Complete black college football polls, Week 11: Jackson State remains SWAC’s highest ranked

Jackson State is the highest ranking Southwestern Athletic Conference team in the latest Sheridan Broadcasting Network Black College Football Poll, and is also the only SWAC team ranked in the Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Top 25, at No. 21 — one spot behind the MEAC’s Norfolk State.

The Sheridan poll, which includes lower division programs as well, has Winston-Salem State at No. 1, followed by Bethune-Cookman and Norfolk State — both MEAC programs. Norfolk State was top ranked in the Heritage Sports Radio Network and Dr. Cavil’s Black College Major Division Football Top 10.

Elsewhere, Alabama A&M and Alabama State, in an on-going battle for the SWAC East crown, at at Nos. 7-8 in the Sheridan voting. Grambling — after putting up its fifth win in a row last week — has also entered into the Top rankings.

SHERIDAN BROADCASTING NETWORK BLACK COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL
Team, (first-place votes), record, points, previous rank
1. Winston-Salem State: (22), 11-0, 264, 1
2. Bethune-Cookman: (5), 7-3, 249, 3
3. Norfolk State: (3), 9-2, 196, 6
4. Jackson State: 8-2, 165, 7
5. Florida A&M: 7-3, 151, 8
6. South Carolina State: 6-4, 93, 9
7. Alabama A&M: 7-3, 86, 2
8. Alabama State: 7-3, 68, 5
9. Albany State: 8-3, 52, 4
10. Grambling State: 6-4, 41, NR
Others receiving votes: Morehouse 34, Hampton 29, Miles College 26, Elizabeth City State 19, North Carolina A&T 13.

HERITAGE SPORTS RADIO NETWORK BLACK COLLEGE FCS POLL
Team, (first-place votes), record, points, previous rank
1. Norfolk State: (20), 9-2, 200, 2
2. Jackson State: 8-2, 180, 4
3. Florida A&M: 7-3, 141, 5
4. Alabama A&M: 7-3, 135, 1
5. Alabama State: 7-3, 110, 3
6. Bethune-Cookman: 7-3, 107, 7
7. South Carolina State: 6-4, 103,6
8. Howard: 5-5, 47, 8
9. Hampton: 6-4, 39, 9
10. Grambling State: 6-4, 33, 10
Others receiving votes: Prairie View 1.

THE SPORTS NETWORK/FATHEAD.COM FCS TOP 25
Team, (first-place votes), record, points, previous rank
20. Norfolk State Spartans 9-2 855 22
21. Jackson State Tigers 8-2 766 21
Others receiving votes: Indiana State 331, North Dakota 195, Youngstown State 141, Jacksonville State 139, Stony Brook 135, Alabama State 98, San Diego 84, Bethune-Cookman 67, Duquesne 51, Drake 50, Eastern Kentucky 43, Brown 41, Chattanooga 39, William & Mary 28, Georgetown 24, Albany 19, Stephen F. Austin 18, Bryant 11, Southern Utah 11, Murray State 10, Florida A&M 10, Grambling State 8, South Carolina State 8, South Dakota State 6, Alabama A&M 5, Samford 5, Eastern Washington 5, Elon 4, Cal Poly 4, Tennessee State 2, Jacksonville 1, Massachusetts 1.

URBAN SPORTS NEWS BLACK COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL
Details had not arrived as of Tuesday morning.

DR. CAVIL’S BLACK COLLEGE MAJOR DIVISION TOP 10
Rank, team, (record), first-place votes, total points, previous ranking, last week and next week’s opponent
1. Norfolk State: (9-2), (9), 106, 3 (Beat Morgan State 47-14, Open)
2. Jackson State: (8-2), (3), 92, 4 (Beat Alabama A&M 34-6, vs. Alcorn State)
3. Florida A&M: (7-3), 84, 5 (Beat North Carolina Central 31-10, vs. Bethune-Cookman)
4. Bethune-Cookman: (7-3), 83, 6 (Beat Savannah State 59-3, vs. Florida A&M)
5. Alabama A&M: (7-3), 70, 1, (Lost to Jackson State 34-6, at Prairie View A&M)
6. Alabama State: (7-3), 68, 2 (Lost to Southern 26-23, Open)
7. South Carolina State: (6-4), 32, 7 (Beat North Carolina A&T 30-22, at Savannah State)
8. Grambling State: (6-4), 30, 8 (Beat Texas Southern 29-25, Open)
9. Hampton: (6-4), 12, 9 (Beat Delaware State 42-6, vs. Morgan State)
10. Prairie View A&M: (5-5), 11, NR (Beat Alcorn State 40-14, vs. Alabama A&M)
Dropped out: Morgan State (5-5). Also receiving votes: Tennessee State (5-5) 8, Howard (5-5) 7, Morgan State (5-5) 6, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (5-5) 3.

ANYGIVENSATURDAY.COM FCS POLL
Rank, team, total points, first-place votes
22. Norfolk State: 433
Also receiving votes: 28. Jackson State Tigers, 52; 40. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, 8.

2011 FCS NOW POLL, WEEK 11
Rank, team, (first-place votes)
17. Jackson State
19. Norfolk State
Others receiving votes: Stony Brook; Tennessee Tech; Furman; Jacksonville State; North Dakota; Samford; Georgetown; Albany; Duquesne; Florida A&M; Eastern Kentucky; Alabama A&M.

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One comment

  1. All This Winning these schools doing in the SWAC,MEAC,CIAA,SIAC,don't have much value at the end of the year without a legitiment playoff,or bowl system put in place,instead of 1or 2 spots for all these schools.


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