Alabama A&M and Albany State retain top spots in HBCU-PSMA week two football polls

Coach Connell Maynor and his Alabama A&M Bulldogs claim the number one ranking in the HBCU-Pro Sports Media Association Black College Football Poll for the second consecutive week.

The 2020 spring Black College Football Champions are followed by the surging Jackson State Tigers and Arkansas Pine-Bluff ranking third.  Florida A&M and Alcorn State round out the top five while North Carolina Central, Grambling State, Prairie View A&M, South Carolina State and North Carolina A&T complete the top ten rankings in the Major Division.

Meanwhile Coach Gabe Giardina and his Golden Rams of Albany State are the unanimous top dog in the Mid-Major Division poll. ASU garnered all first-place votes to claim the top spot. The Wildcats of Benedict College are number two followed by Bowie State, Langston University, and Fort Valley State. The top ten in the Mid-Major poll is filled out by Fayetteville State, Savannah State, Kentucky State, Miles College and Lane College.

The HBCU-Pro Sports Media Black College Football Poll will be released every Monday evening on the HBCU-Pro Sports Media Knights of the Round Table Podcast (hbcuprosportsmedia.com).

Major Division Rankings (Week Two)

RANKTEAM2021 SEASON RECORDPOINTS *
1Alabama A&M (SWAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 1
Last Game: 9/4 won vs South Carolina State
Next Game: 9/16 away vs Bethune-Cookman
1-0126 (9)
2Jackson State (SWAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 2
Last Game: 9/11 won vs Tennessee State
Next Game: 9/18 away vs Univ of Louisiana-Monroe
2-0120 (4)
3Arkansas at Pine Bluff (SWAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 3
Last Game: 9/4 won vs Lane College
Next Game: 9/18 away vs Central Arkansas
1-083
4Florida A&M (SWAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 9
Last Game: 9/11 won vs Ft. Valley State
Next Game: 9/18 away vs Univ of South Florida
1-176
5Alcorn State (SWAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 10
Last Game: 9/11 won vs Northwestern State
Next Game: 9/18 away vs Univ of South Alabama
1-165
6North Carolina Central (MEAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 4
Last Game: 9/11 lost vs Marshall
Next Game: 9/18 home vs Winston-Salem State
1-161
7Grambling State University (SWAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 5
Last Game: 9/11 lost vs Southern Mississippi
Next Game: 9/18 away vs Univesity of Houston
1-157
8Prairie View A&M (SWAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 6
Last Game: 9/11 lost vs Incarnate World
Next Game: 9/18 home vs Houston Baptist
1-131
9South Carolina State (MEAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 8
Last Game: 9/11 lost vs Clemson
Next Game: 9/18 away vs New Mexico State
0-224**
10North Carolina A&T (BSC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 7
Last Game: 9/10 lost vs Duke University
Next Game: 9/25 home vs North Carolina Central
0-224
Others receiving 10 or more votes: Delaware Sate, Hampton University, Southern University
Dropped out: None
* First place votes in parentheses
** South Carolina State received the tie-breaker vote

“Major” schools include all HBCU members that participate in FCS: MEAC and SWAC teams, and teams who do not participate in traditional HBCU conferences – Hampton, North Carolina A&T State, and Tennessee State.


Mid-Major Division Rankings (Week Two)

RANKTEAM2021 SEASON RECORDPOINTS *
1Albany State (SIAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 1
Last Game: 9/11 won vs Shorter University
Next Game: 9/18 away vs Valdosta State University
2-099 (9)
2Benedict College (SIAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 8
Last Game: 9/9 won vs Edward Waters University
Next Game: 9/18 at Savannah State
2-082
3Bowie State (CIAA)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 3
Last Game: 9/11 won vs Saginaw Valley State
Next Game: 9/18 away vs University of New Haven
1-174
4Langston University (SAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 7
Last Game: 9/11 won vsTexas College
Next Game: 9/18 away at Wayland Baptist University
2-067 (1)
5Fort Valley State (SIAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 2
Last Game: 9/11 lost vs Florida A&M
Next Game: 9/18 home vs Lane University
1-148
6Fayetteville State (CIAA)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 4
Last Game: 9/11 lost vs Wingate University
Next Game: 9/25 home vs Virginia State
1-144
7Savannah State (SIAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 9
Last Game: 9/11 won vs Livingstone College
Next Game: 9/18 home vs Benedict College
1-141 **
8Kentucky State (SIAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 6
Last Game: 9/11 lost vs Kentucky Wesleyan
Next Game: 9/18 away vs Tennessee State
1-141
9Miles College (SIAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 5
Last Game: 9/11 lost vs Southern University
Next Game: 9/18 away vs Morehouse College
0-219
10Lane College (SIAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: N/A
Last Game: 9/11 won vs Clark Atlanta University
Next Game: 9/18 away vs Fort Valley State
1-116
Others receiving 10 or more votes: None
Dropped out: Uirginia Union
* First place votes in parentheses
** Savannah State received the tie-breaker vote

“Mid-Major” schools include all HBCU teams that participate in an NCAA Division II HBCU conference (CIAA, SIAC), NCAA Division II teams in a non-traditional HBCU conference (Bluefield State, Lincoln-MO, West Virginia State), NAIA (Florida Memorial, Langston, Texas College), and USCAA (Virginia-Lynchburg).

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