A third HBCU squad has joined Grambling State and North Carolina A&T in the latest FCS coaches poll. North Carolina Central has made its first appearance of the season on the poll at no. 25, joining Grambling and North Carolina A&T in the rankings.
NCCU improved to 7-2 with a 38-19 win over Delaware State on Saturday. It was NCCU’s seventh-straight win in a row after back-to-back losses to FBS teams, and it kept their record perfect in the MEAC. The appearance marked the school’s first Top 25 position since transitioning to the FCS.
A&T moved up to ninth overall after beating South Carolina State 30-20 in Greensboro on Saturday. Tied for the MEAC lead with NCCU, it was ranked 10th last week and has been in the top 25 all year long.
Grambling also moved up in the rankings, jumping from 19 to 16 with a 56-17 win over Alabama A&M. GSU is 6-1 overall and 6-0 in the SWAC.