KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island remained in both national Top 25 polls despite a loss to Maine Saturday. The Rams landed at No. 22 in the STATS FCS Top 25 and No. 23 in the AFCA FCS Coaches Top 25.
The Rams received 775 points in the STATS FCS poll, coming in one spot ahead of undefeated Princeton, which received 618 points. Eastern Tennessee State was in front of the Rams at No. 21, getting 847 points. This is the sixth straight week Rhode Island had been ranked in the poll.
In the AFCA FCS Coaches Top 25, Rhode Island dropped to No. 23, receiving 129 points. Rhody was one spot behind Nicholls (131) and just five points behind No. 21 East Tennessee State (134).
There were seven CAA Football teams ranked this week, with six appearing in both national polls this week. James Madison (4/5), Elon (11/11), Towson (13/14), Maine (16/20) and Stony Brook (18/17) were in front of the Rams. Delaware made a return to the polls, coming in No. 24 in the STATS poll and No. 25 in the Coaches poll.
Rhode Island travels to No. 18/17 Stony Brook this weekend for a game Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.