Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll College Rankings: Week of October 8

Oct. 08, 2019, 12:20 p.m. (ET)

UNC tops Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll for fifth week

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GILBERT, Ariz. - October 8, 2019 - The University of North Carolina, the only remaining unbeaten team in NCAA Division I field hockey, has been voted into the top spot on the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll for the fifth-consecutive week.

The Top Five

After two important wins last weekend, the University of Maryland moved into second place on the poll. The Terrapins triumphed over No. 8 Northwestern University after two overtime periods on Thursday and then on Sunday, recorded a 2-0 win over No. 3 University of Connecticut.

The University of Louisville Cardinals joined the top five after a pair of 3-0 wins over No. 20 Wake Forest University and Penn State University. The Cards will be tested on Friday evening when they face No. 9 University of Virginia at home (watch on ESPN/ACC Network).

Games to Watch

The game to watch this week will be Friday afternoon's Big East Conference matchup between No. 22 Old Dominion University and No. 15 Liberty University - the game will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET in Lynchburg, Virginia (watch on ESPN+).

Sunday has an exciting slate of games, but field hockey fans will not want to miss the noon contest between No. 10 University of Delaware and No. 3 Connecticut (watch on Huskies All-Access) and the 3:00 p.m. ET game between No. 16 Stanford University and No. 18 Ohio State University (watch, for a fee, on BTN Plus).

 

2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll - Week 5
Rank Institution Points (First Place Votes) Previous Ranking
1 University of North Carolina (9-0)  1200 (48)  1
2 University of Maryland (11-1)   1107  4
3 University of Connecticut (10-2)  1036  3
4 Duke University (8-3)
 1006  2
5 University of Louisville (10-1)   978  6
6 University of Iowa (9-2)
 876  7
7 Princeton University (7-4)   790  12
8 Northwestern University (10-4)   779  5
9 University of Virginia (9-3)   752  8
10 University of Delaware (8-2)
 724  11
11 University of Michigan (8-3)   703  9
12 Saint Joseph's University (10-1)   701  10
13 Harvard University (7-2)   516  19
14 Syracuse University (8-3)   489  14
15 Liberty University (7-2)   478  13
16 Stanford University (7-5)   473  16
17 Boston College (6-5)   441  17
18 Ohio State University (6-4)   401  15
19 Rutgers University (5-5)   386  18
20 Wake Forest University (5-6)   326  20
21 University at Albany (9-3)   229  21
22 Old Dominion University (6-4)   208  22
23 Fairfield University (9-2)   138  23
24 Cornell University (5-2)   124
25 Monmouth University (7-4)   89 -


* DI Rankings are based off NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll (Posted October 8, 2019)

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