The UMaine Black Bears have climbed to #17 in the national STATS FCS weekly poll. That is a jump of five spots after knocking off FBS Western Kentucky University Saturday night.

The Black Bears are one of six CAA teams in the top-25. James Madison University is the highest ranked league team at #2.

Check out the poll below...

STATS FCS Poll
Rankings as of 9/10/2018
RankSchoolVotesPrev
1North Dakota State (1-0)3970 (154)1
2James Madison (1-1)3744 (2)2
3South Dakota State (1-0)36023
4North Carolina A&T (3-0)3280 (3)5
5Sam Houston State (1-0)32174
6Eastern Washington (2-0)30976
7Kennesaw State (1-1)29317
8Wofford (2-0)26738
9Samford (1-1)25579
10Villanova (2-0)243612
11Weber State (1-1)233210
12Jacksonville State (1-1)202613
13Nicholls (1-1)195911
14Elon (1-1)184215
15Montana (2-0)181914
16McNeese (2-0)147116
17Maine (2-0)138822
18Central Arkansas (1-1)130517
19Illinois State (2-0)110019
20Northern Arizona (1-1)84518
21UNI (0-1)76121
22South Dakota (1-1)73023
23UC Davis (2-0)617NR
24Stony Brook (1-1)49824
25Rhode Island (2-0)358NR
Others: Austin Peay (225) , Colgate (184) , Delaware (154) , Yale (115) , New Hampshire (88) , Sacramento State (71) , Furman (39) , Montana State (36) , Richmond (33) , Butler (27) , Monmouth (17) , Tennessee State (16) , North Alabama (14) , Western Illinois (13) , San Diego (13) , Idaho (11) , Prairie View A&M (11) , Chattanooga (10) , North Dakota (9) , Southern Utah (8) , Southeastern Louisiana (7) , Southern Illinois (5) , Lehigh (4) , Western Carolina (2) , Northwestern State (2) , Sacred Heart (2) , Howard (1)
NOTES: UMaine freshman running back Ramon Jefferson has been named CAA Rookie of the Week. He accounted for 111 yards of total offense vs WKU...Husson Eagles freshman running back Solomon Hassen is the ECFC Rookie of the Week. He rushed for 245 yards and two TDS in the Eagles win over the University of New England on Saturday.