UNC tops Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll for a second week

GILBERT, Ariz. — Coming off a one-win weekend and with a 5-0 record, the University of North Carolina retains their number-one ranking in the second week of the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll.

The Top Five

Duke University was voted second this week — the Blue Devils remain undefeated after wins this weekend over the University of California, Berkeley and No. 8 University of Iowa.

No. 3 University of Maryland claimed a victory over No. 5 University of Virginia at the Terrapin Invitational this past weekend — the Terps' 3-2 win came after two overtime periods and six shootouts.

Rounding out the top five is the University of Connecticut, who came in fourth this week with 1065 points.

Games to Watch

Conference play will begin this weekend for Division I teams, making almost every contest a "game to watch." But fans will want to stayed glued to the screen when No. 11 Northwestern University takes on No. 12 Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio to open Big Ten Conference play at 3:00 p.m. EST. Later in the day, closely ranked No. 17 Boston College and No. 18 Wake Forest University will kick off Atlantic Coast Conference play when they face off in Durham, North Carolina at 6:00 p.m. EST.

Then on Sunday, the No. 6 Princeton University Tigers will host No. 4 University of Connecticut in a midday contest. And at 1:00 p.m. EST, Drexel University will take on Temple University for the much-anticipated cross-city contest which will be hosted at Temple's Howarth Field.

2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll — Week 2

Rank Institution (Record) Points (First place votes) Previous Ranking
1 University of North Carolina (5-0) 1292 (45) 1
2 Duke University (6-0) 1196 (6) 2
3 University of Maryland (6-1) 1118 4
4 University of Connecticut (5-1) 1065 3
5 University of Virginia (5-1) 969 6
6 Princeton University (3-1) 935 5
7 University of Louisville (6-0) 915 (1) 8
8 University of Iowa (4-2) 876 7
9 University of Michigan (4-2) 809 11
10 University of Delaware (5-0) 788 9
11 Northwestern University (5-2) 684 13
12 Ohio State University (4-2) 634 12
13 Liberty University (4-0) 617 16
14 Harvard University (2-2) 520 10
15 Saint Joseph's University (4-1) 510 14
16 Stanford University (5-3) 435 18
17 Boston College (3-3) 399 19
18 Wake Forest University (1-4) 342 15
19 Syracuse University (5-1) 325 23
20 University at Albany (2-3) 322 20
21 Rutgers University (3-3) 315 21
22 Old Dominion University (4-1) 285 Not ranked
23 Michigan State University (4-2) 194 25
24 Penn State University (0-5) 176 17
25 Boston University (3-3) 132 22

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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.