Undefeated Middlebury tops Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll

GILBERT, Ariz. — The Middlebury College Panthers, unbeaten after nine games, were voted into first on the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll. Middlebury will fight to defend their 9-0 record when they visit conference opponent, No. 14 Bates College, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. EST (watch on Northeast Sports Network).

Games to Watch

Tonight, the University of Rochester will visit St. John Fisher College in a cross-city matchup at 6:00 p.m. EST — both teams received votes this week and are tied for the top spot in their respective conferences (watch on Cardinal All-Access).

Field hockey fans will not want to miss the top-20 matchup for Lancaster County bragging rights between No. 7 Franklin & Marshall College and No. 13 Messiah College — the game is set to take place on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. EST on Messiah's campus (watch on GoMessiah.TV).

The game to watch this week will take place on Thursday evening between still-undefeated No. 2 The College of New Jersey and steadily climbing No. 9 Ursinus College — pushback is set for 7:00 p.m. EST at Ursinus (watch live, here).

2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll — Week 4

Rank Institution (Record) Points Previous Ranking
1 Middlebury College (9-0) 1089 1
2 The College of New Jersey (7-0) 1009 3
3 Salisbury University (8-1) 932 4
4 Rowan University (7-1) 848 2
5 Tufts University (6-1) 829 5
6 Vassar College (9-0) 790 6
7 Franklin & Marshall College (8-0) 774 8
8 Bowdoin College (7-1) 735 7
9 Ursinus College (7-1) 633 10
10 Johns Hopkins University (7-2) 608 9
11 Williams College (7-1) 606 12
12 Christopher Newport University (7-2) 355 14
13 Messiah College (4-4) 349 13
14 Bates College (5-2) 330 14
15 Centre College (9-0) 324 16
16 Montclair State University (6-3) 259 11
17 Colby College (6-1) 247 19
18 Kean University (11-1) 217 20
19 Babson College (6-3) 152 18
20 Trinity College (4-3) 125 17
Others receiving votes (next five): St. John Fisher College (50), Stockton University (42), University of Lynchburg (21), University of Rochester (18), Kenyon College (18)
Total Votes Submitted: 55

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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.