The UMaine football team moves up one spot in the STATS FCS national weekly poll after beating UAlbany on Saturday. The Bears are ranked #23.

More important for the Black Bears is the four-team tie for first place in the CAA.

Maine, Delaware, James Madison and Towson are all 4-1 in conference and starting this weekend there are several head-to-head matchups to determine the CAA championship. For instance, the Black Bears are at Towson Saturday and in the season finale the Bears host (3-1) Elon.

Check out this week's STATS poll...

Rank School Votes Prev
1 North Dakota State (8-0) 4000 (160) 1
2 Kennesaw State (7-1) 3777 2
3 James Madison (6-2) 3665 3
4 Weber State (6-2) 3416 4
5 Eastern Washington (6-2) 3209 5
6 UC Davis (7-1) 3158 6
7 South Dakota State (5-2) 3084 7
8 Elon (5-2) 2789 8
9 Wofford (6-2) 2688 9
10 Jacksonville State (6-2) 2337 12
11 McNeese (6-2) 2209 14
12 Colgate (7-0) 2046 16
13 Delaware (6-2) 1790 21
14 Illinois State (5-3) 1781 11
15 Towson (6-2) 1774 10
16 Stony Brook (6-3) 1479 15
17 North Carolina A&T (6-2) 1414 18
18 Princeton (7-0) 1345 19
19 Central Arkansas (5-3) 1261 13
20 Nicholls (5-3) 1003 20
21 Sam Houston State (5-3) 661 23
22 ETSU (7-2) 567 25
23 Maine (5-3) 548 24
24 Dartmouth (7-0) 435 NR
25 Southeast Missouri State (6-2) 316 NR
Others: North Dakota (314) , UNI (262) , Florida A&M (169) , Chattanooga (163) , Idaho State (160) , Rhode Island (87) , Western Illinois (32) , San Diego (20) , Monmouth (20) , Alcorn State (12) , Montana State (4) , Samford (3) , Lamar (1) , UIW (1)