Six unbeaten teams feature on Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll
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GILBERT, Ariz. - September 24, 2019 - As we enter the fourth week of the field hockey season, six of the teams ranked on the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll still tout an unbeaten record and three of those undefeated programs top the poll.
The Top Five
No. 1 Middlebury College and New Jersey Athletic Conference rivals, No. 2 Rowan University and No. 3 The College of New Jersey, remain unbeaten, while No. 4 Salisbury University and No. 5 Tufts University have only dropped one game apiece - Salisbury's first loss coming from No. 3 TCNJ this past weekend.
Games to Watch
Tomorrow, No. 18 Babson College travels to take on No. 5 Tufts University in a 5:00 p.m. ET contest, while No. 13 Messiah will visit No. 9 Johns Hopkins University for a 7:00 p.m. ET game.
Field hockey fans will not want to miss Saturday's noon matchups between No. 5 Tufts and No. 14 Bates College or Haverford College - who received votes this week - and No. 8 Franklin & Marshall College.
Saturday also features a battle of NFHCA Hall of Famers as No. 7 Bowdoin College and head coach, Nicky Pearson (Class of 2014), take on No. 17 Trinity College and head coach, Anne Parmenter (Class of 2018), at 11:00 a.m. ET.
|2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll - Week 3|
|Rank||Institution||Points (First Place Votes)||Previous Ranking|
|1||Middlebury College (6-0)||1087||1|
|2||Rowan University (6-0)||1010||2|
|3||The College of New Jersey (6-0)||957||5|
|4||Salisbury University (7-1)||867||4|
|5||Tufts University (4-1)||834||3|
|6||Vassar College (7-0)||830||6|
|7||Bowdoin College (5-1)||716||7|
|8||Franklin & Marshall College (6-0)||692||9|
|9||Johns Hopkins University (5-2)||562||8|
|10||Ursinus College (5-1)||549||11|
|11||Montclair State University (6-1)||535||10|
|12||Williams College (4-1)||459||14|
|13||Messiah College (3-3)||379||12|
|14||Bates College (4-1)||344||15|
|14||Christopher Newport University (5-2)||344||13|
|16||Center College (8-0)||256||18|
|17||Trinity College (4-2)||157||17|
|18||Babson College (5-2)||148||19|
|19||Colby College (4-1)||137||20|
|20||Kean University (8-1)||134||-|
|Others receiving votes (next five): University of Rochester (91), Haverford College (74),
Amherst College (23), St. John Fisher College (28), Stockton University (24)
|Total Votes Submitted: 55|
* DIII Rankings are based off NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll (Posted September 24, 2019)
Follow the first weekend of the field hockey season on the FieldTurf Scoreboard hosted by nfhca.org. throughout the season.
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.