Seventh week of Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll released

GILBERT, Ariz. — The Middlebury College Panthers remain in first place on the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll, but No. 2 The College of New Jersey is gaining on them — both teams are undefeated with 13 wins apiece and face stiff competition this week. Middlebury will face No. 6 Tufts University on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. (watch online) and TNCJ will take on No. 8 Rowan University this afternoon (watch online) and No. 10 Kean University — a "game to watch" — on Saturday.

Games to Watch

Fans will not want to miss the Thursday contest between No. 16 Bates College and No. 17 Babson College — the matchup between these two New England powerhouses will take place in Lewiston, Maine at 6:30 p.m. EST (watch on the Northeast Sports Network).

Saturday's slate is full of must-watch games. No. 7 Williams College will visit No. 4 Bowdoin College to settle the three-way tie for second place in the New England Small College Athletic Conference standings, which will also hinge on the result between Middlebury and Tufts — the Ephs and Polar Bears are set to push back at 11:00 a.m. EST (watch on the Northeast Sports Network).

Then at 1:00 p.m. EST, No. 11 Ursinus College will host Centennial Conference rival, No. 9 John Hopkins University. The Blue Jays are currently tied for first in the Centennial Conference standings with a 7-0 conference record and Ursinus is ranked fourth (watch online, here).

Also, at 1:00 p.m. EST is the "game to watch" this week between No. 2 TCNJ and No. 10 Kean University. Both teams are undefeated in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) — the contest will determine who moves into uncontested first place in the NJAC standings (follow along, here).

2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll — Week 7

Rank Institution (Record) Points Previous Ranking
1 Middlebury College (13-0) 1172 1
2 The College of New Jersey (13-0) 1098 2
3 Salisbury University (13-1) 1044 3
4 Bowdoin College (11-1) 957 4
5 Franklin & Marshall College (13-1) 917 5
6 Tufts University (11-2) 839 6
7 Williams College (11-1) 807 8
8 Rowan University (11-2) 737 7
9 Johns Hopkins University (12-2) 700 10
10 Kean University (16-1) 648 11
11 Ursinus College (9-4) 481 12
12 Messiah College (10-4) 457 13
13 Christopher Newport University (10-4) 450 14
14 Vassar College (11-3) 439 9
15 Centre College (14-0) 331 16
16 Bates College (8-4) 302 15
17 Babson College (12-3) 242 18
18 Colby College (8-4) 190 17
19 University of Lynchburg (12-3) 176 19
20 Amherst College (8-5) 76 Not ranked
Others receiving votes (next five): Montclair State University (43), University of Rochester (40), Endicott College (28), Kenyon College (25), SUNY Geneseo (24)
Total Votes Submitted: 59

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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.