UMaine's big win over New Hampshire on opening night has jumped the Black Bears into 22nd place in the national poll. Meanwhile, senior linebacker Sterling Sheffield has been named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Co-Defensive Player of the Week.

Maine dominated UNH 35-7 last Thursday night and pollsters took notice. While the Black Bears went from unranked to #22 in the STATS/FCS Poll, the Wildcats dropped from #7 down to #20.

Sheffield was a major factor on defense with two tackles for losses, two sacks and one pass breakup. UNH had just 108 total yards of offense and a -15 trying to run the ball.

UMaine travels to FBS Western Kentucky for a game Saturday night.

STATS FCS Poll
Rankings as of 9/3/2018
RankSchoolVotesPrev
1North Dakota State (1-0)3997 (157)1
2James Madison (0-1)3700 (1)2
3South Dakota State (0-0)36193
4Sam Houston State (0-0)34104
5North Carolina A&T (2-0)3103 (2)14
6Eastern Washington (1-0)29309
7Kennesaw State (0-1)28075
8Wofford (1-0)263710
9Samford (1-0)239811
10Weber State (0-1)23888
11Nicholls (1-0)229718
12Villanova (1-0)216919
13Jacksonville State (0-1)21166
14Montana (1-0)171624
15Elon (0-1)158612
16McNeese (1-0)149317
17Central Arkansas (0-1)125316
18Northern Arizona (1-0)1142NR
19Illinois State (1-0)97421
20New Hampshire (0-1)9647
21UNI (0-1)92113
22Maine (1-0)568NR
23South Dakota (0-1)538NR
24Stony Brook (0-1)43320
25Furman (0-1)43223