Trophy Tour Stopping in Houston This Saturday for SWAC Championship

img_3282

The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Trophy Tour, presented by Coca-Cola, will make its seventh of nine stops in Houston, Texas for the SWAC (Southwestern Athletic Conference) Championship this weekend.  The game features Eastern division winner Alcorn State University versus Western division winner and FCS No. 14 Grambling State University. Kickoff is at 3 p.m. CT on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.

Outside NRG Stadium, fans can take pictures with the trophy and post them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the official hashtag #AFRCBtrophytour for the chance to win a VIP experience at the 2016 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl.

“As the last game before the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, we’re excited to be on-site to find out who will be competing against the North Carolina Central Eagles,” said John Grant, executive director of the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl.  “We know this will be a great game for both fans and players.”  For more information on the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, see http://www.thecelebrationbowl.com.

The inaugural Trophy Tour will take the official trophy to a total of eight marquee college football games and events throughout the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), as well as an Air Force Reserve Base. It will stop at the following events before arriving at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for the second annual Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016.

  • September 4, 2016, MEAC/SWAC Challenge, Daytona Beach, FL
  • ***October 8, 2016, Bethune-Cookman at South Carolina State, Orangeburg, SC***
  • October 15, 2016, Southern University vs. Jackson State, Jackson, MS
  • October 22, 2016, Howard University Homecoming, Washington, D.C.
  • November 19, 2016, Aggie-Eagle Classic, Durham, NC
  • November 24, 2016, Turkey Day Classic, Montgomery, AL
  • December 3, 2016, SWAC Championship, Houston, TX
  • December 9, 2016, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Marietta, GA
  • December 17, 2016, Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, Atlanta, GA

*** Game postponed as of 10/4 due to weather.***

Establishing itself as the first bowl game of the season, the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl is a postseason football game owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. It is a championship-style game between the MEAC and SWAC champions and will be televised on ABC. ESPN Events collaborates with 100 Black Men of Atlanta to organize the game’s ancillary events which include a youth symposium, robotics showcase, gospel night, fan experience and more. North Carolina A&T defeated Alcorn State 41-34 in the inaugural game last year in front of over 35,000 fans.

Fans can purchase tickets to the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl online at ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or in person at the Georgia Dome box office. Prices range from $15 to $60, plus applicable taxes and fees. A full list of events surrounding the game are available on the event’s website.

For more information, visit www.TheCelebrationBowl.com, and follow the event on Twitter and Facebook.

 

About ESPN Events

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 13 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 250-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

###

ESPN Media Contact: Rachel Margolis Siegal at 860-766-2798 or Rachel.m.siegal@espn.com

Hope-Beckham Inc. Media Contacts: Kerstin Hunt at 404-604-2491 or Kerstin@hopebeckham.com; Wendy Hsiao at 404-604-2192 or Whsiao@hopebeckham.com

Liquid Soul Media Contacts: Jackie O. Asare at 718-930-8400 or Jackie@goliquidsoul.com or Jessica Manning at 404-313-7602 or Jessica@goliquidsoul.com

Trophy Tour Presented by Coca-Cola Stopping in Montgomery on Thanksgiving Day

trophy-tour-stop-alabama-state-1024x512

The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Trophy Tour, presented by Coca-Cola, will make its sixth of nine stops in Montgomery, Alabama for the Turkey Day Classic on Thanksgiving Day.  The game features Alabama State University of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) versus Miles College.  Kickoff is at 3 p.m. CT on Thursday, November 24, 2016.

At Hornet Stadium, fans can take pictures with the trophy and post them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the official hashtag #AFRCBtrophytour for the chance to win a VIP experience at the 2016 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl.

“We are excited to bring the Trophy Tour to Montgomery for the Turkey Day Classic,” said John Grant, executive director of the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl.  “This game has such a storied tradition, and we are honored to be a part of it as we know this will be a great game for both fans and players.”  For more information on the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, see http://www.thecelebrationbowl.com.

