Alcorn State, Tennessee State On Top Of HBCU Polls In Week Two

Alcorn State Football 2015 (The Clarion-Ledger)Special to College Sports Journal

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. — Three of the top five teams from last week fell in the BOXTOROW coaches poll, while three of the top five teams in the BOXTOROW media poll won, causing shakeups in both polls.

 

In the coaches poll, defending champion Alcorn State defeated Alabama State 35-18 and climbed back into the top spot.  

 

The Braves received eight of the 18 first-place votes. North Carolina A&T fell out of the top spot after falling to FBS opponent.

 

UNC and dropped to No. 2, in a tie with Tennessee State who is now 2-0 on the season after defeating Jackson State 35-18 in the Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis.

 

The Tigers received four first place votes to N.C. A&T’s three. Bethune-Cookman received two first-place votes and South Carolina State received one, with both schools rounding out the top five at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

 

 

Meanwhile in the media poll, Tennessee State and N.C. A&T received seven first-place votes a piece, but the Tigers finished in the top spot, 13 points ahead of the second place Aggies.  

 

South Carolina State dropped one spot to No. 3 this week, while Alcorn State moved up a spot to No.4 and

Tuskegee, who is off to a 2-0 start, 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 2

(Records through September 12, 2015)

School W-L Pts. Last Week

1. Alcorn State* (8)     1-1 1583

T-2 North Carolina A&T (3)    1-1 1,431

T-2 Tennessee State (4)        2-0 1436

4. Bethune-Cookman (2)       1-1 1305

5. South Carolina State (1)     1-1 1072

6. Southern                             2-1   937

7. North Carolina Central  1-1 734

8. Hampton           1-1 5310

9. Grambling State           0-2 358

10. Prairie View A&M  1-1 249

 

Others receiving votes: Texas Southern (1-1) 11, Norfolk State (0-2) 6,

Savannah State (0-1) 4, Jackson State (0-2) 4, Morgan State (0-2) 1.

 

2015 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll

Week 2

(Records through September 12, 2015)

School W-L Pts. Last Week

1. Tennessee State (7)       2-0  1474

2. North Carolina A&T (7)   1-1  1341

3. South Carolina State (1)  1-1 1242

4. Alcorn State* (2)              1-1 1125

5. Tuskegee                         2-0  737

6. North Carolina Central     1-1  663

7.  Bethune-Cookman          1-1  628

8. Southern                          1-1  509

9. Prairie View A&M              1-1 336

10. Hampton                         1-1 321

 

Others receiving votes: Virginia Union (2-0) 24, Livingstone (2-0) 14,

Elizabeth City State (2-0) 14, Virginia State (1-1) 14, Grambling State

(0-2) 11, Bowie State (2-0) 10, Winston-Salem State (0-2) 8, Morehouse

(1-1) 3, Norfolk State (0-1) 2, West Virginia State (1-1) 1.

*Defending BOXTOROW National Champion

 

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