2016 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Coaches Top 10 Coaches Poll Week 1

North Carolina A&T unanimous No. 1 with coaches in BOXTOROW Poll


The defending BOXTOROW national champion North Carolina A&T Aggies
received all 20 first-place votes in the BOXTOROW Coaches poll after the
first week of play.

N.C. A&T opened the season with a 62-0 beating of Saint Augustine’s on
Saturday. The Aggies outpace No. 2 Bethune-Cookman by 34 points.

Speaking of Bethune-Cookman, its matchup with Alcorn State in the
MEAC/SWAC Challenge on Sunday was supposed to help define week one and
poll rankings for both teams, but the game was canceled due to severe
weather and will not count for either.

Alcorn State sits at No. 3 in the poll.

Grambling and Prairie View A&M won its opening games and round out the top

Tennessee State is the only team in the bottom half of the poll to win in
week one, defeating Arkansas-Pine Bluff 44-0 and sits at No. 9 after not
being ranked in the preseason poll.

In its eighth season, the BOXTOROW HBCU FCS coaches poll is administered
by FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW and is voted on by the HBCU Football
Championship Subdivision coaches.

2016 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Coaches Top 10 Poll
Week 1
(Records through September 4, 2016)

No. Team W-L Pts. Preseason Poll
1. North Carolina A&T (20) 1-0 200 1
2. Bethune-Cookman 0-0 166 2
3. Alcorn State 0-0 160 3
4. Grambling State 1-0 130 5
5. Prairie View A&M 1-0 114 6
6. North Carolina Central 0-1 95 4
7. Alabama State 0-1 64 8
8. South Carolina State 0-1 60 7
9. Tennessee State 1-0 41 NR
10. Southern 0-1 38 9

Other receiving votes: Hampton (0-1) 15, Norfolk State (1-0) 9, Texas
Southern (0-1) 3, Morgan State (0-1) 2, Jackson State (0-1) 1.
(1st place votes in parentheses)

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