The inaugural Trophy Tour will take the official trophy to a total of eight marquee college football games and events throughout the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), as well as an Air Force Reserve Base. It will stop at the following events before arriving at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for the second annual Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

  • September 4, 2016, MEAC/SWAC Challenge, Daytona Beach, FL
  • ***October 8, 2016, Bethune-Cookman at South Carolina State, Orangeburg, SC***
  • October 15, 2016, Southern University vs. Jackson State, Jackson, MS
  • October 22, 2016, Howard University Homecoming, Washington, D.C.
  • November 19, 2016, Aggie-Eagle Classic, Durham, NC
  • November 24, 2016, Turkey Day Classic, Montgomery, AL
  • December 3, 2016, SWAC Championship, Houston, TX
  • December 9, 2016, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Marietta, GA
  • December 17, 2016, Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, Atlanta, GA

*** Game postponed as of 10/4 due to weather.***

Establishing itself as the first bowl game of the season, the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl is a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) postseason football game owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. It is a championship-style game between the MEAC and SWAC champions and will be televised on ABC at noon on Saturday, December 17. ESPN works with 100 Black Men of Atlanta to organize the game’s ancillary events which include a youth symposium, robotics showcase, college and job fair, fan experience and more.

Fans can purchase tickets to the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl at ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or at the Georgia Dome box office. Prices range from $15 to $60, plus applicable taxes and fees. A full list of events surrounding the game are available on the event’s website.

For more information, visit www.TheCelebrationBowl.com, and follow the event on Twitter and Facebook.

About ESPN Events

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; 13 college bowl games, 10 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 250-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Boca Raton, Boise, Birmingham, Dallas-Fort Worth, Albuquerque, St. Petersburg and Las Vegas, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

###

ESPN Media Contact: Rachel Margolis Siegal at 860-766-2798 or Rachel.m.siegal@espn.com

Hope-Beckham Inc. Media Contacts: Allison Ritter at 404-604-2603 or Aritter@hopebeckham.com; Kerstin Hunt at 404-604-2491 or Kerstin@hopebeckham.com; Wendy Hsiao at 404-604-2192 or Whsiao@hopebeckham.com

Liquid Soul Media Contacts: Jackie O. Asare at 718-930-8400 or Jackie@goliquidsoul.com or Jessica Manning at 404-313-7602 or Jessica@goliquidsoul.com

North Carolina Central Wins MEAC, Punches Ticket To Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl

champs_nccu_tw

DURHAM, NC – The first invitation to the second annual Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl – to be played on Saturday, Dec. 17, at noon ET from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta – has been extended to the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC) college football champion, North Carolina Central University. The FCS #20 ranked Eagles completed a perfect 8-0 conference slate by defeating rival and #9 North Carolina A&T, 42-21. Executive Director of the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, John Grant, was on-site at the Aggie-Eagle Classic in Durham and presented Eagles Coach Jerry Mack with the official invitation.

“Congratulations to MEAC champion North Carolina Central for punching their ticket to the second annual Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl,” said Grant. “We are excited for the Eagles to join us in this historic match-up against the winner of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, especially given Coach Mack’s amazing 21-3 mark in conference play over the last three years. His designation as an Eddie Robinson Award finalist is very well deserved.”

The opponent facing North Carolina Central’s Eagles in the second annual Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl will be decided during the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) championship game on Saturday, Dec. 3, where either Grambling State University or Southern University will take on Alcorn State University. The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Trophy Tour Presented by Coca-Coca will be on hand, providing fans an opportunity to take their picture with the trophy before the game.

Establishing itself as the first bowl game of the season, the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl is a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) postseason football game owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. It is a championship-style game between the MEAC and SWAC champions and will be televised on ABC. ESPN works with 100 Black Men of Atlanta to organize the game’s ancillary events which include a youth symposium, robotics showcase, gospel night, fan experience and more. The MEAC is 1-0 all time in the event, as North Carolina A&T defeated Alcorn State 41-34 in the inaugural game last year in front of over 35,000 fans.

Fans can purchase tickets to the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl at ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or at the Georgia Dome box office. Prices range from $15 to $60, plus applicable taxes and fees. A full list of events surrounding the game are available on the event’s website.  For more information, visit www.TheCelebrationBowl.com, and follow the event on Twitter and Facebook.

