NEW YORK/Fuquay-Varina, NC– For the third straight week, the Tigers of Grambling State (7-1) sit atop the latest editions of the Boxtorow.com/BASN HBCU FCS coaches and media top 10 football polls.
Winners of seven straight, the Tigers received eight of 13 first-place votes in the coaches poll while receiving 14 of the 18 first-place nods in the media poll. In fact, the top four teams in the media poll remained the same.
Undefeated Bethune-Cookman (8-0) is second followed by another unbeaten team, the Golden Rams of Albany State (9-0) at #3. South Carolina State (6-2) is fourth with Jackson State (6-2) rounds out the top five.
The remainder of the media poll includes Tuskegee (7-2) at six and Saint Augustine’s at seven.
Morehouse (7-2) is eighth, followed by Hampton (5-3) at ninth, and Winston-Salem State (8-2) rounding out the poll at ten.
As for the coaches’ poll, Grambling State, Bethune-Cookman, and South Carolina State are 1-2-3 for the second straight week.
Jackson State and Texas Southern (5-3) are four and five respectively.
The remainder of the poll includes Florida A&M (5-3) at six, Hampton is seventh followed by Prairie View A&M (5-4) at #8. Alabama State (5-3) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (4-4) are tied for ninth.
Among the key games this weekend include Albany State against Fort Valley State in the 21st Annual Fountain City Classic at Columbus, Ga. For the SIAC crown.
Bethune-Cookman is at Hampton in an MEAC contest, while Saint Augustine’s hosts Shaw in Raleigh, NC for the CIAA Southern Division crown and the right to play in the CIAA championship game on November 13 and Jackson State travels to Montgomery to meet Alabama State in a key SWAC Eastern Division matchup at the Cramton Bowl.
The Boxtorow.com/BASN poll is a collaboration between DWCommunications, LLC parent company of FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW and boxtorow.com and Black Athlete Sports Network.
FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW is the nationally syndicated radio sports talk show, which places major emphasis on HBCU Sports.
BASN is the preeminent leader in the coverage of sports from an African-American perspective.
The voters on the media poll are comprised of some of the top media members in the country who cover HBCU football.
The media poll is in its fourth year and the coaches poll is in its second.