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)
|5||Tufts University (6-1)
|6||Vassar College (9-0)
|7||Franklin & Marshall College (8-0)
|8||Bowdoin College (7-1)
|9||Ursinus College (7-1)
|10||Johns Hopkins University (7-2)
|11||Williams College (7-1)
|12||Christopher Newport University (7-2)
|13||Messiah College (4-4)
|14||Bates College (5-2)
|15||Centre College (9-0)
|16||Montclair State University (6-3)
|17||Colby College (6-1)
|18||Kean University (11-1)||217||20|
|19||Babson College (6-3)
|20||Trinity College (4-3)
|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|
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.