May 5, 2010

University of California, Western Washington University and Williams College continued to top the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Coaches’ Polls.

For the third consecutive week, California took the top spot in the Division I poll, receiving 11 first-place votes. Princeton University had the most first-place votes with 13, but ranked second. University of Virginia took the No. 3 spot, earning one first-place vote. Yale University and Brown University rounded out the top five.

Western Washington University continued as the unanimous choice in the Division II poll, receiving all five first-place votes. Mercyhurst College ranked second, followed by Barry University and Philadelphia University in a tie for third.

Williams College was again the unanimous choice in the Division III poll, receiving all nine first-place votes. Ithaca College ranked second, followed by Bates College, St. Lawrence University and Trinity College.

Women’s NCAA Division I Team Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Total Votes Previous Week
1. University of California (11) 477 1
2. Princeton University (13) 473 2
3. University of Virginia (1) 441 3
4. Brown University 387 5
5. Stanford University 370 6
6. Yale University 366 4
7. University of Washington 345 7
8. University of Southern California 281 9
9. Michigan State University 276 8
10. University of Wisconsin 273 13
11. Washington State University 245 10
12. University of California at Los Angeles 212 12
13. University of Michigan 198 11
14. The Ohio State University 195 15
15. Clemson University 180 14
16. University of Tennessee 157 16
17. Dartmouth College 79 17
18. Columbia University 73 NR
19. University of Notre Dame 64 19
20. Cornell University 43 NR
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Harvard University 36, Oregon State University 32, University of Minnesota 13, Boston University 8, Bucknell University 8, Northeastern University 3, Gonzaga University 3, University of Iowa 2, Duke University 2, University of Louisville 2, University of San Diego 2, University of Pennsylvania 2, Indiana University 1 and University of Buffalo 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Eights Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (5) 25 1
2. Mercyhurst College 20 2
3t. Barry University 11 3t
3t. Philadelphia University 11 3t
5. Seattle Pacific University 4 NR
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Florida Tech 2, Humboldt State University 1 and Nova Southeastern 1.

Women’s NCAA Division III Eights Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Williams College (9) 180 1
2. Ithaca College 169 2
3. Bates College 164 3
4. St. Lawrence University 147 6
5. Trinity College 138 5
6. University of Puget Sound 137 4
7. Mt. Holyoke College 113 14
8. William Smith College 112 NR
9. Smith College 99 8
10. Wellesley College 97 10
11. Simmons College 85 7
12. Willamette University 81 11
13. Skidmore College 78 13
14. University of Rochester 47 9
15. United States Coast Guard Academy 41 15
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Mary Washington 32, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 15, Marietta College 14 and Hamilton College 6.

April 28, 2010

University of California once again topped this week’s USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Coaches poll, while Western Washington University and Williams College claimed the top spots in the Division II and III polls, respectively.

For the second consecutive week, California took the top spot in the Division I poll, receiving 16 first-place votes. Princeton University received the remaining nine first-place votes to rank second. University of Virginia, Yale University and Brown University rounded out the top five.

Western Washington University continued as the unanimous choice in the Division II poll, receiving all five first-place votes. Mercyhurst College ranked second, followed by Barry University.

Williams College was again the unanimous choice in the Division III poll, receiving all nine first-place votes. Ithaca College ranked second, followed by Bates College, University of Puget Sound and Trinity College.

Women’s NCAA Division I Team Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Total Votes Previous Week
1. University of California (16) 476 1
2. Princeton University (9) 471 2
3. University of Virginia 433 3
4. Yale University 376 4
5. Brown University 372 5
6. Stanford University 353 6
7. University of Washington 337 9
8. Michigan State University 292 8
9. University of Southern California 290 7
10. Washington State University 246 10
11. University of Michigan 235 11
12. University of California at Los Angeles 227 12
13. University of Wisconsin 212 14
14. Clemson University 190 13
15. The Ohio State University 155 15
16. University of Tennessee 137 16
17. Dartmouth College 91 17
18. Harvard University 90 20
19. University of Notre Dame 69 NR
20. Oregon State University 61 18
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Columbia University 33, University of Minnesota 24, Cornell University 21, Gonzaga University 11, University of Pennsylvania 9, University of Louisville 7, University of Iowa 6, Bucknell University 6, Northeastern University 5, University of Buffalo 5, University of Rhode Island 4, Duke University 3, Boston University 2 and University of Texas 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Eights Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (5) 25 1
2. Mercyhurst College 20 2
3. Barry University 12 3t
4. Philadelphia University 10 3t
5. Florida Tech 4 NR
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Seattle Pacific University 3 and Nova Southeastern 1.

Women’s NCAA Division III Eights Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Williams College (9) 180 1
2. Ithaca College 171 3
3. Bates College 162 2
4. University of Puget Sound 148 5
5. Trinity College 147 4
6. St. Lawrence University 133 6
7. Simmons College 121 NR
8. Smith College 108 7
9. University of Rochester 105 9
10. Wellesley College 102 8
11. Willamette University 74 10
12. Wesleyan College 73 NR
13. Skidmore College 65 12t
14. Mt. Holyoke College 53 12t
15. United States Coast Guard Academy 41 11
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Mary Washington 26, Hamilton College 25, Marietta College 14 and Tufts University 7.

April 21, 2010

University of California topped this week’s USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Coaches poll, while Western Washington University and Williams College claimed the top spots in the Division II and III polls, respectively.

California moved up from second position to claim the top spot in the Division I poll, receiving 17 first-place votes. Princeton University received the remaining eight first-place votes and moved up from sixth to second place. Last week’s No. 1, University of Virginia, ranked third, while Yale University and Brown University rounded out the top five.

Western Washington University was once again the unanimous choice in this week’s Division II poll, receiving all five first-place votes. Mercyhurst College ranked second, followed by Barry University and Philadelphia University in a tie for third.

Williams College was again the unanimous choice in the Division III poll, receiving all nine first-place votes. Bates College ranked second, followed by Ithaca College, Trinity College and University of Puget Sound.

Women’s NCAA Division I Team Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Total Votes Previous Week
1. University of California (17) 480 2
2. Princeton University (8) 463 6
3. University of Virginia 427 1
4. Yale University 385 4
5. Brown University 375 5
6. Stanford University 358 3
7. University of Southern California 308 8
8. Michigan State University 299 7
9. University of Washington 283 9
10. Washington State University 250 13
11. University of Michigan 237 10
12. University of California at Los Angeles 236 11
13. Clemson University 213 12
14. University of Wisconsin 205 14
15. The Ohio State University 166 15
16. University of Tennessee 149 17
17. Dartmouth College 106 16
18. Oregon State University 70 18
19. Cornell University 60 20
20. Harvard University 44 NR
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Notre Dame 42, University of Minnesota 28, University of Louisville 20, Gonzaga University 9, University of Pennsylvania 9, University of Iowa 7, Bucknell University 5, University of Buffalo 5, Columbia University 3, University of San Diego 3, University of Rhode Island 2, Duke University 2 and Syracuse University 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Eights Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (5) 25 1
2. Mercyhurst College 19 2
3t. Barry University 11 3
3t. Philadelphia University 11 4
5. Seattle Pacific University 7 NR
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Nova Southeastern 2 and Humboldt State University 1.

Women’s NCAA Division III Eights Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Williams College (9) 180 1
2. Bates College 166 3
3. Ithaca College 165 2
4. Trinity College 150 4
5. University of Puget Sound 147 5
6. St. Lawrence University 134 6
7. Smith College 125 9
8. Wellesley College 106 12
9. University of Rochester 98 10
10. Willamette University 89 8
11. United States Coast Guard Academy 69 14
12t. Mt. Holyoke College 68 7
12t. Skidmore College 68 NR
14. William Smith College 48 13
15. Hamilton College 35 NR
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Marietta College 31, Wesleyan College 30, Simmons College 24, Tufts University 22 and University of Mary Washington 6.

April 14, 2010

The University of Virginia topped this week’s USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Coaches poll, while Western Washington University and Williams College claimed the top spots in the Division II and III polls, respectively.

