Florida A&M and for Bethune-Cookman to climb to No. 4 after defeating Savannah State 41-14.

 

There were three new entrants into the media poll with No. 9 Grambling State debuting, and Bowie State and Virginia Union coming in tied at No. 10 also in the poll for the first time this season.

 

 

N.C. A&T received 11-of-18 first-place votes.  Idle No. 3 South Carolina State and No. 2 Alcorn State swapped spots.  

Tuskegee reentered the top five at No. 5 and is the only undefeated team in HBCU football.

 

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.

 

2015 BOXTOROW FCS HBCU Football Coaches Poll

Week 4

(Records through September 26, 2015)

 

School W-L Points Last Week

1. Alcorn State* (18)     3-1 189 1

2. North Carolina A&T (1)     2-1 167 2

3. South Carolina State       2-1 153 3

4.  Bethune-Cookman       3-1 120 5

5. Tennessee State     3-1 106 7

6. Southern          2-2 101 4

7. Grambling State         2-2 86 8

8. North Carolina Central  1-2 43 10

9. Hampton         2-2 30 6

10. Prairie View A&M  2-2 22 9

 

Others receiving votes: Morgan State (2-2) 19, Norfolk State (1-3) 6,

Texas Southern (2-2) 2, Alabama A&M (1-2) 1.

 

2015 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll

Week 4

(Records through September 26, 2015)

 

School W-L Points Last Week

1. North Carolina A&T (11) 2-1 164 1

2. Alcorn State* (5)  3-1 157 3

3. South Carolina State (1)    2-1 152 2

4. Tennessee State         3-1 105 4

5. Tuskegee         4-0 98 6

6.  Bethune-Cookman (1)    3-1 95 7

7. Southern         2-2 94 5

8. Grambling State         2-2 42 NR

9. North Carolina Central  1-2 35 T-9

T-10 Bowie State  3-1 13 NR

T-10 Virginia Union         3-1 13 NR

 

Others receiving votes Hampton (2-2) 9, Morgan State (2-2) 6, Chowan (3-1)

3, Fort Valley State (3-1) 3, Prairie View A&M (2-2) 3, Elizabeth City

State (3-1) 1.

*Defending BOXTOROW National Champion

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