By ADD SEYMOUR JR.
While some teams finished playing nearly a month ago, Tuskegee is still on the field.
The Golden Tigers are still in a historic run in the NCAA Division II football playoffs, with a quarterfinal matchup against West Georgia tomorrow.
It continues a season in which they finish as the best Division II HBCU football team in America, according to the final ADD'S HBCU SPORTS REPORT Division II Top Ten football poll for 2015.
The Golden Tigers only had two slip ups this year, a 29-17 loss to a strong UNC Pembroke team and a surprising 26-23 loss to Miles in their regular season finale, a game that determined who went to the SIAC championship game. Miles eventually won the SIAC title.
Miles finished 7-5, but won the SIAC championship and defeated Tuskegee on the final day of the season to claim the No. 4 spot. They started the season off losing three of their first four, but two of those losses were two of the best Division II teams in the country in North Alabama and West Georgia. But the Golden Bears went on to win six in a row, the final game a win over sixth ranked Albany State in the SIAC championship.
Bowie State's stellar season was marred by the loss of star quarterback Matthew Goggan after he was ruled ineligible, but the Bulldogs kept winning. They won seven in a row before losing to fifth ranked Winston-Salem State in the CIAA championship game.
Here is the entire 2015 ADD'S HBCU SPORTS REPORT Division II Top Ten:
1) Tuskegee (10-2)
2) Bowie State (9-3)
3) Virginia Union (8-3)
4) Miles (7-5)
5) Winston-Salem State (6-5)
6) Albany State (6-4)
7) Virginia State (6-4)
8) Fort Valley State (5-4)
9) Chowan (6-4)
10) Morehouse (5-5)