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Ties at the Top of the USRowing / CRCA Coaches Poll

University of Washington women’s crew went into the weekend ranked behind both The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan, but defeated both Division I rivals at the Pac-12 Challenge and jumped to the top of the second regular season USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I, II and III Collegiate Rowing Polls, presented by Pocock Racing Shells.
The Huskies of Washington swept all eight events entered to earn their first place spot in this week’s poll with 24 of the 25 first-place votes. In second place was the University of California, Berkeley falling one place with one first-place vote. The University of Michigan maintained their previous ranking at third place.
Rounding out the top five were the Ohio State University in fourth place and the University of Texas in fifth place.
In the Division II poll, Florida Institute of Technology (three first-place votes) joined last week’s first place-holder, Western Washington University (two first-place votes), to tie for first place. Competing on opposite coasts at the Florida Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships and the San Diego Crew Classic, both Florida and Western Washington had a strong showing bringing home medals in each event entered.
Following close behind in the DII poll was University of Central Oklahoma in the third place position. Humboldt State and Nova Southeastern University completed the top five.
Another tie topped the Division III poll with Wesleyan University and Bates College both matched for first place. Williams College was third, with Wellesley College and Ithaca College in fourth and fifth place respectively.

Women’s NCAA Division I Team Rankings

RankTeamTotal VotesPrior Ranking
1University of Washington (24)4904
2University of California, Berkeley (1)4561
3University of Michigan4383
4Ohio State University3872
5University of Texas3756
6Stanford University36110
7Yale University3425
8Princeton University3408
9Brown University3069
10University of Virginia3057
11University of Wisconsin22512
12University of Southern California20113
13University of Iowa19714
14Harvard University19411

Others Receiving Votes in Alphabetical Order: Gonzaga University, Northeastern University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Central Florida, University of Pennsylvania, University of Tennessee

Women’s NCAA Division II Team Rankings

RankTeamTotal VotesPrior Ranking
1tFlorida Institute of Technology (3)1752
1tWestern Washington University (2)1751
3University of Central Oklahoma1724
4Humboldt State University1285
5Nova Southeastern University777
6Barry University726
7University of California, San Diego653
8Mercyhurst University238

Others Receiving Votes: Philadelphia University (8), Rollins College (5)

Women’s NCAA Division III Team Rankings

RankTeamTotal VotesPrior Ranking
1tWesleyan University1451
3Williams College1274
4Wellesley College1175
5Ithaca College1103
6Tufts University926t
7Pacific Lutheran University838
8Rochester institute of Technology806t
9tWilliam Smith College5210
11Hamilton College4513
12Washington College4311
13Trinity College4112
14Colby College2814
15Lewis and Clark College15NR

Other Receiving Votes: University of Rochester (11), Smith College (7), Franklin & Marshall College (5), US Coast Guard Academy (3), University of Puget Sound (2)

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