BROCKPORT, N.Y. — The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) will resume the operation of the Penn Monto/NFHCA National Coaches Polls for all three NCAA divisions this fall season.

All polls will be released on Tuesdays during the 2021-2022 season and will follow the schedules outlined below for each division.

The format of each Penn Monto/NFHCA National Coaches Poll is voted on by NFHCA member coaches and has no bearing on selection to the NCAA Field Hockey Championships. Voting members are asked to consider overall 2021-2022 record, strength of schedule, results against common opponents, and head-to-head competition when making their weekly selections.

Athletic communications contacts are encouraged to review the NFHCA SID Help Page for more information on coaches polls and awards, as well as access to NFHCA logo usage guidelines.

Division I National Coaches Poll Schedule

The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll will return to a top-25 format. The preseason poll will be released on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 with voting to take place the full week prior. The final poll will be released on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 following scheduled conference championships.

The voting portal will be open to Division I head coach members on Mondays from 8:00 a.m. EST to 11:59 p.m. EST. Division I members will receive a reminder email and voting instructions each week.

The NFHCA will release the weekly ranking no later than 3:00 p.m. EST on Tuesdays.

Division I Polls Voting Release
Preseason August 16 — 23, 2021 August 24, 2021
Week 1 September 6, 2021 September 7, 2021
Week 2 September 13, 2021 September 14, 2021
Week 3 September 20, 2021 September 21, 2021
Week 4 September 27, 2021 September 28, 2021
Week 5 October 4, 2021 October 5, 2021
Week 6 October 11, 2021 October 12, 2021
Week 7 October 18, 2021 October 19, 2021
Week 8 October 25, 2021 October 26, 2021
Week 9 November 1, 2021 November 2, 2021
Week 10 — Final November 8, 2021 November 9, 2021

 

Division II National Coaches Poll Schedule

The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll will follow a top-10 format. The preseason poll will be released on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 with voting to take place the full week prior. The final poll will be released on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 following scheduled conference championships.

The voting portal will be open to Division II head coach members on Mondays from 8:00 a.m. EST to 11:59 p.m. EST. Division II members will receive a reminder email and voting instructions each week.

The NFHCA will release the weekly ranking no later than 3:00 p.m. EST on Tuesdays.

Division II Polls Voting Release
Preseason August 23 — 30, 2021 August 31, 2021
Week 1 September 13, 2021 September 14, 2021
Week 2 September 20, 2021 September 21, 2021
Week 3 September 27, 2021 September 28, 2021
Week 4 October 4, 2021 October 5, 2021
Week 5 October 11, 2021 October 12, 2021
Week 6 October 18, 2021 October 19, 2021
Week 7 October 25, 2021 October 26, 2021
Week 8 November 1, 2021 November 2, 2021
Week 9 — Final November 8, 2021 November 9, 2021

 

Division III National Coaches Poll Schedule

The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll will follow a top-20 format with the next five selections designated as “also receiving votes.” The preseason poll will be released on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 with voting to take place the full week prior. The final poll will be released on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 following scheduled conference championships.

The voting portal will be open to Division III head coach members on Mondays from 8:00 a.m. EST until 10:00 a.m. EST. Division III members will receive a reminder email and voting instructions each week.

The NFHCA will release the weekly ranking no later than 3:00 p.m. EST on Tuesdays.

Division III Polls Voting Release
Preseason August 23 — 30, 2021 August 31, 2021
Week 1 September 13 — 14, 2021 September 14, 2021
Week 2 September 20 — 21, 2021 September 21, 2021
Week 3 September 27 — 28, 2021 September 28, 2021
Week 4 October 4 — 5, 2021 October 5, 2021
Week 5 October 11 — 12, 2021 October 12, 2021
Week 6 October 18 — 19, 2021 October 19, 2021
Week 7 October 25 — 26, 2021 October 26, 2021
Week 8 November 1 — 2, 2021 November 2, 2021
Week 9 — Final November 8 — 9, 2021 November 9, 2021

 

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is a nonprofit organization serving field hockey coaches and supporters of the game from across the United States. The mission of the organization is to stimulate the professional development of coaching leadership within the sport of field hockey. The NFHCA strives to cultivate and recognize the professional contributions of its membership and to foster and promote the growth of the sport. The NFHCA is responsible for providing a recognizable presence and voice in regard to legislation affecting the sport as well as interscholastic and intercollegiate programs.