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Florida Memorial Ranked No. 1 In Black College Nines Top 10 Baseball Poll

North Carolina Central University tops the first edition of our Historically Black College and University (HBCU) regular season Top 10 baseball poll in the large school division as announced by Black College Nines on March 13, 2018.

The 12-4 Eagles, who have won games with pitching and timely hitting, received the most first-place votes and total points in the “large school” division which is made up of NCAA Division I baseball programs. NCCU started the season winning 10 of its first 13 games. Right behind North Carolina Central from the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is Jackson State University.

In the “small school” division, made up of NCAA Division II and Division III schools as well as those in the NAIA and USCAA, Florida Memorial University garnered the top spot. During Florida Memorial’s most recent winning streak,  the Lions won 8 out of 10 games. Florida Memorial, from the SUN Conference, has had solid pitching and hitting while building a 15-7 record and enters the HBCU baseball poll for the first time in the program’s history. Following FMU is Winston Salem State University.

The two divisional polls are as follow
Small School Poll

Rank School Won Lost Rank
1 Florida Memorial University (SUN)
This Past Week: 3-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: N/A
Current RPI: 150
15 7 1
2 Winston Salem State University (CIAA)
This Past Week: 4-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 2
Current RPI: 288
14 7 2
3 Edward Waters College (GCAC)
This Past Week: 4-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 3
Current RPI: 280
13 9 3
4 Harris Stowe State University (AWC)
This Past Week: 2-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 4
Current RPI: 341
14 8 4
5 Virginia State University (CIAA)
This Past Week: 2-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: N/A
Current RPI: 435
12 5 5
6 West Virginia State University (MEC)
This Past Week: 3-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 10
Current RPI: 124
7 4 6
7 Albany State University (SIAC)
This Past Week: 2-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: N/A
Current RPI: 79
8 6 7
8 Talladega College (GCAC)
This Past Week: 1-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 1
Current RPI: 273
10 9 8
9 Texas College (RRAC)
This Past Week: 6-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: N/A
Current RPI: 440
11 9 9
10 Benedict College (SIAC)
This Past Week: 3-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 6
Current RPI: 493

Large School Poll

Rank School Won Lost Rank
1 North Carolina Central University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 3-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 7
Current RPI: 66
12 4 1
2 Jackson State University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 4-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 3
Current RPI: 169
11 3 2
3 Alabama State (SWAC)
This Past Week: 1-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 4
Current RPI: 205
9 6 3
4 Florida A&M University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 2-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 5
Current RPI: 264
8 11 4
5 Grambling State University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 2-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 10
Current RPI: 256
8 8 5
6 Bethune Cookman University (MEAC)
This Past Week: 2-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: 1
Current RPI: 153
6 11 6
7 Arkansas Pine-Bluff University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 1-3
Previous BCN Poll Rank: N/A
Current RPI: 253
5 7 7
8 Alabama A&M (SWAC)
This Past Week: 2-1
Previous BCN Poll Rank: N/A
Current RPI: 243
5 10 8
9 Southern University (SWAC)
This Past Week: 1-2
Previous BCN Poll Rank: N/A
Current RPI: 239
5 9 9
10 Alcorn State (SWAC)
This Past Week: 1-0
Previous BCN Poll Rank: N/A
Current RPI: 258
5 8 10

Other Teams Receiving Multiple Votes… North Carolina A&T, Texas Southern, Univ of Maryland Eastern Shore, Norfolk State, Prairie View A&M, Delaware State

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