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Sheridan Names TSU Black College Football Champs
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Sheridan Names TSU Black College Football Champs

Nashville, Tenn. –The latest Sheridan Poll had the Tennessee State football team in the top spot, deeming the squad the 2013 Black College Football Champions.

TSU edged out Bethune-Cookman, who fell in the opening round of the Division-I football playoffs, and two-time defending champion Winston-Salem State for the honor.

The Tigers are 7-1 in their last eight meetings against other HBCU’s and held a 3-1 mark this season. After falling to Bethune-Cookman, 12-9, Big Blue beat Florida A&M, Jackson State and Central State by a combined 126-29.

With its, 31-0, victory over Butler on Nov. 30, the Tennessee State football team became the first HBCU to win a playoff game since 1999.

The Black College Football title is the first for the Tigers since 1982, and the 12th all-time, second only to Grambling.

1. Tennessee State Tigers (24) 10-4 267 1
2. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (5) 10-3 224 2
3. Winston-Salem State Rams (1) 10-2 207 3
4. South Carolina State Bulldogs 9-4 172 4
5. Alcorn State Braves 9-3 149 5
6. Southern Jaguars 9-4 134 6
7. Virginia State Trojans 9-1 83 7
8. Jackson State Tigers 8-4 62 8
9. Alabama State Hornets 8-4 58 9
10. Tuskegee Golden Tigers 8-3 35 10


Others receiving votes (in order of points): North Carolina A&T 27, Prairie View A&M 24, Albany State 17, Miles College 12, Morgan State 9.