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BOXTOROW Polls: Hampton, Tennessee State losses cause shakeups in polls; Aggies remain No. 1

( Hampton’s loss to Bethune-Cookman and Tennessee State’s loss to Tennessee Tech caused shakeups in both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls.

BOXTOROW National Player of the Week: Southern Quarterback Austin Howard
5-11, 208, Sr., Edgard, La. He completed 22-of-32 passes for 338 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions as the Jaguars defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 47-40 in Little Rock, Ark.

In the coaches poll, the Pirates fell four spots to No. 7 this week. Tennessee State fell even further, dropping from No. 4 last week to No. 9, its lowest ranking of the season. North Carolina Central, Alcorn State and Southern all moved up two spots to Nos. 3 – 5 this week.

North Carolina A&T remains the top team receiving all but two first place votes, with those two votes going to No. 2 Grambling.

In the media poll, North Carolina A&T, Grambling, Virginia State, North Carolina Central and Bowie State remain Nos. 1 – 5. Tennessee State dropped four spots to No. 10, while Hampton dropped out of the top 10. Tuskegee reenters the poll at No. 9..

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 9
(Records through October 28, 2017)

Other receiving votes: Norfolk State (3-5) 3, Florida A&M (3-6) 1.

(1st place votes in parentheses)


2017 BOXTOROW HBCU Media Top 10 Poll
Week 9
(Records through October 28, 2017)

Other receiving votes: Langston (8-0) 22, Hampton (5-3) 13, Virginia Union (6-3) 4, Albany State (5-4) 3, Fort Valley State (5-3) 2, Betune-Cookman (4-4) 1, Miles (6-3) 1.

(1st place votes in parentheses)

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