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Ohio State, Barry University and Williams College Lead the First Regular Season USRowing/CRCA Poll

by Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org | Mar 24, 2016
PRINCETON, N.J. – With their first official weekend of racing on tap for this weekend in Princeton, N.J., the Ohio State University remains on top of the Division I USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I Collegiate Rowing Poll, presented by Pocock Racing Shells.
useohioPRINCETON, N.J. – With its first official weekend of racing on tap for this weekend in Princeton, N.J., The Ohio State University remains on top of the Division I USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I Collegiate Rowing Poll, presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

Barry University and Williams College also held their preseason positions at the top of the Division II and Division III polls.

Ohio State holds the top position after being ranked first in the preseason poll for the third consecutive year. The three-time defending NCAA champions took 19 of the 25 available first-place votes, with the University of California earning three first-place votes and finishing in second.

Brown University (one first-place vote) was third. The University of Virginia (two first-place votes) had the fourth spot in the poll, and the University of Washington rounded out the top five.

In the DII poll, Barry University (four-first place votes) held ground following a strong weekend of racing at the Governor’s Cup in Fellsmere, Fla. Barry’s varsity eight split wins with Sunshine State Conference rival Florida Institute of Technology. Mercyhurst University (one first-place vote) was second and University of Central Oklahoma was third. Nova-Southeastern University was fourth and University of San Diego was fifth.

Williams College (nine first-place votes) also remained at the top of the DIII poll with racing scheduled at the Donahue Cup in Worcester, Mass., this weekend. Bates College (one first-place vote) was second and Wellesley College was third. Ithaca College and Wesleyan University finished fourth and fifth.

Women’s NCAA Division I Team Rankings
Team (1st-Place Votes), Total Votes, Previous Week Ranking 
 
            
1. The Ohio State University (19) 481, 1
2. University of California (3), 449, 2
3. Brown University (1), 444, 3
4. University of Virginia (2), 419, 4
5. University of Washington, 386, 5
6. University of Michigan, 365, 11
7. Yale University, 357, 6
8. University of Texas, 319, 7
9. Stanford University, 303, 8
10. Washington State University, 284, 9
11. Princeton University, 274, 10
12. Indiana University, 207, 12
13. University of Wisconsin, 188, 13
14. University of Southern California, 135, 14
15. University of Louisville, 122, 20
16t. Syracuse University, 112, 15
16t. University of Notre Dame, 112, 17
18. Harvard-Radcliffe University, 95, 16
19. Gonzaga University, 47, 18
20. Duke University, 38, NR

Others Receiving Votes in Alphabetical Order: Michigan State University, Northeastern University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota.    

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

        
1. Barry University (4), 196, 1
2. Mercyhurst University (1), 178, 2
3. University of Central Oklahoma, 126, 4
4. Nova Southeastern University, 109, 5
5. University of California San Diego, 76, 8
6. Humboldt State University, 75, 3
7. Western Washington University, 71, 7
8. Philadelphia University, 36, 6
        
Others Receiving Votes: Florida Institute of Technology (29), Merrimack College (4).

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

1. Williams College (9), 147, 1
2. Bates College (1), 142, 2
3. Wellesley College, 131, 3
4. Ithaca College, 118, 4
5. Wesleyan University, 105, 5
6. Tufts University, 99, 6
7. Trinity College, 87, 7
8. Rochester institute of Technology, 76, 8
9. Colby College, 55, 9
10. William Smith College, 42, 10
11. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), 38, 12
12. Hamilton College, 35, 11
13. Pacific Lutheran University, 20, 15t
14t. United States Coast Guard Academy, 18, 15t
14t. Washington College, 18, 14
        
Other Receiving Votes: University of Puget Sound (17), Simmons College (15),  Smith College (11), Lewis and Clark College (9), University of Rochester (8), Marietta College (7), Mount Holyoke College (2).

Click here for past poll results.

About USRowing
USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing has 85,000 individual members and 1,300 member organizations, offering rowing programs for all. USRowing receives generous support from the National Rowing Foundation and its corporate sponsors and partners.

For more information, contact: USRowing Communications, (609) 751-0710, media@usrowing.org.       
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