by Donal Ware After some re-evaluation over the last few days, this class is a bit different than what I mentioned this past weekend on FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW. As has been the case for 12 years now, FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW has ranked the top 10 HBCU FCS
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by Donal Ware You can’t argue with perfection. And that’s exactly what the North Carolina A&T Aggies are. Perfect. By virtue of their 21-14 victory over Gambling in Saturday’s Celebration Bowl, the Aggies have done something that no other Division I HBCU has even done and that is to go undefeated in a season. On
You can’t argue with perfection. Neither did the coaches or the media as the North Carolina A&T Aggies, by virtue of their 21-14 win over Gambling in the Celebration Bowl on Saturday, finish a unanimous No.1 and are HBCU national champions with the release of the final BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. “We appreciate BOXTOROW
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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.
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.
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
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.