Fellow MEAC member Savannah State finished in sceond place followed by SWAC member Mississippi Valley State at #3 who received the other first place vote. Coppin State finished at #4 and OVC member Tennessee State rounded out the poll.
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2011-12 Boxtorow National HBCU Division I Top 5 Basketball Poll
Week: 1 January 17, 2012
No. Team W-L Pts. Previous Rank
1. Norfolk State (11) 14-5 119
2. Savannah State 8-10 94
3. Mississippi Valley State (1) 6-11 78
4. Coppin State 8-10 70
5. Tennessee State 10-10 66
Others receiving votes: North Carolina Central (9-8) 46, Alabama State (7-10) 38, Texas Southern (5-12) 30.