BOXTOROW Polls: Winning teams the winners in polls

(boxtorow.com) The North Carolina A&T Aggies remained No. 1 in both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls for the third straight week and distanced themselves from No. 2 Tennessee State. The Aggies became the third team in as many weeks to knock off an FBS opponent, taking down Charlotte 35-31.

In the coaches poll, the Aggies received 12 first-place votes. Also receiving first-place votes were both Tennessee State and No. 3 Grambling, receiving four and two, respectively. Both Tigers’ won Saturday; TSU defeating Florida A&M 24-13 in Tampa, while GSU defeated Jackson State 36-21.

South Carolina State won and moved up four spots to No. 6 this week after defeating Johnson C. Smith 41-0, while Hampton was the only other team ranked in the coaches poll to win and re-entered the poll after downing Livingstone 59-0.

BOXTOROW National Player of the Week: Bowie State Quarterback Amir Hall 6-4, 180, Jr., Bowie, Md. Hall completed 26-of-35 passes for 433 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rushed seven times for 89 yards and two touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat Saint Augustine’s 66-20. Hall accounted for 522 yards and six touchdowns.

In the media poll, winners either moved up or re-entered the poll. Bowie State is one of three teams off to 3-0 starts and made the most significant jump, up three spots to No. 5. The Bulldogs defeated Saint Augustine’s 66-20. Tuskegee re-entered the poll at No. 10 after defeating Clark Atlanta 30-16.

The BOXTOROW HBCU FCS coaches poll and the media poll 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.

2017 BOXTOROW HBCU FCS Football Coaches Top 10 Poll
Week 3
(Records through September 16, 2017)

 

Other receiving votes: Prairie View A&M (0-2) 27, Florida A&M (1-2) 4

(1st place votes in parentheses)

 

2017 BOXTOROW HBCU Media Top 10 Poll
Week 3
(Records through September 16, 2017)

Other receiving votes: Bethune-Cookman (1-2) 25, Albany State (2-1) 24, South Carolina State (1-1) 23, Winston-Salem State (2-1) 15, Hampton (2-1) 10, Florida A&M (1-2) 5, Prairie View A&M (0-2) 5

(1st place votes in parentheses)

 

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