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Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Winston Salem State Finish Atop Final 2012 HSRN Football Polls
Wed Dec 19, 2012 - 4:00pm    Print
Onnidan's HBCUSports | Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Winston Salem State Finish Atop Final 2012 HSRN Football Polls

Hartly, DE – The University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff edges out Bethune-Cookman to top the Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN) final 2012 FCS Division I poll. Winston-Salem State finished on top of the Division II Poll. Both teams will lay claim to the HSRN Conaway Cup, named in honor HSRN Co-Founder LeCounte Conaway, indicative of the HSRN National Champion in the respective divisions.HSRN Logo

 Just like their come-from-behind finish win in the SWAC Championship game, the Golden Lions of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (10-2), edged the MEAC Champion Wildcats, of Bethune-Cookman (9-3) at the end to capture the top spot in final 2012 HSRN FCS Division I Poll. Tennessee State (8-3) finished third in the final poll, despite claiming wins over both teams (UAPF/BCU) during the regular season.

 The final FCS Division I Poll rankings have Alabama State (7-4) and North Carolina A&T (7-4) holding on to fourth and fifth respectively.  Jackson State (7-5) rose from ninth to sixth place and Howard (7-4) rose from tenth to seventh in the final poll. The last three schools, Delaware State (6-5), Alabama A&M (7-4) and North Carolina Central (6-5) fell from fifth, seventh and eighth places respectively.

 Winston-Salem State (14-1), fell one game short of perfection in the NCAA Championship game, claimed their second consecutive HSRN Conaway Cup title, after leading the 2012 HSRN Division II Poll from wire-to-wire. The Vikings of Elizabeth City State (8-4) rode their 28-13 Pioneer Bowl victory over Tuskegee (10-2) to rise from fifth place and finish at second ahead of the Golden Tigers.

 The Division II rankings saw two other teams slip down a spot after the shuffling at the top. Miles (8-3) and Ft. Valley State (8-4) slipped from third and fourth, to fourth and fifth. Chowan (6-4), St. Augustine’s (6-4), Albany State (6-4), Johnson C. Smith (6-4) and Langston (6-4) held their positions at sixth through tenth respectively.

2012 HSRN HBCU Final Football Poll – 12/19/12

Division I FCS

School (First Place Votes)

Record

Pts

Lst

1 Ark.-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (7) 10-2 138 2
2 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (4) 9-3 137 1
3 Tennessee State Tigers (3) 8-3 133 3
4 Alabama State Hornets 7-4 101 4
5 North Carolina A&T Aggies 7-4 87 5t
6 Jackson State Tigers 7-5 71 9
7 Howard Bison 7-4 62 10
8 Delaware State Hornets 6-5 53 5t
9 Alabama A&M Bulldogs 7-4 45 7
10 North Carolina Central Eagles 6-5 43 8

 

Division II

School (First Place Votes)

Record

Pts

Lst

1 Winston-Salem State Rams (14) 14-1 140 1
2 Elizabeth City State Vikings 8-4 132 5
3 Tuskegee Golden Tigers 10-2 126 2
4 Miles Golden Bears 8-3 107 3
5 Ft. Valley State Wildcats 8-4 90 4
6 Chowan Hawks 6-4 80 6
7 St. Augustine’s Falcons 6-4 60 7
8 Albany State Rams 6-4 57 8
9 Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls 6-4 36 9
10 Langston Lions 6-4 32 10
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