Losses amongst the top five teams caused movement in both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. North Carolina A&T won the MEAC championship on Saturday and remained No. 1, receiving all but two first place votes after defeating last year’s MEAC champion North Carolina Central. The Aggies remain undefeated and NCCU remains at No. 7.
by Donal Ware boxtorow.com GREENSBORO – Originally, Saturday’s Aggie-Eagle rivalry in Greensboro was supposed to be for the MEAC championship. But Bethune-Cookman spoiled that last week with a Hail Mary that was answered defeating the Eagles 13-10 in Durham. Still, anytime the Aggies and Eagles get together it should a great game. Except, Saturday’s game
Bethune-Cookman’s Hail Mary victory over North Carolina Central in Durham, altered slightly both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. The victory by the Wildcats also sent shockwaves through the MEAC, making it now a race between North Carolina A&T and Howard for the MEAC crown. A&T’s win over Savannah State kept the Aggies undefeated and
by Donal Ware Hail Mary (pass). It is defined in football as a very long forward pass, made in desperation with only a small chance of success. Bethune-Cookman was able to execute said Hail Mary Saturday as Larry Brihm’s 48-yard heave found Keavon Mitchell in the end zone with no time on the clock as
A week in which there weren’t many losses by favored teams saw very few changes in the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. The coaches poll remained steady as for the second straight week North Carolina A&T received all but two first place votes to remain the top team. No.2 Grambling received the other two first
Hampton’s loss to Bethune-Cookman and Tennessee State’s loss to Tennessee Tech caused shakeups in both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. In the coaches poll, the Pirates fell four spots to No. 7 this week. Tennessee State fell even further, dropping from No. 4 last week to No. 9, its lowest ranking of the season.
Previous top five North Carolina Central fell to Norfolk State and Grambling overwhelmed Alcorn, which created shakeup in both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. In the coaches poll, the Tigers did more than solidify their No. 2 ranking, receiving four first-place votes, closing the gap on top-ranked North Carolina A&T. The Aggies came from
The North Carolina A&T Aggies went on the road and defeated Florida A&M 31-20 and remain undefeated and No. 1 in both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. In the coaches poll, Nos. 2 – 4 remained unchanged as Grambling had a bye and North Carolina Central and Alcorn State won home games. Tennessee State
The top five teams from the previous week all won and remained in the same spot in this week’s BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. As it has all season in the coaches poll, the North Carolina A&T received a majority of the first place votes, receiving all expect one which went to No. 2 Grambling,
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