Delaware State Remains Atop BTRC/BASN Top 10 Poll

By BASN News Services
Updated: October 15, 2007 Logo NEW YORK — For the second straight week, the Hornets of Delaware State are the No. 1 team in black college football. However, the jockeying for positions below them have seen several dramatic changes.
How so? How about Grambling State moving from sixth to third? Or Albany State going from ninth to sixth? Those are just two of the major jumps from last week’s HBCU Top 10 Football Poll.
The Hornets (5-1), who are tied with Norfolk State for the top spot in the MEAC, were a unanimious choice as the top team in the land. Alabama A&M (4-1), who was idle last weekend, moved up from No. 3 to No. 2.
The aforementioned Tigers (5-1) from Grambling are third followed by SIAC leading Tuskegee (6-0) and the Spartans of NSU (5-1) are fifth.

Thursday night, the Spartans will travel to Tallahasee to take on Florida A&M in a key MEAC battle.

Also on Thursday night, AAMU will host Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a pivotal SWAC matchup. That game will be seen live on ESPNU beginning at 6:30 pm ET.

The Golden Lions lost to Grambling 30-24 this past weekend at Memorial Stadium.

The rest of this week’s bottom five includes Albany State (6-1) at No. 6, Hampton drops from No. 2 to No.

7, Jackson State (4-2) makes its debut in the poll at No. 8. Southern (5-2) who was defeated by JSU in Baton Rouge Saturday night falls from No. 4 to No. 9, and Virginia Union (6-1) drops from seventh to tenth.

The Golden Rams, fresh off a 17-14 win at Clark Atlanta, will host Tuskegee Saturday night. The winner will most likely take control of the SIAC race. Two other key HBCU conference games will be seen on ESPN this weekend.
At Noon on ESPN Classic, Jackson State will host Grambling State in a SWAC battle. Later on that evening on ESPNU, Hampton will host South Carolina State. The 2 pm game at Virginia will be shown on a tape-delayed basis with coverage beginning at 10 pm.
Other games of note this weekend will by Virginia Union hosting Bowie State in the Gold Bowl at Richmond and Alcorn State traveling to Baton Rouge to take on the Jaguars of Southern.
(Records through October 14)
School W-L Pts. LW
1. Delaware State (8) 5-1 80 1
2. Alabama A&M 4-1 65 3
3. Grambling State 5-1 59 6
4. Tuskegee 6-0 52 5
5. Norfolk State 5-1 48 8
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7. Hampton 4-2 27 2
8. Jackson State 4-2 23 NR
9. Southern 5-2 23 4
10. Virginia Union 6-1 10 7
(First place votes in parentheses)
Other receiving votes: N.C. Central (5-2) 3, Shaw (5-2) 3, Prairie View A&M (4-2) 1, West Virginia State (5-1) 1.