2019 Black College Nines HBCU Top 10 Baseball Polls – Week 3 (3/25/19-4/07/19)

The Aggies of North Carolina A&T remain in the top spot for the third-straight week after going 2-1 last weekend, including a series win over Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference foe Florida A&M. Another MEAC foe in Coppin State takes over the No. 2 spot in the poll after a 2-1 weekend series defeating Maryland Eastern Shore. Alabama State moves up into the No. 3 spot, Southern University falls two spots to No. 4 while Jackson State jumps up four spots to No. 5 to round out the top five.

The remaining Historically Black College and University (HBCU) teams in the large division top 10 poll as announced by Black College Nines (BCN) on April 9, 2019 are North Carolina Central, which climbed four spots to No. 6, Grambling State, which dropped to No. 7 and Bethune Cookman remained at No. 8. Norfolk State fell two spots to No. 9 and for the first time this season, Alabama A&M cracked the top ten at No. 10.

Jarvis Christian is the new No. 1 ranked team in the small school division made up of NCAA Division II schools as well as those in the NAIA and USCAA. The Bulldogs, (28-16 overall), went 4-2 in splitting a doubleheader with NAIA No. 17 Texas Wesleyan University, then took three out of four games from Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) rival Huston-Tillotson this past weekend.

Winston Salem State remained at No. 2, Claflin jumped to No. 3 and Selma jumped to No. 4. The biggest drop in the poll was Kentucky State, who went from number one after a 2-2 week to No. 5. The remaining small school poll shows Talladega at No. 6 and Albany State at No. 7. Benedict jumped two spots to No. 8, Florida Memorial fell five spots to No. 9 as Miles jumped into the top 10 for the first time at No. 10.

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and the Southwestern Athletic Conference both have five teams in the Top 10 while in the small school the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference continues to have four representatives.

Note… the records shown for the past week are actually for the past two weeks which represents the time since the last poll.

The two divisional polls are as follows…


Large School Poll

RankSchoolWonLostRank
Alabama A&M (SWAC)
This Past Week: 5-3
Previous BCN Poll Rank: N/A
Current RPI: 283
122210
Alabama State (SWAC)
This Past Week: 3-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 4
Current RPI: 225
16133
Bethune Cookman University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 5-5
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 8
Current RPI: 232
14208
Coppin State University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 5-4
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 3
Current RPI: 252
16122
Grambling State University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 4-4
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 5
Current RPI: 259
14177
Jackson State University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 7-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 9
Current RPI: 261
17195
Norfolk State University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 3-5
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 7
Current RPI: 275
11179
North Carolina A&T University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 4-5
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 1
Current RPI: 174
18141
North Carolina Central University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 5-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 10
Current RPI: 239
14176
Southern University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 3-6
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 2
Current RPI: 214
17154
Other Teams Receiving Multiple Votes... Delaware State, Florida A&M, Prairie View, Savanna State, Texas Southern

Teams Dropped From Top Ten... Florida A&M

 


Small School Poll

RankSchoolWonLostRank
Albany State University (SIAC)
This Past Week: 3-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 9
Current RPI: 318
19177
Benedict College (SIAC)
This Past Week: 6-6
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 10
Current RPI: 643
12118
Claflin University (CIAA)
This Past Week: 5-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 5
Current RPI: 352
19103
Florida Memorial University (SUN)
This Past Week: 1-5
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 4
Current RPI: 364
20199
Jarvis Christian College (RRAC)
This Past Week: 8-3
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 3
Current RPI: 225
28141
Kentucky State University (SIAC)
This Past Week: 2-6
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 1
Current RPI: 509
18135
Miles College (SIAC)
This Past Week: 5-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: N/A
Current RPI: 387
161610
Selma University (USCAA)
This Past Week: 2-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 6
Current RPI: Not Indicated
1044
Talladega College (GCAC)
This Past Week: 4-3
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 7
Current RPI: 224
20176
Winston Salem State University (CIAA)
This Past Week: 5-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 2
Current RPI: 311
25122
Other Teams Receiving Multiple Votes... Edward Waters, Harris Stowe, Lane College, Texas College, West Virginia State University, Wiley College

Teams Dropped From Top Ten... Virginia State

 


2019 Poll Dates (with links to poll results):
Pre-Season
Week 1 (March 12, 2019)
Week 2 (March 26, 2019)
Week 3 (April 9, 2019)
Week 4 (April 23, 2019)
Week 5 (April 30, 2019)
Week 6 (May 7, 2019)
Week 7 (May 14, 2019)
Week 8* (May 21, 2019)
*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 30 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 21st, 2019 on the Black College Nines’ website, Twitter and Facebook pages.

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