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Bethune-Cookman, Miles College Top The Band Rankings Again

Bethune-Cookman regains the top position in the Division I rankings, and for the second straight Division II ranking, the Miles College Purple Marching Machine is No. 1. North Carolina A&T Blue and Gold Marching Machine, which had been the top Division I band, is now No. 2.

Competition at the top of the rankings is fierce. Only three points separated the top two Division I bands.

Top 10 HBCU Division I Bands


1. Bethune-Cookman

2. North Carolina A&T

3. Jackson State

4. Norfolk State

5. Southern

6. Prairie View A&M

7. Tennessee State

8. Alabama A&M

9. Alabama State

10. Uni. Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Top 10 HBCU Division II Bands


1. Miles

2. Virginia State

3. Talladega

4. Elizabeth City State

5. Central State

6. Benedict

7. Morehouse

8. Fort Valley State

9. Langston

10. Winston-Salem State

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