Virginia topped the Division I poll for the second week in a row. The Cavaliers received 15 first-place votes. The University of California ranked second, earning three-first-place votes, while Stanford University earned five first-place votes to rank third. Yale University received the remaining two first-place votes to rank fourth. Brown University rounded out the top five.

Western Washington University was the unanimous choice in this week’s Division II poll, receiving all four first-place votes. Mercyhurst College ranked second, followed by Barry University.

Williams College was once again the unanimous top choice in the Division III poll, receiving all 10 first-place votes. Ithaca College ranked second, followed by Bates College, Trinity College and the University of Puget Sound.

Women’s NCAA Division I Team Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Total Votes Previous Week
1. University of Virginia (15) 463 1
2. University of California (3) 454 2
3. Stanford University (5) 440 3
4. Yale University (2) 425 4
5. Brown University 374 5
6. Princeton University 372 6
7. Michigan State University 320 7
8. University of Southern California 293 8
9. University of Washington 283 9
10. University of Michigan 241 10
11. University of California at Los Angeles 236 15
12. Clemson University 224 12
13. Washington State University 197 14
14. University of Wisconsin 196 11
15. The Ohio State University 192 13
16. Dartmouth College 105 20
17. University of Tennessee 83 19
18. Oregon State University 73 16t
19. University of Notre Dame 56 16t
20. Cornell University 50 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Harvard University 36, University of Louisville 34, University of Pennsylvania 26, University of Minnesota 19, Northeastern University 10, Gonzaga University 9, University of Buffalo 7, University of Iowa 7, Bucknell University 6, Columbia University 5, University of Texas 5, Boston University 3, Duke University 2, University of San Diego 2, University of Central Florida 1 and University of Rhode Island 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Eights Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (4) 20 1
2. Mercyhurst College 14 3
3. Barry University 13 2
4. Philadelphia University 8 NR
5. Florida Institute of Technology 4 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Seattle Pacific University 1.

Women’s NCAA Division III Eights Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Williams College (10) 200 1
2. Ithaca College 187 2
3. Bates College 181 3
4. Trinity College 166 4
5. University of Puget Sound 165 5
6. St. Lawrence University 147 7
7. Mt. Holyoke College 135 8
8. Willamette University 120 9
9. Smith College 112 6
10. University of Rochester 97 11
11. Wesleyan College 96 10
12. Wellesley College 70 12
13. William Smith College 67 13
14. United States Coast Guard Academy 65 15
15. Simmons College 62 14

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Hamilton College 37, Marietta College 36 and Skidmore College 7.

April 7, 2010

The University of Virginia topped this week’s USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Coaches poll, while Western Washington University and Williams College claimed the top spots in the Division II and III polls, respectively.

After ranking second last week, the University of Virginia took the top spot in this week’s Division I poll. The Cavaliers received 14 first-place votes. The University of California ranked second, earning three-first-place votes, while Stanford University earned five first-place votes to rank third. Last week’s No. 1, Yale University, received the remaining three first-place votes to rank fourth. Brown University rounded out the top five.

Western Washington University was the unanimous choice in this week’s Division II poll, receiving all five first-place votes. Barry University ranked second, followed by Mercyhurst College.

For the third week in a row, Williams College was the unanimous top choice in the Division III poll, receiving all 10 first-place votes. Ithaca College ranked second, followed by Bates College, Trinity College and the University of Puget Sound.

Women’s NCAA Division I Team Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Total Votes Previous Week
1. University of Virginia (14) 462 2
2. University of California (3) 446 4
3. Stanford University (5) 438 3
4. Yale University (3) 436 1
5. Brown University 366 5
6. Princeton University 344 6
7. Michigan State University 341 7
8. University of Southern California 319 8t
9. University of Washington 312 8t
10. University of Michigan 249 10
11. University of Wisconsin 241 13
12. Clemson University 214 11
13. The Ohio State University 190 12
14. Washington State University 166 13
15. University of California at Los Angeles 161 15
16t. Harvard University 75 19
16t. Oregon State University 75 18
16t. University of Notre Dame 75 20
19. University of Tennessee 72 17
20. Dartmouth College 69 16

