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Southern Cal, Barry and Williams Rank No. 1 in USRowing/CRCA Women’s Collegiate Rowing Polls

May 15, 2013

Southern California, Barry University and Williams College topped the latest USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association polls presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

Southern Cal received 22 of 25 first-place votes to rank No. 1 in Division I. California ranked second, followed by Ohio State (two first-place votes), Washington and Princeton (one first-place vote).

In Division II, Barry took over the top spot, receiving all five first-place votes. Nova Southeastern ranked second, followed by Western Washington, Central Oklahoma and Humboldt State.

Williams was the unanimous choice in this week’s Division III poll, earning all 10 first-place votes. Bates, William Smith, Trinity and Wellesley rounded out the top five.

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Women’s NCAA Division I Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes)    Total Votes    Previous Week

1. University of Southern California (22)    473    1
2. University of California    449    2
3. The Ohio State University (2)    429    3
4. University of Washington    416    4
5. Princeton University (1)    381    5
6. University of Virginia    372    6
7. University of California at Los Angeles    364    7
8. Harvard University    285    8
9. Yale University    284    9
10. Stanford University    270    10
11. University of Notre Dame    241    11
12. Brown University    237    12
13. University of Michigan    155    13
14. University of Wisconsin    147    14
15. Columbia University    146    15
16. Cornell University    115    17
17. Washington State University    112    18
18. Clemson University    82    16
19. University of Louisville    79    19
20. University of Minnesota    66    20

Others Receiving Votes: Duke University 50, University of Oklahoma 43, Oregon State University 16, Syracuse University 14, University of Pennsylvania 14, Dartmouth College 5, Michigan State University 2, University of Iowa 1, University of Miami 1, University of Texas 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes)    Total Votes    Previous Week

1. Barry University (5)    195    2
2. Nova Southeastern University    143    1
3. Western Washington University    141    3
4. University of Central Oklahoma    119    4
5. Humboldt State University    105    5
6. University of California at San Diego    79    6
7. Mercyhurst University    73    7
8. Dowling College    26    NR

Others Receiving Votes: Philadelphia University 11, Florida Institute of Technology 6, Seattle Pacific University 2.
        
Women’s NCAA Division III Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes)    Total Votes    Previous Week

1. Williams College (10)    150    1
2. Bates College    140    2
3. William Smith College    129    3
4. Trinity College    121    4
5. Wellesley College    110    5
6. Ithaca College    100    6
7. WPI    90    8
8. Washington College    76    10
9. Wesleyan University    69    7
10. Tufts University    58    9
11. United States Coast Guard Academy    39    15
12. University of Puget Sound    36    13
13. Smith College    34    11
14. St. Lawrence University    23    12
15. University of Rochester    17    14

Others Receiving Votes: Simmons College 6, Hamilton College 1, Lewis and Clark College 1.

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Brett Johnson

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