2018 Black College Nines HBCU Top 10 Baseball Polls – Week 5 (4/23/18-4/29/18)

Jackson State University retains its No. 1 ranking for the third consecutive week in Black College Nines’ 2018 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) regular season baseball poll in the large school division, as announced on May 1, 2018.

The Tigers of Jackson State are 28-15 overall and 17-7 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). JSU went 2-1 during the week and also continues to receive votes in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division I Top 30 Poll.

Alabama State University moved into the No. 2 spot as North Carolina A&T dropped from No. 2 to No. 3, North Carolina Central University moved up to No. 4 and Grambling State University fell a spot to No. 5.

The remaining large school top 10 poll is as follows… Texas Southern University at No. 6 and Florida A&M University No. 7. There were no changes from the last week’s poll as University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, Bethune Cookman University, and Coppin State University round out the No. 8, No. 9 and No.10 rankings, respectively.

In the small school poll, changes occurred across the small school Top 10 poll presented by Black College Nines. Miles College becomes the No. 1 ranked team in the Top 10 poll. The Golden Bears are 29-16 overall, 12-1 in the SIAC Conference. This past week Miles went 4-0, have won the last six games and 8 out of the last 10 games.

Winston Salem State University slips to No. 2, Albany State University climbs to No. 3, Virginia State University falls to No. 4 as Harris Stowe State University dropped to No. 5.

Rounding out the remaining small school HBCU Baseball Top 10… West Virginia State University and Florida Memorial University continues to hold onto the No. 6 and No. 7 ranking respectively. Edward Waters College moves up one spot to No. 8, Talladega College slipped to No. 9, and entering this week’s Top 10 poll for the first time this season, Selma University comes in at No. 10.

The two divisional polls are as follows…


Large School Poll

RankSchoolWonLostRank
Alabama State (SWAC)
This Past Week: 3-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 3
Current RPI: 236
24202
Arkansas Pine-Bluff University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 2-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 8
Current RPI: 272
18198
Bethune Cookman University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 1-3
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 9
Current RPI: 155
18279
Coppin State University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 2-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 10
Current RPI: 283
172110
Florida A&M University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 1-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 5
Current RPI: 254
20247
Grambling State University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 1-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 4
Current RPI: 273
22195
Jackson State University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 2-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 1
Current RPI: 214
28151
North Carolina A&T University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 2-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 2
Current RPI: 227
24203
North Carolina Central University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 4-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 6
Current RPI: 216
26214
Texas Southern University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 2-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 7
Current RPI: 228
21246
Other Teams Receiving Multiple Votes... Norfolk State

Teams Dropped From Top Ten... None

 


Small School Poll

RankSchoolWonLostRank
Albany State University (SIAC)
This Past Week: 1-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 5
Current RPI: 216
23163
Edward Waters College (GCAC)
This Past Week: 3-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 9
Current RPI: 502
28238
Florida Memorial University (SUN)
This Past Week: 0-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 7
Current RPI: 267
24197
Harris Stowe State University (AWC)
This Past Week: 1-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 4
Current RPI: 356
30225
Miles College (SIAC)
This Past Week: 4-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 3
Current RPI: 301
29161
Selma University (USCAA)
This Past Week: 2-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: N/A
Current RPI: Not Indicated
131210
Talladega College (GCAC)
This Past Week: 0-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 8
Current RPI: 315
24239
Virginia State University (CIAA)
This Past Week: 3-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 2
Current RPI: 455
26154
West Virginia State University (MEC)
This Past Week: 2-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 6
Current RPI: 426
25186
Winston Salem State University (CIAA)
This Past Week: 3-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 1
Current RPI: 320
30172
Other Teams Receiving Multiple Votes... Clark Atlanta University, Jarvis Christian College, Kentucky State, Stillman College, Texas College, Tougaloo College

Teams Dropped From Top Ten... Texas College

 


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 with NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA and independent status.

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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