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Cornell University 49, University of Pennsylvania 36, University of Iowa 25, University of Minnesota 24, University of Louisville 16, Gonzaga University 12, University of Buffalo 10, University of Texas 9, Northeastern University 7, University of Rhode Island 3, Columbia University 2, Bucknell University 1, Indiana University 1, Syracuse University 1, United States Naval Academy 1, University of Central Florida 1 and University of Connecticut 1.Women’s

NCAA Division II Eights Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (5) 25 1
2. Barry University 20 2
3. Mercyhurst College 12 3
4. Nova Southeastern 7 4t
5. Seattle Pacific University 6 4t

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Philadelphia University 5.

Women’s NCAA Division III Eights Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Williams College (10) 200 1
2. Ithaca College 187 2
3. Bates College 179 3
4. Trinity College 166 4
5. University of Puget Sound 165 5
6. Smith College 137 6t
7. St. Lawrence University 133 6t
8. Mt. Holyoke College 127 8
9. Willamette University 117 9
10. Wesleyan College 104 12
11. University of Rochester 97 13
12. Wellesley College 83 11
13. William Smith College 76 10
14. Simmons College 70 14
15. United States Coast Guard Academy 64 15

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Skidmore College 24, Hamilton College 8, Tufts University 7 and University of Mary Washington 6.

March 31, 2010

Yale University topped this week’s USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Coaches poll, while Western Washington University and Williams College claimed the top spots in the Division II and III polls, respectively.

Yale University earned 10 first-place votes to remain atop the Division I team rankings. The University of Virginia received seven first-place votes to rank second, while Stanford University earned eight first-place votes to rank third. The University of California and Brown University rounded out the top five.

Western Washington University was the unanimous choice in this week’s Division II poll, receiving all five first-place votes. Barry University ranked second, followed by Mercyhurst College.

Defending champion Williams College received all nine first-place votes to top the Division III poll, while Ithaca College ranked second. Bates College, Trinity College and the University of Puget Sound rounded out the top five.

Women’s NCAA Division I Team Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Total Votes Previous Week
1. Yale University (10) 457 1
2. University of Virginia (7) 450 3t
3. Stanford University (8) 448 2
4. University of California 438 3t
5. Brown University 358 5
6. Princeton University 340 8
7. Michigan State University 336 7
8t. University of Washington 328 6
8t. University of Southern California 328 10t
10. University of Michigan 261 9
11. Clemson University 229 12
12. Ohio State University 197 10t
13. University of Wisconsin 181 13
14. Washington State University 171 16
15. University of California at Los Angeles 156 NR
16. Dartmouth College 89 17
17. University of Tennessee 84 19t
18. Oregon State University 81 15
19. Harvard University 70 14
20. University of Notre Dame 58 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Pennsylvania 40, University of Louisville 32, University of Iowa 30, University of Minnesota 29, Gonzaga University 15, University of Texas 11, University of Central Florida 9, Columbia University 8, Bucknell University 4, University of Buffalo 3, Northeastern University 3, Syracuse University 1, Indiana University 1, Boston University 1, University of California at Davis 1, University of San Diego 1 and University of Rhode Island 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Eights Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (5) 25 1
2. Barry University 18 NR
3. Mercyhurst College 14 2
4t. Seattle Pacific University 7 3
4t. Nova Southeastern 7 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Philadelphia University 3 and Florida Tech 1.

Women’s NCAA Division III Eights Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Williams College (9) 180 1
2. Ithaca College 165 3
3. Bates College 164 2
4. Trinity College 155 4
5. University of Puget Sound 145 5
6t. Smith College 122 6t
6t. St. Lawrence University 122 6t
8. Mt. Holyoke College 109 10
9. Willamette University 106 8t
10. William Smith College 84 8t
11. Wellesley College 81 12
12. Wesleyan College 80 13
13. University of Rochester 70 14
14. Simmons College 56 11
15. United States Coast Guard Academy 41 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Skidmore College 41, Hamilton College 15, Washington College 7, Marietta College 6 and University of Mary Washington 6.

March 18, 2010

Yale University claimed the top spot in the preseason USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Coaches Poll.

