Millersville tops Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll for second week
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GILBERT, Ariz. - September 24, 2019 - The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and the Northeast-10 Conference (NE10) split the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll this week with each conference placing five teams on the list.
The Top Five
Little has changed in the top five ranking this week - Millersville University, West Chester University and East Stroudsburg University remain at first, second and third, while Saint Anselm College and Kutztown University exchanged places.
No. 4 Saint Anselm moved up one spot after earning two wins and defending their unbeaten record. No. 5 Kutztown dropped a close contest last week to No. 1 Millersville to put their record at 4-2.
Games to Watch
Tomorrow, No. 5 Kutztown will visit No. 3 ESU for a 4:00 p.m. ET "can't-miss" match - while the Golden Bears and Warriors are PSAC rivals, this game is the last that will not count toward conference standings (PSAC conference games begin the following week).
The second game-to-watch on Wednesday is between No. 7 Stonehill College and No. 8 Southern New Hampshire University - these two NE-10 powerhouses will face off at 6:00 p.m. ET on SNHU's Dr. George J. Lark Field.
Then on Saturday, watch a rematch of the Southern Athletic Conference's 2018 tournament semifinal game between Coker College and Limestone College, set to take place at 1:00 p.m. ET at Limestone.
|2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll - Week 2|
|Rank||Institution||Points (First Place Votes)||Previous Ranking|
|1||Millersville University (3-0)||221 (12)||1|
|West Chester University (6-0)||212 (4)||2|
|3||East Stroudsburg University (7-0)||200 (6)||3|
|4||Saint Anselm College (5-0)||158 (2)||5|
|5||Kutztown University (4-2)||126||4|
|6||Shippensburg University (3-3)||93||6|
|7||Stonehill College (3-2)||64||8|
|8||Southern New Hampshire University (5-1)||62||9|
|9||Adelphi University (4-2)||53||10|
|10||Assumption College (4-1)||45||7|
* DII Rankings are based off NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll (Posted September 24, 2019)
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The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll is voted on by NFHCA member coaches and has no bearing on selection to the 2019 NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship.