March 22, 2016

March 22, 2016

Ohio State University, Barry 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.

Ohio State earned 19 first-place votes and a total of 481 votes to top the Division I poll. The University of California, Berkeley took the No. 2 spot with three first-place votes, followed by Brown University in the No. 3 spot with one first-place vote.

In the Division II poll, Barry University held its first-place pre-season ranking with four first-place votes and 196 total votes. Mercyhurst University sits in the No. 2 spot with 178 votes and University of Central Oklahoma rounded out the top three with 126 votes.

In the Division III poll, Williams College also held its preseason No. 1 ranking with 147 votes. Bates College sits in the No. 2 spot with 142 votes, followed by No. 3 spot by Wellesley College with 131 votes.

Check back weekly for new polls throughout the season, sponsored by Pocock Racing Shells.

Women’s NCAA Division I Rankings

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Votes Prior Ranking
1 Ohio State University (19) 481 1
2 University of California, Berkeley (3) 449 2
3 Brown University (1) 444 3
4 University of Virginia (2) 419 4
5 University of Washington 386 5
6 University of Michigan 365 11
7 Yale University 357 6
8 University of Texas 319 7
9 Stanford University 303 8
10 Washington State University 284 9
11 Princeton University 274 10
12 Indiana University 207 12
13 University of Wisconsin 188 13
14 University of Southern California 135 14
15 University of Louisville 122 20
16t Syracuse University 112 15
16t University of Notre Dame 112 17
18 Harvard University 95 16
19 Gonzaga University 47 18
20 Duke University 38 NR

Other Receiving Votes in Alphabetical Order: Michigan State University, Northeastern University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota


Women’s NCAA Division II Rankings

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Votes Prior Ranking
1 Barry University  (4) 196 1
2 Mercyhurst University (1) 178 2
3 University of Central Oklahoma 126 4
4 Nova Southeastern University 109 5
5 University of California, San Diego 76 8
6 Humboldt State University 75 3
7 Western Washington University 71 7
8 Philadelphia University 36 6

Other Receiving Votes: Florida Institute of Technology (29), Merrimack College (4)


Women’s NCAA Division III Rankings

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Votes Prior Ranking
1 Williams College (9) 147 1
2 Bates College (1) 142 2
3 Wellesley College 131 3
4 Ithaca College 118 4
5 Wesleyan University 105 5
6 Tufts University 99 6
7 Trinity College 87 7
8 Rochester Institute of Technology 76 8
9 Colby College 55 9
10 William Smith College 42 10
11 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 38 12
12 Hamilton College 35 11
13 Pacific Lutheran University 20 15t
14t US Coast Guard Academy 18 15t
114t Washington College 18 14

Other Receiving Votes: University of Puget Sound (17), Simmons College (15), Smith College (11), Lewis and Clark College (9), University of Rochester (8), Marietta College (7), Mount Holyoke College (2)