Cornell, Albany, and UMass-Lowell rank in week four of Division I Penn Monto and NFHCA poll

Cornell field hockey is showing up.


One of its biggest tests this season will be on Friday, when they play against Princeton. The squad has already been successful in contests against the likes of UConn and American.


Splitting two overtimes – one a double – with a win and a loss, Cornell’s gained precious insights into what it takes to go the distance. Their double overtime loss was to Albany, which is ranked one spot north of Cornell this week. The two squads took the game to shootouts, where it was decided 4-3 Great Danes.


The top ranked teams on the list remain consistent to last week’s coaches’ poll.


“The NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll is voted on by NFHCA member coaches and has no bearing on selection to the 2023 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship,” according to the NFHCA. “After two weeks of regular season competition, eligible teams must maintain a record of .500 or above to be eligible for ranking each week. The Ivy League Conference is an exception to this criteria the week of Sept 4 based on their different schedule. Beginning the week of Sept 11, all programs ranked in the top 20 must have a record of 0.500 or above.”


Here are the Division I teams coaches ranked in the top 20 in week four:


20. Cornell, 5-2, previously unranked

19. Albany, 6-3, previously unranked

18. UMass-Lowell, 7-2, previously unranked

17. UMass, 6-4, previous rank No. 18

16. Penn State, 5-4, no change

15. Michigan, 5-4, previous rank No. 14

14. Harvard, 5-3, previous rank No. 15

13. Saint Joseph’s, 8-2, no change

12. Boston College, 6-3, previous rank No. 11

11. Ohio State, 9-2, previous rank No. 12

10. Syracuse, 7-2, no change

9. Liberty, 9-1, no change

8. Maryland, 7-2, no change

7. Virginia, 6-3, previously rank No. 6

6. Rutgers, 9-0, previous rank No. 7

5. Louisville, 7-1, previous rank No. 4

4. Duke, 8-1, previous rank No. 5

3. Northwestern, 9-1, no change

2. North Carolina, 7-1, no change

1. Iowa, 9-0, no change

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