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By BASN Wire Services
Updated: October 25, 2010

NEW YORK (BASN) — There were a few changes but not a whole lot of major turnover in this week’s Boxtorow.com/BASN HBCU media and coaches top 10 football polls The Grambling State Tigers (6-1) and the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (7-0) remained No.1 and 2, respectively after wins by both this past weekend.

GSU running back sensation Frank Warren recorded his third 200-yard rushing performance this year (27 carries, 209 yards) as the Tigers defeated Mississippi Valley State 35-14 to remain undefeated in SWAC play.

Bethune-Cookman defeated North Carolina Central 23-10 in Durham. This week, the Tigers received 18 of the 22 first-place votes in the media poll and 12 of the 16 first-place nods in the coaches top 10.

Albany State (8-0) and South Carolina State (5-2) remained No. 3 and 4 in this week’s media poll, while Winston-Salem State (8-1) climbed back into the No. 5 spot.

Jackson State’s (5-2) loss to Texas Southern dropped them one spot to No.6, while Tuskegee (6-2) moved up to No. 7, Hampton (5-2) fell one spot to No. 8, Saint Augustine’s (7-1) moved up a spot to No. 9 and Morehouse (6-2) fell two spots to No. 10 after falling to Tuskegee 13-12.

As for the coaches poll, South Carolina State, Texas Southern (4-3) and Hampton are three, four, and five, respectively..

The rest of poll includes No. 6 Jackson State, No. 7 Florida A&M (4-3), No.

8 Prairie View A&M (5-3), No. 9 Arkansas-Pine Bluff (4-3) who climbs back into the poll and No. 10 Morgan State (4-3) who appears in the poll for the first time this year.

Key games this week include the Boxtorow.com Game of the Week which will feature a nationally televised CIAA showdown between Winston-Salem State and Shaw in Durham, N.C.

The victor could be one step closer towards securing the CIAA Southern Division. Other games include Grambling vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the Literacy Classic in Little Rock, AR and Jackson State hosting Prairie View A&M for homecoming.

The Boxtorow.com/BASN poll is a collaboration between DWCommunications, LLC the parent company of FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW and boxtorow.com and Black Athlete Sports Network.

FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW is the nationally syndicated radio sports talk show which places major emphasis on HBCU Sports. BASN is the preeminent leader in the coverage of sports from an African-American perspective.

The voters on the media poll are comprised of some of the top media members in the country who cover HBCU football. The media poll is in its fourth year and the coaches poll is in its second.

Boxtorow.com/BASN HBCU Media Top 10 Poll (Records through October 25th) School W-L Pts LW

1. Grambling State (18) 6-1 214 1 2. Bethune-Cookman (3) 7-0 198 2 3. Albany State (1) 8-0 168 3 4. South Carolina State 5-2 160 4 5. Winston-Salem State 8-1 119 6 6. Jackson State 5-2 81 5 7. Tuskegee 6-2 77 9 8. Hampton 5-2 69 7 9. St. Augustine’s 7-1 46 10 10. Morehouse 6-2 28 8 Others receiving votes: Florida A&M (4-3) 17, Prairie View A&M (5-3) 15, Texas Southern (4-3) 13, Fort Valley State (7-1) 11, Alcorn State (3-4) 4, Morgan State (4-3) 1, Shaw (6-2) 1.

============================== ========================== Boxtorow.com/BASN FCS HBCU FCS Coaches Top 10 Poll (Records through October 25th) School W-L Pts LW

1. Grambling State (12) 6-1 155 1 2. Bethune-Cookman (4) 7-0 148 2 3. South Carolina State 5-2 116 5 4. Texas Southern 4-3 98 6 5. Hampton 5-2 81 4 6. Jackson State 5-3 78 3 7. Florida A&M 4-3 73 7 8. Prairie View A&M 5-3 64 9 9. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 4-3 23 NR 10. Morgan State 4-3 14 NR Others receiving votes: Tennessee State (3-5) 8, Alabama State (4-3) 6, Alcorn State (3-4) 6.