GILBERT, Ariz. — East Stroudsburg University moves into the top spot on the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll. The Warriors are followed by No. 2 Stonehill College and No. 3 West Chester University. The top half of the poll is rounded out by No. 4 Shippensburg University and No. 5 Millersville University.
No. 1 East Stroudsburg takes the top spot after last Wednesday's decisive win over then-top-ranked Shippensburg University (No. 4) — the Warriors claimed a 4-0 victory over the Raiders that they followed up with a 6-0 win over Mercyhurst University on Saturday.
This week will feature two top-10 matchups. First up, No. 8 Bloomsburg University will travel to No. 5 Millersville today for a 6:00 p.m. contest. On Thursday, No. 1 East Stroudsburg will host No. 3 West Chester in a 4:00 p.m. game that was preemptively rescheduled due to impending inclement weather.
The next Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll will be announced on Tuesday, October 2. The poll is voted on by NFHCA member coaches and has no bearing on selection to the 2018 NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship.
|Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll — Week 3|
|Rank||Institution (Record)||Points (First place votes)||Previous Ranking|
|1||East Stroudsburg University (4-1)||191 (12)||3|
|2||Stonehill College (4-1)||176 (5)||2|
|3||West Chester University (4-1)||153 (3)||4|
|4||Shippensburg University (4-1)||110 (1)||1|
|5||Millersville University (3-1)||94||5|
|6||Merrimack College (5-1)||92||7|
|7||Assumption College (4-2)||70||8|
|8||Bloomsburg University (3-1)||62||5|
|9||Kutztown University (5-1)||51||Not ranked|
|10||Pace University (5-1)||44||10|