Cal Berkeley, Central Oklahoma and Bates Earn Top Spots in 2019 USRowing/CRCA Preseason Poll
By Dan Brauchli • February 28, 2019
University of California at Berkeley, University of Central Oklahoma and Bates College topped the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I, II and III Preseason Polls presented by Pocock Racing Shells.
After winning the 2018 NCAA Championships, the Golden Bears start off the 2019 season atop the Division I poll. The University of Washington takes the second ranking, receiving a first place vote. Stanford University, University of Texas and University of Virginia round out the top five.
In the Division II poll, the 2018 Champion Bronchos start off the 2019 season on top with Western Washington University in the second position. Florida Institute of Technology, University of California, San Diego and Barry University make up the rest of the top five rankings.
The Bobcats, 2017 and 2018 National Champions return to the 2019 season once again on top of the Division III poll. Williams College, though not finishing on the podium in Sarasota last year, will start the season in the second position. WPI, Ithaca College and Smith College around out the top five in the poll.
|1||University of California, Berkeley (17)||484|
|2||University of Washington (1)||478|
|3||Stanford University (7)||416|
|4||University of Texas||406|
|5||University of Virginia||379|
|6||Ohio State University||371|
|9||University of Michigan||343|
|11||University of Iowa||216|
|12||University of Southern California||201|
|14||Washington State University||166|
|15||University of Wisconsin||157|
|19||University of Pennsylvania||35|
|20||University of Minnesota||34|
Others Receiving Votes: Northeastern University (28), Oregon State University (26), U.S. Naval Academy (26), University of Notre Dame (23), University of Louisville (19), Gonzaga University (17), Michigan State University (10), Dartmouth College (8), University of Central Florida (7), University of Oklahoma (5), Boston University (4), Rutgers University (3), University of California, Los Angeles (3), University of Tulsa (2), University of Rhode Island (1).
|1||University of Central Oklahoma (5)||188|
|2||Western Washington University||149|
|3||Florida Institute of Technology||138|
|4t||University of California, San Diego||120|
|7||Seattle Pacific University||51|
Others Receiving Votes: Nova Southeastern University (13), Humboldt State University (11), Rollins College (3).
|1||Bates College (10)||133|
|9||Pacific Lutheran University||60|
|10||Rochester Institute of Technology||58|
|12||US Coast Guard Academy||33|
|13||William Smith College||24|
|14||University of Puget Sound||23|
Other Receiving Votes: Washington College (9), Trinity College (3), Lewis & Clark College (2), St. Lawrence University (1).