March 9, 2016

March 9, 2016

Today is the release of the first poll of the 2016 spring racing season, the CRCA/USRowing Pre-Season Coaches Poll, presented by Pocock Racing Shells.  Defending NCAA Champions Ohio State University and Barry University sit atop the DI and DII polls respectively, with Williams College in the top spot of the DIII poll to open the 2016 season.  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
1 Ohio State University (17) 478
2 University of California, Berkeley (3) 450
3 Brown University (1) 438
4 University of Virginia (4) 431
5 University of Washington 391
6 Yale University 336
7 University of Texas 332
8 Stanford University 331
9 Washington State University 305
10 Princeton University 285
11 University of Michigan 280
12 Indiana University 219
13 University of Wisconsin 191
14 University of Southern California 143
15 Syracuse University 127
16 Harvard University 114
17 University of Notre Dame 109
18 Gonzaga University 57
19 University of Iowa 46
20 University of Louisville 41

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


Women’s NCAA Division II Rankings

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Votes
1 Barry University (5) 200
2 Mercyhurst University 174
3 Humboldt State University 136
4 University of Central Oklahoma 126
5 Nova Southeastern University 90
6 Philadelphia University 64
7 Western Washington University 61
8 University of California San Diego 26

Other Receiving Votes: Merrimack College (17), Florida Institute of Technology (4), Rollins College (2)


Women’s NCAA Division III Rankings

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Votes
1 Williams College (8) 147
2 Bates College (2) 142
3 Wellesley College 131
4 Ithaca College 116
5 Wesleyan University 104
6 Tufts University 96
7 Trinity College 89
8 Rochester institute of Technology 78
9 Colby College 46
10 William Smith College 43
11 Hamilton College 36
12 WPI 29
13 University of Puget Sound 21
14 Washington College 20
15t US Coast Guard Academy 18
15t Pacific Lutheran University 18

Other Receiving Votes: Simmons College (16), Marietta College (16), Smith College (13), University of Rochester (10), Lewis and Clark College (9), Mount Holyoke College (2)