BOXTOROW Polls: A few losses causes shakeup in polls

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There were a few mild upsets in Week 9 which caused shifts in both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls.

Tennessee State fell to OVC foe Murray State and dropped three spots to No. 6 in the coaches poll.  TSU’s drop caused both North Carolina Central and Southern to move up one spot each to No. 3 and No.4, respectively.

North Carolina A&T remained the unanimous No. 1 while Grambling was the unanimous No. 2.

Hampton’s 28-26 victory over South Carolina State allowed for the Pirates to reenter the poll at No. 7.  South Carolina State dropped to No. 8.

In the media poll, The Aggies and Tigers remained No. 1 and No.2 with A&T receiving all but two first-place with those going to Grambling.  South Carolina State dropped out of the poll as Bowie State reentered at No. 10 after a two-week hiatus.

The BOXTOROW HBCU FCS coaches poll and the media poll 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.

2016 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Coaches Top 10 Poll
Week 9
(Records through October 29, 2016)

No. Team W-L Pts Last Week
1 North Carolina A&T (18) 7-1 180 1
2 Grambling State 4-1 162 2
3 North Carolina Central 6-2 139 4
4 Southern 5-2 123 5
5 Prairie View A&M 5-3 98 6
6 Tennessee State 5-3 96 3
7 Hampton 4-4 61 NR
8 South Carolina State 3-4 51 7
9 Alcorn State 3-4 40 8
10 Jackson State 3-5 16 9

Other receiving votes: Texas Southern (3-5) 9, Alabama A&M (3-5) 5, Bethune-Cookman (2-5) 1, Norfolk State (2-6) 1.
(1st place votes in parentheses)

 

2016 BOXTOROW HBCU Media Top 10 Poll
Week 9
(Records through October 29, 2016)

No. Team W-L Pts. Last Week
1 North Carolina A&T (11) 7-1 128 1
2 Grambling (2) 5-1 119 2
3 North Carolina Central 6-2 98 4
4 Southern 5-2 77 6
5 Tennessee State 5-3 67 3
6 Tuskegee 7-1 66 5
7 Prairie View A&M 5-3 62 7
8 Winston-Salem State 7-2 40 10
9 Alcorn State 3-4 21 8
10 Bowie State 6-3 13 NR

Other receiving votes: Virginia State (7-2) 11, South Carolina State (3-4) 7, Albany State (5-3) 2, Hampton (4-4) 2, Elizabeth City State (5-4) 1, Jackson State (3-5) 1.

(1st place votes in parentheses)