South Carolina State and Albany State are the highest-ranked Black College teams in this week’s FCS (formerly Division I-AA) and Division II national rankings.
S.C. State (5-1), whose only loss came against Division I opponent South Carolina, moved from 12th to 10th in this week’s FCS poll following last week’s 35-20 victory over Florida A&M. Last year’s MEAC champion now holds a 3-0 conference record this season and will play at Hampton Saturday.
Albany State (7-0) survived a scare last week against a rejuvenated Clark Atlanta squad, prevailing in overtime 32-29. With the win, the Rams jumped from 10th to 8th in this week’s Division II poll and will host another ranked squad — No. 19 Tuskegee — in a huge SIAC contest Saturday.
THURSDAY NIGHT SWAC SHOWDOWN
Huge game on tap in the SWAC tonight as Southern hosts Prairie View in a contest that will be televised nationally on ESPNU.
With a victory, Prairie View (4-1, 3-0 SWAC Western) could tighten its grip on the division lead as it nears the end of the season. However, a win by Southern (4-2, 1-1) could make the race for the division title wide open again.
AU CENTER RIVALS PREPARE TO MEET
It’s homecoming week at Morehouse and the Maroon Tigers will host their next-door neighbor, Clark Atlanta, in a 2 p.m. contest Saturday at B.T. Harvey Stadium. For more on both teams as they prepare for Saturday’s game, check out the AJC’s state college notebook by clicking here. Also, take a look at the interesting journey taken by Morehouse lineman Ramon Harewood from his homeland of Barbados to the SIAC — and possibly to the NFL.
Still getting good response from the blog posted a few weeks back on the best band among HBCU schools. You can view the responses and join the conversation by clicking here.
Also, the discussion of the top rivalry among HBCU schools has also generated good response and you can join in by clicking here.