BCF Power Rankings (Week 1)

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: October 27, 2010

NEW YORK (BASN) — Beginning this week, a Black College Football version of the BCS has been introduced. The BCF Power Rankings uses some of the same principles of the BCS including a pair of major HBCU weekly polls — Boxtorow.com/BASN HBCU top 10 media poll and the Black College Sports Page top 10 HBCU poll — and four computer polls. Two of the computer polls — Massey Ratings and Peter Wolfe Ratings — are used in the BCS rankings. The other two computer polls are Ashburn BCSC and Wilson. The formula is such that the mean of the rankings of each school in the human polls is added with the four computer polls to get the final top 10. The human polls count 67 percent and the computer polls count 33 percent. To no one’s surprise, Grambling State sits atop this week’s BCF Power Rankings. The Tigers (6-1), who are No. 1 in both polls, have gone undefeated against six SWAC opponents following a season-opening 20-6 loss to Louisiana Tech. Undefeated Bethune-Cookman (7-0) is ranked second followed by South Carolina State (5-2). Another undefeated squad, Albany State (8-0) is ranked fourth followed by Jackson State (5-2) at five. The remainder of the rankings includes a pair of SIAC schools — Tuskegee (6-2) and Fort Valley State (7-1) — at six and seven respectively. Hampton (5-2) is at eight, Morehouse (6-2) is ninth, and Shaw (6-2) rounds out the top 10. Each Tuesday, the top 10 teams will be released. Fans and people with general interest can get a feel for where teams would be ranked if there were a BCS for HBCUs. BCF POWER RANKINGS (Records through October 25th) School W-L Avg. 1. Grambling State 6-1 1.08 2. Bethune-Cookman 7-0 2.00 3. South Carolina State 5-2 4.58 4. Albany State 8-0 4.67 5. Jackson State 5-2 4.75 6. Tuskegee 6-2 12.25 7. Fort Valley State 7-1 12.58 8. Hampton 6-2 13.00 9. Morehouse 6-2 13.25 10. Shaw 6-2 15.91