Cal, WWU and Wesleyan Lead the First Regular-Season USRowing / CRCA Poll

PRINCETON, N.J. – In preparation for the San Diego Crew Classic, April 1-2, University of California, Berkeley remains on top of the USRowing / Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I Rowing Poll, presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

Western Washington University moved up from its preseason position to top the Division II poll, while Wesleyan University held their preseason position at the top of the Division III poll.

Cal holds the lead position after being ranked first in the 2017 preseason poll as well as the 2016 post-season poll. The 2016 NCAA Champions took 20 of the 25 available first-place votes to earn them the spot over the Ohio State University who dominated the polls in 2016.

To round out the top five, University of Michigan (one first-place vote) was third. The University of Washington (four first-place votes) was fourth and Yale University finished fifth.

In the DII poll, Western Washington University (three first-place votes) established themselves at the top of the poll after dominating six wins in six races at the Pacific Lutheran Regatta in Lakewood, Wash. The Florida Institute of Technology (one first-place vote) moved up from seventh place to take second and the University of California, San Diego (one first-place vote) was third. University of Central Oklahoma was fourth and Humboldt State University was fifth.

Wesleyan University remained at the top of the DIII poll with five of the 10 first-place votes. Moving up from third place was Bates College (five first-place votes) who finished in second. Ithaca College was third, Williams College was fourth and Wellesley College was fifth.

Women’s NCAA Division I Team Rankings

Rank Team Total Votes Prior Ranking
1 University of California, Berkeley (20) 487 1
2 Ohio State University 429 2
3 University of Michigan (1) 427 4
4 University of Washington (4) 411 3
5 Yale University 364 9
6 University of Texas 357 8
7 University of Virginia 348 6
8 Princeton University 347 10
9 Brown University 311 5
10 Stanford University 295 7
11 Harvard University 205 NR
12 University of Wisconsin 203 11
13 University of Southern California 156 13
14 University of Iowa 148 NR
15 Washington State University 135 12
16 Indiana University 113 16
17 Michigan State University 107 20
18 Syracuse University 106 15
19 Duke University 77 14
20 University of Louisville 55 19

Others Receiving Votes in Alphabetical Order: Gonzaga University, Northeastern University, University of Central Florida, University of Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma, University of Pennsylvania

 

Women’s NCAA Division II Team Rankings

Rank Team Total Votes Prior Ranking
1 Western Washington University (3) 159 3
2 Florida Institute of Technology (1) 152 7
3 University of California, San Diego (1) 139 8
4 University of Central Oklahoma 125 2
5 Humboldt State University 116 4
6 Barry University 99 1
7 Nova Southeatern University 71 6
8 Mercyhurst University 29 5

Others Receiving Votes: Philadelphia University (10)

 

Women’s NCAA Division III Team Rankings

Rank Team Total Votes Prior Ranking
1 Wesleyan University (5) 145 1
2 Bates (5) 143 T3
3 Ithaca College 125 2
4 Williams College 117 T3
5 Wellesley College 107 5
6t Tufts University 90 7
6t Rochester institute of Technology 90 6
8 Pacific Lutheran University 77 8
9 WPI 53 9
10 William Smith College 45 T10
11 Washington College 43 NR
12 Trinity College 42 T10
13 Hamilton College 41 12
14 Colby College 28 13
15 University of Puget Sound 12 NR

Other Receiving Votes: University of Rochester (11), Lewis and Clark College (10), Smith College (7),
US Coast Guard Academy (5), Franklin & Marshall College (5), Simmons College (2)

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