Undefeated UNC tops final Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll

GILBERT, Ariz. — The University of North Carolina has been voted into first place on the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll for the tenth-consecutive week. The Tar Heels have topped every 2019 poll and were an unanimous choice for first place in every poll since week four when current No. 8, Duke University, received one first-place vote.

UNC finished last week with an Atlantic Coast Conference Championship trophy in their hands and will go forward as the number one seed in the NCAA Division I Field Hockey Tournament. The Tar Heels will host first- and second-round games at Karen Shelton Stadium in Chapel Hill and will face the winner of the opening-round contest between Miami University and No. 15 Stanford University.

The Top Five

After securing a Big East Conference Championship last weekend, the University of Connecticut Huskies moved into second place on the poll. They will also host first- and second-round games — the Huskies will take on the winner of the opening-round match between No. 23 American University and No. 25 Fairfield University.

Rounding out the top five are No. 3 University of Maryland, No. 4 University of Virginia, and No. 5 University of Louisville — all three received at-large bids to the postseason tournament and are listed as the top seeds in their first-round contests. In addition to UNC and UCONN, Louisville and UVA will also host the first and second rounds of the tournament.

Dancin'

The NCAA postseason will kick off on Wednesday with opening round games in Stanford, California and Fairfield, Connecticut. First-round contests will take place on Friday with games scheduled for noon and 2:30 p.m. EST.

Fans can follow all NCAA Division I postseason games and results on the FieldTurf Scoreboard hosted by nfhca.org.

2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll — Week 10

Rank Institution (Record) Points (First place votes) Previous Ranking
1 University of North Carolina (19-0) 900 (36) 1
2 University of Connecticut (18-3) 829 3
3 University of Maryland (16-3) 765 2
4 University of Virginia (16-4) 752 4
5 University of Louisville (15-5) 706 6
6 University of Iowa (16-4) 703 7
7 Boston College (13-7) 654 9
8 Duke University (13-7) 628 5
9 Princeton University (13-4) 608 8
10 University of Delaware (16-3) 515 11
11 University of Michigan (13-6) 501 10
11 Northwestern University (14-7) 501 14
13 Syracuse University (12-6) 476 12
14 Saint Joseph's University (17-3) 475 13
15 Stanford University (15-6) 380 17
16 Harvard University (13-4) 325 15
17 Old Dominion University (11-7) 309 18
18 Rutgers University (10-8) 249 16
19 Liberty University (10-8) 241 19
20 Monmouth University (14-5) 158 20
21 Wake Forest University (9-11) 126 21
22 Penn State University (8-12) 122 Not ranked
23 American University (13-5) 119 25
24 Ohio State University (9-9) 109 22
25 Fairfield University (18-2) 102 24

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.