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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Week 4: Split vote becoming the norm in BOXTOROW polls; Alcorn, N.C. A&T remain No. 1

Week 4: Split vote becoming the norm in BOXTOROW polls; Alcorn, N.C. A&T remain No. 1
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Alcorn State sits atop the BOXTOROW Coaches poll for the third-straight week, while North Carolina A&T is No. 1 in the BOXTOROW media poll for the second-straight week and for the third time this year.box2row logo
N.C. A&T was idle while Alcorn thumped Concordia-Selma 40-7 and stretched its lead by two points over the Aggies from last week.  The Braves received 18-of-19 first place votes.
With Southern’s loss to FBS and nationally ranked Georgia, Southern dropped out of the top five to No. 6, allowing for No. 5 Tennessee State to move up two spots after a 30-14 victory over Florida A&M and for Bethune-Cookman to climb to No. 4 after defeating Savannah State 41-14.
There were three new entrants into the media poll with No. 9 Grambling State debuting, and Bowie State and Virginia Union coming in tied at No.
10 also in the poll for the first time this season.
N.C. A&T received 11-of-18 first-place votes.  Idle No. 3 South Carolina State and No. 2 Alcorn State swapped spots.  Tuskegee reentered the top five at No. 5 and is the only undefeated team in HBCU football.
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 4
(Records through September 26, 2015)
RankSchoolW-LPts.Last Week
1.Alcorn State* (18)3-11891
2.North Carolina A&T (1)2-11672
3.South Carolina State2-11533
4.Bethune-Cookman3-11205
5.Tennessee State3-11067
6.Southern2-21014
7.Grambling State2-2868
8.North Carolina Central1-24310
9.Hampton2-2306
10.Prairie View A&M2-2229
Others receiving votes: Morgan State (2-2) 19, Norfolk State (1-3) 6, Texas Southern (2-2) 2, Alabama A&M (1-2) 1.

2015 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll Week 4
(Records through September 26, 2015)
RankSchoolW-LPts.Last Week
1.North Carolina A&T (11)2-11641
2.Alcorn State* (5)3-11573
3.South Carolina State (1)2-11522
4.Tennessee State3-11054
5.Tuskegee4-0986
6.Bethune-Cookman (1)3-1957
7.Southern2-2945
8.Grambling State2-242NR
9.North Carolina Central1-235T-9
T-10Bowie State3-113NR
T-10Virginia Union3-113NR
Others receiving votes: Hampton (2-2) 9, Morgan State (2-2) 6, Chowan (3-1) 3, Fort Valley State (3-1) 3, Prairie View A&M (2-2) 3, Elizabeth City State (3-1) 1.
*Defending BOXTOROW National Champion

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