2022 Black College Nines HBCU Top 10 Baseball Polls – Week Eight (as of 5/22/22)

Alabama State retains its lead in “large school”poll.

In the large school Top 10 BCN poll, there were no changes at the top. Alabama State remains No. 1 and Texas Southern retains the No. 2 spot. Some notable movement saw Prairie View A&M drop from No. 3 in the previous poll to No. 5.

After winning the MEAC Conference Tournament, Coppin State climbs from No. 9 up three spots to No. 6, while Bethune Cookman drops to No. 10 and have clinched a berth in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) tournament, scheduled to start Wednesday, May 25 – 29, 2022 Regions Field- Birmingham, Ala.

Edward Waters, Tyson Foods Black College World Series HBCU Baseball National Champion, claims the No. 1 ranking in the small school Black College Nines (BCN) Top 10 poll as the season has ended for all HBCU NCAA Division II, NAIA and NCCAA baseball programs..

Black College Nines HBCU Baseball Ranking Committee determines the Top 10 rankings for both large schools and small schools.

Records indicated are through May 22nd.

The two divisional polls are as follows…


Large School Poll

RankSchoolWonLostRank
Alabama State (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 3-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 1
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 1/7.02
30231
Bethune Cookman University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 2-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 6
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 3/6.80
253010
Coppin State University (MEAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 3-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 9
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 11/5.88
24296
Delaware State University (MEAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 3-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 5
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 10/5.95
26237
Florida A&M University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 1-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 4
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 4/6.78
26283
Grambling State University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 3-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 8
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 8/6.47
25299
Jackson State University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 3-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 7
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 7/6.47
29254
Prairie View A&M (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 1-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 3
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 9/6.36
29255
Southern University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 3-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 10
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 5/6.80
24298
Texas Southern University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 2-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 2
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 6/6.57
28232
Dropped out of Top Ten: none
Also receiving multiple votes: none

Small School Poll

RankSchoolWonLostRank
Albany State University (SIAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 5-4
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 1
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 1/6.37
32163
Bluefield State College (Independent)
Record Since Last Poll: 1-3
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 10
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 6/5.72
222710
Edward Waters University (GCAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 4-3
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 9
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 8/5.50
28271
Florida Memorial University (SUN)
Record Since Last Poll: 2-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 4
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 3/6.25
25226
Kentucky State University (SIAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 3-4
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 7
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 10/5.18
25242
Miles College (SIAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 4-3
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 8
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 5/5.80
27247
Paine College (NCCAA)
Record Since Last Poll: 1-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 5
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 15/4.61
19169
Rust College (GCAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 1-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 6
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 18/4.51
17158
Savannah State (SIAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 1-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 2
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 2/6.33
34124
West Virginia State University (MEC)
Record Since Last Poll: 1-3
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 3
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 4/6.04
25205
Dropped out of Top Ten: none
Also receiving multiple votes: none

The large school and small school rankings/ratings used above are provided to us courtesy of Massey Ratings.  A detailed explanation of Kenneth Massey’s ratings can be found here.


2022 Poll Dates (with links to poll results):
Pre-Season
Week 1 (March 9, 2022)
Week 2 (March 23, 2022)
Week 3 (April 6, 2022)
Week 4 (April 20, 2022)
Week 5 (April 27, 2022)
Week 6 (May 4, 2022)
Week 7 (May 18, 2022)
Week 8 (May 25, 2021)
Week 9 (June 1, 2022)

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 17 HBCU schools representing NCAA Division I and a “small school” division made up of the 30 HBCU schools with NCAA Division II, NAIA and NCCAA status.

 

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