GILBERT, Ariz. — For the fifth time in 10 weeks of voting, West Chester University sits in first place on the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll. The Golden Rams currently have a 15-2 record and the first seed in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship tournament, which begins today. No. 1 West Chester will host the final two rounds of the tournament and play the winner of today's game between No. 7 Kutztown University and No. 8 Millersville University.
Coming in at second place this week are the Pace University Setters who currently tout a 17-1 record and first seed in the Northeast 10 championship tournament. Pace will start the championship series tonight with a quarterfinal game against Assumption College — the first-round game will pit the Setters against the team that gave them their only loss of the year, which came in a non-conference matchup early in September.
Rounding out the top five this week are No. 3 East Stroudsburg University, No. 4 Shippensburg University and No. 5 Merrimack College, all of whom will be competing in their respective conference tournaments this week.
The 11th and final Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll for the 2018 season will be announced on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. 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 10|
|Rank||Institution (Record)||Points (First place votes)||Previous Ranking|
|1||West Chester University (15-2)||202 (15)||1|
|2||Pace University (17-1)||180 (4)||2|
|3||East Stroudsburg University (15-3)||179 (2)||3|
|4||Shippensburg University (14-3)||136||5|
|5||Merrimack College (15-3)||131||4|
|6||LIU Post (13-4)||89||7|
|7||Kutztown University (14-4)||78||6|
|8||Millersville University (13-5)||65||8|
|9||Stonehill College (12-6)||32||9|
|10||Saint Anselm College (13-5)||21||Not ranked|