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(Pittsburgh, PA) – The Alcorn State University Braves have captured the SBN Sports Black College Football National Championship. The Braves posted a 9-3 regular season record and won the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Championship Game on the way to securing the school's first SBN National Championship in 30 years.

In final balloting, Alcorn State State garnered 22 first-place votes and 267 points. Bethune Cookman was second with 6 first-place votes and 194 points. Southern University finished in third place with 183 points, North Carolina A&T received 2 first-place votes and was ranked number four with 179 points and Virginia State was fifth with 156 points. Winston-Salem State, Grambling State, South Carolina State, Alabama State and North Carolina Central State finished numbers 6-10 in the poll respectively.

Alcorn State will be honored and receive the 2014 SBN Jake Gaither National Championship Trophy during Annual SBN Sports Black College All-American Awards Weekend, February 27-28, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. American Urban Radio Networks will also be honoring the 24-member SBN All-American Team, SBN's Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year, SBN's Doug Williams Offensive Player of the Year and SBN's Mel Blount Defensive Player of the Year. Special invited guests include former SBN Black College All-Americans, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (New York Giants), Jacoby Jones (Baltimore Ravens) and Antoine Bethea (San Francisco Forty-Niners). SBN Black College All-American committee members scheduled to attend include, Mel Blount, James 'Shack' Harris, Larry Little, Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, Eddie Robinson Jr., Rick Upchurch and Doug Williams.

Black College Football Poll



1. *Alcorn State Braves 267 (22) 10-3
2. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 194 (6) 9-3
3. Southern University Jaguars 183   9-4
4. North Carolina A&T Aggies 179 (2) 9-3
5. Virginia State Trojans 156   10-3
6. Winston-Salem State Rams 137   9-2
7. Grambling State Tigers 83   7-5
8. South Carolina State Bulldogs 67   8-4
9. Alabama State Hornets 54   7-5
10. North Carolina Central Eagles 37   7-5


 Other Teams Receiving Votes:

Morgan State Bears 34
Tuskegee Golden Tigers 27
Albany State Golden Rams 18
Virginia Union Panthers 11
Miles College Golden Bears 8



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