2022 Black College Nines HBCU Top 10 Baseball Polls – Week Seven (as of 5/15/22)

Edward Waters claims top spot in this week’s “small school” poll while Alabama State regains its lead in “large school”poll.

 

After a slow start to the 2022 season, Edward Waters University rightfully claimed the Tyson Foods Black College World Series and the No. 1 ranking in the small school Black College Nines (BCN) Top 10 poll. The Tigers fought out of the tournaments losers’ bracket to defeat Kentucky State by the score of 3-2 in a winner-take-all championship game to call themselves Black College World Series winners. Kentucky State ended the season ranked second nationally.

In the large school Top 10 BCN poll, Alabama State returned to No. 1 replacing Prairie View A&M. The Hornets continue to lead all HBCU DI teams with 29 victories and have clinched a berth as a top seed in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) tournament, scheduled to start Wednesday, May 25 – 29, 2022 Regions Field- Birmingham, Ala.

Some of the major poll rankings saw Delaware State climb from previous No. 8 to No. 4, and Texas Southern moved from No. 4 to No. 2.

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

Records indicated are through May 15th.

The two divisional polls are as follows…


Large School Poll

RankSchoolWonLostRank
Alabama State (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 3-5
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 2
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 1/7.01
27221
Bethune Cookman University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 4-4
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 6
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 3/6.79
23286
Coppin State University (MEAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 0-3
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 7
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 12/5.81
21289
Delaware State University (MEAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 6-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 8
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 10/5.95
23215
Florida A&M University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 4-3
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 3
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 2/6.79
25264
Grambling State University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 3-5
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 10
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 7/6.40
22298
Jackson State University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 5-3
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 5
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 8/6.39
26257
Prairie View A&M (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 1-5
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 1
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 9/6.35
28233
Southern University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 6-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 9
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 6/6.55
212810
Texas Southern University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 5-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 4
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 5/6.55
26222
Dropped out of Top Ten: none
Also receiving multiple votes: University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

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: Talladega College, Xavier University of Louisiana

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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