South Carolina State, Grambling still battling it out atop black college polls

South Carolina State and Grambling remain at 1 and 2, respectively, in national black college football polling.

Boxtorow.com/BASN’s coaches poll and Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Major Division Football Top 10 also have Bethune Cookman at No. 2. The Sheridan Broadcasting Network puts Georgia’s Albany State following SCSU and then Grambling.

South Carolina State (3-1) has been atop the Boxtorow.com/BASN polls, both media and coaches, for three straight weeks. The Bulldogs were unanimously chosen in the coaches poll, and received 20 of 23 first-place votes from the media.

SCSU opened Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play with a 19-0 win over Florida A&M at Tallahassee. The Bulldogs bring a MEAC-record 20-game winning streak back to Orangeburg this Saturday to face Norfolk State.

The lone losses on this season for both the 3-1 Grambling and South Carolina State came at the hands of FBS opponents.

Other key black college games this week: former SWAC champion Melvin Spears returns to Grambling as an offensive assistant at Alabama State, Delaware State travels to Bethune-Cookman in MEAC play, and McClung Stadium plays host to the 75th Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic.

Here are the polls —

SBN Sports Black College Football Poll
1: South Carolina State
2: Grambling
3: Albany St. (Ga.)
4: Winston-Salem
5: Tuskegee

Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Major Division Football Top 10
1: South Carolina State
2: Grambling
3: Bethune Cookman
4: Alcorn State
5: Jackson State
6: Tennessee State
7: Hampton
8: Norfolk State
9: Prairie View A&M
10: Texas Southern
Other receiving votes: Alabama State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, North Carolina Central, Florida A&M, Alabama A&M, Morgan State.

Boxtorow.com/BlackAthlete.com FCS HBCU Coaches Top 10 Poll
1: South Carolina State
2: Grambling
3: Bethune-Cookman
4: Jackson State
5: Hampton
6: Alcorn State
7: Tennessee State
8: Norfolk State
9: Florida A&M
10: Texas Southern
Others receiving votes: Alabama State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Prairie View A&M, Alabama A&M, North Carolina Central.

Boxtorow.com/BlackAthlete.com HBCU Media Top 10 Poll
1: South Carolina State
2: Grambling State
3: Winston-Salem State
4: Albany State
5: Tuskegee
6: Morehouse
7: Tennessee State
8: Bethune Cookman
9: Jackson State
10: Florida A&M
Others receiving votes: Alcorn State, Hampton, Prairie View A&M, Norfolk State, Alabama State, Shaw, Fort Valley State, Alabama A&M.

Here is the latest FCS polling from The Sports Network, with South Carolina State in the top 10 — and several other HBCUs receiving votes —

The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Top-25 College Football Poll
1: Appalachian State
2: Delaware
3: Jacksonville State
4: William & Mary
5: Stephen F. Austin
6: Villanova
7: James Madison
8: Massachusetts
9: South Carolina State
10: Montana State
11: Richmond
12: Montana
13: Eastern Washington
14: Cal Poly
15: Northern Iowa
16: Georgia Southern
17: Texas State
18: North Dakota
19: Elon Phoenix
20: Western Illinois
21: Wofford Terriers
22: New Hampshire
23: Southern Illinois
24: Liberty
25: Southeast Missouri State
Others receiving votes: Northern Arizona, Central Arkansas, McNeese State, Furman, South Dakota, Penn, Bethune-Cookman , Chattanooga, Illinois State, Youngstown State, Grambling State , Jacksonville, Missouri State, Hampton, Jackson State, Delaware State, UT Martin, Old Dominion, Tennessee State, South Dakota State, Alcorn State, Robert Morris, Harvard, Rhode Island, Brown, Colgate, Weber State, Dayton, Sacramento State, Gardner-Webb, Maine, Georgetown, Virginia Military.

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