North Carolina A&T No. 1 In HBCU Polls, Unanimous With Coaches

North Carolina AT football 2015 (NCAT Athletics)Special to College Sports Journal

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. — Things were a bit quiet this week as the top seven teams remained the same in both the BOXTOROW coaches and media polls

 

With North Carolina Central’s 20-17 victory over Morgan State and Hampton’s 40-7 loss to William and Mary, the teams traded spots with the Eagles now at No. 8 and the Pirates dropping to No. 9.

 

For the first time this year, a team was a unanimous No. 1 pick as North Carolina A&T received all 20 first-place votes.

 

Meanwhile, in the media poll Virginia Union dropped out after its 23-19 loss to Bowie State, enabling the Bulldogs to move up to No. 9.  NCCU re-enters the poll for the first time since week 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 8

(Records through October 24, 2015)

School                                           W-L     Points     Last Week

1. North Carolina A&T (20)     6-1    200      1

2. Grambling State                6-2    178      2

3. Alcorn State*                    4-2    155      3

4.  Bethune-Cookman             6-2   145      4

5. Prairie View A&M                4-2    107     5

6. South Carolina State          4-3    103      6

7. Southern                          4-3      82      7

8. North Carolina Central        4-3     65      9

9. Hampton                          4-4      33      8

10. Tennessee State              3-4      18     10

 

Others receiving votes: Morgan State (3-4) 10, Alabama State (3-4) 7,

Norfolk State (2-5) 2.

 

 

2015 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll

Week 8

(Records through October 24, 2015

 

School                                           W-L     Points     Last Week

1. North Carolina A&T (14)     6-1    155      1

2. Grambling State (3)          6-2    145      2

3. Alcorn State*                   4-2    125       3

4.  Bethune-Cookman           6-2    103       4

5. Tuskegee                         7-1     92       5

6. South Carolina State         4-3     68       6

7. Prairie View A&M               4-2     61       7

8. Southern                          4-3     46      9

9. Bowie State                      7-1     40      10

10. North Carolina Central      4-3     17      NR

 

Others receiving votes: Virginia Union (6-2) 12, Tennessee State (3-4) 7,

Hampton (4-4) 7, Albany State (4-3) 1, Chowan (5-3) 1, Fort Valley State

(4-3) 1.

 

*Defending BOXTOROW National Champion

 

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