Undefeated Tar Heels remain at the top of the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll

GILBERT, Ariz. — After six weeks and 13 wins, the University of North Carolina continues their reign at the top of the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll. Last weekend, the Tar Heels continued their perfect record with two decisive wins over No. 16 Wake Forest University and No. 19 Liberty University. This week, they will face conference opponent No. 12 Boston College and No. 5 University of Connecticut.

Following closely behind the Tar Heels are the University of Maryland Terrapins who rank second in this week's poll. Despite a loss to No. 6 Penn State University this past weekend, the Terps still have a strong hold on second place with a 13-1 record.

Another upset win prompted Princeton University to move into third place this week — they defeated No. 5 University of Connecticut, 5-2, on Sunday.

This coming weekend promises to be another exciting one in the Division I field hockey world — 10 games will feature two top-25 teams. You can follow the results of those games and all Division I contests on nfhca.org.

The next Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll will be announced on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The poll is voted on by NFHCA member coaches and has no bearing on selection to the 2018 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship.

Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll — Week 6
Rank Institution (Record) Points (First place votes) Previous Ranking
1 University of North Carolina (13-0) 1072 (40) 1
2 University of Maryland (13-1) 979 (3) 2
3 Princeton University (10-3) 939 5
4 Duke University (11-3) 913 4
5 University of Connecticut (11-2) 871 3
6 Penn State University (9-3) 832 7
7 University of Michigan (9-5) 743 6
8 University of Iowa (11-3) 654 10
9 Syracuse University (8-4) 636 13
10 University of Louisville (10-3) 633 9
11 Harvard University (11-1) 617 11
12 Boston College (8-4) 603 8
13 Saint Joseph's University (10-2) 543 14
14 Rutgers University (9-4) 477 15
15 Northwestern University (8-6) 461 12
16 Wake Forest University (7-6) 416 16
17 University of Maine (10-2) 361 17
18 University of Delaware (6-6) 318 20
19 Liberty University (9-4) 284 19
20 University of Virginia (5-7) 246 18
21 Stanford University (8-4) 230 21
22 Ohio State University (8-6) 202 25
23 University at Albany (9-3) 194 24
24 Boston University (7-5) 171 23
25 Old Dominion University (7-5) 118 22