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

University of Washington, University of Central Oklahoma and Bates College topped their respective USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I, Division II and Division III polls presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

In what has been a tight battle for several weeks, Washington re-took the top position in the Division I poll by a single point, with University of California ranking second. At the Windermere Cup on Saturday, the Huskies lost a close race to The Netherlands, which included six members of the 2016 Dutch Olympic eight. University of Texas, Ohio State University and Stanford University rounded out the top five.

University of Central Oklahoma topped the Division II poll for the sixth consecutive week. Florida Institute of Technology remained in second position, while Western Washington University moved up to third place. Barry University and University of California at San Diego rounded out the top five.

Bates College continued as the top choice in this week’s Division III poll after sweeping the New England Rowing Championships this weekend. Ithaca College moved into second position, with WPI ranking third. Wesleyan University dropped to fourth, with Wellesley College rounding out the top five.

Division I

Rank Team Total Points Previous Week
1. University of Washington (1) 488 2
2. University of California at Berkeley (24) 487 1
3. University of Texas 399 3
4. The Ohio State University 393 4
5. Stanford University 374 5
6. University of Michigan 336 8
7. University of Virginia 335 7
8. University of Iowa 317 9
9. Yale University 307 6
10. Brown University 305 11
11. Princeton University 288 10
12. University of Southern California 235 12
13. University of Wisconsin 219 13
14. Indiana University 185 14
15. Washington State University 141 15
16. Harvard University 114 16
17. University of Notre Dame 69 17
18. Duke University 57 19
19. University of Pennsylvania 44 18
20. Michigan State University 40 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Syracuse University (28), University of Oklahoma (28), University of Louisville (23), University of California at Los Angeles (15), Oregon State University (12), Dartmouth College (3), Gonzaga University (3), University of Alabama (3), University of Minnesota (2).

Division II

Rank Team Total Points Previous Week
1. University of Central Oklahoma (4) 179 1
2. Florida Institute of Technology (1) 159 2
3. Western Washington University 156 4
4. Barry University 153 3
5. University of California at San Diego 99 5
6. Humboldt State University 60 6
7. Seattle Pacific University 51 7
8. Jefferson University 30 8

Others Receiving Votes: Mercyhurst University (8), Nova Southeastern University (5).

Division III

Rank Team Total Points Previous Week
1. Bates College (10) 150 1
2. Ithaca College 138 3
3. WPI 128 8
4. Wesleyan University 120 2
5. Wellesley College 103 5
6t. Hamilton College 94 6
6t. Williams College 94 4
8. Pacific Lutheran University 86 7
9. Tufts University 65 9
10. William Smith College 60 12
11. Rochester institute of Technology 50 11
12. University of Puget Sound 46 10
13. Washington College 29 13t
14. Smith College 22 13t
15. Colby College 11 15

Other Receiving Votes: St. Lawrence University (3), Trinity College (1).

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