UMaine football drops to 44th in the national FCS poll conducted by The Sports Network. The Bears lost to Boston College 40-10 to fall to 1-2 heading into CAA conference play this week.

The opponent this week is Towson, which is now ranked #28 in the poll.

The UNH Wildcats jumped to #4 in the poll after winning on the road at Richmond. Villanova is the other CAA team ranked in the top-10, at #6.

Team (First-place votes)

2014 Record

Points

Previous Rank

1. North Dakota State Bison (150)

4-0

3966

1

2. Eastern Washington Eagles (9)

3-1

3819

2

3. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

4-0

3405

5

4. New Hampshire Wildcats

2-1

3292

7

5. McNeese State Cowboys

1-1

3207

6

6. Villanova Wildcats

2-1

3180

8

7. Montana Grizzlies

2-2

3008

4

8. Jacksonville State Gamecocks

2-1

2825

9

9. South Dakota State Jackrabbits

3-1

2710

10

10. Northern Iowa Panthers

1-2

2350

11

11. Southeastern Louisiana Lions

2-2

2323

3

12. William & Mary Tribe

3-1

2008

13

13. Montana State Bobcats

2-2

1739

14

14. Chattanooga Mocs

1-2

1619

15

15. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

2-1

1539

12

16. Fordham Rams

3-1

1500

18

17. Southern Illinois Salukis

3-1

1500

16

18. Youngstown State Penguins

3-1

1383

19

19. Eastern Kentucky Colonels

4-0

1186

23

20. Richmond Spiders

2-2

1124

17

21. Tennessee State Tigers

3-1

906

20

22. Liberty Flames

3-1

739

24

23. Illinois State Redbirds

2-0

291

NR

24. Albany Great Danes

3-0

269

NR

25. Delaware Blue Hens

2-1

181

NR

Others receiving votes: Sam Houston State 161, Northern Arizona 145, Towson 137, Furman 136, Samford 118, Missouri State 116, Southeast Missouri State 73, James Madison 65, Indiana State 61, Charleston Southern 60, Harvard 55, Bryant 55, Alabama State 46, North Carolina A&T 42, Alcorn State 36, Eastern Illinois 35, South Carolina State 33, South Dakota 27, Maine 25, Presbyterian 23, Wofford 19, Northwestern State 18, Bucknell 18, Sacramento State 17, Gardner-Webb 17, San Diego 14, Abilene Christian 13, Texas Southern 10, Tennessee Tech 8, Princeton 6, Western Illinois 4, Stephen F. Austin 3, Cal Poly 2, Sacred Heart 2, Central Arkansas 2, Western Carolina 1, Lamar 1.