GILBERT, Ariz. — As we enter the fourth week of the field hockey season, six of the teams ranked on the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll still tout an unbeaten record and three of those undefeated programs top the poll.
The Top Five
No. 1 Middlebury College and New Jersey Athletic Conference rivals, No. 2 Rowan University and No. 3 The College of New Jersey, remain unbeaten, while No. 4 Salisbury University and No. 5 Tufts University have only dropped one game apiece — Salisbury's first loss coming from No. 3 TCNJ this past weekend.
Games to Watch
Tomorrow, No. 18 Babson College travels to take on No. 5 Tufts University in a 5:00 p.m. EST contest, while No. 13 Messiah will visit No. 9 Johns Hopkins University for a 7:00 p.m. EST game.
Field hockey fans will not want to miss Saturday's noon matchups between No. 5 Tufts and No. 14 Bates College or Haverford College — who received votes this week — and No. 8 Franklin & Marshall College.
Saturday also features a battle of NFHCA Hall of Famers as No. 7 Bowdoin College and head coach, Nicky Pearson (Class of 2014), take on No. 17 Trinity College and head coach, Anne Parmenter (Class of 2018), at 11:00 a.m. EST.
2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll — Week 3
|Rank||Institution (Record)||Points||Previous Ranking|
|1||Middlebury College (6-0)||1087||1|
|2||Rowan University (6-0)||1010||2|
|3||The College of New Jersey (6-0)||957||5|
|4||Salisbury University (7-1)||867||4|
|5||Tufts University (4-1)||834||3|
|6||Vassar College (7-0)||830||6|
|7||Bowdoin College (5-1)||716||7|
|8||Franklin & Marshall College (6-0)||692||9|
|9||Johns Hopkins University (5-2)||562||8|
|10||Ursinus College (5-1)||549||11|
|11||Montclair State University (6-1)||535||10|
|12||Williams College (4-1)||459||14|
|13||Messiah College (3-3)||379||12|
|14||Bates College (4-1)||344||15|
|14||Christopher Newport University (5-2)||344||13|
|16||Centre College (8-0)||256||18|
|17||Trinity College (4-2)||157||17|
|18||Babson College (5-2)||148||19|
|19||Colby College (4-1)||137||20|
|20||Kean University (8-1)||134||Not Ranked|
|Others receiving votes (next five): University of Rochester (91), Haverford College (74), Amherst College (23), St. John Fisher College (28), Stockton University (24)|
|Total Votes Submitted: 55|
Follow all NCAA Division III games and results throughout the season on the FieldTurf Scoreboard hosted by nfhca.org.
The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll is voted on by NFHCA member coaches and has no bearing on selection to the 2019 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship.