When the UMaine Black Bears tee it up Saturday afternoon for the home opener they will be playing the #11 ranked team in the nation in FCS.

Coming off back-to-back FBS games and a bye week, Maine meets James Madison University at Alfond Stadium. The (2-1) Dukes are coming off a 56-28 loss to FBS North Carolina Saturday.

This is the CAA conference opener for both teams.

JMU brings the top ranked offense in FCS football to Orono.

The Dukes are one of six teams in the CAA ranked in this week's top-25. Maine plays five of teams in the weeks ahead.

STATS FCS Poll
Rankings as of 9/19/2016
Rank School Votes Prev
1 North Dakota State (3-0) 4175 (167) 1
2 Sam Houston State (2-0) 3888 3
3 Jacksonville State (2-1) 3793 4
4 Eastern Washington (2-1) 3502 8
5 Chattanooga (3-0) 3493 6
6 Montana (2-0) 3398 7
7 Richmond (2-1) 2730 2
8 William & Mary (2-1) 2594 13
9 Illinois State (2-1) 2390 5
10 Citadel (3-0) 2378 15
11 James Madison (2-1) 2342 11
12 Charleston Southern (1-2) 2335 12
13 Western Illinois (2-0) 2119 16
14 UNI (1-2) 2099 10
15 South Dakota State (1-2) 1499 9
16 Youngstown State (2-1) 1254 20
17 Coastal Carolina (2-1) 1220 17
18 Eastern Illinois (2-1) 1212 NR
19 Villanova (2-1) 1171 21
20 Stony Brook (2-1) 1124 NR
21 North Carolina A&T (2-1) 846 18
22 Albany (3-0) 836 25
23 Colgate (1-1) 712 23
24 McNeese (1-2) 612 14
25 Portland State (1-2) 542 19
Others: Northern Arizona (407) , Cal Poly (383) , Harvard (277) , Stephen F. Austin (162) , Samford (161) , Grambling State (155) , Fordham (80) , Southern Utah (65) , Dartmouth (62) , Nicholls (45) , North Dakota (41) , Tennessee State (28) , New Hampshire (27) , Towson (27) , Delaware (18) , Eastern Kentucky (13) , Wofford (11) , Central Arkansas (11) , Montana State (9) , ETSU (7) , Southern Illinois (6) , Sacred Heart (6) , Alcorn State (4) , Missouri State (2) , Liberty (2) , Indiana State (1) , Mercer (1)

Check out JMU against the North Carolina Tar Heels..