Alcorn State Remains In First For Second Straight Week In HBCU Polls

Alcorn State Football (Vicksburg Post)Special to College Sports Journal

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. — The top three teams remained the same in the BOXTOROW coaches and media polls with Alcorn State keeping the top spot for the second week in a row.

 

The Braves were off this week and lost a first-place vote each to North Carolina A&T and Bethune-Cookman in the coaches poll.  

 

The Aggies received two first-place votes this week after defeating Norfolk State 27-3 on the road.  The Wildcats received one vote after knocking off South Carolina State 17-14 in a nationally televised Thursday night game at home.

 

Losses by SCSU and Tennessee State enabled Southern and Grambling to move up two spots each, to sit and No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

 

 

In the media poll, Grambling and Southern moved up to the No. 4  and No. 5 spot.

 

Tuskegee missed being in the top five by one point, but moved up two spots from last week. Virginia Union and Bowie State switched spots from last week and sit and No. 9 and No. 20, respectively.

 

Two big games take place Saturday as North Carolina A&T hosts Bethune-Cookman and Alcorn State entertains Grambling.

 

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 6

(Records through October 10, 2015)

 

Rank School                              W-L     Points     Last Week

1. Alcorn State* (16)                  4-1      187         1

2. North Carolina A&T (2)         4-1       169         2

3.  Bethune-Cookman (1)         5-1       153         3

4. Southern                               3-2       123         6

5. Grambling State                    4-2       119         7

6. South Carolina State             2-3         75         5

7. Tennessee State                   3-2         71         4

8. Prairie View A&M                   3-2        55          8

9. Morgan State                         4-2        53          9

10. North Carolina Central         2-3        18          T-10

 

Others receiving votes: Hampton (3-3) 12, Norfolk State (2-4) 9.

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2015 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll

Week 6

(Records through October 10, 2015)

 

Rank School                               W-L      Points      Last Week

1. Alcorn State* (10)                   4-1       136          1

2. North Carolina A&T (4)           4-1       125          2

3.  Bethune-Cookman                5-1        112         3

4. Grambling State                     4-2          86         6

5. Southern                                3-2          78         7

6. Tuskegee                               5-1          77         8

7. Tennessee State                    3-2          50         4

8. South Carolina State              2-3          44         5

9. Virginia Union                         5-1          25       10

10. Bowie State                          5-1          24         9

 

Others receiving votes: Prairie View A&M (3-2) 13, North Carolina Central

(2-3) 10, Morgan State (4-2) 10.

 

*Defending BOXTOROW National Champion

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