Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll College Rankings: Week of October 1

Oct. 01, 2019, 2:30 p.m. (ET)

Undefeated Middlebury tops Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll

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GILBERT, Ariz. - October 1, 2019 - The Middlebury College Panthers, unbeaten after nine games, were voted into first on the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll. Middlebury will fight to defend their 9-0 record when they visit conference opponent, No. 14 Bates College, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. ET (watch on Northeast Sports Network).


Games to Watch
Tonight, the University of Rochester will visit St. John Fisher College in a cross-city matchup at 6:00 p.m. ET - both teams received votes this week and are tied for the top spot in their respective conferences (watch on Cardinal All-Access).

Field hockey fans will not want to miss the top-20 matchup for Lancaster County bragging rights between No. 7 Franklin & Marshall College and No. 13 Messiah College - the game is set to take place on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. ET on Messiah's campus (watch on GoMessiah.TV).

The game to watch this week will take place on Thursday evening between still-undefeated No. 2 The College of New Jersey and steadily climbing No. 9 Ursinus College - pushback is set for 7:00 p.m. ET at Ursinus (watch live, here).

 

2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll - Week 4
Rank Institution Points (First Place Votes) Previous Ranking
1 Middlebury College (9-0) 1089 1
2 The College of New Jersey (7-0)  1009 3
3 Salisbury University (8-1) 932 4
4 Rowan University (7-1)
848 2
5 Tufts University (6-1)
829 5
6 Vassar College (9-0)
790 6
7 Franklin & Marshall College (8-0)
774 8
8 Bowdoin College (7-1)
735 7
9 Ursinus College (7-1)
633 10
10 Johns Hopkins University (7-2)
608 9
11 Williams College (7-1)
606 12
12 Christopher Newport University (7-2)
355 14
13 Messiah College (4-4)
349 13
14 Bates College (5-2)
330 14
15 Centre College (9-0)
324 16
16 Montclair State University (6-3)
259 11
17 Colby College (6-1)
247 19
18 Kean University (11-1) 217 20
19 Babson College (6-3)
152 18
20 Trinity College (4-3)
125 17
       
Others receiving votes (next five): St. John Fisher College (50), Stockton University (42),
University of Lynchburg (21), University of Rochester (18), Kenyon College (18)
 
Total Votes Submitted: 55
 

* DIII Rankings are based off NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll (Posted October 1, 2019)

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The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll is voted on by NFHCA member coaches and has no bearing on selection to the 2019 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship.