Washington, UCO, WPI Continue to Top USRowing/CRCA Polls

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

The Huskies garnered 18 of 25 first-place votes to remain in the top spot in this week’s poll, with Stanford University moving up one spot into second position. The Cardinal received the remaining first-place votes. University of California, Berkeley ranked third, with the University of Texas and University of Michigan once again rounding out the top five.

The Division II poll remained unchanged from last week, with Central Oklahoma continuing as the unanimous top choice in the Division II poll. Florida Institute of Technology ranked second, followed by the University of California, San Diego. Western Washington University and Seattle Pacific University took the fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

After taking over the No. 1 ranking for the first time this year in last week’s poll, WPI remained in the top position in this week’s Division III rankings. WPI received eight of 10 first-place votes. Bates College earned the remaining first-place votes to rank second, followed by Ithaca College. Wesleyan University and Smith College completed the top five.

Division I

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Week
1. University of Washington (18) 469 1
2. Stanford University (7) 459 3
3. University of California, Berkeley 444 2
4. University of Texas 389 4
5. University of Michigan 371 5
6. Ohio State University 356 6
7. Princeton University 352 7
8. Yale University 342 9
9. Brown University 337 8
10. University of Virginia 260 10
11. University of Southern California 216 11
12. University of Wisconsin 185 12
13. University of Iowa 168 14
14. Rutgers University 159 13
15. Harvard University 149 15
16. Indiana University 140 16
17. Duke University 119 17
18. Oregon State University 81 18
19. Syracuse University 65 19
20. University of Oklahoma 43 NR

 Others Receiving Votes: University of Alabama (41), University of Minnesota (30), University of California, Los Angeles (28), Michigan State University (26), University of Notre Dame (9), University of Central Florida (5), Washington State University (3) and University of Louisville (1).

Division II

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Week
1. University of Central Oklahoma (5) 200 1
2. Florida Institute of Technology 155 2
3. University of California, San Diego 148 3
4. Western Washington University 118 4
5. Seattle Pacific University 111 5
6. Humboldt State University 70 6
7. Barry University 52 7
8. Jefferson University 24 8t

Others Receiving Votes: Rollins College (16) and Nova Southeastern University (6).

Division III

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Week
1. WPI (8) 148 1
2. Bates College (2) 142 2
3. Ithaca College 121 3
4. Wesleyan University 112 5
5. Smith College 111 4
6. Wellesley College 93 7t
7. Hamilton College 89 7t
8. Williams College 87 6
9. William Smith College 72 9
10. Pacific Lutheran University 62 10
11t. Tufts University 37 12
11t. University of Puget Sound 37 14
13. Rochester Institute of Technology 28 13
14. Colby College 19 NR
15. Mount Holyoke College 11 15

Other Receiving Votes: Washington College (9), Trinity College (9), St. Lawrence University (8), Clark University (3) and Skidmore College (2).

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