UMaine football is now 4-1 and the voters around the country have rewarded the Bears by placing Maine at #23 in the weekly Sports Network Poll . It is the first time the Black Bears have cracked the top-25 ranking this year.

The Bears are coming off a 28-21 win at Richmond. The Spiders were in the the top-25 last week but have fallen out with a 2-3 record.

Maine's wins are against Norfolk St, UMass, Bryant and Richmond. The loss was at  FBS Northwestern.

The Bears will host #24 Delaware (4-1) on Saturday.

Check out the SPORTS NETWORK POLL....

The Sports Network FCS Top-25 College Football Poll

Team (First-place votes)

Record

Points

Previous Rank

1. North Dakota State Bison (157)

4-0

3,949

1

2. Sam Houston State Bearkats (1)

4-1

3,673

4

3. Towson Tigers

5-0

3,645

3

4. Northern Iowa Panthers

4-0

3,492

5

5. Eastern Illinois Panthers

4-1

3,156

8

6. Eastern Washington Eagles

2-2

3,050

2

7. South Dakota State Jackrabbits

3-2

2,581

6

8. Montana State Bobcats

3-2

2,561

11

9. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

5-0

2,478

12

10. Montana Grizzlies

3-1

1,964

7

11. McNeese State Cowboys

4-1

1,836

9

12. Fordham Rams

5-0

1,832

16

13. Lehigh Mountain Hawks

4-0

1,764

21

14. Central Arkansas Bears

2-2

1,763

13

15. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks

3-1

1,711

24

16. Georgia Southern Eagles

3-1

1,635

15

17. Wofford Terriers

2-2

1,203

17

18. Cal Poly Mustangs

2-2

1,195

18

19. New Hampshire Wildcats

1-2

1,162

10

20. Villanova Wildcats

2-2

1,002

19

21. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

3-1

947

20

22. Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks

3-1

724

23

23. Maine Black Bears

4-1

702

NR

24. Delaware Blue Hens

4-1

671

NR

25. Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs

4-1

570

25