Bethune-Cookman holds onto top spot national baseball poll, but Southern is climbing

MEAC power Bethune-Cookman, 14-13 coming into this week, held onto the top spot in BlackCollegeBaseball.com polling, but saw Southern (14-8) of the SWAC leapfrog from third to second.

Grambling (9-12), another Southwestern Athletic Conference program, shot from sixth all the way to No. 3. Jackson State and Prairie View A&M, also from the SWAC, round out the weekly Division I poll‘s Top 5.

Savannah State and fellow Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference program Norfolk State are at Nos. 6 and 7, respectively. Savannah is a MEAC provisional school. The SWAC’s Mississippi Valley State and Alcorn are are 8 and 9. The BlackCollegeBaseball.com poll is rounded out by No. 10 Delaware State of the MEAC.

Here are the 2011 Black College Baseball D-I poll voters: Ruffin Bell, BlackCollegeBaseball.com; George Bradley, Maryland Eastern Shore; Bo Carter, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association; Kenyatta Cavil, The Heritage Group; Chuck Curti, Blackcollegebaseball.com; Mike Gustafson, College Baseball Foundation; Carlton Hardy, Savannah State; Michael Stambaugh, Bethune Cookman; Paul Kislanko, SEBaseball.com; Kevin Manns, Southern; Tony McClean, Black Athlete Sports Network; Ryan McGinty, Prairie View; Matt Michalec, Norfolk State; Jeremy Mills, D1baseball.com; Boyd Nation, Boydsworld.com; Warren Nolan, WarrenNolan.com; Ruben Perez, SIAC; Barrett Rey, Alcorn State; Marqus Johnson, Texas Southern; Kendall Rogers, PerfectGame; Rick Rollins; Sean Ryan, Collegebaseballinsider.com; Chris Hooks, North Carolina Central; Eric Sorenson, College Baseball Today/ ESPN; Phil Stanton, College Baseball Insider; Donal Ware, From the Press Box to the Press Row; and Chris Webb, Buckeye State Baseball.

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