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Washington Holds Top Position in Third USRowing/CRCA Poll

PRINCETON, N.J. — University of Washington had a strong weekend of racing and was the consensus pick as the top Division I program in the third USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I, II and III Collegiate Rowing Polls, presented by Pocock Racing Shells.
Washington won all seven of its races against UCLA, University of Oregon and Washington State University Saturday morning on Dexter Lake, Ore. to earn all 25 first-place votes.
The University of California, Berkeley ranked second after winning 13 of 13 races at the Lake Natoma Invitational. Following last week’s rankings, University of Michigan was third, the Ohio State University fourth and University of Texas fifth.
In the DII poll, Western Washington reclaimed sole possession of its number one ranking and earned three first-place votes. The Vikings are looking to take home another win Saturday, April 15 at the Covered Bridge Regatta.
Ranked second in the DII poll was Florida Institute of Technology who’s winning finish in the club eight at the Knecht Cup on Mercer Lake, N.J. earned them two first-place votes. University of Central Oklahoma and Humboldt State University maintained their places at third and fourth respectively. Barry University rounded out the top five, moving up one place from last week’s poll.
Division III Bates College took six first-place votes, leading the pack after its top two eights swept a four-team field on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. Bates beat Wellesley College, Worcester Polytechnic, and Trinity College.
Wesleyan University ranks second with three first-place votes and Williams College finished third. Wellesley College and Ithaca College (one first-place vote) completed the top five.

Women’s NCAA Division I Team Rankings

Rank TeamTotal VotesPrior Ranking
1University of Washington (25)4901
2University of California, Berkeley4632
3University of Michigan4363
4Ohio State University3784
5University of Texas3755
6Princeton University3528
7Stanford University3466
8Yale University3337
9Brown University3149
10University of Virginia29110
11University of Wisconsin25911
12University of Iowa24413
13University of Southern California18412
14Washington State University15015
15Harvard University14314
16Michigan State University9716
17Syracuse University8917
18University of Louisville6419
19Indiana University6218
20Duke University4420
Others Receiving Votes in Alphabetical Order: Gonzaga University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Tennessee

Women’s NCAA Division II Team Rankings

Rank TeamTotal VotesPrior Ranking
1Western Washington University (3)1801t
2Florida Institute of Technology (2)1671t
3University of Central Oklahoma1623
4Humboldt State University1224
5Barry University726
6Mercyhurst University608
7University of California, San Diego507
8Nova Southeastern University455
Others Receiving Votes: Philadelphia University (42)

Women’s NCAA Division III Team Rankings

Rank TeamTotal VotesPrior Ranking
1Bates (6)1461t
2Wesleyan University (3)1341t
3Williams College1323
4Wellesley College1194
5Ithaca College (1)1145
6Tufts University946
7Pacific Lutheran University837
8Hamilton College7311
10Rochester institute of Technology578
11Washington College4712
12William Smith College449t
13Colby College3414
14Lewis and Clark College1715
15Franklin & Marshall College11NR
Other Receiving Votes: University of Puget Sound (9), Smith College (9), Trinity College (7), Mount Holyoke College (4)

Click here for past poll results.

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