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
RankInstitution (Record)Points (First place votes)Previous Ranking
1University of North Carolina (6-0)1105 (16)2
2University of Connecticut (6-0)1102 (24)1
3University of Maryland (7-0)1056 (3)3
4Duke University (4-2)9684
5Princeton University (3-2)9216
6Penn State University (3-2)8105
7University of Virginia (3-2)7268
8University of Louisville (4-2)66211
9Boston College (3-2)61713
10University of Michigan (3-3)6087
11Northwestern University (4-3)5959
12Syracuse University (3-2)56010
13University of Delaware (3-3)50812
14Saint Joseph's University (4-1)50715
15Old Dominion University (6-0)49721
16University of Iowa (5-1)49114
17Rutgers University (5-0)46223
18Harvard University (3-1)40717
18University of Maine (5-0)40719
20Liberty University (3-1)37716
21Boston University (4-2)27024
22Ohio State University (4-2)24722
23Stanford University (3-3)19520
24Wake Forest University (2-4)18818
25University at Albany (2-2)13525