BoxToRow HBCU Polls: Jackson State unanimous No. 1 in HBCU football for the first time this year

For the first time the Jackson State Tigers received all first place votes in both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls and remains No. 1 in HBCU football.

In the coaches poll, No. 2 North Carolina Central retained its spot despite its loss at Campbell on Saturday. The only movement in the poll pertained to Florida A&M and South Carolina State, who switched places from last week and sit at No. 6 and No. 7, respectively.

In the media poll, NCCU fell to No. 5, while No. 2 Albany State and No. 3 Virginia Union moved up one spot from last week. Benedict defeated Fort Valley State on the road on Saturday and enters the poll for the first time this year at No. 8. The Tigers remain undefeated on the season.

The BOXTOROW HBCU FCS coaches and media polls are administered by FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW. The coaches poll, in its 13th year is voted on by the HBCU Football Championship Subdivision coaches and the media poll, in its 15th year, is voted on by media members around the country who cover HBCU football.

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Florida A&M 34, Mississippi Valley State 7

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2022 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Coaches Poll. Week 5
(Records through October 1, 2022)

No.TeamW-LPtsLast Week
1Jackson State (19)4-01901
2North Carolina Central4-11473
3Alcorn State2-21453
4Prairie View A&M3-21384
6Florida A&M3-2907
7South Carolina State1-3806
8North Carolina A&T2-3628
9Alabama State 3-2389
10Delaware State3-22810

Others receiving votes: Alabama A&M (1-4) 10, Southern (2-2) 10, Morgan State (2-2) 9, Howard (1-4) 2.

(1st place votes in parentheses)

2022 The HBCU Football Media Poll, Week 5
(Records through October 2, 2022)

No.TeamW-LPtsLast Week
1Jackson State (18)4-01801
2Albany State4-11313
3Virginia Union5-01234
4Florida A&M3-21145
5North Carolina Central4-1982
6Prairie View A&M3-2976
7Alcorn State2-2578
9Bowie State4-2399
10South Carolina State1-3287

Others receiving votes: Langston (5-0) 24, North Carolina A&T (2-3) 12, Virginia State (4-1) 11, Alabama State (3-2) 8, Hampton (3-1) 7, Southern (2-2) 3, Fort Valley State (4-1) 2, Lane (3-2) 2.

(1st place votes in parentheses)