Virginia Union University’s football team has been ranked eighth among Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the latest poll by the Power News Radio Network, it was announced on Monday, September 30.
The Panthers, who defeated Winston-Salem State University in a dramatic 16-15 win on Saturday, September 28, are now 3-1 on the season and 1-0 in CIAA conference play.
“Being a top ten team always sends positive energy for all involved in the program,” said VUU Head Football Coach Dr. Alvin Parker. “Our players and coaches have done an outstanding job of being focused and ready for the challenges we face on a weekly basis. It’s a great mark for our great University, and we will strive as a team to continue to do our part of enhancing the already strong VUU tradition.”
This is the second straight year that VUU has started the season with three wins in four games. Last season the Panthers finished 8-2.
The Power News Radio Network Poll is compiled by Ty Miller. Ty Miller is Director of News and Sports for the Power News Radio Network (PNRN), host of Black College Football Weekly and a member of The Black College Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
Virginia Union travels to Salisbury, N.C., to face Livingstone College at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5. The game will be aired live on WNTW (820 AM/97.2 FM).
PNRN BLACK COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL
SCHOOL (#1 VOTES) 2019 RECORD
1. NC A&T (15) 3-1
2. Florida A&M (7) 3-1
3. Alcorn State (6) 3-2
4. South Carolina State (2) 2-1
5. Southern 2-3
6. Bethune Cookman 3-1
7. Alabama State 2-2
8. Virginia Union 3-1
9. Bowie State 4-0
10. Alabama A&M 3-2