BOXTOROW Polls: Grambling’s win in Bayou Classic causes minor shakeups

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Only three games were played last week, but Grambling’s big win over Southern in the Bayou Classic caused some movement in both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls.

Grambling once again received two first place votes and remains No. 2 in the coaches poll.  Southern dropped to No. 5, down from No. 3 last week. Alcorn State and will face off in the SWAC championship game this Saturday in Houston and the winner of that game will take on No. 1  North Carolina A&T in the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta, Saturday, December 16.

Prairie View A&M defeated Texas Southern 30-16 in the Labor Day Classic that was rescheduled from Labor Day weekend due to weather. The Panthers remain No. 9.

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.

2017 BOXTOROW HBCU FCS Football Coaches Top 10 Poll
Week 13
(Records through November 25, 2017)

No. Team W-L Pts Last Week
1 North Carolina A&T (16) 11-0 168 1
2 Grambling (2) 10-1 146 2
3 Bethune-Cookman 7-4 111 4
4 Alcorn State 7-4 108 5
5 Southern 7-4 97 3
6 Howard 7-4 80 6
7 North Carolina Central 7-4 68 7
8 Hampton 6-5 44 8
9 Prairie View A&M 6-5 39 9
10 Tennessee State 6-5 27 10

Other receiving votes: Alabama State (5-6) 1.

(1st place votes in parentheses)

 

2017 BOXTOROW HBCU Media Top 10 Poll
Week 13
(Records through November 25, 2017)

No. Team W-L Pts. Last Week
1 North Carolina A&T (13) 11-0 139 1
2 Grambling (1) 10-1 126 2
3 Virginia State 10-1 105 3
4 Bowie State 9-2 83 5
5 Southern 7-4 76 4
6 Alcorn State 7-4 68 6
7 North Carolina Central 7-4 47 8
8 Tuskegee 9-2 44 7
9 Howard 7-4 38 9
10 Bethune-Cookman 7-4 22 10

Other receiving votes: Langston (10-1) 15, Tennessee State (6-5) 4, Benedict (7-2) 3.

(1st place votes in parentheses)

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