What do you do after you lose the best offensive player in your football program’s history?
If you are North Carolina A&T, you just keep winning.
The Aggies are unbeaten (8-0) and now they have reached Top Ten status in the FCS Coaches Poll, released on Monday.
A&T moved up to sixth in the poll on Monday, jumping five spots from no. 11 after beating Bethune-Cookman 24-20 at home on Saturday. The win gave A&T a perfect 5-0 record in MEAC play, joining Hampton (5-2, 4-0) as the only perfect team in conference play after its 34-31 win over FAMU on Saturday.
Grambling also moved up four spots on the list, going from no. 17 to no. 13 after a convincing 41-14 win over SWAC East front-runner Alcorn State. GSU is now 5-1 and 16-2 in its last 18 games.
CIAA teams improve their standings
In Division II football, Virginia State climbed four spots as well, moving up to 17th overall after a 73-21 win over Lincoln. VSU is now 7-0 and in the lead spot for the CIAA North Division championship.
Just behind VSU is Bowie State, who rose from no. 23 to no. 20 with a 44-20 win over Virginia Union on Saturday. BSU is now 7-1, with its lone loss coming to VSU in Week Seven.