UMaine football made its historic playoff run to the national semi-finals and now the pollsters hand out the final rankings for the year. Depending on which poll you look at, the Black Bears finish #4 or #5.

That is the highest ranking for Maine in the playoff era.

The Coaches Poll put (11-2) Kennesaw State ahead of Maine in the #4 spot. The STATS poll has Maine ranked #4

The Bears won the CAA title and then eventually lost in the semis to Eastern Washington.

James Madison University was the next highest CAA team at #9/#10.

AFCA COACHES FINAL POLL

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Post-season Head Coach
1. North Dakota St. (26) 15-0 650 1 D. No. 3 Eastern Washington, 38-24, in championship Chris Klieman
2. Eastern Washington 12-3 623 3 Lost to No. 1 North Dakota St., 38-24, in championship Aaron Best
3. South Dakota St. 10-3 590 5 Lost to No. 1 North Dakota St., 44-21, in semifinals John Stiegelmeier
4. Kennesaw St. 11-2 558 2 Lost to No. 5 South Dakota St., 27-17, in quarterfinals Brian Bohannon
5. Maine 10-4 521 14 Lost to No. 3 Eastern Washington, 50-19, in semifinals Joe Harasymiak
6. Weber St. 10-3 502 4 Lost to No. 14 Maine, 23-18, in quarterfinals Jay Hill
7. Colgate 10-2 492 7 Lost to No. 1 North Dakota St., 35-0, in quarterfinals Dan Hunt
8. UC Davis 10-3 468 10 Lost to No. 3 Eastern Washington, 34-29, in quarterfinals Dan Hawkins
9. Princeton 10-0 432 8 Nov. 17, D. Penn, 42-14 Bob Surace
10. James Madison 9-4 405 6 Lost to No. 7 Colgate, 23-20, in second round Mike Houston
11. North Carolina A&T 10-2 388 11 D. Alcorn St., 24-22, in Celebration Bowl Sam Washington
12. Wofford 9-4 364 12 Lost to No. 2 Kennesaw St., 13-10, in second round Josh Conklin
13. Jacksonville St. 9-4 347 9 Lost to No. 14 Maine, 55-27, in second round John Grass
14. Nicholls 9-4 328 13 Lost to No. 3 Eastern Washington, 42-21, in second round Tim Rebowe
15. Dartmouth 9-1 275 15 Nov. 17, D. Brown, 49-7 Buddy Teevens
16. Southeast Missouri St. 9-4 235 20 Lost to No. 4 Weber St., 48-23, in second round Tom Matukewicz
17. Montana St. 8-5 193 24 Lost to No. 1 North Dakota St., 52-10, in second round Jeff Choate
18. Stony Brook 7-5 161 16 Lost to No. 20 Southeast Missouri St., 28-14, in first round Chuck Priore
19. Elon 6-5 153 17 Lost to No. 12 Wofford, 19-7, in first round Curt Cignetti
20. San Diego 9-3 133 18 Lost to No. 13 Nicholls, 49-30, in first round Dale Lindsey
21. East Tennessee St. 8-4 128 21 Lost to No. 9 Jacksonville St., 34-27, in first round Randy Sanders
22. Towson 7-5 92 19 Lost to Duquesne, 31-10, in first round Rob Ambrose
23. Delaware 7-5 89 23 Lost to No. 6 James Madison, 20-6, in first round Danny Rocco
24. Duquesne 9-4 83 NR Lost to No. 5 South Dakota St., 51-6, in second round Jerry Schmitt
25. Indiana St. 7-4 77 22 DNQ Playoffs Curt Mallory

 

STATS FCS FINAL TOP 25

Rank School Votes Prev
1 North Dakota State (15-0) 3900 (156) 1
2 Eastern Washington (12-3) 3741 4
3 South Dakota State (10-3) 3563 5
4 Maine (10-4) 3299 12
5 Kennesaw State (11-2) 3224 2
6 Weber State (10-3) 3096 3
7 UC Davis (10-3) 2939 7
8 Colgate (10-2) 2836 9
9 James Madison (9-4) 2532 6
10 Jacksonville State (9-4) 2360 8
11 Princeton (10-0) 2189 10
12 North Carolina A&T (10-2) 2136 11
13 Wofford (9-4) 2135 13
14 Nicholls (9-4) 1951 14
15 Southeast Missouri State (9-4) 1587 20
16 Stony Brook (7-5) 1163 15
17 Montana State (8-5) 1157 23
18 Dartmouth (9-1) 981 18
19 Elon (6-5) 909 17
20 Towson (7-5) 803 16
21 Duquesne (9-4) 699 NR
22 ETSU (8-4) 686 22
23 UNI (7-6) 676 NR
24 Delaware (7-5) 670 21
25 San Diego (9-3) 635 19