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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

Rank Team Total Votes Prior Ranking
1 University of Washington (24) 490 4
2 University of California, Berkeley (1) 456 1
3 University of Michigan 438 3
4 Ohio State University 387 2
5 University of Texas 375 6
6 Stanford University 361 10
7 Yale University 342 5
8 Princeton University 340 8
9 Brown University 306 9
10 University of Virginia 305 7
11 University of Wisconsin 225 12
12 University of Southern California 201 13
13 University of Iowa 197 14
14 Harvard University 194 11

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

Rank Team Total Votes Prior Ranking
1t Florida Institute of Technology (3) 175 2
1t Western Washington University (2) 175 1
3 University of Central Oklahoma 172 4
4 Humboldt State University 128 5
5 Nova Southeastern University 77 7
6 Barry University 72 6
7 University of California, San Diego 65 3
8 Mercyhurst University 23 8

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

Women’s NCAA Division III Team Rankings

Rank Team Total Votes Prior Ranking
1t Wesleyan University 145 1
1t Bates 145 2
3 Williams College 127 4
4 Wellesley College 117 5
5 Ithaca College 110 3
6 Tufts University 92 6t
7 Pacific Lutheran University 83 8
8 Rochester institute of Technology 80 6t
9t WPI 52 9
9t William Smith College 52 10
11 Hamilton College 45 13
12 Washington College 43 11
13 Trinity College 41 12
14 Colby College 28 14
15 Lewis and Clark College 15 NR

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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