Coaches Polls

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association has been publishing National Coaches Polls for each NCAA division every week during the field hockey playing season since 1997.

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Since 1997, the NFHCA has been publishing the National Coaches Polls for each NCAA division. The polls are voted on by NFHCA collegiate members each week during the field hockey playing season. The format of the polls are decided on by each NFHCA member group.

The NFHCA recognizes that the weekly rankings are the association’s best attempt to compare the strengths and weaknesses of each NCAA division’s field hockey programs from across the nation. Eligible teams must have a .500 or above record to be ranked each week The rankings are a reflection of the best teams each week as reported by the voting institutions. This poll is in no way intended to be a reflection of who will be selected to the NCAA Championship Tournament.

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  • Division I — The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll is a composite ranking of the top 20 teams in the nation each week. Each Division I team with an NFHCA member coach is permitted one vote for the ranking each week. The 2024 Preseason Poll will be released on August 27, followed by the first week’s poll released on September 10, 2024, after two weekends of regular season competition.  The last date of the 2024 Poll is November 12, 2024. The 2024 National Championship is scheduled for November 24, 2024.
  • Division II — The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II Coaches Poll is a composite ranking of the top 10 teams in the nation each week. Each Division II team with an NFHCA member coach is permitted one vote for the ranking each week.  The 2024 Preseason Poll will be released on September 3, followed by the first week’s poll released on September 17, 2024, after two weekends of regular season competition.  The last date of the 2024 Poll is November 12, 2024. The 2024 National Championship is scheduled for November 24, 2024.
  • Division III — The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III Coaches Poll is a composite ranking of the top 25 teams in the nation each week. Each Division III team with an NFHCA member coach is permitted one vote for the ranking each week. The 2024 Preseason Poll will be released on August 27, followed by the first week’s poll released on September 10, 2024, after two weekends of regular season competition.  The last date of the 2024 Poll is November 12, 2024.  The 2024 National Championship is scheduled for November 24, 2024.

Penn Monto/NFHCA National Coaches Polls

Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll — November 7, 2023

RankInstitutionRecordPoints (First place votes)Previous RankingChange
1University of North Carolina 14-3538 (7)2▲1
2Northwestern University 18-1531 (20)1▼1
3Duke University 16-4483 (1)3
4University of Maryland 16-5434 (0)8▲4
5University of Virginia 12-6429 (0)4▼1
6Rutgers University 16-3420 (0)5▼1
7Liberty University 17-2379 (0)6▼1
8University of Iowa 13-5372 (0)7▼1
9Harvard University 15-3334 (0)9
10University of Louisville 14-6308 (0)10
11Syracuse University 10-7257 (0)12▲1
12The Ohio State University 14-6228 (0)11▼1
13Saint Joseph's University 16-4224 (0)15▲2
14Boston College 11-7218 (0)13▼1
15Pennsylvania State University 9-8171 (0)14▼1
16University of Michigan 9-8116 (0)16
17Old Dominion University 14-5109 (0)Unranked
18University at Albany 13-664 (0)19▲1
19Cornell University 12-561 (0)17▼2
20University of Massachusetts, Amherst 13-760 (0)20
The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll is a composite ranking of the top 20 teams with a .500 or better record in the nation each week. Each Division I team with an NFHCA member coach is permitted one vote for the ranking each week.

Polls are announced every Tuesday during the field hockey playing season.

The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll is voted on by NFHCA member coaches and has no bearing on selection to the 2023 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship.

All 2023 Division I National Coaches Polls.

Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll — November 7, 2023

RankInstitutionRecordPoints (First place votes)Previous RankingChange
1East Stroudsburg University 17-2128 (12)1
2Shippensburg University 15-4126 (2)2
3Saint Anselm College 18-399 (0)5▲2
4Kutztown University 16-398 (0)3▼1
5University of Mount Olive 15-275 (0)4▼1
6Assumption University 15-660 (0)8▲2
7Mansfield University 12-755 (0)7
8Bloomsburg University 14-549 (0)6▼2
9West Chester University 10-719 (0)9
10Lander University 13-617 (0)Unranked
The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II Coaches Poll is a composite ranking of the top 10 teams with a .500 or better record in the nation each week. Each Division II team with an NFHCA member coach is permitted one vote for the ranking each week.

Polls are announced every Tuesday during the field hockey playing season.

The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll is voted on by NFHCA member coaches and has no bearing on selection to the 2023 NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship.

All 2023 Division II National Coaches Polls.

Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll — November 7, 2023

RankInstitutionRecordPoints (First place votes)Previous RankingChange
1Middlebury College 18-0997 (37)1
2Babson College 20-1910 (0)2
3Christopher Newport University 17-0893 (3)3
4Johns Hopkins University 18-1891 (0)4
5Messiah University 17-1818 (0)5
6Salisbury University 13-4791 (0)6
7Bates College 12-5690 (0)7
8Williams College 11-7686 (0)9▲1
9York College of Pennsylvania 15-4658 (0)8▼1
10Tufts University 11-5604 (0)10
11University of Lynchburg 19-2542 (0)11
12Amherst College 10-7521 (0)12
13SUNY Cortland 17-1475 (0)14▲1
14Kean University 11-5435 (0)13▼1
15Bowdoin College 10-6386 (0)15
16Rowan University 11-7341 (0)17▲1
17Shenandoah University 16-3328 (0)16▼1
18Wesleyan University 9-7263 (0)19▲1
19Massachusetts Institute of Technology 14-5256 (0)20▲1
20Swarthmore College 13-6239 (0)18▼2
21Franklin & Marshall College 11-8195 (0)21
22The College of New Jersey 11-8169 (0)22
23Trinity College 9-7161 (0)23
24Ithaca College 14-6118 (0)25▲1
25Endicott College 16-491 (0)Unranked
The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll is a composite ranking of the top-25 teams with a .500 or better record in the nation each week. Each Division III team with an NFHCA member coach is permitted one vote for the ranking each week.

Polls are announced every Tuesday during the field hockey playing season.

The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll is voted on by NFHCA member coaches and has no bearing on selection to the 2023 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship.

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All 2023 Division III National Coaches Polls.

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