Alcorn State, Tennessee State Split Votes Again In HBCU Polls

Tennessee State football (Localmemphis.com)Special to College Sports Journal

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. — In a week when only two top-10 teams fell, Alcorn State remained No. 1 in the BOXTOROW coaches poll.

 

Tennessee State fell to FCS No. 1 Jacksonville State and fell from No. 1 to No. 4 in the BOXTOROW media poll.

North Carolina A&T with its 14-7 victory over Elon is now No. 1 with the media.

 

In the coaches poll last week, five teams received at least one first-place vote with Alcorn receiving the most with eight.  

 

The Braves had full support this week as they claimed all but one of the 17 first-place votes.

 

North Carolina A&T remained No. 2 while South Carolina State claimed the other first-place vote and climbed up two spots to No. 3.  Southern also moved up two spots and is No. 4, while Bethune-Cookman climbed one spot and rounds out the top five.

 

 

In the media poll where N.C. A&T and Tennessee State both received seven first-place votes last week, the Aggies received eight votes this week, four more than No. 3 Alcorn State.  No. 2 South Carolina State received two first-place votes and despite its loss, Tennessee State received two first-place votes and is No. 4.

 

Southern made the most significant jump, up three spots and rounds out the top five.

 

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 3

(Records through September 19, 2015)

 

Rank    School        W-L   Points    Last Week

1. Alcorn State* (16)              2-1 168    1

2. North Carolina A&T             2-1 149   T-2

3. South Carolina State (1)      2-1 122    5

4. Southern                            2-1 113   6

5.  Bethune-Cookman              2-1   97   4

6. Hampton                            2-1   69   8

7. Tennessee State                  2-1   66  T-2

8. Grambling State                  1-2   55   9

9. Prairie View A&M                  2-1   48 10

10. North Carolina Central         1-2   24  7

 

Others receiving votes: Texas Southern (2-1) 12, Morgan State (1-2) 6,

Savannah State (0-2) 4, Alabama A&M (0-2) 1, Alabama State (0-3) 1.

 

 

2015 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll

Week 3

(Records through September 19, 2015)

 

Rank  School        W-L Points 2014 Last Week

1. North Carolina A&T (8)             1-1 141  2

2. South Carolina State (2)           2-1 136  3

3. Alcorn State* (4)                      2-1 128 4

4. Tennessee State (2)                  2-1 107 1

5. Southern                                  2-1 83  8

6. Tuskegee                                  3-0 70  5

7.  Bethune-Cookman                    2-1 51  7

8. Hampton                                  2-1 49 10

T-9 North Carolina Central              1-2 35  6

T-9 Prairie View A&M                      2-1 35  9

 

Others receiving votes: Grambling State (1-2) 18, Elizabeth City State

(3-0) 8, Virginia State (2-1) 6, Livingstone (3-0) 6, Virginia Union (2-1)

3, Bowie State (2-1) 2, Morehouse (2-1) 1, Texas Southern (2-1) 1.

 

*Defending BOXTOROW National Champion

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