Washington, Central Oklahoma and Bates Top Week Three USRowing/CRCA Coaches’ Polls

University of Washington, University of Central Oklahoma and Bates College topped this season’s third USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I, II and III Polls, presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

Washington continued to lead the way in the Division I poll, earning all 25 first-place votes this week, with the University of California at Berkeley remaining in second position. Both schools were off this past weekend. The University of Texas continued to hold the No. 3 spot in the poll, after sweeping a double dual race against West Virginia and Old Dominion on Saturday. The Ohio State University and Princeton University tied for fourth in this week’s poll. Washington will take on Texas and No. 10 Michigan in Las Vegas this coming weekend, while Cal will race at the Lake Natoma Invitational.

University of Central Oklahoma topped the Division II poll for the second consecutive week, earning four first-place votes. Following a victory in the varsity eight at the 2018 FIRA Championships, Florida Institute of Technology moved into second position, earning the other first-place vote. Barry University, University of California at San Diego and Western Washington University rounded out the top five. Central Oklahoma will take on Western Washington and Seattle Pacific this coming Saturday in Seattle.

Bates College continued as the unanimous top choice in this week’s Division III poll, earning all 10 first-place votes. Bates’ top two eights won their races against six other schools this past weekend on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. Wesleyan University ranked second, followed by Williams College, Hamilton College, and Ithaca College. Bates and Wesleyan are scheduled to race this weekend in Medford, Mass.

Division I

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Week
1. University of Washington (25) 499 1
2. University of California at Berkeley 476 2
3. University of Texas 417 3
4t. Ohio State University 387 4
4t. Princeton University 387 5
6. Yale University 350 7t
7. Stanford University 339 7t
8. Brown University 325 9
9. University of Virginia 314 10
10. University of Michigan 307 6
11. University of Iowa 288 11
12. University of Wisconsin 211 12
13. University of Southern California 171 14
14. Harvard University 153 13
15. Washington State University 129 15
16. Michigan State University 118 18
17. Indiana University 110 16
18. Syracuse University 70 17
19. Dartmouth College 60 19
20. University of Oklahoma 40 20

Others Receiving Votes: University of Louisville (28), University of Minnesota (25), Duke University (20), University of California at Los Angeles (12), University of Pennsylvania (7), Oregon State University (4), and University of Notre Dame (3).

Division II

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Week
1. University of Central Oklahoma (4) 187 1
2. Florida Institute of Technology (1) 156 3
3. Barry University 147 5
4. University of California at San Diego 128 2
5. Western Washington University 102 4
6. Humboldt State University 90 6
7. Seattle Pacific University 44 7
8. Mercyhurst University 17 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Nova Southeastern University (15), Jefferson University (12), and Franklin Pierce University (2).

Division III

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Week
1. Bates College (10) 150 1
2. Wesleyan University 131 2
3. Williams College 128 3
4. Hamilton College 127 5
5. Ithaca College 108 4
6. Wellesley College 91 9
7. Pacific Lutheran University 86 11
8. University of Puget Sound 77 13
9. Rochester institute of Technology 75 6
10. WPI 64 7
11. Tufts University 48 8
12. William Smith College 37 10
13. Washington College 31 12
14. Smith College 23 NR
15. Trinity College 14 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Lewis and Clark College (3), Colby College (2), St. Lawrence University (2), Simmons College (2), and Mount Holyoke College (1).

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