2022 Black College Nines HBCU Top 10 Baseball Polls – Week Three (through 4/03/22)

Alabama State and Savannah State retain top spot in this week’s polls.

Alabama State University retains the No. 1 ranking in Black College Nines (BCN) Top 10 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) regular season baseball poll announced on April 6, 2022.

Massive movement occurred throughout the remaining large school BCN HBCU rankings. Both Bethune-Cookman No. 2 and Texas Southern No. 3 flipped one spot from the previous poll. Several programs reenter the top 10 ranking.

Prairie View A&M jumps into the No. 4 spot along with Southern at No. 7. One big movement from the previous poll, Florida A&M climbs four spots from the previous March 23 No. 9 ranking to No. 5, Jackson State falls from 4 to No. 6, Coppin State drops to No. 8, while Delaware State enters for the first time this season in at No. 9, and Grambling State round out the top 10.

In the HBCU Baseball Top 10 small school poll, three schools continue there national rankings. Savannah State, Albany State, and Paine College remain in the top three spots. Miles College moves up a slot to No. 4, Florida Memorial made the biggest move from No. 9 to No. 5, both Harris Stowe State and Talladega retain their previous poll ranking, Kentucky State reenters from receiving votes to No. 8, West Virginia State drops five spots to No. 9, and Rust College rounds out the top 10 for the first time this 2022 season.

The small school Top 10 poll will have national implications throughout the 2022 regular season which will lead to HBCU baseball programs competing for a national title in the second annual Black College World Series scheduled for May 10-15, 2022, at Riverwalk Stadium (home of the Tampa Bay Rays Double-A affiliate Montgomery Biscuits) in Montgomery, Alabama.

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

Records indicated are through April 3rd.

The two divisional polls are as follows…


Large School Poll

RankSchoolWonLostRank
Alabama State (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 4-4
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 1
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 1/6.90
15131
Bethune Cookman University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 5-4
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 3
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 2/6.85
13152
Coppin State University (MEAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 4-5
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 7
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 11/5.73
11178
Delaware State University (MEAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 5-4
Previous BCN Poll Rank: N/A
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 10/5.79
9129
Florida A&M University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 6-3
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 9
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 4/6.53
12175
Grambling State University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 4-4
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 8
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 7/6.20
111710
Jackson State University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 3-5
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 4
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 8/6.00
13156
Prairie View A&M (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 8-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: N/A
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 9/5.88
13154
Southern University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 5-4
Previous BCN Poll Rank: N/A
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 5/6.43
9187
Texas Southern University (SWAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 3-5
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 2
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 6/6.31
14123
Dropped out of Top Ten: Mississippi Valley State, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T
Also receiving multiple votes: Mississippi Valley State, North Carolina A&T, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore

Small School Poll

RankSchoolWonLostRank
Albany State University (SIAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 6-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 2
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 2/6.44
1872
Florida Memorial University (SUN)
Record Since Last Poll: 6-3
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 9
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 3/5.77
17155
Harris Stowe State University (AMC)
Record Since Last Poll: 3-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 6
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 8/5.30
14116
Kentucky State University (SIAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 5-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: N/A
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 10/5.14
15148
Miles College (SIAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 3-3
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 5
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 5/5.87
18124
Paine College (NCCAA)
Record Since Last Poll: 3-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 3
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 12/4.77
1353
Rust College (GCAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 4-3
Previous BCN Poll Rank: N/A
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 22/3.98
101110
Savannah State (SIAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 6-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 1
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 1/6.48
2461
Talladega College (SSAC)
Record Since Last Poll: 4-4
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 7
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 6/5.52
17167
West Virginia State University (MEC)
Record Since Last Poll: 3-8
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 4
Current Massey Rank/Rating: 4/5.72
11129
Dropped out of Top Ten: Tuskegee University, Xavier University of Louisiana
Also receiving multiple votes: Edward Waters University, Tuskegee University, 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 11, 2022)
Week 8 (May 18, 2022)
Week 9 (May 25, 2021)
Week 10 (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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