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Despite its loss to FBS team Duke on Saturday, North Carolina A&T remains No.1 in this week's BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls.

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In the coaches poll all No. 1 votes went to the Aggies, who distanced No.2 Bethune-Cookman by 31 points. As a matter of fact, the top six teams remained the same, with Alcorn State, Southern, and South Carolina State rounding out the top five. Alabama State and Norfolk State both picked up wins and entered the top 10 for the first time this year.

In the media poll, Virginia Union had the biggest win of the week, defeating Hampton, who dropped out of the poll. The Panthers debut at No.7.

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The Aggies received all but four of the first-place votes. Two each went to No. 3 Alcorn State and No. 4 South Carolina State.

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The BOXTOROW HBCU FCS coaches poll and media poll are administered by FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW. The coaches poll, in its 11th year is voted on by the HBCU Football Championship Subdivision coaches and the media poll, in its 13th year, is voted on by media members around the country who cover HBCU football.

2019 BOXTOROW FCS HBCU Football Coaches Poll Week 2 (Records through September 7, 2019)

No. Team W-L Pts. Week 1

1. North Carolina A&T (18) 1-1 180 1

2. Bethune-Cookman 1-0 149 2

3. Alcorn State 1-1 137 3

4. Southern 0-2 122 4

5. South Carolina State 2-0 109 5

6. Prairie View A&M 1-1 79 6

7. Grambling 0-2 63 8

8. Tennessee State 1-1 32 10

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9. Alabama State 1-1 30 NR

10. Norfolk State 1-1 28 NR

Others receiving votes: Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-1) 22, Alabama A&M (1-1) 18, Florida A&M (0-1) 16, Hampton (1-1) 4, Jackson State (0-2) 1.

(1st place votes in parentheses)

2019 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll Week 2 (Records through September 8, 2019)

No. Team W-L Pts. Week 1

1. North Carolina A&T (12) 1-1 153 1

2. Bethune-Cookman 1-0 129 2

3. Alcorn State (2) 1-1 127 3

4. South Carolina State (2) 2-0 119 4

5. Prairie View A&M 1-1 78 5

6. Southern 0-2 61 6

T-7 Grambling 0-2 35 10

T-7 Virginia Union 1-0 35 NR

9. Alabama State 1-1 30 NR

10. Arkansas Pine Bluff 1-1 21 NR

Others receiving votes: Tennessee State (1-1) 19, Bowie State (1-0) 16, Alabama A&M (1-1) 14, Hampton (1-1) 9, Norfolk State (1-1) 9, Florida A&M

(0-1) 8, Miles (1-0) 8, Fayetteville State (0-1) 4, Morehouse (1-1) 4, Kentucky State (1-0) 1.

(1st place votes in parentheses)

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