Bethune-Cookman, TSU and WSSU All Move Up In Polls

A glitch put Bethune-Cookman in the BCS top five.

Bethune-Cookman remains the highest polling HBCU in football, while Tennessee State and Winston-Salem State continued to rise as well.

BCU (6-1) jumped one spot in the FCS coaches poll, going from no.14 to no. 13 after a 48-21 win over Savannah State on Saturday. The Wildcats made a big jump in another poll as well, though it was ultimately short-lived.

Bethune-Cookman, a member of the Football Championship Subdivision, was one of three lower-level programs to make the top 10 at No. 4. Fordham (No. 7) and Coastal Carolina (10) followed. Bethune-Cookman holds a 6-1 record with its only loss coming at Florida State. Wins include a 12-9 decision over Tennessee State in the opener. The only other FBS game was a 34-13 win over FIU. Bethune-Cookman was No. 112 in the traditional Sagarin Ratings.

Tennessee State (7-1) also rose one spot, up to 21st in the FCS. South Carolina State, Alabama State and Jackson State all received

Winston-Salem State moved up from the no. 16 spot to no. 15 in the AFCA poll with its 35-17 win over St. Aug on Saturday. The Rams have won six games in a row since dropping their opener to no. 8 UNC-Pembroke. Tuskegee is the only D2 HBCU in the “Receiving Votes” category.

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