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...

RankSchoolVotesPrev
1North Dakota State (8-0)4000 (160)1
2Kennesaw State (7-1)37772
3James Madison (6-2)36653
4Weber State (6-2)34164
5Eastern Washington (6-2)32095
6UC Davis (7-1)31586
7South Dakota State (5-2)30847
8Elon (5-2)27898
9Wofford (6-2)26889
10Jacksonville State (6-2)233712
11McNeese (6-2)220914
12Colgate (7-0)204616
13Delaware (6-2)179021
14Illinois State (5-3)178111
15Towson (6-2)177410
16Stony Brook (6-3)147915
17North Carolina A&T (6-2)141418
18Princeton (7-0)134519
19Central Arkansas (5-3)126113
20Nicholls (5-3)100320
21Sam Houston State (5-3)66123
22ETSU (7-2)56725
23Maine (5-3)54824
24Dartmouth (7-0)435NR
25Southeast Missouri State (6-2)316NR
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)