California and Barry Top Final Week of Polls

PRINCETON, N.J. – When polling season began, The Ohio State University sat at the top of the preseason ranking and the University of California was right under them in second. As the season unfolded, Ohio State fell to fourth and Cal rose.

In the end, when racing was complete on Lake Natoma at the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships, California had claimed the national title by three points over Ohio State and that’s where the final poll results rested.

California is the top ranking and Ohio State is second in the post-season USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I and II Polls, presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

California earned all 25 first-place votes to rank first, followed by Ohio State in second, University of Virginia in third, Stanford University in fourth and University of Washington in fifth.

In DII polling, Barry University, which repeated as national champions, claimed the top position in the post season polling, exactly where the Bucs started the season. Barry earned all five first-place votes and was followed in second place by the University of Central Oklahoma and Western Washington University in third. Humboldt State University and Mercyhurst University rounded out the top five.

In DIII polling, Wellesley College jumped from number five to number one after winning the school’s first ever national championship. Wellesley had 10 first-place votes to finish first. Williams College finished second, Wesleyan University was third. Bates College and Pacific Lutheran University rounded out the top five.

Women’s NCAA Division I Team Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes), Total Votes, Previous Week Ranking 

1. University of California (25) 488, 1
2. The Ohio State University, 475, 2
3. University of Virginia, 415, 3
4. Stanford University, 396, 6
5. University of Washington, 392, 7
6. Brown University, 376, 4
7. Princeton University, 363, 5
8. University of Texas, 361, 8
9. University of Wisconsin, 283, 10t
10. University of Michigan, 262, 9
11. Yale University, 242, 10t
12. Washington State University, 206, 14
13. Syracuse University, 186, 15
14. University of Southern California, 156, 13
15. Indiana University, 151, 16
16. Duke University, 128, 12
17. Gonzaga University, 120, 18
18. University of Notre Dame, 75, 17
19. University of San Diego, 52, 19
20. Northeastern University, 51, NR

Others Receiving Votes in Alphabetical Order: University of Iowa, University of Louisville, United States Naval Academy.

Women’s NCAA Division II Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week Ranking

1. Barry University (5), 200, 1
2. University of Central Oklahoma, 175, 2
3. Western Washington University, 150, 4
4. Humboldt State University, 109, 3
5. Mercyhurst University, 100, 6
6. Nova Southeastern University, 73, 5
7. Florida Institute of Technology, 52, 7
8. University of California, San Diego, 19, 8

Others Receiving Votes: Merrimack College 16, Philadelphia University 9.

Women’s NCAA Division III Team Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week Ranking

1. Wellesley College (10), 150, 5
2. Williams College, 140, 1
3. Wesleyan University, 130, 3
4. Bates College, 120, 2
5. Pacific Lutheran University, 110, 7
6. Ithaca College, 100, 4
7. Trinity College, 86, 6
8. Tufts University, 80, 8
9. Rochester institute of Technology, 68, 9
10. Hamilton College, 46, 10
11. Washington College, 38, 13
12. Colby College, 34, 11
13. University of Rochester, 32, 12
14. Lewis and Clark College, 30, 14
15. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), 14, 15t

Other Receiving Votes: William Smith College (6), University of Puget Sound (5).

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