This year’s Division I poll has a new format as it now ranks the top 20 teams, not just the varsity eights. Yale University earned six first-place votes to top the preseason rankings. Stanford University ranked second, receiving 16 first-place votes. The University of California at Berkeley and the University of Virginia tied for third place. Cal received one first-place vote, while Virginia received two. Brown University rounded out the top five.

Western Washington University, the defending NCAA Division II champion, was the unanimous choice in the preseason poll, receiving all four first-place votes. Mercyhurst College ranked second, followed by Seattle Pacific University.

Defending champion Williams College received all seven first-place votes to top the Division III poll, while Bates College ranked second. Ithaca College, Trinity College and the University of Puget Sound rounded out the top five.

Women’s NCAA Division I Team
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points
1. Yale University (6) 459
2. Stanford University (16) 456
3t. University of California (1) 434
3t. University of Virginia (2) 434
5. Brown University 391
6. University of Washington 349
7. Michigan State University 341
8. Princeton University 298
9. University of Michigan 293
10t. The Ohio State University 283
10t. University of Southern California 283
12. Clemson University 251
13. University of Wisconsin 195
14. Harvard University 167
15. Oregon State University 134
16. Washington State University 109
17. Dartmouth College 95
18. University of Iowa 85
19t. University of Louisville 37
19t. University of Minnesota 37
19t. University of Tennessee 37

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Pennsylvania 24, University of Notre Dame 19, University of California at Los Angeles 15, Northeastern University 10, Boston University 4, Bucknell University 2, University of Central Florida 2, Cornell University 1, Syracuse University 1, United States Naval Academy 1, University of Buffalo 1, University of Indiana 1 and University of Texas 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points
1. Western Washington University (4) 20
2. Mercyhurst College 16
3. Seattle Pacific University 10
4. Philadelphia University 8
5. Dowling College 4

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Barry University 1 and Nova Southeastern 1.

Women’s NCAA Division III Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points
1. Williams College (7) 140
2. Bates College 124
3. Ithaca College 123
4. Trinity College 112
5. University of Puget Sound 108
6t. Smith College 99
6t. St. Lawrence University 99
8t. Willamette University 86
8t. William Smith College 86
10. Mt. Holyoke College 61
11. Simmons College 57
12. Wellesley College 46
13. Wesleyan College 44
14. University of Rochester 40
15. Skidmore College 37

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Washington College 29, United States Coast Guard Academy 23, Hamilton College 17, Marietta College 9, Colby College 7, University of Mary Washington 6 and Worcester Polytechnic Institute 6.

2010 CRCA Polling Guidelines

– Dl pollsters select the top 20 Varsity 8’s, 2nd Varsity 8’s and Varsity 4’s, Dll top 5, Dlll top 15 Varsity 8’s

– All submissions are due to the division moderator by midnight on Monday evening. e.g. For the March 17 preseason poll, submissions are due by 12:00 AM March 16.

– For the preseason poll, any criteria can be used. A crew need not have raced in the current spring season to be ranked in the preseason poll.

– For the regular polls, any criteria can be used. A crew need not have raced in the current spring season, or the week preceding a poll, to be ranked in a regular poll.

– The moderator will contact any pollster whose poll submission, in the opinion of the moderator, appears to be mistaken, omitting consideration of recent results, or drastically different from the majority opinion. The only obligation of the pollster is to consider the moderator’s comments; they are under no obligation to amend their submission.

– The moderators will send the compiled poll results to USRowing, Allison Frederick, allison@usrowing.org, by 5:00pm EST on Tuesday. Allison will send out a press release including row2k by noon on Wednesday.

Division Moderators:

Dl – Steve Pritzker Pritzker@virginia.edu

Dll – Peter Lee Leep@dowling.edu

Dlll – Karen Klinger kklinger@smith.edu

Due Dates for Pollsters this spring:

March 15 – Pre-season poll
March 29 – Regular Season
April 5
April 12
April 19
April 26
May 3
May 10*
May 17
May 31 – Post-season poll (DI only)

* May 10 will be the last poll deadline for DIII as selection is May 12.
Thank you from the CRCA Board