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California, Nova Southeastern and Williams College Top First Regular Season USRowing/CRCA Women’s Collegiate Rowing Poll

April 02, 2014

University of California, Nova Southeastern University and Williams College claimed the top spots in the first regular season USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I, II and III Collegiate Rowing Poll presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

Cal earned 15 first-place votes and a total of 468 votes to top the Division I poll. The Ohio State University took the No. 2 spot with six first-place votes, followed by the University of Virginia in the No. 3 spot with four first-place votes.

In the Division II poll, Nova Southeastern held its first-place pre-season ranking with all five first-place votes and 200 total votes. Barry University remained in the No. 2 spot with 157 votes and Western Washington University rounded out the top three with 156 votes.

In the Division III poll, Williams also held its preseason No. 1 ranking with seven first-place votes and 145 votes. Bates College moved up to the No. 2 spot with two first-place votes, followed in the No. 3 spot by William Smith College. No. 4 Trinity College earned one first-place vote.

The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association is sponsored by Pocock Racing Shells.

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

            
1.  University of California (15), 468, 2
2.  Ohio State University (6), 449, 1
3.  University of Virginia (4), 436, 3
4.  University of Southern California, 404, 6
5.  Brown University, 367, 9
6.  University of Washington, 361, 4
7.  Princeton University, 332, 5
8.  University of Notre Dame, 314, 8
9t. University of Michigan, 293, 12
9t. Yale University, 293, 7
11. Stanford University, 274, 13
12. University of California, Los Angeles, 260, 10
13. Harvard-Radcliffe University, 209, 11
14. Washington State University, 159, 14
15. Clemson University, 115, 18
16. University of Wisconsin, 107, 15
17. University of Louisville, 97, 16
18. Syracuse University, 90, 19
19. Cornell University, 81, 17
20. Oregon State University, 41, NR
        
Other Receiving Votes: University of San Diego 33, University of Pennsylvania 13, University of Tulsa 12, Michigan State University 10, Duke University 8, University of Oklahoma 8, University of Iowa 6, United States Naval Academy 4, Gonzaga University 2, Boston University 1, Dartmouth University 1, University of Minnesota 1,  University of Miami 1.

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

1. Nova Southeastern University (5) 200, 1
2. Barry University, 157, 2
3. Western Washington University, 156, 3
4. Humboldt State University, 111, 6
5. University of California, San Diego, 87, 4
6. University of Central Oklahoma, 71, 5
7. Mercyhurst University, 62, 7
8. Philadelphia University, 28, 8t
            

Other Receiving Votes:  Florida Institute of Technology 18, Seattle Pacific University 10.      

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

1. Williams College (7), 145, 1
2. Bates College (2) 132, 3t
3. William Smith College, 130, 2
4. Trinity College (1) 127, 3t
5. Wellesley College, 105, 5
6. Wesleyan University, 94, 8
7. Ithaca College, 81, 6
8. WPI, 74, 9
9. Washington College, 67, 7
10. Marietta College, 60, 10
11. University of Rochester, 48, 12
12. St. Lawrence University, 33, 11
13. University of Puget Sound, 31, 14
14. Smith College, 29, 13
15. Tufts University, 18, 15

Other Receiving Votes: Rochester Institute of Technology 7, Simmons College 7, United States Coast Guard Academy 5, Lewis and Clark College 4, Hamilton College 2, Franklin and Marshall College 1.    

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Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org

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