Huskies, Bronchos and Bobcats Keep First-Place Holds on Week Four USRowing/CRCA Polls

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

After moving into first place by a slim margin in the DI polls, Washington has gained more points over second-place University of California, Berkeley. Stanford University and the University of Texas continue to sit in third and fourth, respectively, while the University of Michigan improved to fifth.

Central Oklahoma has shown consistency, receiving the same number of votes as last week and topping the DII polls. Florida Institute of Technology and the University of California, San Diego remain in second and third place, respectively. Seattle Pacific University and Western Washington University round out the top five.

Bates College continues to dominate DIII, holding onto their first-place rankings and all first-place votes. WPI and Williams College have swapped their second and third-place rankings. Ithaca College maintained its fourth-place ranking, while Smith College has moved back into the top five.

Division I

Team Rank Total Votes Prior Ranking
1 University of Washington (23) 479 1
2 University of California, Berkeley (2) 457 2
3 Stanford University 448 3
4 University of Texas 428 4
5 University of Michigan 381 6
6 Brown University 348 8
7 Princeton University 344 5
8 Yale University 300 9
9 Ohio State University 287 7
10 University of Virginia 271 10
11 University of Wisconsin 224 11
12 University of Southern California 194 12
13 University of Iowa 192 13
14 Harvard University 168 14
15 Duke University 130 NR
16 Rutgers University 108 15
17 Syracuse University 87 17
18 Oregon State University 84 16
19 University of Alabama 66 18
20 Indiana University 64 19

Others Receiving Votes:  University of Oklahoma (50), University of Minnesota (47), University of California, Los Angeles (36), Michigan State University (34), Washington State University (9), University of Louisville (6), University of Central Florida (6), University of Pennsylvania (2).

Division II

Team Rank Total Votes Prior Ranking
1 University of Central Oklahoma (5) 200 1
2 Florida Institute of Technology 155 2
3 University of California, San Diego 146 3
4 Seattle Pacific University 116 5t
5 Western Washington University 108 4
6 Humboldt State University 85 5t
7 Barry University 30 7
8 Nova Southeastern University 27 8

Others Receiving Votes: Jefferson University (21), Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (10), Rollins College (4).

Division III

Team Rank Total Votes Prior Ranking
1 Bates College (10) 150 1
2 WPI 139 3
3 Williams College 122 2
4 Ithaca College 120 4
5 Smith College 108 6
6 Wellesley College 95 8
7 Wesleyan University 88 5
8 William Smith College 79 10
9 Hamilton College 61 12
10 Pacific Lutheran University 60 9
11 Rochester Institute of Technology 54 11
12 Tufts University 38 7
13 Trinity College 37 NR
14 University of Puget Sound 19 15
15 Mount Holyoke College 13 NR

Other Receiving Votes: Washington College (8), Colby College (6), US Coast Guard Academy (3).

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