Tuesday, September 22, 2015

BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls Week 3

BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls Week 3
Split vote for third straight week; Alcorn prevails once again with coaches, North Carolina A&T with media
In a week when only two top-10 teams fell, Alcorn State remained No. 1 in the BOXTOROW coaches poll.box2row logo
Tennessee State fell to FCS No. 1 Jacksonville State and fell from No. 1 to No. 4 in the BOXTOROW media poll .
North Carolina A&T with its 14-7 victory over Elon is now No. 1 with the media.
In the coaches poll last week, five teams received at least one first-place vote with Alcorn receiving the most with eight.  The Braves
had full support this week as they claimed all but one of the 17 first-place votes.
N.C. A&T remained No. 2 while South Carolina State claimed the other first-place vote and climbed up two spots to No. 3.  Southern also moved up two spots and is No. 4, while Bethune-Cookman climbed one spot and rounds out the top five.
In the media poll where N.C. A&T and Tennessee State both received seven first-place votes last week, the Aggies received eight votes this week, four more than No. 3 Alcorn State.  No. 2 South Carolina State received two first-place votes and despite its loss, Tennessee State received two first-place votes and is No. 4.
Southern made the most significant jump, up three spots and rounds out the top five.
The BOXTOROW HBCU FCS coaches and media polls 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.

2015 BOXTOROW FCS HBCU Football Coaches Poll Week 3
(Records through September 19, 2015)
RankSchoolW-LPts.Last Week
1.Alcorn State* (16)2-11681
2.North Carolina A&T2-1149T-2
3.South Carolina State (1)2-11225
7.Tennessee State2-166T-2
8.Grambling State1-2559
9.Prairie View A&M2-14810
10.North Carolina Central1-2247
Others receiving votes: Texas Southern (2-1) 12, Morgan State (1-2) 6, Savannah State (0-2) 4, Alabama A&M (0-2) 1, Alabama State (0-3) 1.

2015 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll Week 3
(Records through September 19, 2015)
RankSchoolW-LPts.Last Week
1.North Carolina A&T (8)1-11412
2.South Carolina State (2)2-11363
3.Alcorn State* (4)2-11284
4.Tennessee State (2)2-11071
T-9North Carolina Central1-2356
T-9Prairie View A&M2-1359
Others receiving votes: Grambling State (1-2) 18, Elizabeth City State (3-0) 8, Virginia State (2-1) 6, Livingstone (3-0) 6, Virginia Union (2-1) 3, Bowie State (2-1) 2, Morehouse (2-1) 1, Texas Southern (2-1) 1.
*Defending BOXTOROW National Champion

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