Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The 2014 National Black College Football Champions have been crowned

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The 2014 National Black College Football Final Polls

T.A. Jones' Talented 10th : It's Official! The 2014 National Black College Foo...:                 Alcorn State University  "Braves"                       (10-3  SWAC Champions)  T.A. Jones' Talente...

It's Official! The 2014 National Black College Football Champions Are.....Say it with me !


                Alcorn State University  "Braves"
                      (10-3  SWAC Champions) 
T.A. Jones' Talented 10th  2014  Final RankingsRecordPrevious Rank
1. Alcorn State 10-3
1
2. North Carolina A&T9-3
2
3. Virginia State 10-3
4
4. Southern 9-4
3
5. Bethune-Cookman 9-3
5
6. Tuskegee 9-2
6
7. Winston-Salem State 9-27
8. South Carolina State 8-48
9. Morgan State 7-610
10. North Carolina Central 7-511

After winning the SWAC championship game last week and finishing atop of all of the major black college polls  (Listed in this post),  The next Piece  of hardware the school from Lorman Mississippi wil be placing in their trophy case includes :
   
"SBN Jake Gaither  Trophy"
Awarded to The SBN National Black College Football Champion.  

Sheridan Broadcasting Final 2014 Poll (First Place Votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Alcorn State (22)10-32673
2. Bethune-Cookman (6)9-31942
3. Southern9-41831
4. North Carolina A&T (2)9-31794
5. Virginia State 10-31565
6. Winston-Salem State 9-21376
7. Grambling State 7-5837
8. South Carolina State8-4678
9. Alabama State7-5549
10. North Carolina Central 7-53710

Click here to check out the report from SBN and my friend David Perkins
                          
My friends at HSRN  rank  HBCU programs by classification: "Football Championship Sub Division" (FCS)  and "Division II" (D-2)

HSRN 2014  Final FCS  Poll (First Place Votes)
RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Alcorn State (14)10-32055
2. North Carolina A&T (2)9-31841
3. Bethune-Cookmancats (3)9-31752
4. Southern9-41553
5. South Carolina State 8-41204
6. Morgan State7-51166
7. Grambling State7-4988
8. North Carolina Central7-5817
9. Alabama State7-5559
10. Tennessee State 6-63410  

 
 
HSRN Final D-2 2014 Poll
  (First-place votes)
Record
Previous Rank
1. Virginia State (610-2
1
2. Tuskegee (3)9-3
2
3. Winston-Salem State  (1)9-2
3
4. Albany State 7-4
4
5. Virginia Union 7-3
X
6. Miles6-4
X
7. Fort Valley State 6-4
X
8. Bowie State 5-5
X
9. Fayetteville State 5-5
X
10. Morehouse 6-4
X
 
My good friends at  BoxtoRow utilize their Coaches Poll and Media Poll

2014 BOXTOROW  FCS HBCU Coaches Poll Final    (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Alcorn State (13)10-31744
2. Bethune-Cookman (4)9-31571
3. North Carolina A&T  (1)9-31403
4. Southern 9-41342
5. South Carolina State 8-4925
6. North Carolina Central 7-5816
7. Morgan State 7-6767
8. Grambling State 7-5738
9. Alabama St 7-5409
10. Tennessee State 6-61710

 
2014 BOXTOROW HBCU Football Media Final Poll   (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Alcorn State  (10)10-31445
2. Bethune-Cookman  (1)9-31263
3. Southern  (1)9-41201
4. North Carolina A&T (1)9-31164
5. Virginia State (3)10-31152
6. Morgan State (1)7-6737
7. South Carolina State 8-4716
8. North Carolina Central 7-5478
9. Winston Salem State 9-24610
10. Grambling State 7-5419

Lut Williams at the Black College Sports Page (BCSP) has an  all inclusive poll.
 
Final 2014 BCSP Football Top Ten Record

1. Alcorn State 10-3

2. Southern 9-4

3. Virginia State 9-3

4. Morgan State 7-6

5. North Carolina Central 7-5

6. North Carolina  A&T 9-3

7. Grambling State Tigers7-5

8. South Carolina State 8-4

9. Bethune- Cookman 9-3

10. (Tie)  Tuskegee  8-3   and    Winston Salem State  9-2



This Group of  individuals along with Onnidan and Sheridan Broadcasting's Black College Football Weekly (AURN) have provided consistent  in depth coverage of HBCU football for well over 30 years and no one can get a clear picture of an overall HBCU National Black College champion with out looking at the insightful coverage these individuals and networks provide! 

Note: The Pittsburgh Courier started naming the National Black College Champion in 1920 with Howard University (7-0) and Talladega (5-0-1) sharing the honor!

Keep up with the my Talented 10th blog   TAJT10.blogspot.com and don't miss my ranking of all 54 HBCU football programs this season as well as  my picks for this seasons  Black College All-Americans on the Gridiron! 




Sunday, December 7, 2014

T.A. Jones' Talented 10th : SWAC Champs ! HBCU National Champs?!

T.A. Jones' Talented 10th : SWAC Champs ! HBCU National Champs?!: #1 Alcorn State  10-3 2014 SWAC Champs  The Braves of Alcorn State University have done it !  Beating Southern University  38-24  on Sa...

SWAC Champs ! HBCU National Champs?!

#1 Alcorn State  10-3
2014 SWAC Champs 
The Braves of Alcorn State University hadve done it !  Beating Southern University  38-24  on Saturday to win the SWAC Championship should have propelled ASU  to claiming the crown of 2014 National Black College Champion! 

# 3 John Gibbs Jr  ASU  QB
6 games passing for 200 yds
1 game passig for 300 yards
4 games rushing for over 100 yards 
Lead by SWAC co-offensive player of the year  6-6 quarterback  John Gibbs Jr the braves scored in every quarter to hold off the speedy, growling Jaguars ! Gibbs carried the ball 16 times for 132 yards  and connected 20 times out of 30 passing attempts for 245 yards and 3 touchdowns!
ASU Head Coach Jay Hopson
22-13  in 3 years at Alcorn State 

Third year head coach Jay Hopson has established  the mind set of winning in Lorman, Mississippi with  4 wins in his first season at the helm. 
Then in year two his Braves fought like warriors to a 9 win season  and this year 
winning the Swac crown and claiming 10 victims (Southern is on that list twice).

Congratulations to the Alcorn State Braves winning the SWAC 2014  Championship joining  Morgan State (MEAC) , Virginia State ( CIAA) and Tuskegee (SIAC) as conference champions this season!

(Morgan State  shared the MEAC crown with  Bethune-Cookman,South Carolina State,NorthCarolina A&T and North Carolina Central, but the Bears got the auto Bid to the FCS Playoffs)

The Impressive win by the Braves over Southern University  gets my Vote  as the 2014  Black College National Champions! 
Well done Alcorn State ! Well Done! 

Don't forget to check out my next blog when I give you my final football poll of 2014 ranking all 54 HBCU programs that played football this season and check out how well your school did this season !