GILBERT, Ariz. — For the first time since the third week of voting, East Stroudsburg took first place in the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll. The Warriors currently have a 12-2 record and are undefeated in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). That perfect record will be tested on Wednesday when they travel to face No. 2 West Chester University in a 4:00 p.m. contest. The Golden Rams are 7-1 in the PSAC with their only loss coming from No. 6 Kutztown University last week.
Following ESU and West Chester in the poll are No. 3 Merrimack College, No. 4 Pace University and No. 5 Shippensburg University. Returning to the poll this week is No. 10 Limestone College — they are 10-3 overall and are touting an undefeated record in their conference, the South Atlantic Conference.
The next Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll will be announced on Tuesday, November 6. 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 8|
|Rank||Institution (Record)||Points (First place votes)||Previous Ranking|
|1||East Stroudsburg University (12-2)||183 (7)||2|
|2||West Chester University (13-2)||176 (9)||1|
|3||Merrimack College (13-1)||149 (1)||3|
|4||Pace University (14-1)||134 (3)||5|
|5||Shippensburg University (11-3)||121||4|
|6||Kutztown University (12-4)||83||7|
|7||Stonehill College (10-4)||78||6|
|8||LIU Post (10-4)||51||9|
|9||Millersville University (10-5)||46||7|
|10||Limestone College (10-3)||32||Not ranked|