The UMaine Black Bears have climbed to #17 in the national STATS FCS weekly poll. That is a jump of five spots after knocking off FBS Western Kentucky University Saturday night.

The Black Bears are one of six CAA teams in the top-25. James Madison University is the highest ranked league team at #2.

Check out the poll below...

STATS FCS Poll
Rankings as of 9/10/2018
Rank School Votes Prev
1 North Dakota State (1-0) 3970 (154) 1
2 James Madison (1-1) 3744 (2) 2
3 South Dakota State (1-0) 3602 3
4 North Carolina A&T (3-0) 3280 (3) 5
5 Sam Houston State (1-0) 3217 4
6 Eastern Washington (2-0) 3097 6
7 Kennesaw State (1-1) 2931 7
8 Wofford (2-0) 2673 8
9 Samford (1-1) 2557 9
10 Villanova (2-0) 2436 12
11 Weber State (1-1) 2332 10
12 Jacksonville State (1-1) 2026 13
13 Nicholls (1-1) 1959 11
14 Elon (1-1) 1842 15
15 Montana (2-0) 1819 14
16 McNeese (2-0) 1471 16
17 Maine (2-0) 1388 22
18 Central Arkansas (1-1) 1305 17
19 Illinois State (2-0) 1100 19
20 Northern Arizona (1-1) 845 18
21 UNI (0-1) 761 21
22 South Dakota (1-1) 730 23
23 UC Davis (2-0) 617 NR
24 Stony Brook (1-1) 498 24
25 Rhode Island (2-0) 358 NR
Others: Austin Peay (225) , Colgate (184) , Delaware (154) , Yale (115) , New Hampshire (88) , Sacramento State (71) , Furman (39) , Montana State (36) , Richmond (33) , Butler (27) , Monmouth (17) , Tennessee State (16) , North Alabama (14) , Western Illinois (13) , San Diego (13) , Idaho (11) , Prairie View A&M (11) , Chattanooga (10) , North Dakota (9) , Southern Utah (8) , Southeastern Louisiana (7) , Southern Illinois (5) , Lehigh (4) , Western Carolina (2) , Northwestern State (2) , Sacred Heart (2) , Howard (1)
NOTES: UMaine freshman running back Ramon Jefferson has been named CAA Rookie of the Week. He accounted for 111 yards of total offense vs WKU...Husson Eagles freshman running back Solomon Hassen is the ECFC Rookie of the Week. He rushed for 245 yards and two TDS in the Eagles win over the University of New England on Saturday.