Complete black college football polls, Week 9: A shakeup at the top, as Jackson State takes over

Jackson State, last seen easily handling Southwestern Athletic Conference foe Prairie View A&M, moved to the top of the Sheridan Broadcasting Network, Heritage Sports Radio Network, Dr. Cavil’s, and Urban Sports News Black College polls for Week 9.

Alabama State, after stumbling because of special teams blunders in an in-state rivalry game against Alabama A&M, lost its lengthy grip on the top spot.

“I was asked last week by The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger what I thought were Jackson State’s chances to win the national title,” said John Posey, CEO of Urban Sports News. “I said if Alabama State falls and the Tigers win out, Jackson State would win our national championship without question. They still have an improving Grambling team and a tough Alabama A&M team to play though.”

Winston-Salem State is at No 2, according to Sheridan, and No. 3 on the USN list behind Alabama State. Alabama A&M, at third on the Sheridan poll, is No. 2 according to the Heritage and Dr. Cavil’s voters.

“As much as we like Winston-Salem State,” Posey added, “their schedule is suspect. They don’t have a signature win against an FCS school.”

Here’s a look at complete black college football polling for Week 9 …

SHERIDAN BROADCASTING NETWORK BLACK COLLEGE POLL
Team, (first-place votes), record, points, previous rank
1. Jackson State (24), 7-1, 261, 2
2. Winston-Salem State (5), 9-0, 247, 3
3. Alabama A&M 6-2, 185, 6
4. Bethune-Cookman 5-3, 164, 4
5. Albany State 7-2, 132, 5
6. Alabama State 6-2, 93, 1
7. Norfolk State (1), 7-2, 86, 7
8. Hampton 5-3, 65, 8
9. Florida A&M 5-3, 52, 9
10. South Carolina State 5-4, 39, 10
Others receiving votes: Morehouse 28, Elizabeth City State 23, Morgan State 21, North Carolina A&T 16, Miles College 12.

HERITAGE SPORTS RADIO NETWORK BLACK COLLEGE FCS POLL
Team, (first-place votes), record, points, previous rank
1. Jackson State (19), 7-1, 216, 2
2. Alabama A&M (2), 6-2, 196, 3
3. Norfolk State (1), 7-2, 180, 4
4. Alabama State 6-2, 155, 1
5. Hampton 5-3, 135, 5
6. Florida A&M 5-3, 102, 6
7. South Carolina State 5-4, 91, 7
8. Bethune-Cookman 5-3, 63, 9
9. Morgan State 5-3, 47, 10
10. Prairie View A&M 4-4, 21, 8
Others receiving votes: Grambling State 8, North Carolina A&T 1.

THE SPORTS NETWORK/FATHEAD.COM FCS TOP 25
Team, (first-place votes), record, points, previous rank
15. Jackson State 7-1, 1,235, 19
Others receiving votes: Cal Poly 346, Furman 346, Alabama State 341, Massachusetts 307, Norfolk State 187, Brown 154, Alabama A&M 135, Albany 109, North Dakota 105, Portland State 71, Southern Utah 50, Jacksonville 49, Samford 49, Chattanooga 45, Georgetown 41, Youngstown State 34, Eastern Kentucky 33, Stony Brook 30, Northwestern State 22, Duquesne 15, UT Martin 12, San Diego 12, Richmond 8, Tennessee State 7, Florida A&M 4, South Carolina State 2, Bethune-Cookman 1, Penn 1, The Citadel 1.

DR. CAVIL’S BLACK COLLEGE MAJOR DIVISION RANKINGS
Rank, name, (record), first-place votes, total, previous week, last week’s and next week’s opponents
1. Jackson State (7-1), (6), 103, 2 (Beat Prairie View A&M 44-14), vs. Grambling State)
2. Alabama A&M (6-2), (3), 102, 3 (Beat Alabama State 20-19), at Alcorn State)
3. Alabama State (6-2), (2), 100, 1 (Lost to Alabama A&M 20-19), at Arkansas-Pine Bluff)
4. Norfolk State (7-2), (1), 80, 4 (Beat North Carolina A&T 14-10), at Savannah State)
5. Hampton (5-3), 58, 7 (Beat Savannah State 22-5), vs. Howard)
6. Florida A&M (5-3) 51 5 (Did not play, vs. NC A&T)
7. Bethune-Cookman (5-3) 43 10 (Beat North Carolina Central 34-6), vs. Morgan State)
8. Morgan State (5-3), 26, NR (Beat Delaware State 12-0), at Bethune-Cookman)
9. South Carolina State (5-4), 13, NR (Beat Howard 31-0), Open)
10. Prairie View A&M (4-4), 12, 6, (Lost to Jackson State 44-14), at Texas State)
Dropped out: Arkansas-Pine Bluff (4-4), North Carolina A&T (4-4). Others receiving votes: North Carolina A&T (4-4) 11, Grambling State (4-4) 8, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (4-4) 5.

URBAN SPORTS NEWS BLACK COLLEGE POLL
Rank, team, record, USN comment
1. Jackson State, 7-1: Ran up 722 yards of total offense in 44-14 win over Prairie View. Dominating performance. Next up: Host improving Grambling.
2. Alabama State, 6-2: Special teams killed the Hornets in 20-19 loss to Alabama A&M. Next up: Visit Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Trap game.
3. Winston-Salem State, 9-0: Edged Shaw 21-14. Next up: Visit Saint Augustine’s.
4. Alabama A&M, 6-2: Jumped out to a 17-0 lead on their way to 20-19 upset of Alabama State. Next up: Visit Alcorn State.
5. Bethune-Cookman, 5-3: Drilled NC Central 34-6. Next up: Host Morgan State for homecoming.
6. Albany State, 7-2: Beat up Benedict 37-13. Next up: Close out regular season against Fort Valley State.
7. Norfolk State, 6-2: Edged North Carolina A&T 14-10. Next up: Travel to Florida A&M.
8. Morehouse, 7-2: Blasted Fort Valley State 49-12. Next up: Visit Kentucky State.
9. FAMU, 5-3: Off. Next up: Host North Carolina A&T in elimination game for conference title.
10. Hampton, 5-3: Unimpressive win against Savannah State. Next up: Host Howard in rivalry game. Trap game.
Dropped out: None. Moving up: Bethune-Cookman, Elizabeth City, Langston, Morgan State, South Carolina State. Trending Down: North Carolina A&T. Others receiving consideration: Elizabeth City, Langston, Miles, Morgan State, South Carolina State.

ANYGIVENSATURDAY.COM FCS POLL, WEEK 9
Others receiving votes: 28. Jackson State 138; 29. Norfolk State 121; 35. Alabama State 44; 40. Alabama A&M 20.

FCS NOW POLL, WEEK 9
Rank, team, (first-place votes)
18. Jackson State
23. Norfolk State
24. Alabama A&M
Others receiving votes: Alabama State; Tennessee Tech; Portland State; North Dakota; William & Mary; Albany; Harvard; Samford; Furman; Jacksonville State; Brown; South Dakota; Duquesne; Stony Brook.

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