GILBERT, Ariz. — The Middlebury College Panthers were voted first in the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll after another undefeated week. The Panthers recorded wins over No. 7 Bowdoin College and No. 19 Babson College last weekend to keep their slate clean.
The Top Five
This week's top five is identical to week one — Rowan University came in second, Tufts University in third, Salisbury University in fourth, and The College of New Jersey in fifth. The resemblance is well deserved as all top five teams are currently undefeated.
New to the Poll
Making their season debut on the poll are No. 15 Bates College, No. 18 Centre College, and No. 20 Colby College. No. 15 Bates is currently sitting on a 3-1 record with wins over then-No. 18 Hamilton College and then-No. 20 Endicott College.
No. 18 Centre kept their undefeated streak alive with a 2-1 victory over No. 13 Christopher Newport University last weekend — their record currently stands at 6-0.
No. 20 Colby also remains unbeaten following their 3-1 win over No. 17 Trinity College in their first conference game of the season.
Games to Watch
Tomorrow's "can't-miss" game is between No. 8 Johns Hopkins University and No. 4 Salisbury University which will take place at 6:00 p.m. EST at Salisbury.
Then on Saturday at noon, NESCAC conference action will continue with No. 14 Williams College traveling to No. 17 Trinity and No. 20 Colby visiting No. 3 Tufts.
2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll — Week 2
|Rank||Institution (Record)||Points||Previous Ranking|
|1||Middlebury College (5-0)||1149||1|
|2||Rowan University (5-0)||1071||2|
|3||Tufts University (3-0)||1044||3|
|4||Salisbury University (6-0)||963||4|
|5||The College of New Jersey (4-0)||944||5|
|6||Vassar College (5-0)||808||6|
|7||Bowdoin College (3-1)||719||9|
|8||Johns Hopkins University (4-1)||663||8|
|9||Franklin & Marshall College (4-0)||644||11|
|10||Montclair State University (5-0)||637||10|
|11||Ursinus College (4-1)||611||13|
|12||Messiah College (2-3)||502||7|
|13||Christopher Newport University (4-2)||386||12|
|14||Williams College (3-2)||249||16|
|15||Bates College (3-1)||227||Not ranked|
|16||University of Rochester (3-3)||204||14|
|17||Trinity College (2-1)||197||15|
|18||Centre College (6-0)||182||Not ranked|
|19||Babson College (4-2)||180||18|
|20||Colby College (3-0)||178||Not ranked|
|Others receiving votes (next five): Hamilton College (141), Amherst College (122), Endicott College (117), Haverford College (108), Kean University (71)|
|Total Votes Submitted: 59|
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The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll is voted on by NFHCA member coaches and has no bearing on selection to the 2019 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship.