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    The first NCAA preseason rowing poll is out.

    Defending national champions Texas topped the Division I poll followed by Stanford and the University of Washington.

    In the Division II poll, the University of Central Oklahoma led the pack followed by Mercyhurst and the Florida Insititute of Technology.

    For Division III it was Wellesley, Bates, and WPI, respectively, that led the poll.

    Division I Rankings

    TeamRankTotal Votes
    1.University of Texas (19)474
    2.Stanford University (6)470
    3.University of Washington465
    4.University of Michigan385
    5.University of Virginia371
    6.Ohio State University368
    7.Brown University313
    8.Rutgers University300
    9.University of California, Berkeley291
    10.Princeton University258
    11.Syracuse University222
    12.Yale University207
    13.Southern Methodist University192
    14.Duke University174
    15.University of Alabama162
    University of Wisconsin
    17.Washington State University138
    18.University of Tennessee57
    19.Oregon State University53
    20.Indiana University47

    Others Receiving Points: University of Pennsylvania (38), United States Naval Academy (35), University of Southern California (32), Harvard University (13), Gonzaga University (10), Northeastern University (9), University of California, Los Angeles (8), University of Central Florida (5), University of Minnesota (3), Boston University (2), and Clemson University (1).

    Division II Rankings

    TeamRankTotal Votes
    1.University of Central Oklahoma (4)197
    2.Mercyhurst University (1)163
    3.Florida Institute of Technology146
    4.Embry Riddle Aeronautical University120
    5.Seattle Pacific University117
    6.Western Washington University60
    7.Barry University53
    8t.Humboldt State University21
    8t.Jefferson College21

    Others Receiving Points: Rollins College (4).

    Division III Rankings

    TeamRankTotal Votes
    1.Wellesley College (7)147
    2.Bates College (3)143
    4.Ithaca College117
    5.Williams College81
    6.United States Coast Guard Academy66
    7.Smith College60
    8.Hamilton College59
    9.Clark University56
    10.Wesleyan University50
    11.Trinity College47
    12t.Pacific Lutheran University27
    12t.Mount Holyoke College27
    14.Washington College19
    15.Colby College17

    Others Receiving Points: William Smith College (13), Marietta College (9), and Franklin & Marshall College (1).

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