Cal Berkeley, Central Oklahoma and Bates Top Week One 2019 USRowing/CRCA Poll

The University of California at Berkeley, University of Central Oklahoma and Bates College all lived up to their preseason ranking, topping the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I, II and III Week One Polls presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

Starting the 2019 season atop the Division I preseason poll, the Golden Bears received 21 first-place votes in week one. The University of Washington remained in the second ranking, receiving one first place vote. Stanford University, University of Texas and Ohio State University round out the top five.

In the Division II poll, the 2018 Champion Bronchos kept their preseason first place ranking, receiving five first place votes. Western Washington University and Florida Institute of Technology tied for second place. Barry University and the University of California, San Diego make up the rest of the top five rankings.

The Bates Bobcats again remain atop the Division III poll, receiving 10 first place votes. Mirroring the preseason poll,  Williams College remains in second position. WPI, Ithaca College and Smith College around out the top five in the poll, similar to their preseason standings.

Division I

Team Rank Total Votes Prior Ranking
1 University of California, Berkeley (21) 490 1
2 University of Washington (1) 479 2
3 Stanford University (3) 427 3
4 University of Texas 422 4
5 Ohio State University 367 6
6 Yale University 367 7
7 University of Virginia 361 5
8 Princeton University 337 8
9 University of Michigan 318 9
10 Brown University 268 10
11 University of Iowa 224 11
12 University of Southern California 200 12
13 Syracuse University 170 13
14 University of Wisconsin 165 15
15 Washington State University 152 14
16 University of Minnesota 94 20
17 Indiana University 92 16
18 University of Alabama 88 NR
19 Harvard University 71 17
20 Duke University 45 18

First place votes in parentheses

Others Receiving Votes: Oregon State University (21), University of Pennsylvania (20), University of Louisville (18), University of California, Los Angeles (16), University of Tennessee (10), U.S. Naval Academy (6), Northeastern University (6), University of Notre Dame (4), University of Oklahoma (4), Michigan State University (3), University of Tulsa (2), Gonzaga University (1), Dartmouth College (1), University of North Carolina (1).

Division II

Team Rank Total Votes Prior Ranking
1 University of Central Oklahoma (5) 184 1
2t Western Washington University 148 2
2t Florida Institute of Technology 148 3
4 Barry University 109 4t
5 University of California, San Diego 101 4t
6 Humboldt State University 84 NR
7 Seattle Pacific University 81 7
8 Mercyhurst University 21 6

First place votes in parentheses

Others Receiving Votes: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (13), Nova Southeastern University (11).

Division III

Team Rank Total Votes Prior Ranking
1 Bates College (10) 150 1
2 Williams College 140 2
3 WPI 130 3
4 Ithaca College 118 4
5 Smith College 108 5
6 Wesleyan University 99 6
7 Tufts University 89 7
8 Rochester Institute of Technology 69 10
9 Pacific Lutheran University 63 9
10 Wellesley College 61 8
11 Hamilton College 50 11
12 US Coast Guard Academy 46 12
13 William Smith College 27 13
14 University of Puget Sound 23 14
15 Colby College 16 15

First place votes in parentheses

Other Receiving Votes: Washington College (6), University of Rochester (3), Trinity College (1), St. Lawrence University (1).

 

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