A split in the BTRC/BASN HBCU top tens

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: September 7, 2010

NEW YORK (BASN) — Let the debate begin. After one full week of action, there seems to be a slight difference of opinion as to who’s the best team in black college football. However, there’s no doubting that both South Carolina State and Prairie View A&M are the two teams that are part of this early argument. Despite their opening season loss to Georgia Tech in Atlanta, the Bulldogs remain the No. 1 team in the latest Boxtorow.com/BASN FCS HBCU Coaches Top 10 Poll released on Tuesday. The Panthers (1-0), who defeated Texas Southern this past Sunday, are second in the poll, just as they were during the majority of the 2009 season and in the preseason 2010 poll. However in the latest Boxtorow.com/BASN HBCU Media Top 10 Poll, Prairie View have gained the No. 1 spot for the first time with South Carolina State sitting in second place. This Saturday, both the Bulldogs and Panthers will be playing non-conference opponents. Henry Frazier’s squad will travel to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to meet Southern Miss at Roberts Stadium. Buddy Pough’s team will open their home schedule at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium when they meet the Delta Devils of Mississippi Valley State in the Hall of Fame Game at Orangeburg. Other key games this weekend include Tennessee State hosting Jackson State in the Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis, Winston-Salem State traveling to Durham, N.C. to meet N.C. Central, Albany State hosts Clark Atlanta, and Florida A&M travels to Dover to play Delaware State. Boxtorow.com/BASN FCS HBCU Coaches Top 10 Poll (Records through September 6) School W-L Pts 1. South Carolina State (10) 0-1 115 2. Prairie View A&M (1) 1-0 90 3. Florida A&M 0-1 79 4. Grambling State 0-1 59 5. Southern 1-0 50 6. Tennessee State (1) 1-0 49 7. Morgan State 1-0 38 8. Norfolk State 0-1 36 9. Texas Southern 0-1 32 10. Jackson State 1-0 21 (First-place votes in parentheses) Also receiving votes: Alabama State (1-0) 19, Alabama A&M (0-1) 19, Bethune-Cookman (1) (1-0) 14, Hampton (0-1) 14, N.C. Central (1-0) 13, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-1) 8, Alcorn State (1-0) 6. =================================================== Boxtorow.com/BASN HBCU Media Top 10 Poll (Records through September 6) School W-L Pts 1. Prairie View A&M (6) 1-0 138 2. South Carolina State (9) 0-1 126 3. Florida A&M 0-1 55 4. Southern 1-0 54 5. Tuskegee 1-0 49 6. Grambling State 0-1 39 7. Shaw 1-0 36 8. Tennessee State 1-0 35 9. Winston-Salem State 2-0 32 10. Norfolk State 0-1 31 (First-place votes in parentheses) Also receiving votes: Morgan State (1-0) 27, Jackson State (1-0) 26, Alabama State (1-0) 21, Bethune-Cookman (1-0) 20, N.C. Central (1-0) 17, Albany State (1-0) 13, Alabama A&M (0-1) 13, Morehouse (2-0) 12, Texas Southern (0-1) 12, Delaware State (0-1) 8, Hampton (0-1) 8, Central State (1-0) 5, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-1) 5, Alcorn State (1-0) 2, Saint Augustine’s (1-0) 1.