Ohio State, Humboldt State University and Trinity College Top Preseason USRowing/CRCA Collegiate Rowing Polls

by Ed Moran, Photo by Brett Johnson. | Mar 12, 2015
The Ohio State University, Humboldt State University and Trinity College claimed the top spots in the preseason USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I, II and III Collegiate Rowing Polls, presented by Pocock Rowing Shells.


Ohio State University tops the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches poll for Division I.

The Ohio State University, Humboldt State University and Trinity College claimed the top spots in the preseason USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I, II and III Collegiate Rowing Polls, presented by Pocock Rowing Shells.

Defending national champion Ohio State earned 18 first-place votes to top the preseason Division I team rankings. The University of Virginia received 15 first place votes to claim the second spot, followed in the third position by Brown University, which earned one first place vote. The University of California, Berkley, earned one first-place vote and ranked fourth. Stanford University rounded out the top five.

In Division II, Humboldt earned two first-place votes and topped the preseason poll, followed by Nova Southeastern University, which also earned two first-place votes. Western Washington University was ranked third with one first-place vote, followed by Barry University and Mercyhurst University to round out the top five.

In the Division III preseason poll, Trinity College earned six first-place votes and placed first. Bates College was second and received four first-place votes, followed in third by Wellesley College. Williams College and Washington College rounded out the top five.

Women’s NCAA Division I Team Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes), Total Votes

1. The Ohio State University (18), 479
2. University of Virginia (15), 445
3. Brown University (1), 431
4. University of California, Berkley (1), 401
5. Stanford University, 370
6. University of Michigan, 359
7. University of Washington, 341
8. Princeton University, 298
9. Yale University, 256
10. University of Southern California, 255
11. University of California, Los Angeles, 234
12t. Harvard-Radcliffe University, 213
12t. University of Notre Dame, 213
14. Indiana University, 189
15. University of Wisconsin, 161
16. Washington State University, 145
17. Syracuse University, 127
18. University of Louisville, 96
19. University of San Diego, 73
20. Cornell University, 45   

Others Receiving Votes: Northeastern University (20), University of Oklahoma (19), Michigan State University (17), Dartmouth College (10), Clemson University (9), Oregon State University (9), University of Iowa (6), University of Texas (5), Bucknell University (5), University of Minnesota (4), Gonzaga University (4), Duke University (3), University of Pennsylvania (3), San Diego State University (2), Boston University (1), University of Massachusetts (1), Columbia University (1).

Women’s NCAA Division II Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points    

1. Humboldt State University (2), 162
2. Nova Southeastern University (2), 144
3. Western Washington University (1), 140
4. Barry University, 139
5. Mercyhurst University, 89
6. University of Central Oklahoma, 85
7. Florida Institute of Technology, 43
8. University of California, San Diego, 42

Others Receiving Votes: Philadelphia University (39), Seattle Pacific University (8), Rollins College (6), University of Charleston (3).

Women’s NCAA Division III Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points

1. Trinity College (6), 146
2. Bates College (4), 137
3. Wellesley College, 129
4. Williams College, 126
5. Washington College, 92
6. Wesleyan University, 89
7. William Smith College, 86
8. Ithaca College, 81
9. Tufts University, 54
10. Rochester institute of Technology, 51
11. Marietta College, 46
12. University of Puget Sound, 27
13. University of Rochester, 26
14. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), 24
15. Hamilton College, 22

Others receiving votes:
Simmons College (21), Colby College (19), Mount Holyoke College (17), United States Coast Guard Academy (4), Lewis and Clark College (2), Franklin and Marshall College (2).


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