Three undefeated teams headline Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll

GILBERT, Ariz. — No. 1 Middlebury College, No. 2 Messiah College and No. 3 Rowan University each enter into the last week of the regular season with perfect records. The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll first and second place finishers, Middlebury and Messiah, have gone one-and-two for all seven weeks of voting, as well as the preseason poll. New to the top three this week is Rowan University, who took down New Jersey Athletic Conference powerhouse, No. 8 Montclair State University, 4-1 last Saturday to maintain their 16-0 record.

Today will feature No. 1 Middlebury's final game of the regular season — the Panthers will travel to face No. 16 Williams College at 6:30 p.m. Tomorrow, eight top-20 teams will face off. The contest between No. 4 Tufts University and No. 12 Bowdoin College will be the game to watch — they will be fighting for second place in the New England Small College Athletic Conference and a higher seed in the conference tournament.

Follow the results of every Division III field hockey contest on the FieldTurf Division III Scoreboard and to navigate conference standings as Division III enters the postseason, visit nfhca.org.

The next Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III 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 III Field Hockey Championship.

Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll — Week 7
Rank Institution (Record) Points Previous Ranking
1 Middlebury College (14-0) 1152 1
2 Messiah College (15-0) 1078 2
3 Rowan University (16-0) 1016 4
4 Tufts University (13-1) 994 3
5 The College of New Jersey (11-3) 834 5
6 Vassar College (14-1) 801 9
7 Salisbury University (13-2) 733 8
8 Montclair State University (15-2) 731 7
9 University of Rochester (15-1) 714 6
10 Franklin & Marshall College (13-2) 551 10
11 Johns Hopkins University (14-1) 546 15
12 Bowdoin College (11-3) 471 11
13 Babson College (14-3) 463 12
14 Hamilton College (10-4) 350 13
15 Christopher Newport University (11-4) 345 14
16 Williams College (10-4) 330 16
17 Trinity College (10-4) 301 17
18 Washington & Jefferson College (14-0) 217 18
19 Ursinus College (10-5) 178 19
20 Amherst College (10-4) 136 20
Others receiving votes (next five): Denison University (58), FDU-Florham (49), Saint Joseph's College of Maine (23), York College (20), Elizabethtown College (15)
Total Votes Submitted: 58