Washington, UCO and Bates Maintain Top Spots in USRowing/CRCA Polls

Week nine saw the University of Washington, University of Central Oklahoma and Bates College maintain their top positions in the USRowing/CRCA Division I, II and III Weekly Polls presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

There was not much jostling for position in the Division I poll as the top five remained unchanged. Washington took first with 22 of 25 first-place votes. California kept its No. 2 position, receiving one first-place vote. Stanford followed behind in third. The Cardinal received the remaining two first-place votes. Texas and Michigan rounded out the top five.

Continuing a dominant season, Central Oklahoma maintained its No. 1 ranking, a spot it has held since the preseason. OCU received four of five first-place votes. Florida Institute of Technology received the other first-place vote and moved up to No. 2 in the rankings. University of California, San Diego dropped to the third position, with Western Washington and Seattle Pacific keeping their fourth and fifth spots, respectively.

As the unanimous choice in the Division III poll, Bates College received all 10 first-place votes. Wellesley jumped in front of WPI to take second, as WPI dropped to third. Wesleyan and Ithaca remained the top five but swapped rankings as the Cardinals rose to fourth and the Bombers dropped to fifth.

Division I

Team Rank Total Votes Prior Ranking
1. University of Washington (22) 472 1
2. University of California, Berkeley (1) 461 2
3. Stanford University (2) 457 3
4. University of Texas 397 4
5. University of Michigan 377 5
6. Ohio State University 350 6
7. Brown University 340 7
8. Princeton University 335 8
9. Yale University 320 9
10. University of Virginia 286 10
11. University of Wisconsin 218 11
12. University of Iowa 180 12
13. University of Southern California 166 15
14. Rutgers University 153 13
15. Indiana University 151 16
16. Harvard University 147 14
17. Duke University 90 17
18. Syracuse University 84 18
19. Oregon State University 82 19
20. University of Oklahoma 75 20

Others Receiving Votes: University of Minnesota (32), University of California, Los Angeles (13), Michigan State University (13), University of Louisville (12), University of Notre Dame (10), Washington State University (6), U.S. Naval Academy (6), Southern Methodist University (6), University of Alabama (4), Cornell University (3), University of Central Florida (2), Dartmouth College (1), Columbia University (1).

Division II

Team Rank Total Votes Prior Ranking
1. University of Central Oklahoma (4) 198 1
2. Florida Institute of Technology (1) 174 3
3. University of California, San Diego 147 2
4. Western Washington University 121 4
5. Seattle Pacific University 106 5
6. Humboldt State University 74 6
7. Barry University 30 7
8. Jefferson University 27 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Nova Southeastern University (20), Rollins College (3).

Division III

Team Rank Total Votes Prior Ranking
1. Bates College (10) 150 1
2. Wellesley College 138 3
3. WPI 130 2
4. Wesleyan University 121 5
5. Ithaca College 109 4
6. Hamilton College 97 7
7. Smith College 91 6
8. Williams College 78 8
9. William Smith College 64 9
10. Pacific Lutheran University 62 10
11. Tufts University 57 11
12. Colby College 34 15
13. Trinity College 21 NR
14. University of Puget Sound 18 12
15. U.S. Coast Guard Academy 11 13

Other Receiving Votes: St. Lawrence University (6), Mount Holyoke College (5), Rochester Institute of Technology (3), Washington College (3), Clark University (3).

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