UMaine football has taken a nine place jump in the national FCS poll - up to 14th in the nation after Saturday's 62-28 romp over Delaware. Jack Cosgrove's Black Bears have an overall record of 5-1 and 2-0 in CAA conference play.

The 14th place ranking puts Maine as the second highest school in the CAA. Only 6-0 Towson is higher, at #3 in the national Sports Network Poll. There are five CAA teams in the top-25 poll.

Maine has a bye week ahead and then will host William & Mary on October 19th.

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Team (First-place votes)

2013 Record

Points

Previous Rank

1.

North Dakota State Bison (157)

5-0

3925

1

2.

Sam Houston State Bearkats

4-1

3665

2

3.

Towson Tigers

6-0

3657

3

4.

Northern Iowa Panthers

4-1

3283

4

5.

Eastern Illinois Panthers

4-1

3272

5

6.

Eastern Washington Eagles

3-2

3124

6

7.

Montana State Bobcats

4-2

2902

8

8.

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

5-0

2653

9

9.

McNeese State Cowboys

5-1

2475

11

10.

Fordham Rams

6-0

2451

12

11.

Montana Grizzlies

4-1

2433

10

12.

Wofford Terriers

3-2

1738

17

13.

South Dakota State Jackrabbits

3-3

1660

7

14.

Maine Black Bears

5-1

1533

23

15.

Villanova Wildcats

3-2

1490

20

16.

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

4-1

1391

21

17.

Lehigh Mountain Hawks

4-1

1255

13

18.

Youngstown State Penguins

5-1

1178

NR

19.

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks

3-2

1111

15

20.

Central Arkansas Bears

2-3

870

14

21.

James Madison Dukes

4-2

646

NR

22.

Georgia Southern Eagles

3-2

636

16

23.

Samford Bulldogs

4-2

592

NR

24.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks

5-1

508

NR

25.

New Hampshire Wildcats

1-3

424

19

Others receiving votes: Tennessee State 372, Cal Poly 234, Charleston Southern 223, Delaware 220, Yale 201, Gardner-Webb 157, UT Martin 101, South Carolina State 90, William & Mary 88, Harvard 87, Southern Illinois 78, Richmond 66, Southeastern Louisiana 64, Southern Utah 48, Murray State 31, Chattanooga 30, North Dakota 20, Illinois State 14, North Carolina A&T 10, Jackson State 7, Stony Brook 5, Western Illinois 4, Portland State 1, Alcorn State 1, Eastern Kentucky 1.