Bethune, Grambling move up polls, while South Carolina State plummets

Grambling moved into the top spot of two black college football polls on the strength of its fifth straight win, even as Bethune-Cookman’s shutout victory over season-long No. 1 South Carolina State continues to reverberate.

Both the Sheridan Broadcasting Network and Boxtorow.com/BASN HBCU media Top 10 lists put Grambling over Bethune, while the Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Major Division Football Top 10 polling switched the two programs. South Carolina State fell from No. 10 to 18 in The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Top 25.

Bethune-Cookman shot up to No. 14 in the championship subdivision. Just a week ago, the Wildcats had earned their first Top 25 ranking since 2002, entering the Sports Network poll at No. 23.

The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Top-25 College Football Poll
First-place votes, (record), points, previous rank
14. Bethune-Cookman — (6-0), 1,592, 23
18. South Carolina State — (4-2), 1,283, 10
Others receiving votes: North Dakota State 353, Elon 329, Grambling State 319, Jacksonville 309, Jackson State 148, Hampton 144, Robert Morris 120, Southern Illinois 98, Georgia Southern 85, Colgate 63, Dayton 56, Sam Houston State 41, South Dakota State 32, Indiana State 24, Illinois State 24, McNeese State 24, Sacramento State 23, Lehigh 16, Yale 15, Southern Utah 13, Texas State 9, Weber State 8, UC Davis 7, South Dakota 4, Harvard 3, Tennessee State 2.

Sheridan Broadcasting Network Black College Football Poll
First-place votes, (record), points, previous rank
1. Grambling — 20, (5-1), 290, 2
2. Bethune-Cookman — 10, (6-0), 276, 5
3. Albany State — (7-0), 236, 3
4. South Carolina State — (4-2), 194, 1
5. Jackson State — (5-1), 179, 7
6. Hampton — (5-1), 162, 6
7. Winston-Salem State — (7-1), 111, 8
8. Morehouse — (6-1), 88, 9
9. Tuskegee — (5-2), 60, 4
10. St. Augustine’s — (6-1), 22, NR
Others receiving votes: Florida A&M 18, Fort Valley State 13, Shaw 11, Texas Southern 7, Norfolk State 5.

Boxtorow.com/BASN HBCU media Top 10 Poll
First-place votes, (record), points, previous rank
1. Grambling State — 16, (5-1), 231, 2
2. Bethune-Cookman — 5, (6-0), 201, 4
3. Albany State — 2, (7-0), 184, 3
4. South Carolina State — (4-2), 142, 1
5. Jackson State — (5-1), 119, 6
6. Winston-Salem State — (7-1), 107, 7
7. Hampton — (5-1), 92, 8
8. Morehouse — (6-1), 66, 9
9. Tuskegee — (5-2), 40, 5
10. Saint Augustine’s — (6-1), 34, NR
Others receiving votes: Fort Valley State 20, Florida A&M 20, Prairie View A&M 15, Alcorn State 14, Texas Southern 3, Shaw 2, Norfolk State 1.

The Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Major Division Football Top 10
Record, (first-place votes) total points next opponent
1. Bethune-Cookman — 6-0, (6), 103 (beat #1 South Carolina State 14-0; at North Carolina Central)
2. Grambling — 5-1, (5), 102 (beat Alcorn State 38-28; vs. Mississippi Valley State)
3. Jackson State — 5-1, 97 (beat Southern 49-45; at #7 Texas Southern)
4. Hampton — 5-1, 82 (beat Norfolk State 7-6; at #5 South Carolina State)
5. South Carolina State — 4-2, 63 (lost to #3 Bethune-Cookman 14-0; vs #4 Hampton)
6. Prairie View A&M — 4-3, 56 (beat Lincoln 45-12; vs. Southern)
7. Texas Southern — 3-3, 39 (open; vs #3 Jackson State)
8. Arkansas-Pine Bluff — 3-3, 29 (beat Alabama A&M 21-14; at Alcorn State)
9. Florida A&M — 3-3, 22 (beat Savannah State 31-0; at Norfolk State)
10. Morgan State — 3-3, 21 (open; vs Delaware State)
Also receiving votes: Alabama State 11, Tennessee State 8, Alcorn State 6, Norfolk State 5, North Carolina Central 3, Alabama A&M 1, Southern 1.

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3 comments

  1. I'll admit that I am perplexed at how Grambling did not move up in the Cavil Poll after S.C. State lost to Bethune-Cookman. Even more surprised at how BCU went from the 4 spot to the #1 spot in that poll.

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  3. I’ll admit that I am perplexed at how Grambling did not move up in the Cavil Poll after S.C. State lost to Bethune-Cookman. Even more surprised at how BCU went from the 4 spot to the #1 spot in that poll.


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