2021 HBCU-Pro Sports Media Association Black College Football Rankings (Week Six)

 

Jackson State and Albany State retain top spots in HBCU-PSMA week six football polls

Jackson State University hold the number one ranking in the HBCU-Pro Sports Media Association Black College Football Major Division week six football poll after a 61-15 shellacking of the previously No. 3 ranked Alabama A&M Bulldogs. Prairie View A&M remains ranked No. 2 with North Carolina A&T moving up one spot from last week to the No. 3 ranking. The 3-2 Rattlers of Florida A&M made the jump of three slots into No. 4 with a 30-7 home victory over South Carolina State and Alcorn State rounds out the top five. The remainder of the top 10 includes Norfolk State, Alabama State (jumping from No. 10 to No. 7), Alabama A&M, Delaware State (making its first appearance in the rankings) and Southern University.

In the Mid-Major Division rankings, Albany State remains in first place with Bowie State (No. 2) and Langston University (No. 3) flipping positions from last week’s poll. All three received first place consideration from voters. Savannah State remains ranked No. 4 with the 4-1 Fayetteville State Broncos jumping into the top five. Rounding out the top ten are Fort Valley State, Lane College Shaw University, Kentucky State (unranked last week) and Bluefield State College.

The HBCU-Pro Sports Media Black College Football Poll will be released every Monday evening on the HBCU-Pro Sports Media Knights of the Round Table Podcast (hbcuprosportsmedia.com).

Major Division Rankings (Week Six )

RankTeam2021 Season RecordPoints *
1Jackson State (SWAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 1
Last Game: 10/9 won vs Alabama A&M
Next Game: 10/16 home vs Alabama State
4-1107 (8)
2Prairie View A&M (SWAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 2
Last Game: 9/30 won vs Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Next Game: 10/16 away vs Bethune-Cookman University
4-195 (3)
3North Carolina A&T (BSC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 4
Last Game: 10/9 won vs North Alabama
Next Game: 10/16 away vs Kennesaw State
3-281
4Florida A&M (SWAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 7
Last Game: 10/9 won vs South Carolina State
Next Game: 10/16 away vs Alabama A&M
3-272
5Alcorn State (SWAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 6
Last Game: 10/9 won vs Grambling State University
Next Game: 10/16 away vs Mississippi Valley State University
3-264
6Norfolk State (MEAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 5
Last Game: 10/2 won vs Hampton University
Next Game: 10/16 home vs Virginia University of Lynchburg
3-263
7Alabama State University (SWAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 10
Last Game: 10/9 won vs University of Arkansas- Pine Bluff
Next Game: 10/16 away vs Jackson State
3-238
8Alabama A&M (SWAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 3
Last Game: 10/9 lost vs Jackson State
Next Game: 10/16 home vs Florida A&M
3-237
9Delaware State (MEAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: Not Ranked
Last Game: 10/9 won vs VA Lynchburg
Next Game: 10/23 home vs South Carolina State
3-314
10Southern University (SWAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 8
Last Game: 10/9 lost vs Texas Southern
Next Game: 10/16 away vs University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff
2-38
Others receiving votes: Tennessee State
Dropped out: Hampton University
* First place votes in parentheses

“Major” schools include all HBCU members that participate in FCS: MEAC and SWAC teams, and teams who do not participate in traditional HBCU conferences – Hampton, North Carolina A&T State, and Tennessee State.


Mid-Major Division Rankings (Week Six)

RankTeam2021 Season RecordPoints *
1Albany State (SIAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 1
Last Game: 10/9 won vs Edward Waters University
Next Game: 10/16 away vs Benedict College
5-1100 (4)
2Bowie State (CIAA)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 3
Last Game: 10/2 won vs Johnson C Smith University
Next Game: 10/16 home vs Virginia State Universiy
5-195 (3)
3Langston University (SAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 2
Last Game: 10/2 won vs Lyon College
Next Game: 10/16 home vs Texas Wesleyan University
5-085 (3)
4Savannah State (SIAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 4
Last Game: 10/9 won vs Erskine College
Next Game: 10/16 home vs Clark Atlanta University
5-179
5Fayetteville State (CIAA)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 6
Last Game: 10/9 won vs Shaw University
Next Game: 10/16 home vs Johnson C Smith University
4-173
6Fort Valley State (SIAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 7
Last Game: 10/9 won vs Central State
Next Game: 10/16 away vs Morehouse College
4-255
7Lane College (SIAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 5
Last Game: 10/9 lost vs Kentucky State
Next Game: 10/16 home vs Miles College
4-237
8Shaw University (CIAA)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 8
Last Game: 10/9 lost vs Fayetteville State
Next Game: 10/16 away vs Livingston’s College
4-231
9Kentucky State (SIAC)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: Not Ranked
Last Game: 10/9 won vs Lane College
Next Game: 10/16 away vs Edward Waters University
3-316
10Bluefield State College (USCAA)
Previous HBCU-PSMA Ranking: 10
Last Game: 10/9 won vs University of Fort Lauderdale
Next Game: 10/16 away vs Erkine College
4-114
Others receiving votes: Benedict College, West Virginia State University
Dropped out: Miles College
* First place votes in parentheses

“Mid-Major” schools include all HBCU teams that participate in an NCAA Division II HBCU conference (CIAA, SIAC), NCAA Division II teams in a non-traditional HBCU conference (Bluefield State, Lincoln-MO, West Virginia State), NAIA (Florida Memorial, Langston, Texas College), and USCAA (Virginia-Lynchburg).

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