Ohio State, Nova Southeastern and Williams College Top Preseason USRowing/CRCA Collegiate Rowing Polls

by Ed Moran, | Mar 24, 2014
Ohio State University, Nova Southeastern University and Williams College claimed the top spots in the preseason USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I, II and III Collegiate Rowing Polls.
Ohio State University, Nova Southeastern University and Williams College claimed the top spots in the preseason USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I, II and III Collegiate Rowing Polls.

Ohio State earned 13 first-place votes to top the preseason Division I team rankings. The University of California, Berkeley received two first-place votes to rank second, while the University of Virginia took the No. 3 spot in the poll and earned 10 first-place votes. The University of Washington and Princeton University rounded out the top five.

Nova Southeastern University received five first place votes to lead the Division II preseason poll. Barry University and Western Washington University took the No. 2 and No. 3 spots in the poll.

In the Division III poll, Williams College earned eight first place votes to earn the No. 1 spot.  William Smith College finished took the No. 2 spot and Trinity College and Bates College tied for No. 3, with Trinity earning two first-place votes.

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

1. Ohio State University (13), 460
2. University of California, Berkeley (2), 459
3. University of Virginia (10), 452
4. University of Washington, 371
5. Princeton University, 360
6. University of Southern California, 358
7. Yale University, 347
8. University of Notre Dame, 324
9. Brown University, 272
10. University of California, Los Angeles, 271
11. Harvard University, 257
12. University of Michigan, 254
13. Stanford University, 244
14. Washington State University, 151
15. University of Wisconsin, 127
16. University of Louisville, 110
17. Cornell University, 108
18. Clemson University, 103
19. Syracuse University, 91
20. Duke University, 28

Others receiving votes:
Michigan State University 22, University of Oklahoma 21, Columbia University 17, Dartmouth University 12, Gonzaga University 6, University of Minnesota 5, Boston University 4, University of Kansas 4, University of Pennsylvania 3, Oregon State University 3, University of Texas 3, United States Naval Academy 2 and University of Miami 1.

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

1. Nova Southeastern University (5), 200
2. Barry University, 171
3. Western Washington University, 149
4. University of California, San Diego, 104
5. University of Central Oklahoma,  98
6. Humboldt State University, 85
7. Mercyhurst University, 64
8t. Philadelphia University, 12
8t. Florida Institute of Technology, 12
Others receiving votes: Seattle Pacific University 5.

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

1. Williams College (8), 146
2. William Smith College, 131
3t. Trinity College (2), 130
3t. Bates College, 130
5. Wellesley College, 96
6. Ithaca College, 86
7. Washington College, 80
8. Wesleyan University, 78
9.  Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 62
10. Marietta College, 49
11. St. Lawrence University, 42
12. University of Rochester,  41
13. Smith College, 38
14. University of Puget Sound, 36
15. Tufts University, 15        
Others receiving votes: United States Coast Guard Academy 14, Rochester Institute of Technology 13, Lewis and Clark College 6, Colby College 3, Simmons College 3 and Hamilton College 1.

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