GILBERT, Ariz. — For the third week in a row, the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll top-five remains unchanged. The undefeated University of North Carolina continues to hold onto the number one spot. The University of Connecticut, also undefeated, comes in at number two and the University of Maryland, the third undefeated team on the poll, holds onto third for the fourth week in a row. Duke University (No. 4) and Princeton University (No. 5) round out the top-five.
Between No. 2 UConn and No. 3 Maryland, only one will have the potential to remain undefeated next week, as the Terps travel to Hartford, Connecticut to take on the Huskies in a Sunday afternoon contest.
Making the biggest leap in the poll this week is No. 12 Harvard University. The Crimson jumped eight spaces from last week where they were ranked at number 20. Harvard had two wins in their Ivy League opening weekend — they defeated Yale University 6-0 and took down the University of Maine (No. 18) in a 4-1 win.
The next Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll will be announced on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The poll is voted on by NFHCA member coaches and has no bearing on selection to the 2018 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship.
|Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll — Week 4|
|Rank||Institution (Record)||Points (First place votes)||Previous Ranking|
|1||University of North Carolina (8-0)||1151 (32)||1|
|2||University of Connecticut (9-0)||1087 (11)||2|
|3||University of Maryland (11-0)||1080 (4)||3|
|4||Duke University (7-3)||974||4|
|5||Princeton University (6-3)||970||5|
|6||University of Michigan (6-4)||796||8|
|7||Penn State University (6-3)||772||6|
|8||University of Louisville (7-3)||748||7|
|9||Boston College (6-3)||722||9|
|10||Northwestern University (7-4)||672||14|
|11||Syracuse University (6-3)||657||12|
|12||Harvard University (7-1)||563||20|
|13||University of Iowa (8-2)||548||13|
|14||Saint Joseph's University (6-2)||507||16|
|15||University of Virginia (4-4)||506||10|
|16||Old Dominion University (7-2)||433||11|
|17||Rutgers University (7-2)||428||17|
|18||University of Maine (8-1)||380||18|
|19||University of Delaware (4-5)||344||15|
|20||Liberty University (6-2)||303||19|
|21||Wake Forest University (5-4)||228||Not ranked|
|22||University at Albany (6-2)||210||24|
|23||Ohio State University (5-5)||205||23|
|24||Boston University (6-3)||183||21|
|25||Stanford University (5-3)||170||22|