For MEAC fans, a special rate of $104/night is being offered at the Marriott Marquis, and is available for December 17-19.  Please visit the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl website for more details.

For SWAC fans, a special rate of $95/night is being offered at the Hilton Atlanta, and is available for December 17-19.  Please visit the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl website for more details.

 

ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 13 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 250-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

 

###

 

ESPN Media Contact: Rachel Margolis Siegal at 860-766-2798 or Rachel.m.siegal@espn.com

 

Hope-Beckham Inc. Media Contacts: Allison Ritter at 404-604-2603 or Aritter@hopebeckham.com; Kerstin Hunt at 404-604-2491 or Kerstin@hopebeckham.com; Wendy Hsiao at 404-604-2192 or Whsiao@hopebeckham.com

 

Liquid Soul Media Contacts: Jackie O. Asare at 718-930-8400 or Jackie@goliquidsoul.com or Jessica Manning at 404-313-7602 or Jessica@goliquidsoul.com

Aggie-Eagle Classic to Be Top 20 Matchup

at-grambling-nccu-week-11-rankings-tw

The North Carolina Central Eagles moved into the FCS Top 20 today, making Saturday’s much anticipated matchup with #9 North Carolina A&T even bigger. The two rivals will battle with both an outright MEAC championship and Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl berth on the line. A capacity crowd is expected at O’Kelly–Riddick Stadium in Durham, where an official bowl invitation will be presented following the game.

In the SWAC, #16 Grambling State dispatched of Alabama State 21-0, recording their 2nd shutout in the last three games. The Tigers defense is ranked 2nd in the country in Scoring Defense, allowing only 13.3 points per game. On the other side of the ball the Tigers are ranked 4th in Scoring Offense, putting up an average of 46.2 points per game. They have won every SWAC game by at least 20 points.

Defending SWAC champion Alcorn State wrapped up a third consecutive East division title with a 61-7 win over Mississippi Valley State. It hasn’t always been easy for the Braves this season fighting through numerous injuries, but they will advance to play either Grambling State or Southern in the SWAC Championship game on December 3.

Nov. 19 Preview

All eyes will be on the Aggie-Eagle Classic Top 20 matchup in Durham. The winner will advance to the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, while the loser will have to hope for a spot in the FCS playoffs. The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Trophy Tour Presented by Coca-Cola will be on hand outside the stadium, so those in attendance should plan to stop by. More information regarding the tour stop can be found here.

In the SWAC, both Grambling State and Southern will attempt to stay unbeaten ahead of their big Bayou Classic matchup on November 26. Grambling will travel to Texas Southern, while Southern will host Mississippi Valley State as all-time SWAC rushing leader Lenard Tillery plays his last home game.

Full FCS Coaches Poll

RANK SCHOOL POINTS PREVIOUS RECORD
1 Sam Houston State (21) 641 1 10-0
2 Jacksonville State (2) 615 2 9-1
3 Eastern Washington (1) 595 3 9-1
4 North Dakota State (1) 575 4 9-1
5 James Madison (1) 555 5 9-1
6 The Citadel 520 6 10-0
7 Richmond 490 8 8-2
8 North Dakota 440 10 9-2
9 North Carolina A&T 434 9 9-1
10 South Dakota State 400 12 7-3
11 Chattanooga 373 7 8-2
12 Central Arkansas 369 13 9-1
13 Charleston Southern 342 14 6-3
14 Youngstown State 309 15 7-3
15 Villanova 292 11 7-3
16 Grambling State 271 18 8-2
17 Lehigh 235 18 7-3
18 Stamford 213 21 7-3
19 Wofford 166 NR 7-3
20 North Carolina Central 118 25 8-2
21 Montana 84 17 6-4
22 Kennesaw State 69 NR 8-2
23 Cal Poly 56 20 6-4
24 Western Illinois 46 19 6-4
25 Illinois State 31 NR 6-5

Others receiving votes: San Diego (30), UT Martin (26), Weber State (26), Saint Francis (Pa.) (20), Northern Iowa (19), New Hampshire (16), Harvard (12), Liberty (11), Maine (10), Northern Arizona (8), Southeastern Louisiana (8), Princeton (5), Fordham (4), Penn (4), Gardner-Webb (3), Southern (3), Southern Utah (3), Northern Colorado (2), Tennessee State (1).

Media Credential Applications Now Open

Atlanta, GA - December 19, 2015 - Georgia Dome: Signage during the 2015 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl. (Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images)

The online media credential application for the 2016 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta is now available. Media interested in covering the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl can apply for credentials online at the link below:

www.SportsSystems.com/CelebrationBowl

The deadline to submit your credential application is Wednesday, Dec. 7.

The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl will feature the champion of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the champion of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). The MEAC champion will be determined this Saturday, Nov. 19 as FCS #9 North Carolina A&T and #25 North Carolina Central play a winner-take-all game. The SWAC champion will be determined by the SWAC Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 3. Alcorn State locked up the East Division this past Saturday, and will play either #16 Grambling State or Southern. The Celebration Bowl kicks off at noon ET and will be televised live on ABC.

From the online application, Media members can make hotel reservations at the Atlanta Hilton Hotel for a discounted rate of $95.

Credentials will be available for pick up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Georgia Dome. Credentials will also be available for pickup on the day of the game at Media Will Call – Gate E, beginning at 10 a.m.

Questions concerning credentials should be directed to the Celebration Bowl media coordinator, Michelle Jinks at jinksmaj@gmail.com.

Individual tickets for the game range from $15 to $60 (plus tax and fees) and are available through Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Trophy Tour Stopping in Durham Nov. 19 for Aggie-Eagle Classic

The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Trophy Tour, presented by Coca-Cola, will make its fifth of nine stops in Durham, North Carolina for the Aggie-Eagle Classic next weekend.  The game features North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University versus North Carolina Central University, both of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). Kickoff is at 2 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

Outside O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium, fans can take pictures with the trophy and post them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the official hashtag #AFRCBtrophytour for the chance to win a VIP experience at the 2016 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl.

“We are excited to bring the Trophy Tour to Durham for the Aggie-Eagle Classic,” said John Grant, executive director of the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl.  “This game will potentially solidify which team will represent the MEAC in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, and we know this will be a great game for both fans and players.”  For more information on the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, see http://www.thecelebrationbowl.com.

The inaugural Trophy Tour will take the official trophy to a total of eight marquee college football games and events throughout the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), as well as an Air Force Reserve Base. It will stop at the following events before arriving at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for the second annual Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016.

  • September 4, 2016, MEAC/SWAC Challenge, Daytona Beach, FL
  • ***October 8, 2016, Bethune-Cookman at South Carolina State, Orangeburg, SC***
  • October 15, 2016, Southern University vs. Jackson State, Jackson, MS
  • October 22, 2016, Howard University Homecoming, Washington, D.C.
  • November 19, 2016, Aggie-Eagle Classic, Durham, NC
  • November 24, 2016, Turkey Day Classic, Montgomery, AL
  • December 3, 2016, SWAC Championship, Houston, TX
  • December 9, 2016, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Marietta, GA
  • December 17, 2016, Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, Atlanta, GA

*** Game postponed as of 10/4 due to weather.***

Establishing itself as the first bowl game of the season, the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl is a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) postseason football game owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. It is a championship-style game between the MEAC and SWAC champions and will be televised on ABC at noon on Saturday, Dec.17. ESPN works with 100 Black Men of Atlanta to organize the game’s ancillary events which include a youth symposium, robotics showcase, college and job fair, fan experience and more.

Fans can purchase tickets to the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl at ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or at the Georgia Dome box office. Prices range from $15 to $60, plus applicable taxes and fees. A full list of events surrounding the game are available on the event’s website.

For more information, visit www.TheCelebrationBowl.com, and follow the event on Twitter and Facebook.

 

About ESPN Events

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; 13 college bowl games, 10 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 250-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Boca Raton, Boise, Birmingham, Dallas-Fort Worth, Albuquerque, St. Petersburg and Las Vegas, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

###

ESPN Media Contact: Rachel Margolis Siegal at 860-766-2798 or Rachel.m.siegal@espn.com

Hope-Beckham Inc. Media Contacts: Allison Ritter at 404-604-2603 or Aritter@hopebeckham.com; Kerstin Hunt at 404-604-2491 or Kerstin@hopebeckham.com; Wendy Hsiao at 404-604-2192 or Whsiao@hopebeckham.com

Liquid Soul Media Contacts: Jackie O. Asare at 718-930-8400 or Jackie@goliquidsoul.com or Jessica Manning at 404-313-7602 or Jessica@goliquidsoul.com

 

 

 

NCCU Moves Into FCS Top 25, A&T & Grambling Rise

North Carolina Central is ranked in the FCS Coaches Poll for the first time in school history after making the jump to Division I in 2011. The Eagles beat Delaware State 38-19 Saturday to improve to 7-0 in the MEAC. QB Malcom Bell led the way with 223 through the air. RB Ramone Simpson added 112 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Coach Jerry Mack improved his MEAC mark to 18-3 over the past three seasons.

Their rivals North Carolina A&T are also 7-0 in the MEAC after defeating South Carolina State 30-20. The Aggies were outgained 359-258 and star RB Tarik Cohen was held to just 47 rushing yards, but the defense came up big in the 4th quarter to seal the win on Marquis Willis’ 29 yard interception return. Despite the off game, Cohen is still tied for 1st in all of FCS in rushing TDs and 2nd in total rushing yards. After the win A&T moved up one spot in the Coaches Poll to #9.

In the SWAC, Grambling State continued to roll with a 56-17 win over Alabama A&M. QB Devante Kincade has been the star most of the season, but on this day RB Jestin Kelly stole the show with a 200 yard performance. Kincade is still #2 in all of FCS in passing efficiency this season, while his top receiver Chad Williams is #2 in receiving yards per game. As a team, Grambling is #4 in total offense per game and #12 in total defense per game.

Nov. 12 Preview

The MEAC has become a two-team race between North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central. A&T will travel to Delaware State while Central will host Howard. A win by both would set up a winner-take-all battle in Durham on November 19.

There are still multiple teams alive in SWAC. Southern will travel to Prairie View A&M in the biggest matchup of the weekend. Prairie View must win to stay alive in the SWAC West. Grambling, undefeated in the conference at 6-0, will host Alabama State.

In the East, Alcorn State and Jackson State have the inside track with matching 3-4 conference records. Alcorn will travel to Mississippi Valley State while Jackson will host Alabama A&M. A win by both teams would set up a winner-take-all battle in Lorman on Nov. 19.

Full FCS Coaches Poll

RANK SCHOOL POINTS PREVIOUS RECORD
1 Sam Houston State (22) 644 1 9-0
2 Jacksonville State (2) 612 2 8-1
3 Eastern Washington (1) 599 3 8-1
4 North Dakota State (1) 578 4 8-1
5 James Madison 549 5 8-1
6 The Citadel 515 7 9-0
7 Chattanooga 488 8 8-1
8 Richmond 449 6 7-2
9 North Carolina A&T 430 10 8-1
10 North Dakota 409 11 8-2
11 Villanova 389 12 7-2
12 South Dakota State 356 15 6-3
13 Central Arkansas 349 17 8-1
14 Charleston Southern 265 9 5-3
15 Youngstown State 247 13 6-3
16 Grambling State 244 19 7-1
17 Montana 217 20 6-3
18 Lehigh 177 21 8-2
19 Western Illinois 176 14 6-3
20 Cal Poly 170 16 6-3
21 Samford 161 18 6-3
22 Harvard 134 22 7-1
23 New Hampshire 103 23 6-3
24 Liberty 52 NR 6-3
25 North Carolina Central 32 NR 7-2

Others receiving votes: Wofford (23), Northern Arizona (16), Kennesaw State (12), Illinois State (10), San Diego (10), Tennessee State (7), Saint Francis (Pa.) (6), UT Martin (6), Southern Utah (4), Gardner- Webb (2), Maine (2), Northern Iowa (2), South Dakota (2), Southeastern Louisiana (2) and Weber State (1).