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.