GILBERT, Ariz. — The University of North Carolina, the only remaining unbeaten team in NCAA Division I field hockey, has been voted into the top spot on the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll.
The Top Five
After two conference wins over No. 9 University of Michigan and No. 24 Michigan State University, the Northwestern University Wildcats climbed their way to fifth in the poll. The two Big Ten Conference wins extended Northwestern's win streak to eight games in a row. Up next for the Wildcats is fellow Big Ten opponent, No. 4 University of Maryland — the two top teams meet on Thursday in College Park for a 3:30 p.m. EST contest (watch on the Big Ten Network).
Games to Watch
Field hockey fans will not want to miss tonight's game between No. 12 Princeton University and No. 11 University of Delaware (6:00 p.m. EST — watch, with a subscription, on FloSports).
The game to watch this week will be between the two top teams, No. 1 University of North Carolina and No. 2 Duke University — the contest will take place at UNC's Karen Shelton Stadium at 4:30 p.m. EST on Friday (watch on the ESPN/ACC Network).
Cap off a great weekend of field hockey with another interstate rivalry game between No. 24 Michigan State University and No. 9 Michigan University, set to take place in Ann Arbor at 4:00 p.m. EST (watch on BTN+).
2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll — Week 4
|Rank||Institution (Record)||Points (First place votes)||Previous Ranking|
|1||University of North Carolina (9-0)||1149 (45)||1|
|2||Duke University (8-1)||1040 (1)||2|
|3||University of Connecticut (9-1)||1035||3|
|4||University of Maryland (9-1)||970||4|
|5||Northwestern University (10-2)||897||7|
|6||University of Louisville (8-1)||873||6|
|7||University of Iowa (7-2)||811||8|
|8||University of Virginia (8-2)||794||5|
|9||University of Michigan (6-3)||709||9|
|10||Saint Joseph's University (8-1)||696||11|
|11||University of Delaware (6-1)||689||12|
|12||Princeton University (4-4)||632||10|
|13||Liberty University (6-1)||544||13|
|14||Syracuse University (7-2)||533||19|
|15||Ohio State University (5-4)||456||14|
|16||Stanford University (6-5)||422||15|
|17||Boston College (4-5)||375||17|
|18||Rutgers University (4-4)||362||18|
|19||Harvard University (5-2)||360||16|
|20||Wake Forest University (4-5)||348||21|
|21||University at Albany (7-3)||171||20|
|22||Old Dominion University (5-3)||167||22|
|23||Fairfield University (7-2)||156||23|
|24||Michigan State University (5-5)||105||24|
|25||Northeastern University (6-3)||75||Not ranked|
Follow all NCAA Division I games 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.