Benedict up to 15th in two national polls

ourtesy of Benedict Athletics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Benedict College football team continued to climb in both national football polls, following Saturday’s victory over Morehouse College.

Benedict moved up to 15th in American Football Coaches Association poll, after being in a tie for 18th last week.
In the media poll, the Tigers moved up two spots to No. 15.

In the HBCU Media Poll by, Benedict is ranked third among all HBCU schools, including Division I programs.

RankSchool (1st votes)Rec.Pts.Prev.Week 8Next Game
1Grand Valley St. (Mich.) (28)8-07481D. Northern Michigan, 56-3Oct. 29 at Michigan Tech
2Angelo St. (Tex.) (2)8-07182D. No. 15 Texas A&M-Kingsville, 34-7Oct. 29 at Simon Fraser (B.C.)
3Shepherd (W.Va.)8-06773D. West Chester (Pa.), 47-14Oct. 29 vs. Bloomsburg (Pa.)
4Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)8-06544D. Southern Arkansas, 63-31Oct. 27 vs. East Central (Okla.)
5Pittsburg St. (Kan.)8-06275D. Missouri Western St., 28-16Oct. 29 at Central Oklahoma
6Ashland (Ohio)7-05936D. Tiffin (Ohio), 28-20Oct. 29 at Hillsdale (Mich.)
7Ferris St. (Mich.)6-15657D. Michigan Tech, 28-20Oct. 29 at Northern Michigan
8Delta St. (Miss.)8-05558D. Shorter (Ga.), 45-10Oct. 29 at Mississippi College
9West Florida6-14979D. Mississippi College, 45-17Oct. 29 vs. West Alabama
10Virginia Union8-048810D. Lincoln (Pa.), 45-20Oct. 29 vs. Chowan (N.C.)
11Indiana (Pa.)7-044713D. Seton Hill (Pa.), 44-7Oct. 29 at Gannon (Pa.)
12Newberry (S.C.)7-138116D. No. 12 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.), 38-24Oct. 29 vs. Limestone (S.C.)
13t.Northwest Missouri St.6-235014D. Northeastern St. (Okla.), 36-3Oct. 29 at Nebraska-Kearney
13t.Slippery Rock (Pa.)7-135017D. California (Pa.), 42-24Oct. 29 at Clarion (Pa.)
15Benedict (S.C.)8-032818tD. Morehouse (Ga.), 35-0Oct. 29 vs. Clark Atlanta (Ga.)
16Colorado School of Mines6-227218tD. Black Hills St. (S.D.), 38-0Oct. 29 at Western Colorado
17Indianapolis (Ind.)6-124120D. Quincy (Ill.), 52-38Oct. 29 vs. Missouri S&T
18Davenport (Mich.)7-023522D. Lincoln (Calif.), 58-14Oct. 29 at No. 23 Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)
19Sioux Falls (S.D.)7-119111Lost to Winona St. (Minn.), 20-17Oct. 29 vs. Minnesota St.
20Texas A&M-Kingsville7-116315Lost to No. 2 Angelo St. (Tex.), 34-7Oct. 29 at Central Washington
21Harding (Ark.)6-214323D. Arkansas-Monticello, 56-43Oct. 29 vs. Northwestern Oklahoma St.
22Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)6-213812Lost to No. 16 Newberry (S.C.), 38-24Oct. 29 vs. Wingate (N.C.)
23Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)6-212824D. Wayne St. (Mich.), 21-14Oct. 29 vs. No. 18 Davenport (Mich.)
24West Georgia5-210325D. Valdosta St. (Ga.), 54-17Oct. 29 vs. Shorter (Ga.)
25New Haven (Conn.)6-145NRIdleOct. 29 at Assumption (Mass.)

Dropped Out: Augustana (S.D.) (21)

Others Receiving Votes: Truman St. (Mo.), 22; Wingate (N.C.), 22; Emporia St. (Kan.), 20; Henderson St. (Ark.), 13; Albany St. (Ga.), 10; Nebraska-Kearney, 9; Winona St. (Minn.), 5; Augustana (S.D.), 4; Minnesota St., 3; Kutztown (Pa.), 2; Wayne St. (Neb.), 2; Bemidji St. (Minn.), 1. Top 25 Poll
October 24

1Grand Valley8-01
2Angelo State8-02
3Ouachita Baptist8-03
4Pittsburg State8-05
5Ferris State6-14
7Delta State8-07
8West Florida6-18
10Colorado Mines6-29
11Virginia Union8-012
13Slippery Rock7-115
14Northwest Missouri6-216
18Sioux Falls7-111
20Saginaw Valley6-223
22Texas A&M-Kingsville7-118
23Albany State6-224
25New Haven6-1NR

2022 The HBCU Football Media Poll
Week 8
(Records through October 22, 2022)

No.TeamW-LPtsLast Week
1Jackson State (17)7-01701
2Virginia Union8-01452
4Florida A&M5-21133
6Albany State6-2637
7North Carolina Central5-2624
8Fort Valley State7-1619
9South Carolina State3-424NR

Others receiving votes: North Carolina A&T (4-3) 13, Langston (6-1) 12, Prairie View A&M (4-3) 10, Fayetteville State (6-2) 8, Alcorn State (3-4) 6, Tennessee State (3-4) 3, Delaware State (4-3) 2, Virginia State (5-3) 2, Alabama State (4-3) 1, Chowan (5-3) 1, Texas Southern (3-4) 1.
(1st place votes in parentheses)

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