Washington, UCO, and Bates Top Final Regular Season USRowing/CRCA Polls

With the 2019 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships just over a week away, the University of Washington, University of Central Oklahoma and Bates College earned the top spots in this year’s final regular season USRowing/CRCA Division I, II and III Weekly Polls presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

In Division I, the top of the poll tightened up following the 2019 Pac-12 Rowing Championships. The Huskies kept the No. 1 ranking, earning 10 first-place votes, with Stanford University moving up one spot into second position. The Cardinal received 12 first-place votes. University of California ranked third, earning the remaining three first-place votes. University of Texas and University of Michigan once again rounded out the top five.

In the Division II poll, the top five remained the same as last week. 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 ranked second, earning the other first-place vote. University of California, San Diego remained in third, with Western Washington and Seattle Pacific taking the fourth and fifth spots, respectively.

Bates College was a unanimous top choice in this week’s Division III poll, earning all 10 first-place votes. Wellesley College ranked second, followed by WPI, Wesleyan University and Ithaca College.

Division I

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Week
1. University of Washington (10) 473 1
2. Stanford University (12) 467 3
3. University of California, Berkeley (3) 452 2
4. University of Texas 402 4
5. University of Michigan 395 5
6. Princeton University 381 8
7. Ohio State University 352 6
8. Brown University 325 7
9. Yale University 280 9
10. University of Virginia 264 10
11. University of Wisconsin 187 11
12. Duke University 173 17
13. Rutgers University 159 14
14. University of Iowa 158 12
15. Indiana University 147 15
16. Harvard University 143 16
17. University of Southern California 109 13
18. University of California, Los Angeles 80 NR
19. Michigan State University 68 NR
20. Syracuse University 63 18

 Others Receiving Votes: Oregon State University (50), University of Alabama (22), University of Oklahoma (16),  Washington State University (16), University of Minnesota (14), Clemson University (14),  U.S. Naval Academy (13), Kansas State University (7), University of Pennsylvania (6), Southern Methodist University (5), University of Central Florida (3), University of Notre Dame (3), University of Louisville (2), and Gonzaga University (1).

Division II

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Week
1. University of Central Oklahoma (4) 197 1
2. Florida Institute of Technology (1) 176 2
3. University of California, San Diego 145 3
4. Western Washington University 120 4
5. Seattle Pacific University 110 5
6. Humboldt State University 69 6
7. Jefferson University 33 8
8. Barry University 24 7

Others Receiving Votes: Nova Southeastern University (16) and Rollins College (10).

Division III

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Week
1. Bates College (10) 150 1
2. Wellesley College 140 2
3. WPI 130 3
4. Wesleyan University 119 4
5. Ithaca College 109 5
6. Hamilton College 96 6
7. Smith College 90 7
8. Williams College 78 8
9. William Smith College 66 9
10. Pacific Lutheran University 62 10
11. Tufts University 56 11
12. Colby College 40 12
13. Trinity College 24 13
14. University of Puget Sound 15 14
15. U.S. Coast Guard Academy 14 15

Other Receiving Votes: Washington College (6), Mount Holyoke College (4) and St. Lawrence University (1).

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