Middlebury first in Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll for fifth week

GILBERT, Ariz. — The Middlebury College Panthers top the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll for the fifth-consecutive week. Last Saturday, Middlebury beat conference opponent, No. 13 Bates College, 1-0 — the Panthers will face No. 17 Colby College this Saturday at noon (watch on Northeast Sports Network).

The Top Five

Vassar College moved up in the poll this week to number five. The Brewers are still touting an undefeated record at 10-0 and recorded two important conference wins last week over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Union College.

Games to Watch

Tonight, No. 18 Montclair State University will travel to No. 16 Kean University for a 7:30 p.m. EST conference contest — fans will not want to miss MSU's first New Jersey Athletic Conference game of the season (watch on Kean All-Access).

The game to watch this weekend is between conference rivals, No. 8 Franklin & Marshall College and No. 11 Ursinus College. Saturday's 12:00 p.m. EST Centennial Conference contest will take place on Ursinus' Eleanor Frost Snell Alumnae Field (watch online, here).

2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll — Week 5

Rank Institution (Record) Points Previous Ranking
1 Middlebury College (10-0) 1039 1
2 The College of New Jersey (9-0) 976 2
3 Salisbury University (9-1) 902 3
4 Rowan University (8-1) 791 4
5 Vassar College (10-0) 735 6
6 Bowdoin College (8-1) 727 8
7 Tufts University (7-2) 711 5
8 Franklin & Marshall College (9-1) 681 7
9 Williams College (9-1) 621 11
10 Johns Hopkins University (8-2) 606 10
11 Ursinus College (7-3) 461 9
12 Messiah College (6-4) 416 13
13 Bates College (6-3) 357 14
14 Christopher Newport University (8-3) 335 12
15 Centre College (11-0) 316 15
16 Kean University (12-1) 260 18
17 Colby College (6-2) 208 17
18 Montclair State University (8-3) 193 16
19 Babson College (8-3) 160 19
20 University of Lynchburg (8-3) 88 Not ranked
Others receiving votes (next five): Trinity College (62), Amherst College (35), University of Rochester (25), SUNY Geneseo (19), Keene State College (16), Kenyon College (16), St. John Fisher College (16)
Total Votes Submitted: 52

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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.