Maine Maritime named Calvin Powell as its football coach on Monday.

Powell will be 11th head coach in program history, dating back to 1946.

Powell will officially join the Mariners in Castine on Monday, March 13.

Powell will be the first coach since Maine Maritime indefinitely suspended the football program in 2020 because of financial challenges faced by the Academy resulting from the pandemic.

Powell has been coaching for 15 years, most recently was the assistant head coach with oversight of the offensive line and run game in his second stint at Langston University in Oklahoma. The 2022 Lions ranked fifth in the nation in rushing and 12th in the nation in points per game with Powell coaching five all-conference players.



AP POLL: Houston returned to No. 1 for the third time this season, while Northwestern and Texas A&M barged into the rankings after each had a pair of impressive wins last week.

The Cougars, riding a seven-game winning streak, jumped over Alabama and back into the top spot, where they spent two weeks in November and December and had another two-week stint last month. They picked up 48 first-place votes from the 62-member national media panel to lay claim to No. 1 with just two weeks left in the regular season.

The Crimson Tide dropped only one spot after losing to Tennessee and routing Georgia in their lone week at No. 1. They held onto seven first-place votes, while Kansas also earned seven to climb two spots to No. 3 in this week’s poll.

UCLA remained at No. 4 while Purdue slid two spots to round out of the top five.

Virginia was at No. 6 after beating Louisville and Notre Dame last week. Arizona was seventh while Texas fell two spots to eighth after losing to Texas Tech and needing overtime to beat Oklahoma. The Bears held their spot while Marquette moved into the top 10 for the first time since Feb. 25, 2019.

Northwestern entered the poll for the first time in more than two years at No. 21 after following its upset of Purdue two weeks ago with wins over the Hoosiers and Iowa. San Diego State, Iowa State and TCU were next, with Texas A&M making it back into the poll after spending one week at No. 24 in November.



(16) OHIO STATE 74, (12) MICHIGAN 61: Rikki Harris scored a career-high 23 points with five assists and seven steals, Taylor Thierry added 15 points and visiting Ohio State (23-5, 12-5 Big Ten) beat Michigan (20-7, 10-6) to complete a season sweep of the Wolverines.

It was Ohio State’s first victory over a ranked team since topping Michigan 66-57 on New Year’s Eve.

AP POLL: South Carolina survived one of its stiffest tests of the season to remain No. 1.

The Gamecocks (27-0) topped Mississippi in overtime on Sunday to win their 33rd consecutive game and secure the top spot in the poll for a 35th consecutive week. That is the third-longest run atop the poll, with UConn (51 weeks) and Louisiana Tech (36) having had longer streaks at No. 1. The Gamecocks broke a tie with UConn for third place.

South Carolina received 27 of the 28 first-place votes from the national media panel. It was the first time this season that the team wasn’t a unanimous choice at No. 1.

Indiana, with Gorham’s Mackenzie Holmes, got the other first place vote and stayed second in the poll. The Hoosiers have won 14 consecutive games and are 9-0 against AP Top 25 teams this season – the most wins against ranked opponents of any team in the country. The Hoosiers clinched at least a share of their first Big Ten title since 1983 with Sunday’s win over Purdue.

Stanford, UConn and LSU round out the top five teams.

Comments are no longer available on this story