GILBERT, Ariz. — The Middlebury College Panthers, unbeaten after nine games, were voted into first on the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll. Middlebury will fight to defend their 9-0 record when they visit conference opponent, No. 14 Bates College, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. EST (watch on Northeast Sports Network).
Games to Watch
Tonight, the University of Rochester will visit St. John Fisher College in a cross-city matchup at 6:00 p.m. EST — both teams received votes this week and are tied for the top spot in their respective conferences (watch on Cardinal All-Access).
Field hockey fans will not want to miss the top-20 matchup for Lancaster County bragging rights between No. 7 Franklin & Marshall College and No. 13 Messiah College — the game is set to take place on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. EST on Messiah's campus (watch on GoMessiah.TV).
The game to watch this week will take place on Thursday evening between still-undefeated No. 2 The College of New Jersey and steadily climbing No. 9 Ursinus College — pushback is set for 7:00 p.m. EST at Ursinus (watch live, here).
2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll — Week 4
|Rank||Institution (Record)||Points||Previous Ranking|
|1||Middlebury College (9-0)||1089||1|
|2||The College of New Jersey (7-0)||1009||3|
|3||Salisbury University (8-1)||932||4|
|4||Rowan University (7-1)||848||2|
|5||Tufts University (6-1)||829||5|
|6||Vassar College (9-0)||790||6|
|7||Franklin & Marshall College (8-0)||774||8|
|8||Bowdoin College (7-1)||735||7|
|9||Ursinus College (7-1)||633||10|
|10||Johns Hopkins University (7-2)||608||9|
|11||Williams College (7-1)||606||12|
|12||Christopher Newport University (7-2)||355||14|
|13||Messiah College (4-4)||349||13|
|14||Bates College (5-2)||330||14|
|15||Centre College (9-0)||324||16|
|16||Montclair State University (6-3)||259||11|
|17||Colby College (6-1)||247||19|
|18||Kean University (11-1)||217||20|
|19||Babson College (6-3)||152||18|
|20||Trinity College (4-3)||125||17|
|Others receiving votes (next five): St. John Fisher College (50), Stockton University (42), University of Lynchburg (21), University of Rochester (18), Kenyon College (18)|
|Total Votes Submitted: 55|
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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.