March 28, 2018 Poll

March 28, 2018 Poll

University of Washington, Western Washington University and Bates College topped this season’s first USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I, II and III Polls presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

Washington, which became the first school in the history of the NCAA Rowing Championship to sweep all three boat classes in 2017, earned all 25 first-place votes to take the top spot in the first Division I poll of the year. University of California at Berkeley, the national runner-up in 2017, ranked second, followed by the University of Texas, Princeton University and University of Michigan.

The defending Division II national champions from Western Washington got the nod in the first DII poll of the season, earning three first-place votes. University of California at San Diego ranked second, earning the other two first-place votes. Florida Institute of Technology, Barry University and the University of Central Oklahoma rounded out the top five.

Bates College, which edged out Williams College for the national title in 2017, earned all 10 first-place votes to take the No. 1 spot in the opening Division III poll. Wesleyan University ranked second, followed by Williams College, Ithaca College and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Women’s NCAA Division I Rankings

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Votes
1
University of Washington (25) 494
2 University of California, Berkeley 478
3 University of Texas 398
4 Princeton University 383
5 University of Michigan 373
6 The Ohio State University 362
7 Yale University 340
8 Brown University 333
9 University of Virginia 316
10 Stanford University 300
11 University of Wisconsin 236
12 University of Southern California 192
13 Washington State University 159
14 Syracuse University 156
15 Indiana University 135
16 Harvard University 118
17 University of Iowa 116
18 Michigan State University 79
19 University of Oklahoma 54
20 University of Minnesota 46

Other Receiving Votes in Alphabetical Order: University of California at Los Angeles (38), University of Louisville (36), Duke University (35), Northeastern University (20), University of Tennessee (14), Gonzaga University (10), University of Central Florida (7), University of Notre Dame (6), Oregon State University (4), University of San Diego (4), Cornell University (3), University of Pennsylvania (4), and University of Kansas (1)


Women’s NCAA Division II Rankings

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Votes
1 Western Washington University  (3) 146
2 University of California San Diego (2) 140
3 Florida Institute of Technology 138
4 Barry University 127
5 University of Central Oklahoma 116
6 Humboldt State University 93
7 Seattle Pacific University 67
8 Nova Southeastern University 40

Other Receiving Votes: Mercyhurst University (20), Rollins College (11), and Franklin Pierce University (2)


Women’s NCAA Division III Rankings

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Votes
1 Bates College (10) 150
2 Wesleyan University 137
3 Williams College 131
4 Ithaca College 121
5 Rochester institute of Technology 104
6 Hamilton College 88
7 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 86
8 Tufts University 68
9 Wellesley College 64
10 William Smith College 55
11 Pacific Lutheran University 53
12 Washington College 50
13 University of Puget Sound 40
14 Colby College 26
15 St. Lawrence University 13

Other Receiving Votes: Smith College (11), Lewis and Clark College (1), Mount Holyoke College (1), Trinity College (1)