Bethune-Cookman national No. 1 again, edges Tennessee State in coaches’ poll
For the third-straight week, Bethune-Cookman reigns supreme as the top team in HBCU Football in this week’s Boxtorow media and coaches’ polls. Saturday’s matchup between the Wildcats and No. 2 Tennessee State in Daytona Beach, FL could determine on the field who is the top team amongst the coaches. Bethune-Cookman received four more first-place votes than the Tigers for the top spot. For now, TSU sees it highest ranking since Boxtorow began administering the coaches’ poll in 2009. With Norfolk State’s 37-36 upset loss at the hands of Howard, the Spartans dropped to No. 5 this week. Meanwhile, the Bison moved into the poll for the first time this year, debuting at No. 8. Alabama A&M, the only other undefeated FCS HBCU team, received the other first place vote and is No. 3 this week. In the media poll, Alabama A&M Bulldogs placed No. 2 this week, despite not receiving any first-place votes. The defending Boxtorow HBCU National Champion Winston-Salem State Rams received six first-place votes and finished tied with Tennessee State for No. 3. The Tigers received one first-place vote. The Boxtorow HBCU FCS coaches’ and media polls are administered by FROM THE PRESS BOX TOPRESS 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.