Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Alcorn State, Tuskegee Solidify Top Spots in Week 4 of HSRN Polls

Alcorn State, Tuskegee Solidify Top Spots in Week 4 of HSRN Polls
Hartly, DE – Alcorn State University and Tuskegee University remained in the top spots following the fourth full week of HBCU football action.   ASU solidified its position on top of the FCS rankings while, for the second straight week, TU’s Golden Tigers were unanimously picked #1 in DivisionII/NAIA HSRN Football Polls.hsrn2014 voice
In the Division I FCS poll, Alcorn State QB John Gibbs, Jr. threw two touchdowns passes as the Braves breezed by Concordia-Selma 40-7 on Saturday at Spinks-Casem Stadium.
North Carolina A&T and South Carolina State remained #2 and #3 as Bethune-Cookman and Tennessee completed the top five.
#7 Grambling State and #10 Norfolk State entered the poll for the first time this season
In Division II, Tuskegee ran its unbeaten streak to four with a convincing 41-14 road win over Lane College. For the second straight week, the Golden Tigers captures all the first place votes of HSRN pollsters.
Virginia Union took sole possession of second place in the reshuffled rankings. Bowie State climbed to third followed by Chowan and Virginia State. Fort Valley State returned to the ranking while Fayetteville State, on the strength of is win over Virginia State, entered the poll for the first time this season.

Division I FCS

 School (First Place Votes)RecordPtsLast Week
1Alcorn State (12)3-11451
2North Carolina A&T2-11302
3South Carolina State (2)2-11193
5Tennessee State (1)3-1857
7Grambling State2-253NR
9Prairie View A&M2-2228
10Norfolk State1-320NR
 Others receiving votes   
 N.C. Central (14), Texas Southern (14), Alabama St (10)., Morgan St.(10), Jackson St.(4) Alabama A&M (3)

Division II/NAIA

 School (First Place Votes)RecordPtsLast Week
1Tuskegee (13)4-01321
2Virginia Union3-11212T
3Bowie State3-1985
5Virginia State2-2542T
6Fort Valley State3-139NR
7Fayetteville State1-336NR
8Elizabeth City State2-1374
10Winston-Salem State1-33310
 Others receiving votes   
 Livingstone (25), Albany State (14), Miles (13), Lincoln (PA) (8), Lane (7),
Central State (6),West Virginia St. (5), Lincoln (Mo) (5), St. Augustine's (4), Stillman (3), Kentucky St. (2), Texas College (1), Johnson C. Smith (1)

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