Final BCSP TOP 101. SOUTHERN (12-1) - Pete Richardson's SWAC champions last-second, two-point loss away from perfect 13-0 season. Jags got wins over three teams in top five to earn 2003 black college national title.
2. GRAMBLING ST. (9-3) - Tied for first in SWAC West after close loss to Southern.
3. N. C. A&T (10-3) - Surprising MEAC champ, first round I-AA playoff participant.
4. BETHUNE-COOKMAN (9-3) - Tied for second in MEAC earned second straight I-AA playoff berth.
5. ALABAMA STATE (8-5) - SWAC East Champion battled Southern for SWAC title.
6. ALBANY STATE (10-2) - SIAC champ and Pioneer Bowl winner
7. ALABAMA A&M (8-4) - Third in SWAC East.
8. HAMPTON (7-4) - Tied for second in MEAC
9. S. C. STATE (8-4) - Tied for second in MEAC
10. ALCORN STATE (7-5) - Tied for first in
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