Black College Nines HBCU Poll – Week 3 (3/31/15-4/6/15)

For the third consecutive week, Alabama State retained its No. 1 ranking in the 2015 HBCU Division I baseball poll announced by Black College Nines on March 31, 2015.

The Hornets ball club, 15-11 overall and 9-3 in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), was a unanimous pick for the top slot in the “large school” division which is made up of NCAA Division I baseball programs. Alabama State defeated SWAC Eastern Division conference rival Jackson State, winning the weekend series two games to one. This marks the second straight weekend that ASU has won games against ranked conference opponents.

Once again this week, there was substantial movement throughout the rest of the poll. Texas Southern University moved up three spots to assume the No. 2 ranking. Both Alabama A&M University and Jackson State University dropped one spot each… Alabama A&M from No. 2 to No. 3 and Jackson State fell from No. 3 to No. 4. Making its debut in the poll was Bethune-Cookman University at the No. 9 spot and North Carolina Central University moved down three spots to No. 10.

In the “small school” division, Winston-Salem State University, for the second-consecutive week, maintained the top spot in the Black College Nines Top 10 poll. The Rams, 22-8 overall and 7-1 in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), are 19-7 at home in games played at the BB&T Ballpark in Winston Salem, NC.

Virginia State University retained its No. 2 ranking, while Edward Waters College moved up one spot to No. 3 and Selma University climbed four spots to No. 4. Making its first appearance in the “small school” poll, made up of NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA schools is West Virginia State College at No. 5.

The two divisional polls are as follows…

Division I Poll (as of March 31, 2015) Large School Division

No. School Conference Record Previous
1 Alabama State University SWAC 15-11 1
2 Texas Southern University SWAC 15-11 5
3 Alabama A&M University SWAC 16-13 2
4 Jackson State University SWAC 16-11 3
5 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff SWAC 11-12 6
6 Norfolk State University MEAC 9-10 8
7 Florida A&M University MEAC 11-15 9
8 Savannah State University MEAC 12-15 4
9 Bethune-Cookman University MEAC 10-21 NR
10 North Carolina Central University MEAC 11-15 7

Dropped Out: Prairie View A&M University

Others Receiving Votes (Listed Alphabetically): Delaware State University, North Carolina A&T State University
















Division II/Division III/NAIA Poll (as of March 31, 2015) Small School Division

No. School Conference Record Previous
1 Winston-Salem State University CIAA 22-8 1
2 Virginia State University CIAA 14-8 2
3 Edward Waters College GCAC 16-14 4
4 Selma University Independent 10-7 8
5 West Virginia State University MEC 10-9 NR
6 Jarvis Christian College RRAC 16-16 NR
7 Wiley College RRAC 14-11 3
8 Benedict College SIAC 13-14 7
9 Talladega College GCAC 14-15 5
10 Paine College SIAC 14-18 6

Dropped Out: Claflin University, Harris-Stowe State University

Others Receiving Votes (Listed Alphabetically): Claflin University, Harris-Stowe State University, Morehouse College, Stillman College

















Previous Poll Results: (click on links below)

Week 1 (March 17, 2015)

Week 2 (March 24, 2015)

Week 3 (March 31, 2015)

Week 4 (April 7, 2015)

Week 5 (April 14, 2015)

Week 6 (April 21, 2015)

Week 7 (April 28, 2015)

Week 8 (May 5, 2015)

Final Poll (May 12, 2015)