After finishing the 2018 season being crowned Historically Black and University (HBCU) Baseball National Champions, both North Carolina A&T University, in the large school division, and Albany State University, in the small school division, sit atop the 2019 HBCU Pre-Season Top Ten Baseball Poll.
The Aggies, one of six Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) teams in the top ten, return a wealth of experience on both sides of the ball with seven starters including their top two weekend starters. Joining NC A&T in the poll from the MEAC are No. 4 Coppin State University, No. 6 Bethune Cookman University, No. 8 North Carolina Central University, No. 9 Florida A&M University and No. 10 Norfolk State University.
Texas Southern University begins the season ranked No. 2 and is one of four Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) teams in the preseason top 10 poll, which includes No. 3 Alabama State University, No. 5 Jackson State University and No.7 Grambling State University.
Albany State sits atop the HBCU Pre-Season Small School Poll this year. The Rams have a good mix of returning players from last season’s championship team and will play a tough non-conference schedule. The rest of the small school poll is made up of those baseball programs in the NCAA Division II, NAIA and USCAA, including No. 2 West Virginia State University, No. 3 Florida Memorial University, No. 4 Talladega College, No. 5 Edward Waters College, No. 6 Winston Salem State University, No. 7 Selma University, No. 8 Virginia State University, No. 9 Jarvis Christian College and No. 10 Texas College.
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Large School Poll
- North Carolina A&T University
- Texas Southern University
- Alabama State University
- Coppin State University
- Jackson State University
- Bethune Cookman University
- Grambling State University
- North Carolina Central University
- Florida A&M University
- Norfolk State University
Small School Poll
- Albany State University
- West Virginia State University
- Florida Memorial University
- Talladega College
- Edward Waters College
- Winston Salem State University
- Selma University
- Virginia State University
- Jarvis Christian College
- Texas College
For updated won/loss records of all 50 HBCU baseball programs this season and weekly polls, click on the “2019 Season” drop-down menu near the top of the page.