UConn Moves Up To Eighth In STX/NFHCA Poll


UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM
STORRS, Conn. (Oct. 10) After undergoing its toughest portion of the 2000 schedule on Oct. 7-8, the field hockey team moved up to eighth on the STX/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll released on Oct. 10.

Down in Norfolk, Virginia, the Huskies would contend with two of the nation's top teams. In the first game of the back-to-back weekend, second-ranked Old Dominion won 5-2, while UConn topped then 13th-ranked William & Mary, 3- 2. Last week, Connecticut was ranked ninth.

Of the current top 20 teams in the nation, the Huskies have five of those teams left to play, before heading into the postseason. No. 13 Boston College, No. 20 Northeastern, No. 15 Boston University, No. 18 Syracuse and No. 7 Princeton remain on the schedule.

Connecticut will next take on 13th-ranked Boston College on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

RankSchool (Record)PointsPrev.
1.Maryland (11-1)472 (19) 1
2.Old Dominion (13-1)461 (5) 2
3.North Carolina (12-1)433 3
4.Wake Forest (11-1)409 4
5.Michigan (14-1)376 5
6.Penn State (10-2)367 6
7.Princeton (5-3)303 8
8.Connecticut (10-4)297 9
9.Massachusetts (9-3)292 7
10.Virginia (7-4)26110
11.James Madison (10-3)23312
12.Kent State (11-3)19715
13.Boston College (8-4)18216
14.William & Mary (7-5)17513
15.Boston Univ. (8-5)10514
16.Michigan State (7-5)10318
17.Ohio State (8-5) 8417
18.Syracuse (9-5) 61NR
19.Harvard (6-3) 5820
20.Northeastern (7-7) 51 11