The Maine Black Bear football team finishes the year as the #12 team in the country in the final Sports Network FCS nationwide poll. The Bears finished with a 10-3 record, losing in the second round of the NCAA playoffs.

National champion North Dakota State made it a wire-to-wire #1 ranking for the year. The team the Bison beat in Saturday's title game, Towson finishes as the #2 team. New Hampshire finishes the year #5.

Check out the final poll rankings...

 

The Sports Network FCS Top 25

College Football Poll

 

Team (First-place votes)

2013 Record

Points

Previous Rank

1.

North Dakota State Bison (142)

15-0

3550

1

2.

Towson Tigers

13-3

3401

5

3.

Eastern Washington Eagles

12-3

3233

3

4.

Eastern Illinois Panthers

12-2

3015

2

5.

New Hampshire Wildcats

10-5

2880

15

6.

Southeastern Louisiana Lions

11-3

2716

7

7.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

12-3

2707

11

8.

Montana Grizzlies

10-3

2386

4

9.

Fordham Rams

12-2

2167

9

10.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks

11-4

2135

20

11.

McNeese State Cowboys

10-3

2067

6

12.

Maine Black Bears

10-3

1962

10

13.

South Dakota State Jackrabbits

9-5

1921

13

14.

Sam Houston State Bearkats

9-5

1879

14

15.

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks

9-3

1672

8

16.

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

10-3

1310

12

17.

Tennessee State Tigers

10-4

1277

19

18.

Youngstown State Penguins

8-4

787

17

19.

Samford Bulldogs

8-5

783

18

20.

Montana State Bobcats

7-5

758

16

21.

Southern Utah Thunderbirds

8-5

591

22

22.

Furman Paladins

8-6

540

NR

23.

Chattanooga Mocs

8-4

413

21

24.

Charleston Southern Buccaneers

10-3

353

23

25.

South Carolina State Bulldogs

9-4

347

25

Others receiving votes: Harvard 207, Lehigh 194, Sacred Heart 154, Liberty 96, Northern Iowa 89, William & Mary 72, Princeton 71, Delaware 53, Wofford 45, Central Arkansas 44, Villanova 40, Southern Illinois 39, Butler 35, Jackson State 31, Georgia Southern 26, Lafayette 26, James Madison 19, Richmond 12, Alcorn State 9, Gardner-Webb 9, Southern 8, Eastern Kentucky 8, The Citadel 5, Illinois State 3, Cal Poly 3, UT Martin 2