The UMaine field hockey team is off to its best start in 25 years and the Black Bears keep moving up in the national poll.

The 5-0 record matches the 1993 team start to a season and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll puts UMaine in a tie for 18th in the country with Harvard.

The highest ever ranking for a Black Bear field hockey team came in 2011 when the team reached #10.

The best start to the season came in 1975 when the Bears started 8-0.

America East Conference play starts on September 28th.

Check out the complete top-25 poll below...

Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll — Week 2
Rank Institution (Record) Points (First place votes) Previous Ranking
1 University of North Carolina (6-0) 1105 (16) 2
2 University of Connecticut (6-0) 1102 (24) 1
3 University of Maryland (7-0) 1056 (3) 3
4 Duke University (4-2) 968 4
5 Princeton University (3-2) 921 6
6 Penn State University (3-2) 810 5
7 University of Virginia (3-2) 726 8
8 University of Louisville (4-2) 662 11
9 Boston College (3-2) 617 13
10 University of Michigan (3-3) 608 7
11 Northwestern University (4-3) 595 9
12 Syracuse University (3-2) 560 10
13 University of Delaware (3-3) 508 12
14 Saint Joseph's University (4-1) 507 15
15 Old Dominion University (6-0) 497 21
16 University of Iowa (5-1) 491 14
17 Rutgers University (5-0) 462 23
18 Harvard University (3-1) 407 17
18 University of Maine (5-0) 407 19
20 Liberty University (3-1) 377 16
21 Boston University (4-2) 270 24
22 Ohio State University (4-2) 247 22
23 Stanford University (3-3) 195 20
24 Wake Forest University (2-4) 188 18
25 University at Albany (2-2) 135 25