Bethune-Cookman begins baseball season atop black college poll

Bethune-Cookman got eight first-place nods from voters in the initial Division I poll for 2011, opening the new season where it finished last year.

Bethune-Cookman is 4-4, similar to fellow Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference foe North Carolina A&T, which received four first-place votes to finish No. 2. Third in the polling was 2-5 Southern of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Grambling, which won the SWAC last year but is 2-5 early in this season, is fourth — though it received three first-place nods. The MEAC’s Norfolk State (2-4) rounds out the Top 5.

The poll continues with Texas Southern, Jackson State, Florida A&M, Savannah State and Alabama State. Alcorn State and Mississippi Valley State fell out of the polling.


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