The University of Maine Football team was picked to finish 8th in the Colonial Athletic Conference according the pre-season poll.The Bears are coming off a 5-6 season but return many players in key positions. Villanova, Towson and New Hampshire grabbed the top three spots. Below is the complete CAA poll.

Tight end Justin Perillo was also named pre-season 1st conference on offense. Last season he caught 30 passes for 271 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Maine opens the season on the road August 31st at Norfolk State.

2013 CAA FOOTBALL PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH (first place votes)

1.    Villanova (11)

2.    Towson (3)

3.    New Hampshire (3)

4.    Richmond (1)

5.    James Madison (4)

6.    Delaware

7.    Stony Brook

8.    Maine

9.    William & Mary

10.  Albany

11.  Rhode Island