Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tennessee State Vaults Bethune-Cookman for Nation's Top Spot; Winston-Salem State Continues to Rule Division II

Photo by Sam Jordan/TSU Athletics
Tennessee State has hit their stride after a 40-16 win over Ohio Valley Conference foe Southeast Missouri State to leap into the number one position in the Add’s HBCU Sports Report Division I – Football Championship Series Top Ten poll this week.
The Big Blue Tigers only blemish this season is a late 12-9 loss to second-ranked Bethune-Cookman in a game where star quarterback Michael German was suspended.  Since then, Tennessee State has averaged nearly 42 points a game and the most they've given up is 16 points.  
The top five is South Carolina State, which defeated number four North Carolina A&T in Atlanta last week, and steady Jackson State.
In this week’s Add’s HBCU Sports Report Division II poll, Winston-Salem State continues to dominate HBCU action after routing a good Bowie State team and stay in the top spot nationally this week. 
Second-ranked Tuskegee's only loss has been to Winston-Salem State and last week they held off another top ten SIAC team, Fort Valley State.  The Golden Tigers take on Morehouse Saturday in the 78th Annual Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic, the nation's oldest HBCU football classic.
Here are the Top Ten polls in each division: 

Division I- Football Championship Series

1) Tennessee State
2) Bethune-Cookman
3) South Carolina State
4) North Carolina A&T
5) Jackson State
6) Alabama State
7) Prairie View
8) Alcorn State
9) North Carolina Central
10) Norfolk State

    Division II

1) Winston-Salem State
2) Tuskegee
3) Virginia State
4) Johnson C. Smith
5) Fayetteville State
6) Fort Valley State
7) St.Augustine's
8) Stillman
9) Miles
10)Kentucky State


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