UNC tops Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll for fifth week

GILBERT, Ariz. — The University of North Carolina, the only remaining unbeaten team in NCAA Division I field hockey, has been voted into the top spot on the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll for the fifth-consecutive week.

The Top Five

After two important wins last weekend, the University of Maryland moved into second place on the poll. The Terps triumphed over No. 8 Northwestern University after two overtime periods on Thursday and then on Sunday, recorded a 2-0 win over No. 3 University of Connecticut.

The University of Louisville Cardinals joined the top five after a pair of 3-0 wins over No. 20 Wake Forest University and Penn State University. The Cards will be tested on Friday evening when they face No. 9 University of Virginia at home (watch on ESPN/ACC Network)

Games to Watch

The game to watch this week will be Friday afternoon's Big East Conference matchup between No. 22 Old Dominion University and No. 15 Liberty University — the game will begin at 3:00 p.m. EST in Lynchburg, Virginia (watch on ESPN+).

Sunday has an exciting slate of games, but field hockey fans will not want to miss the noon contest between No. 10 University of Delaware and No. 3 UCONN (watch on Huskies All-Access) and the 3:00 p.m. EST game between No. 16 Stanford University and No. 18 Ohio State University (watch, for a fee, on BTN Plus).

2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll — Week 5

Rank Institution (Record) Points (First place votes) Previous Ranking
1 University of North Carolina (10-0) 1200 (48) 1
2 University of Maryland (11-1) 1107 4
3 University of Connecticut (10-2) 1036 3
4 Duke University (8-3) 1006 2
5 University of Louisville (10-1) 978 6
6 University of Iowa (9-2) 876 7
7 Princeton University (7-4) 790 12
8 Northwestern University (10-4) 779 5
9 University of Virginia (9-3) 752 8
10 University of Delaware (8-2) 724 11
11 University of Michigan (8-3) 703 9
12 Saint Joseph's University (10-1) 701 10
13 Harvard University (7-2) 516 19
14 Syracuse University (8-3) 489 14
15 Liberty University (7-2) 478 13
16 Stanford University (7-5) 473 16
17 Boston College (6-5) 441 17
18 Ohio State University (6-4) 401 15
19 Rutgers University (5-5) 386 18
20 Wake Forest University (5-6) 326 20
21 University at Albany (9-3) 229 21
22 Old Dominion University (6-4) 208 22
23 Fairfield University (9-2) 138 23
24 Cornell University (5-2) 124 Not ranked
25 Monmouth University (7-4) 89 Not ranked

Follow all NCAA Division I games and results on the FieldTurf Scoreboard hosted by nfhca.org throughout the season.

The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll is voted on by NFHCA member coaches and has no bearing on selection to the 2019 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship.