Washington, UCO, Bates Take Top Spots in USRowing/CRCA Polls

The University of Washington, University of Central Oklahoma and Bates College took the top spots in this week’s USRowing/CRCA Division I, II and III Weekly Polls presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

In the Division I poll, the top five remained the same with Washington taking 21 of 25 first-place votes to keep the No. 1 ranking. California ranked second, followed by Stanford in third. The Cardinal received the remaining four first-place votes. Texas and Michigan rounded out the top five.

Central Oklahoma maintained its No. 1 ranking, a spot it has held since the preseason. OCU received four of five first-place votes. University of California, San Diego ranked second, with Florida Institute of Technology in third. FIU received the other first-place vote. Western Washington and Seattle Pacific kept the fourth and fifth spots, respectively.

After dropping into second position in the Division III poll for the past three weeks, Bates College returned to the top position in this week’s poll. Bates received nine of 10 first-place votes. WPI fell to second position, earning the remaining first-place vote. Wellesley College moved into third position, with Ithaca College moving back one spot into fourth place. Wesleyan University remained in fifth. 

Division I

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Week
1. University of Washington (21) 472 1
2. University of California, Berkeley 462 3
3. Stanford University (4) 455 2
4. University of Texas 398 4
5. University of Michigan 375 5
6. Ohio State University 348 6
7. Brown University 337 8
8. Princeton University 335 7
9. Yale University 326 9
10. University of Virginia 285 10
11. University of Wisconsin 217 11
12. University of Iowa 179 12
13. Rutgers University 156 16
14. Harvard University 150 13t
15. University of Southern California 149 13t
16. Indiana University 146 15
17. Duke University 94 17
18. Syracuse University 88 20
19. Oregon State University 84 18
20. University of Oklahoma 82 19

Others Receiving Votes: University of Minnesota (27), University of California, Los Angeles (24), Michigan State University (13), University of Louisville (12), University of Notre Dame (10), U.S. Naval Academy (5), Southern Methodist University (5), University of Alabama (5), Cornell University (3), Washington State University (3), University of Central Florida (2), Dartmouth College (2), Northeastern University (1).

Division II

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Week
1. University of Central Oklahoma (4) 198 1
2. University of California, San Diego 164 2
3. Florida Institute of Technology (1) 155 3
4. Western Washington University 116 4
5. Seattle Pacific University 110 5
6. Humboldt State University 68 6
7. Barry University 43 7
8. Nova Southeastern University 25 8

Others Receiving Votes: Jefferson University (18) and Rollins College (3).

Division III

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Week
1. Bates College (9) 149 2
2. WPI (1) 141 1
3. Wellesley College 123 4
4. Ithaca College 119 3
5. Wesleyan University 115 5
6. Smith College 94 6
7. Hamilton College 90 7t
8. Williams College 76 7t
9. William Smith College 65 9
10. Pacific Lutheran University 63 10
11. Tufts University 43 12
12. University of Puget Sound 33 11
13. U.S. Coast Guard Academy 23 NR
14. Rochester Institute of Technology 21 13
15. Colby College 19 14t

Other Receiving Votes: St. Lawrence University (18), Washington College (6), Trinity College (1), and Mount Holyoke College (1).

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