2018 Black College Nines HBCU Top 10 Baseball Polls – Week 7 (5/7/18-5/13/18)

For the fifth successive week, Jackson State University retains the No. 1 ranking in Black College Nines’ 2018 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) regular season baseball poll in the large school division, as announced on May 15, 2018.

The Tigers, 32-16 overall and 17-7 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), continues to receive votes in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division I Top 30 Poll.

There were no changes at No. 2 and No. 3 as Alabama State University and North Carolina A&T University retained their previous week’s rankings.

Changes came within the remaining large school top 10 poll slots… Texas Southern University moved up one spot to No. 4, North Carolina Central University fell to No. 5, Grambling State University moved up one to No. 6. Coppin State University, winner of the MEAC Northern Division crown at 18-4 in the conference, climbed two spots to No.7, Florida A&M University dropped two spots to No. 8, the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff down to No. 9, while Bethune Cookman University retained the No. 10 ranking.

In the small school poll, Albany State University remains the No. 1 ranked team in the small school Top 10 poll presented by Black College Nines. The Golden Rams received a selection to the NCAA Division II South Region playoff and will be competing for a national championship beginning later this week.

There were some changes throughout the remaining small school top 10 rankings. Winston Salem State University up to No. 2, Miles College dropped to No. 3, while Virginia State University, Talladega College (playing in the NAIA National Tournament), and Florida Memorial University maintained the No.4, No. 5, and No.6 rankings respectfully. Harris Stowe State University moved up from last week’s No. 9 ranking to No. 7, Edward Waters College fell to No. 8, Selma University (playing in the USCAA Small School World Series) jumped up in the polls to No. 9, and West Virginia State University rounds out our HBCU Baseball poll at No. 10.

The two divisional polls are as follows…


Large School Poll

RankSchoolWonLostRank
Alabama State (SWAC)
This Past Week: 0-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 2
Current RPI: 233
27202
Arkansas Pine-Bluff University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 0-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 8
Current RPI: 276
20239
Bethune Cookman University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 2-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 10
Current RPI: 193
203210
Coppin State University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 1-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 9
Current RPI: 274
20227
Florida A&M University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 1-3
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 6
Current RPI: 253
24288
Grambling State University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 0-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 7
Current RPI: 279
23246
Jackson State University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 2-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 1
Current RPI: 221
32161
North Carolina A&T University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 3-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 3
Current RPI: 229
29233
North Carolina Central University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 1-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 4
Current RPI: 228
28245
Texas Southern University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 0-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 5
Current RPI: 240
23264
Other Teams Receiving Multiple Votes... Norfolk State

Teams Dropped From Top Ten... None

 


Small School Poll

RankSchoolWonLostRank
Albany State University (SIAC)
This Past Week: 0-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 1
Current RPI: 207
28161
Edward Waters College (GCAC)
This Past Week: 0-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 7
Current RPI: 407
30258
Florida Memorial University (SUN)
This Past Week: 0-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 6
Current RPI: 218
26216
Harris Stowe State University (AWC)
This Past Week: 0-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 9
Current RPI: 365
30247
Miles College (SIAC)
This Past Week: 0-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 2
Current RPI: 303
32193
Selma University (USCAA)
This Past Week: 0-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 10
Current RPI: Not Indicated
13129
Talladega College (GCAC)
This Past Week: 1-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 5
Current RPI: 223
27235
Virginia State University (CIAA)
This Past Week: 0-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 4
Current RPI: 444
26154
West Virginia State University (MEC)
This Past Week: 0-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 8
Current RPI: 429
282210
Winston Salem State University (CIAA)
This Past Week: 0-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 3
Current RPI: 298
30202
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 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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