December 16, 2017

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Grambling State Heading to Celebration Bowl For Second Consecutive Year

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Black College Football Player of the Year Finalists Announced

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PRIMESPORT, ESPN Events Renew Partnership That Includes Celebration Bowl

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MEAC Champions! North Carolina A&T Earns Second Celebration Bowl Berth

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Current Poll Results – Top 4
  • North Carolina A&T (40%, 770 Votes)
  • North Carolina Central (19%, 368 Votes)
  • South Carolina State (17%, 331 Votes)
  • Florida A&M (8%, 153 Votes)
  • Bethune-Cookman (4%, 75 Votes)
  • Howard Bison (3%, 52 Votes)
  • Savannah State (3%, 50 Votes)
  • Hampton (2%, 47 Votes)
  • Morgan State (2%, 29 Votes)
  • Norfolk State (1%, 26 Votes)
  • Delaware State (1%, 9 Votes)
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  • Grambling State (48%, 857 Votes)
  • Southern (14%, 260 Votes)
  • Alcorn State (10%, 182 Votes)
  • Prairie View (8%, 151 Votes)
  • Jackson State (7%, 130 Votes)
  • Alabama A&M (5%, 88 Votes)
  • Alabama State (4%, 74 Votes)
  • Texas Southern (1%, 25 Votes)
  • Mississippi Valley State (1%, 18 Votes)
  • Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2%, 15 Votes)
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STANDINGS

Team Conf. Overall
MEAC CONFERENCE: W-L W-L PF PA STRK
North Carolina A&T Aggies NCAT
8-0 11-0 400 135 W11
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
6-2 7-4 228 263 W4
Howard Bison HOW
6-2 7-4 329 310 L1
North Carolina Central Eagles NCCU
5-3 7-4 236 211 L2
Hampton Pirates HAMP
5-3 6-5 236 243 W1
Norfolk State Spartans NORF
4-4 4-7 209 303 W1
Florida A&M Rattlers FAMU
2-6 3-8 242 309 L2
Savannah State Tigers SAV
3-5 3-8 214 347 W1
South Carolina State Bulldogs SCST
2-6 3-7 205 188 L1
Delaware State Hornets DSU
2-6 2-9 158 420 L1
Morgan State Bears MORG
1-7 1-10 214 405 L5
SWAC - East: W-L W-L PF PA STRK
Alcorn State
6-2 7-5 372 261 L2
Alabama State
3-3 5-6 154 198 W2
Alabama A&M AAMU
3-3 4-7 193 292 W1
Jackson State
3-5 3-8 140 284 W2
Mississippi Valley State
1-6 2-9 164 445 L4
SWAC - West: W-L W-L PF PA STRK
Grambling State
8-0 11-1 392 245 W11
Southern
5-2 7-4 301 305 L1
Prairie View
4-3 6-5 330 275 W3
Arkansas-Pine Bluff ARPB
1-6 2-9 231 379 L7
Texas Southern
2-6 2-9 182 322 L1