GILBERT, Ariz. — After starting the 2019 season with four wins — three against ranked opponents — the University of North Carolina takes the top spot in week one of the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll.
The Top Five
After also starting the season with perfect 4-0 records, Duke University and the University of Connecticut moved into second and third place, respectively. The University of Maryland, dropping only one contest in the first two weekends of play to No. 2 Duke, came in fourth, while Princeton University stayed in fifth.
Making the biggest leap from preseason to week one in the Penn Monto/NFHCA poll was the University of Delaware, who climbed seven places.
After a 4-0 start and two ranked wins over No. 20 University at Albany and No. 17 Penn State University, Delaware was voted into ninth place — the Blue Hens were ranked No. 16 in the preseason poll.
Games to Watch
This Thursday, September 12, No. 18 Stanford University will take on No. 10 Harvard University in a 4:00 p.m. EST contest in their first road trip of the year.
Two of New England's top teams will meet on Friday when No. 22 Boston University takes on No. 24 University of Maine in Orono at 3:00 p.m. EST. In a top-ten matchup, No. 4 Maryland and No. 6 University of Virginia will face off on Friday at 5:00 p.m. EST in College Park.
On Sunday, No. 8 University of Louisville will visit No. 12 Ohio State University for a 1:00 p.m. EST contest and No. 13 Northwestern University will travel to No. 15 Wake Forest University for a noon push-back.
2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll — Week 1
|Rank||Institution (Record)||Points (First place votes)||Previous Ranking|
|1||University of North Carolina (4-0)||1129 (37)||1|
|2||Duke University (4-0)||1037 (2)||3|
|3||University of Connecticut (4-0)||1020 (4)||4|
|4||University of Maryland (3-1)||943 (1)||2|
|5||Princeton University (1-1)||915 (1)||5|
|6||University of Virginia (4-0)||827||11|
|7||University of Iowa (3-1)||746||8|
|8||University of Louisville (5-0)||694||12|
|9||University of Delaware (4-0)||659||16|
|10||Harvard University (1-1)||636||6|
|11||University of Michigan (2-2)||630||7|
|12||Ohio State University (3-1)||573||14|
|13||Northwestern University (3-2)||550||15|
|14||Saint Joseph's University (3-0)||481||17|
|15||Wake Forest University (1-3)||453||10|
|16||Liberty University (3-0)||433||20|
|17||Penn State University (0-3)||387||9|
|18||Stanford University (2-2)||381||21|
|19||Boston College (1-3)||324||13|
|20||University at Albany (1-2)||292||22|
|21||Rutgers University (2-2)||263||19|
|22||Boston University (3-1)||256||23|
|23||Syracuse University (3-1)||164||18|
|24||University of Maine (0-3)||82||24|
|25||Michigan State University (3-1)||78||Not ranked|
Follow all NCAA Division I matches and results on the FieldTurf Scoreboard hosted by nfhca.org throughout the season.
The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll is voted on by NFHCA member coaches and has no bearing on selection to the 2019 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship.