Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll College Rankings: Week of September 10

Sept. 10, 2019, 12:41 p.m. (ET)

UNC tops Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll

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GILBERT, Ariz. - September 10, 2019 - After starting the 2019 season with four wins - three against ranked opponents - the University of North Carolina takes the top spot in week one of the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll.

The Top Five

After also starting the season with perfect 4-0 records, Duke University and the University of Connecticut moved into second and third place, respectively. The University of Maryland, dropping only one contest in the first two weekends of play to No. 2 Duke, came in fourth, while Princeton University stayed in fifth.

Moving Up

Making the biggest leap from preseason to week one in the Penn Monto/NFHCA poll was the University of Delaware, who climbed seven places.

After a 4-0 start and two ranked wins over No. 20 University at Albany and No. 17 Penn State University, Delaware was voted into ninth place - the Blue Hens were ranked No. 16 in the preseason poll.

Games to Watch

This Thursday, September 12, No. 18 Stanford University will take on No. 10 Harvard University in a 4:00 p.m. ET contest in their first road trip of the year.

Two of New England's top teams will meet on Friday when No. 22 Boston University takes on No. 24 University of Maine in Orono at 3:00 p.m. ET. In a top-ten matchup, No. 4 Maryland and No. 6 University of Virginia will face off on Friday at 5:00 p.m. ET in College Park.

On Sunday, No. 8 University of Louisville will visit No. 12 Ohio State University for a 1:00 p.m. ET contest and No. 13 Northwestern University will travel to No. 15 Wake Forest University for a noon push-back.

2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll - Week 1
Rank Institution Points (First Place Votes) Previous Ranking
1 University of North Carolina (4-0) 1129 (37) 1
2 Duke University (4-0) 1037 (2) 3
3 University of Connecticut (4-0) 1020 (4) 4
4 University of Maryland (3-1) 943 (1) 2
5 Princeton University (1-1) 915 (1) 5
6 University of Virginia (4-0) 827 11
7 University of Iowa (3-1) 746 8
8 University of Louisville (5-0) 694 12
9 University of Delaware (4-0) 6559 16
10 Harvard University (1-1) 636 6
11 University of Michigan (2-2) 630 7
12 Ohio State University (3-1) 573 14
13 Northwestern University (3-2) 550 15
14 Saint Joseph's University (3-0) 481 17
15 Wake Forest University (1-3) 453 10
16 Liberty University (3-0) 433 20
17 Penn State University (0-3) 387 9
18 Stanford University (2-2) 381 21
19 Boston College (1-3) 324 13
20 University at Albany (1-2) 292 22
21 Rutgers University (2-2) 263 19
22 Boston University (3-1) 256 23
23 Syracuse University (3-1) 164 18
24 University of Maine (0-3) 82 24
25 Michigan State University (3-1) 78 -


* DI Rankings are based off NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll (Posted September 10, 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.