April 20, 2011

April 20, 2011

Princeton University, Western Washington University and Williams College once again claimed the top spots in this week’s USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Coaches Polls presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

Five crews earned first-place votes in this week’s Division I rankings, with Princeton narrowly keeping the top spot. The Tigers earned nine first-place votes to top this week’s poll by two points over Stanford University, who received eight first-place votes. University of Southern California (five first-place votes), University of California (two first-place votes), and University of Virginia (one first-place vote) rounded out the top five.

Western Washington University was again the unanimous choice for the top spot in the Division II rankings, claiming all five first-place votes. Nova Southeastern ranked second, followed by Humboldt State University. Mercyhurst College and Seattle Pacific University rounded out the top five.

Williams College once again earned all 10 first-place votes to take the top spot in the Division III poll. Bates College ranked second, followed by Trinity College and Wellesley College in a tie for third. William Smith College rounded out this week’s top five.

Women’s NCAA Division I Rankings

Team (1st-Place Votes) Total Votes Previous Week
1. Princeton University (9) 432 1
2. Stanford University (8) 430 5
3. University of Southern California (5) 424 3
4. University of California (2) 422 4
5. University of Virginia (1) 416 2
6. Brown University 347 6
7. Michigan State University 318 8
8. Yale University 309 11
9. University of Washington 292 7
10. Cornell University 226 12
11. The Ohio State University 225 10
12. University of Wisconsin 218 9
13. University of Texas 188 18
14. Clemson University 177 13
15. University of Michigan 137 14
16. Harvard University 132 16
17t. University of California at Los Angeles 115 17
17t. Washington State University 115 15
19. University Tennessee 85 NR
20. University of Notre Dame 70 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Dartmouth College 48, University of Pennsylvania 38, University of Minnesota 31, University of Oklahoma 31, University of Louisville 11, Northeastern University 5, Indiana University 4, Oregon State University 3, and University of Iowa 1.


Women’s NCAA Division II Rankings

Team (1st-Place Votes) Total Votes Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (5) 197 1
2. Nova Southeastern 145 2
3. Humboldt State University 123 4
4. Mercyhurst College 114 5
5. Seattle Pacific University 109 3
6. Barry University 88 5
7. Florida Institute of Technology 79 7
8. University of California at San Diego 20 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Central Oklahoma 19 and Rollins College 6.


Women’s NCAA Division III Rankings

Team (1st-Place Votes) Total Votes Previous Week
1. Williams College (10) 200 1
2. Bates College 190 2
3t. Trinity College 169 3
3t. Wellesley College 169 4t
5. William Smith College 161 4t
6. United States Coast Guard Academy 153 9
7. Ithaca College 140 6
8. Smith College 117 11
9. St. Lawrence University 116 7
10. University of Puget Sound 114 10
11. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 103 8
12. Mt. Holyoke College 86 12
13. Willamette University 69 13
14. Wesleyan College 52 14
15. Simmons College 44 15

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Hamilton College 25, Washington College 20, Lewis & Clark College 16, and Marietta College 6.