University of California, Western Washington University and Williams College took the No. 1 spots in the final regular season USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association polls presented by Pocock Racing Shells.
California received 24 of 25 first-place votes to remain on top of the Division I rankings. Michigan, who received the remaining first-place vote, and Virginia tied for second. Ohio State and Washington rounded out the top five.
In Division II, Western Washington regained the top spot in the rankings, earning three of five first-place votes. Humboldt State ranked second, with Nova Southeastern third. Both schools received one first-place vote. Mercyhurst and Central Oklahoma rounded out the top five.
Williams remained the unanimous choice for the top spot in the Division III poll. Williams received all 10 first-place votes. Bates ranked second, followed by William Smith, Wellesley and Trinity.
Women’s NCAA Division I Rankings
|1||University of California, Berkeley (24)||483||1|
|T2||University of Michigan (1)||425||5|
|T2||University of Virginia||425||2|
|4||Ohio State University||395||4|
|5||University of Washington||361||8|
|8||University of California, Los Angeles||318||7|
|9||University of Southern California||266||3|
|12||University of Wisconsin||252||9|
|15||Michigan State University||140||14|
|16||University of Notre Dame||131||15|
|17||Washington State University||128||17|
|18||University of Minnesota||91||18|
Other Receiving Votes:: University of Tennessee 34, Northeastern University 14, Clemson University 12, Oregon State University 7, Columbia University 5, University of Rhode Island 4, University of Kansas 4, University of Texas 3, Indiana University 2, University of Pennsylvania 1, University of Oklahoma 1, Duke University 1
Women’s NCAA Division II Rankings
|1||Western Washington University (3)||173||2|
|2||Humboldt State University (1)||159||1|
|3||Nova Southeastern University (1)||149||3|
|5||University of Central Oklahoma||107||5|
|6||Seattle Pacific University||49||7|
Other Receiving Votes:: University of California San Diego 30, Florida Institute of Technology 7, University of Massachusetts Lowell 2
Women’s NCAA Division III Rankings
|1||Williams College (10)||150||1|
|3||William Smith College||130||3|
|6||US Coast Guard Academy||101||5|
|9||Worcester Polytechnic Institute||68||14|
|12||University of Puget Sound||36||9|
|13||St. Lawrence University||33||12|
Other Receiving Votes: Simmons College 4, University of Rochester 2, Willamette University 2, Lewis & Clark College 1