University of California, Humboldt State University and Williams College took the No. 1 spots in this week’s USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association polls presented by Pocock Racing Shells.
California received 15 of 25 first-place votes to take over the top spot in the Division I rankings. Virginia ranked second, receiving eight first-place votes. Michigan, Ohio State and Southern California rounded out the top five. Michigan and Ohio State each received one first-place vote.
In Division II, Humboldt State took over the top spot, earning three first-place votes. Western Washington received two first-place votes to rank second. Nova Southeastern, 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 United States Coast Guard Academy.
Women’s NCAA Division I Rankings
|1||University of California, Berkeley (15)||442||4|
|2||University of Virginia (8)||412||1|
|3||University of Michigan (1)||409||3|
|4||Ohio State University (1)||388||8|
|5||University of Southern California||385||5|
|6||University of Washington||378||2|
|8||University of California, Los Angeles||366||6|
|9||University of Wisconsin||283||9|
|13||Michigan State University||194||14|
|15||University of Notre Dame||177||17|
|16||Washington State University||159||13|
Other Receiving Votes:: University of Tennessee 41, University of Minnesota 35, Duke University 12, Indiana University 11, University of Texas 6, Oregon State University 6, Northeastern University 3, University of Pennsylvania 3, University of Louisville 1
Women’s NCAA Division II Rankings
|1||Humboldt State University (3)||188||3|
|2||Western Washington University (2)||174||1|
|3||Nova Southeastern University||163||4|
|5||University of Central Oklahoma||94||5|
|7||University of California, San Diego||40||7|
|8||Seattle Pacific University||33||T8|
Other Receiving Votes:: Florida Institute of Technology 30, Rollins College 4, University of Massachusetts Lowell 4, University of Charleston 2
Women’s NCAA Division III Rankings
|1||Williams College (10)||150||1|
|3||William Smith College||132||3|
|5||US Coast Guard Academy||107||4|
|10||St. Lawrence University||57||13|
|11||University of Puget Sound||49||10|
|14||Worcester Polytechnic Institute||16||T14|
Other Receiving Votes: Lewis & Clark College 7, University of Rochester 7, Willamette University 6, Pacific Lutheran University 1