Full NFHCA Release
STORRS, Conn. – One month into the season, UConn field hockey remains the only undefeated team in Division I – and with the distinction comes the No. 1 ranking in this week’s Penn Monto/NFHCA Coaches Poll.
Following the losses of No. 1 Syracuse and No. 2 Duke this past weekend, the Huskies (9-0, 2-0 Big East) propelled from the third to first with 860 points and 14 first-place votes. It is the first time since early October of 2015 that UConn has been No. 1 in the poll.
North Carolina jumped three spots to No. 2 after beating the Orange and Blue Devils in the same weekend. The Tar Heels finished one-point shy of the Huskies with 859 total and 18 first-place votes. Duke, Syracuse and Penn State round-out the top five.
UConn is coming off a home win against Big East opponent Temple on Friday, 6-0, and a dominant 5-1 win against No. 9 Boston University on the road.
The Huskies are back in action on Wednesday to host UMass at 4 p.m. at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex. A road game at Providence on Friday at 5 p.m. will then close out the week.