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Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Maine: No. 48 football state

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MAINE'S NATIONAL RANK
No. 45 pro | No. 47 college | No. 49 high school
Maine

NFL
No. 45 Maine


Maine quarterback Mike Buck played in 12 games over four seasons after being drafted by the Saints in 1990. Other Black Bears drafted in recent years include running back Lorenzo Bouier, defensive back Rob Sterling, guard Scott Hough and guard Justin Strzelczyk.
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COLLEGE
No. 47 Maine


On Sept. 18, 2004, Division I-AA Maine beat Mississippi State 9-7. The Black Bears also won the 2001 and 2002 Atlantic 10 titles. Before they joined the A-10, the Black Bears won nine Yankee Conference titles. Hall of fame coaches David M. Nelson and Eddie "Robbie" Robinson briefly coached at Maine.
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HIGH SCHOOL
No. 49 Maine


Maine would fare much better in a high school hockey ranking. The Black Bears pull what talent there is from within the borders. Spring 2006 DI signees: zero. Fall 2006 high school football teams: 67.
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POLL QUESTION

1) Which conference is the better fit for the Black Bears?

Atlantic 10
Yankee Conference