Tennessee State hung tough with Power Five and SEC opponent Vanderbilt, falling 31-27, but remained No.1 in both the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls. North Carolina A&T received a number of votes in both polls and remains No. 2 after bouncing back from its loss last week against Morgan State, defeating South Carolina State 31-16 in a nationally televised game on Thursday evening.
In the coaches poll, Prairie View A&M climbed to No. 3 and received a first place vote after knocking off Grambling 22-16 in the State Fair Classic in Dallas. Grambling dropped four spots to No. 7.
In the media poll, Alcorn State and Prairie View A&M both moved up two spots to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. Similar to the coaches poll, Grambling dropped from No. 3 last week to No. 7. Morehouse remains undefeated after defeating Kentucky State 23-21.
BOXTOROW National Player of the Week: Ryan Stanley
Completed 13-of-18 passes for 254 yards, with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Rattlers 55-14 victory over North Carolina Central. Stanley now leads the MEAC in passing yards (1,083) and is completing 65 percent of this passes.
The BOXTOROW HBCU FCS coaches poll and the media poll is 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.