2018 Black College Nines HBCU Top 10 Baseball Polls – Final Poll

North Carolina A&T University, in the “large school” division and Albany State University, in the “small school” division, after making an incredible run through the regular season on the baseball diamond, are now crowned Historically Black College and University (HBCU) National Champions by the polling committee at Black College Nines.

North Carolina A&T  fought through a tough conference and non conference schedule and won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championship by going undefeated through the tournament. The Aggies, with an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I post-season regionals, finished the regular season with an overall record of 32-23 and now awaits the NCAA regional selection pairings.

Albany State University, climbed into the No. 1 spot in the week six of the HBCU Baseball poll of May 6, 2018 and ultimately became the unanimous small school champion. The Rams completed the season with a 28-18 record and played this past week in the NCAA Division II South Regional tournament. This is the first national title for Albany State.

Black College Nines is dedicated to preserving the tradition of baseball at historically black colleges and universities in selecting national champions. The “large school” division is made up of HBCUs in the NCAA Division I classification and the “small school” division consists of HBCU schools in the NCAA Divisions II and III, as well as those schools in the NAIA and USCAA.

The two final divisional polls are as follows…


Large School Poll

RankSchoolWonLostRank
Alabama State (SWAC)
This Past Week: 3-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 2
Current RPI: 241
30224
Arkansas Pine-Bluff University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 0-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 9
Current RPI: 280
202510
Bethune Cookman University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 4-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 10
Current RPI: 190
24346
Coppin State University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 1-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 7
Current RPI: 273
21238
Florida A&M University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 1-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 8
Current RPI: 255
25309
Grambling State University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 3-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 6
Current RPI: 271
26265
Jackson State University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 2-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 1
Current RPI: 228
34183
North Carolina A&T University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 3-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 3
Current RPI: 211
32231
North Carolina Central University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 0-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 5
Current RPI: 222
28247
Texas Southern University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 4-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 4
Current RPI: 217
27262
Other Teams Receiving Multiple Votes... Alcorn State, Norfolk State

Teams Dropped From Top Ten... None

 


Small School Poll

RankSchoolWonLostRank
Albany State University (SIAC)
This Past Week: 0-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 1
Current RPI: 207
28181
Edward Waters College (GCAC)
This Past Week: 0-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 8
Current RPI: 400
30258
Florida Memorial University (SUN)
This Past Week: 0-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 6
Current RPI: 210
26216
Harris Stowe State University (AWC)
This Past Week: 0-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 7
Current RPI: 367
30247
Miles College (SIAC)
This Past Week: 0-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 3
Current RPI: 297
32192
Selma University (USCAA)
This Past Week: 3-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 9
Current RPI: Not Indicated
16149
Talladega College (GCAC)
This Past Week: 1-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 5
Current RPI: 219
28245
Virginia State University (CIAA)
This Past Week: 0-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 4
Current RPI: 436
26154
West Virginia State University (MEC)
This Past Week: 0-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 10
Current RPI: 419
282210
Winston Salem State University (CIAA)
This Past Week: 0-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 2
Current RPI: 298
30203
Other Teams Receiving Multiple Votes... Bluefield State, Jarvis Christian College, Kentucky State, Stillman College, Texas College

Teams Dropped From Top Ten... none

 


2018 Poll Dates (with links to poll results):
Pre-Season
Week 1 (March 13, 2018)
Week 2 (April 3, 2018)
Week 3 (April 17, 2018)
Week 4 (April 24, 2018)
Week 5 (May 1, 2018)
Week 6 (May 8, 2018)
Week 7 (May 15, 2018)
Week 8* (May 22, 2018)
*Final Poll

The voting committee is made up of an informed and impartial group of individuals who follow college baseball on all levels, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) baseball. Included in the group are college athletic administrators and educators, college baseball writers and other sports journalists and broadcasters, former HBCU and other college ballplayers and above all else… college baseball enthusiasts who have an interest in promoting HBCU baseball.

As the college baseball season concludes, champions will be named in two divisions… the “large school” division will be composed of the 19 HBCU schools representing NCAA Division I and a “small school” division made up of the 32 HBCU schools within the NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA and USCAA.

The crowning of Black College Nines National Champions will be announced on Tuesday, May 22rd, 2018 at Noon (EST) on the Black College Nines’ website and Facebook pages.

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