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Washington Holds Top Position in Third USRowing/CRCA Poll

by USRowing

University of Washington had a strong weekend of racing and was the consensus pick as the top Division I program in the third USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I, II and III Collegiate Rowing Polls, presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

Washington won all seven of its races against UCLA, University of Oregon and Washington State University Saturday morning on Dexter Lake, Oregon to earn all 25 first-place votes.

The University of California, Berkeley ranked second after winning 13 of 13 races at the Lake Natoma Invitational. Following last week’s rankings, University of Michigan was third, the Ohio State University fourth and University of Texas fifth.

In the DII poll, Western Washington reclaimed sole possession of its number one ranking and earned three first-place votes. The Vikings are looking to take home another win Saturday, April 15 at the Covered Bridge Regatta.

Ranked second in the DII poll was Florida Institute of Technology who’s winning finish in the club eight at the Knecht Cup on Mercer Lake, N.J. earned them two first-place votes. University of Central Oklahoma and Humboldt State University maintained their places at third and fourth respectively. Barry University rounded out the top five, moving up one place from last week’s poll.

Division III Bates College took six first-place votes, leading the pack after its top two eights swept a four-team field on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. Bates beat Wellesley College, Worcester Polytechnic and Trinity College.

Wesleyan University ranks second with three first-place votes and Williams College finished third. Wellesley College and Ithaca College (one first-place vote) completed the top five.

Women’s NCAA Division I Team Rankings

Rank / Team / Total / Votes / Prior Ranking

1  University of Washington (25) 490 1

2  University of California, Berkeley 463 2

3  University of Michigan 436 3

4  Ohio State University 378 4

5  University of Texas 375 5

6  Princeton University 352 8

7  Stanford University 346 6

8  Yale University 333 7

9  Brown University 314 9

10  University of Virginia 291 10

11  University of Wisconsin 259 11

12  University of Iowa 244 13

13  University of Southern California 184 12

14  Washington State University 150 15

15  Harvard University 143 14

16  Michigan State University 97 16

17  Syracuse University 89 17

18  University of Louisville 64 19

19  Indiana University 62 18

20  Duke University 44 20

Others Receiving Votes in Alphabetical Order: Gonzaga University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Tennessee

Women’s NCAA Division II Team Rankings

Rank Team Total Votes Prior Ranking

1  Western Washington University (3) 180 1t

2  Florida Institute of Technology (2) 167 1t

3  University of Central Oklahoma 162 3

4  Humboldt State University 122 4

5  Barry University 72 6

6  Mercyhurst University 60 8

7  University of California, San Diego 50 7

8  Nova Southeatern University 45 5

Others Receiving Votes: Philadelphia University (42)

Women’s NCAA Division III Team Rankings

Rank Team Total Votes Prior Ranking

1  Bates (6) 146 1t

2  Wesleyan University (3) 134 1t

3  Williams College 132 3

4  Wellesley College 119 4

5  Ithaca College (1) 114 5

6  Tufts University 94 6

7  Pacific Lutheran University 83 7

8  Hamilton College 73 11

9  WPI 66 9t

10  Rochester institute of Technology 57 8

11  Washington College 47 12

12  William Smith College 44 9t

13  Colby College 34 14

14  Lewis and Clark College 17 15

15  Franklin & Marshall College 11 NR

Other Receiving Votes: University of Puget Sound (9), Smith College (9), Trinity College (7), Mount Holyoke College (4)

Click here for past poll results.

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