North Carolina A&T Tops 2018 HBCU Preseason Power Rankings

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Now that all of the conferences have held their respective media days, chosen their preseason favorites and all conference teams, the HBCU football season is set to begin in just a few short weeks.


Many of the teams that finished in the final Black College National Championship rankings at the end of 2017 find themselves being placed in the 2018 preseason power rankings!


The North Carolina A&T Aggies are considered almost a unanimous favorite to repeat, not only as MEAC conference champions, but as the 2018 Black College National Champions as well. Grambling State, Alcorn State, Howard and Bethune Cookman round out the top 5 HBCUs in the BCNC major poll.


On the mid major side, The Bowie State Bulldogs are projected as the top team with Virginia State, Albany State, Tuskegee and Miles rounding out the top 5


2018 preseason Power Rankings (Major – NCAA DI / FCS)

  1. North Carolina A&T Aggies
  2. Grambling State Tigers
  3. Alcorn State Braves
  4. Howard Bison
  5. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
  6. Southern Jaguars
  7. North Carolina Central Eagles
  8. Tennessee State Tigers
  9. Prairie View A&M Panthers
  10. Hampton Pirates

*  poll administered by From the Press Box to Press Row (BOXTOROW) and is voted on by the HBCU Football Subdivision coaches


2018 BCNC Preseason Power Rankings (Mid-major – NCAA DII / NAIA)

  1. Bowie State Bulldogs
  2. Virginia State Trojans
  3. Albany State Golden Rams
  4. Tuskegee Golden Tigers
  5. Miles Golden Bears
  6. Langston Lions
  7. Benedict Tigers
  8. Fort Valley State Wildcats
  9. Fayetteville State Broncos
  10. Winston-Salem State Rams



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