No. 1 North Carolina A&T Looks To Wrap Up MEAC Title On Saturday

Special to College Sports Journal

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. — There was no movement amongst the top five teams in the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls.

 

North Carolina A&T was a unanimous selection in the coaches poll. Grambling, Bethune-Cookman, Prairie View A&M and North Carolina Central all followed suit.

 

There was some movement in the media poll as North Carolina Central made the biggest leap.  

 

The Eagles are now No. 6 after a dominant win at Howard. Bowie State’s loss to Winston-Salem State in the CIAA championship game allowed for South Carolina State, Tuskegee and Virginia Union to move up.

Bowie State dropped three spots to No. 10.

 

With its win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Grambling clinched the SWAC Western Division title and a berth in the SWAC championship game.  Alcorn State can clinch the East with a win over Alabama A&M on Saturday.

 

In the MEAC, North Carolina A&T controls its own destiny and a win over arch-rival North Carolina Central would give the Aggies the title outright. A loss would mean a share of the title with at least NCCU.  

A win by Bethune-Cookman against Florida A&M in the Florida Classic with an A&T loss means the Wildcats would also share the title with N.C. A&T and NCCU.

 

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 11

(Records through November 14, 2015)

School                                           W-L     Points     Last Week

1. North Carolina A&T (19)     9-1    190      1

2. Grambling State                8-2    169      2

3.  Bethune-Cookman            8-2    155      3

4. Prairie View A&M               7-2    131      4

5. North Carolina Central        7-3    115      5

6. Alcorn State*                    6-3      96      6

7. South Carolina State          6-4      74      7

8. Southern                          6-4      59      8

9. Hampton                          6-5      36     10

10. Alabama State                5-5      13       9

 

Others receiving votes: Tennessee State (4-5) 6, Morgan State (4-5) 2.

 

2015 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll

Week 11

(Records through November 14, 2015)

 

School                                          W-L     Points     Last Week

1. North Carolina A&T (12)    9-1    156      1

2. Grambling State (4)         8-2    147      2

3.  Bethune-Cookman           8-2    124      3

4. Prairie View A&M              7-2     116     4

5. Alcorn State*                   6-3      90     5

6. North Carolina Central       7-3      70     8

7. South Carolina State         6-4      65     6

8. Tuskegee                         8-2      45     9

9. Virginia Union                  8-2      23    10

10. Bowie State                   9-2      20      7

 

Others receiving votes: Southern (6-4) 12, Hampton (6-5) 6, Miles (7-4) 4,

Winston-Salem State (6-5) 1.

 

*Defending BOXTOROW National Champion

 

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