BOXTOROW Polls: FAMU Remains No. 1 in HBCU Football; 10/29/2019

Courtesy Tallahassee Democrat

As Florida A&M handled Morgan State to win its second straight game and stay atop both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls, it was South Carolina State’s victory over Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach that caused movements in the polls.

In the coaches poll, the No. 4 Bulldogs moved up two spots, and forced the Wildcats to drop from No. 2 to No. 5 this week. No. 2 Alcorn State and No. 3 North Carolina A&T – both getting victories at home, including the Braves win over No. 6 Southern who dropped one spot – each moved up one spot.
In the media poll, Alabama A&M’s three-overtime victory over Alabama State in the Magic City Classic in Birmingham propelled the Bulldogs back into the top 10 at No. 8. No. 4 Bowie State remains undefeated and moved up one spot after knocking off previously ranked Virginia Union. Virginia State
also entered the poll for the first time this year.
The BOXTOROW HBCU FCS coaches poll and media poll is 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 9

(Records through October 26, 2019)
No.        Team                                W-L  Pts.    Last Week
1.            Florida A&M (18)         7-1     198    1
2.          Alcorn State (2)                6-2  177    3
3.          North Carolina A&T          5-2      160    4
4.            South Carolina State         5-2     138    6
5.          Bethune-Cookman              6-2  114    2
6.            Southern                     3-4    86    5
7.            Alabama A&M             5-3     80    10
8.            Arkansas-Pine Bluff         5-3     47    7
9.              Grambling             3-4     42    NR
10.            Alabama State                 3-4     23    8
Others receiving votes: Jackson State (3-5) 11, Hampton (4-4) 10, North Carolina Central (3-5) 8, Prairie View A&M (3-5) 4, Tennessee State (2-6) 1.
(1st place votes in parentheses)

2019 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll, Week 9

(Records through October 26, 2019)
No.    Team                          W-L    Pts.    Last Week
1.    Florida A&M (14)         7-1     148    1
2.    Alcorn State (2)            6-2     126    2
3.     North Carolina A&T                5-2    121    4
4.    Bowie State             8-0     91    5
5.    South Carolina State         5-2     89    6
6.    Bethune-Cookman          6-2     84    3
7.    Southern                     3-4     36    7
8.    Alabama A&M                 5-3     20    NR
9.    Prairie View A&M         3-5     18    T-9
T-10    Arkansas-Pine Bluff         5-3     15    8
T-10    Virginia State             6-2     15    NR
Others receiving votes: Virginia Union (6-2) 14, Grambling (3-4) 11, Fort Valley State (6-2) 9, Savannah State (5-3) 8, Miles (6-2) 7, Fayetteville State (6-2) 4, West Virginia State (6-2) 4, Kentucky State (5-2) 2, Hampton (4-4) 1.
(1st place votes in parentheses)

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