BOXTOROW Polls: Aggies continue as top team in HBCU football, 9/24/2019

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The North Carolina A&T Aggies remain No.1 in the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls for the fourth straight week.

The Aggies’ reign as the top team in HBCU football goes back to Week 10 of the 2018 season.

In the coaches poll, the most significant moves up were made by No. 5 Arkansas-Pine Bluff and No. 6 Florida A&M. UAPB was No. 10 last week, making its first appearance in the poll since the 2014 season.

The Golden Lions have won three straight games, including Saturday’s thrilling 37-31 victory over Tennessee State.  QB Shannon Patrick threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Brown on the final play of the game.

Florida A&M, who beat Southern 27-21, was in the receiving votes category last week but re-enter the poll at No. 6. Alabama State was also in the receiving votes category last week and moves reenters the poll at No. 8 following their come-from-behind 23-20 win against Grambling State.

The top four spots held by North Carolina A&T, Bethune-Cookman, Alcorn State and South Carolina State remain the same, with Bethune-Cookman the only team other than A&T receiving a first place vote.

The BOXTOROW HBCU FCS coaches poll and media poll are administered by FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW. The coaches poll, in its 11th year is voted on by the HBCU Football Championship Subdivision coaches and the media poll, in its 13th year, is voted on by media members around the country who cover HBCU football.

2019 BOXTOROW FCS HBCU Football Coaches Poll, Week 4
(Records through September 21, 2019)

No. Team W-L Pts. Last Week
1. North Carolina A&T (20) 2-1 200 1
2. Bethune-Cookman 2-1 167 2
3. Alcorn State 2-2 158 3
4. South Carolina State 2-1 135 5
5. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 3-1 105 10
6. Florida A&M 2-1 84 NR
7. Southern 1-3 57 4
8. Alabama State 2-2 55 NR
9. Prairie View A&M 1-3 47 6
10. Jackson State 1-2 44 9

Others receiving votes: Alabama A&M (2-2) 24, Hampton (2-2) 16, Grambling (0-3) 6, Tennessee State (1-3) 1.

(1st place votes in parentheses)

2019 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll, Week 4
(Records through September 21, 2019)

No. Team W-L Pts. Last Week
1. North Carolina A&T (15) 2-1 159 1
2. Bethune-Cookman (1) 2-1 131 2
3. Alcorn State 2-2 123 3
4. South Carolina State 2-1 111 4
5. Florida A&M 2-1 76 NR
6. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 3-1 74 7
7. Prairie View A&M 1-3 56 6
T-8 Bowie State 3-0 44 T-8
T-8 Alabama State 2-2 44 NR
10. Southern 1-3 41 5

Others receiving votes: Alabama A&M (2-2) 17, Grambling (0-3) 12, Virginia Union (2-1) 8, Jackson State (1-2) 3, Miles (2-1) 2, West Virginia State (2-1) 2, Virginia State (2-1) 1.

(1st place votes in parentheses)

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