The FCS Coaches national pre-season poll shows the UMaine Black Bears and five other CAA teams in the top-25. Jack Cosgrove's Bears are ranked #20. UNH is tops among teams in the CAA at #4.

It is interesting to note that in this national poll Maine is the third highest CAA team, after UNH and Towson. Last month, CAA coaches picked Maine to finish 7th in the league.

UMaine finished as CAA regular season champs in 2013 with an overall record of 10-3, hosting a first-ever NCAA playoff game.

The Coaches Poll is based on voting from a panel of FCS coaches under the cooperation of the Collegiate Commissioners Association and American Football Coaches Association.

Here's the full pre-season poll numbers....

The FCS Coaches poll, with team, first-place votes, 2013 record, points and 2013 final rank:

1. North Dakota State (16) 15-0 636 1

2. Eastern Washington (6) 12-3 614 3

3. SE Louisiana (1) 11-3 542 6

4. New Hampshire 10-5 510 5

5. Montana 10-3 505 8

6. Coastal Carolina 12-3 447 7

7. Towson (1) 13-3 438 2

8. Jacksonville State 12-2 425 12

9. McNeese State 10-3 424 9

10. South Dakota St. 9-5 332 14

11. Eastern Illinois 12-2 314 4

12. Fordham 12-2 305 10

13. Villanova 6-5 287 NR

14. Sam Houston State 9-5 277 13

15. Northern Iowa 7-5 263 NR

16. Chattanooga 8-4 238 25

17. Tennessee State 10-4 237 17

18. Furman 8-6 188 21

19. Montana State 10-3 170 20

20. Maine 10-3 169 11

21. Youngstown St. 8-4 162 19

22. William & Mary 7-5 159 NR

23. Bethune-Cookman 10-3 136 16

24. Richmond 6-6 118 NR

25. Northern Arizona 9-3 116 15

Others receiving votes: Samford 95, Southern Illinois 59, Harvard 42, Charleston Southern 39, James Madison 30, Princeton 24, Southern Utah 20, Alcorn State 16, Liberty 16, Delaware 15, South Carolina State 15, Cal Poly 14, Missouri State 12, Sacred Heart 10, Wofford 8, Central Arkansas 7, Alabama State 6, Lehigh 6, Eastern Kentucky 4, Holy Cross 1, Illinois State 1, Jacksonville 1.