As the UMaine Black Bears prepare for their first CAA conference game this week, vs Rhode Island, the new national poll shows 20% of the top-25 are CAA teams.

Five CAA teams - Villanova, James Madison, Richmond, UNH and William & Mary are all ranked top-25. UNH took a big drop after losing to Stony Brook. The Wildcats feel from 13th to 24th.

Black Bear coach Jack Cosgrove says quarterback Dan Collins is fine after suffering a hand injury against Tulane Saturday night. Cosgrove said during his weekly CAA teleconference Monday morning that Collins was still his starter.

Maine will host URI at 3:30pm on Saturday. Both teams are looking for their first win.

Check out this week's FCS Coaches' Poll...

RANK

SCHOOL

RECORD

POINTS

PREVIOUS

1 Coastal Carolina (18) 3-0 631 1
2 North Dakota State (4) 2-1 617 2
3 Jacksonville State (3) 2-1 591 4
4 Villanova 2-1 579 3
5 Illinois State 2-1 531 6
6 Northern Iowa 2-1 483 11
7 South Dakota State (1) 2-0 481 8
8 James Madison 3-0 477 10
9 Chattanooga 2-1 438 12
10 Liberty 2-1 410 14
11 Eastern Washington 1-2 349 15
12 Youngstown State 2-1 328 16
13 Montana State 1-1 296 9
14 Sam Houston State 0-2 277 5
15 Montana 1-2 260 7
16 Fordham 2-1 239 19
17 McNeese State 2-0 231 21
18 Portland State 2-0 220 20
19 Southeastern Louisiana 2-1 164 17
20 Richmond 2-1 147 23
21 Eastern Kentucky 1-1 126 22
22 Cal Poly 1-2 114 18
23 Indiana State 2-1 112 25
24 New Hampshire 1-2 78 13
25 William & Mary 1-1 45 NR

Dropped out: No. 24 Northern Arizona.

Others receiving votes: Harvard 42, Northern Arizona 34, Samford 28, South Carolina State 23, Charleston Southern 21, Stony Brook 20, Towson 20, North Carolina A&T 14, Alcorn State 8, Furman 7, Lamar 5, Western Illinois 3, Jacksonville 1.

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