West Chester, East Stroudsburg, Merrimack stay first, second and third for another week

GILBERT, Ariz. — The top three in week seven of the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll looks the same as it did in week six, as West Chester University, East Stroudsburg University and Merrimack College stay at first, second and third, respectively.

Following the top three are No. 4 Shippensburg University, No. 5 Pace University and No. 6 Stonehill College. All of the top-six teams went undefeated last week.

Four top-10 contests will take place this week with three of those contests scheduled for today — No. 10 LIU Post will visit No. 5 Pace for a 5:00 p.m. contest, No. 2 East Stroudsburg will take on No. 7 Millersville University at 6:00 p.m. and No. 1 West Chester will travel to No. 7 Kutztown University for a 7:00 p.m. pushback. Follow the results of these games and all Division II field hockey matches throughout the week on the FieldTurf Scoreboard, hosted at nfhca.org.

The next Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll will be announced on Tuesday, October 30. The poll is voted on by NFHCA member coaches and has no bearing on selection to the 2018 NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship.

Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll — Week 7
Rank Institution (Record) Points (First place votes) Previous Ranking
1 West Chester University (12-1) 187 (16) 1
2 East Stroudsburg University (11-2) 162 (1) 2
3 Merrimack College (11-1) 143 (2) 3
4 Shippensburg University (10-3) 128 5
5 Pace University (12-1) 110 4
6 Stonehill College (9-3) 96 5
7 Kutztown University (10-4) 59 7
7 Millersville University (7-4) 59 8
9 LIU Post (8-3) 29 10
10 Bloomsburg University (7-5) 25 9