SCSU's win over N.C. A&T causes shake up in HBCU polls 
B-CU, TSU remain 1-2

Boxtorow.com | 10/8/2013, 4:37 p.m.

The battle of two Carolina schools in Atlanta caused some shifts this week in the Boxtorow coaches’ and media polls.

While Bethune-Cookman and Tennessee State retained the Nos. 1 and 2 spots respectively, South Carolina States 29-24 victory over North Carolina A&T in the Atlanta Football Classic has shaken up spots 3 to 10.

N.C. A&T was the only team in both polls to lose, but all of the teams that were in both polls last week remained.

Amongst the coaches, South Carolina State made the most significant jump, three spots to No. 3 this week. The Bulldogs moved past both Jackson State (No. 4) and Alabama State (No. 5). North Carolina A&T fell two spots to No. 3.

Bethune-Cookman received one more first-place this week and received 15 of 16, while Tennessee State received the other first-place vote.

Meanwhile in the media poll, North Carolina A&T dropped three spots to No. 6, while South Carolina State moved up two spots to No. 5.

The North Carolina Central/South Carolina State Thursday night ESPNU matchup highlights some big games this week.

The Boxtorow HBCU FCS coaches and media polls are administered by FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW. The coaches poll is voted on by the HBCU Football Championship Subdivision coaches and the media poll is voted on by media members around the country who cover HBCU football.

2013 Boxtorow FCS HBCU Football Coaches Poll

Week 6

(Records through October 5, 2013)

Rank School W-L Pts. Last Week

  1. Bethune-Cookman (15) 4-1 159 1

  2. Tennessee State (1) 5-1 144 2

  3. South Carolina State 4-2 114 6

  4. Jackson State 4-2 112 4

  5. North Carolina A&T 3-1 94 3

  6. Alabama State 4-2 86 5

  7. Prairie View A&M 4-2 65 7

  8. North Carolina Central 3-2 39 9

  9. Alcorn State 4-2 30 8

  10. Southern 2-3 16 10

Others receiving votes: Savannah State (1-5) 4, Norfolk State (2-3) 4, Alabama A&M (2-4) 2.