2024 Black College Nines HBCU Top 10 Baseball Polls – Week Eight (as of 5/19/24)

Florida A&M again retains slight lead in Black College Nines’ eighth “large school” poll for the 2024 season.

Heading into conference tournaments as the 2024 college baseball season winds down, Florida A&M still holds a slim lead over Bethune-Cookman in the eighth edition of Black College Nines’ Large School Top 10 Poll presented by Guardian Baseball and announced on May 22, 2024.

The top four spots remain unchanged from last week with Alabama State and Jackson State holding down the numbers thee and four positions.  Prairie View A&M, previously number seven and North Carolina A&T, previously number five, flip-flop rankings while Texas Southern holds steady at number six.  Delaware State, Grambling State and Southern University round out the large school top 10.

With only Savannah State still in action at the NCAA Division II regional tournament, where they dropped two contests, our small school poll remains unchanged from last week.

Next week we will be officially crowning both our large and small school national champions.

Black College Nines HBCU Baseball Ranking Committee determines the Top 10 rankings for both large schools and small schools. The Black College World Series winner and runner-up automatically claim the the top two spots in the final small school poll.

Records indicated are through May 19, 2024.

The two divisional polls are as follows…

Large School Poll

RankSchoolCurrent RecordWinning Pct.Rank
Alabama State University28-250.5283
Bethune Cookman University29-250.5372
Delaware State University22-250.4688
Florida A&M University27-250.5191
Grambling State University21-250.4579
Jackson State University33-180.6474
North Carolina A&T University25-280.4727
Prairie View A&M29-240.5475
Southern University22-270.44910
Texas Southern University22-230.4896
Dropped Out: None
Receiving Multiple Vote: Alabama A&M

Small School Poll

RankSchoolCurrent RecordWinning Pct.Rank
Albany State University37-120.7554
Bluefield State University33-150.6871
Edward Waters University31-190.6203
Florida Memorial University21-260.4478
Jarvis Christian University19-230.45210
Miles College22-260.4589
Savannah State31-170.6465
Talladega College38-160.7042
West Virginia State University31-200.6086
Wiley University29-210.5807
Dropped Out: None
Receiving Multiple Votes: Huston-Tillotson, Kentucky State, Lane College, Morehouse College, Paine College, Xavier University of Louisiana

2024 Poll Dates (with links to poll results):

Week 1 (March 6, 2024)
Week 2 (March 20, 2024)
Week 3 (April 3, 2024)
Week 4 (April 17, 2024)
Week 5 (April 24, 2024)
Week 6 (May 1, 2024)
Week 7 (May 15, 2024)
Week 8 (May 22, 2024)
Final Poll (May 29, 2024)

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 36 HBCU schools with NCAA Division II, NAIA and NCCAA status.

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