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Brown Vaults to First While Barry and Williams College Hold Rank in the Second USRowing/CRCA Coaches Poll

by Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org | Mar 30, 2016
Brown University women’s crew went into the first weekend of racing ranked behind both The Ohio State University and Princeton University, but defeated both Division I rivals on Lake Carnegie and jumped to the top of the second regular season USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I, II and III Collegiate Rowing Polls, presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

brownPRINCETON, N.J. – Brown University women’s crew went into the first weekend of racing ranked behind both The Ohio State University and Princeton University, but defeated both Division I rivals on Lake Carnegie and jumped to the top of the second regular season USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I, II and III Collegiate Rowing Polls, presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

Brown swept the first and second varsity eights and varsity four events and added a win in the third varsity eight in defeating top-ranked Ohio State and number 11 Princeton in Princeton, N.J., Saturday morning in its spring season opener. The Bears took home the Class of 1987 Trophy from the host Tigers for the third straight year in addition to beating three-time defending NCAA champion Ohio State.

Brown took 20 first-place votes to finish first in the poll, followed by University of California (five first-place votes). Ohio State was ranked third. University of Virginia was fourth and Yale University moved up from seventh to round out the top five.

In the Division II poll, Barry University held its first-place position going into this weekend’s Florida Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla. In the Division III poll, Williams College also held the top ranking. 

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

1. Brown University (20), 484, 3
2. University of California (5), 458, 2
3. The Ohio State University, 416, 1
4. University of Virginia, 409, 4
5. Yale University, 379, 7
6. Stanford University, 370, 9
7. University of Michigan, 355, 6
8. University of Washington, 327, 5
9. University of Texas, 318, 8
10. Princeton University, 312, 11
11. Washington State University, 228, 10
12. Indiana University, 175, 12
13. University of Wisconsin, 173, 13
14. University of Southern California, 130, 14
15. University of Louisville, 114, 15
16. University of Notre Dame, 101, 16t
17. Harvard-Radcliffe University, 88, 18
18. Gonzaga University, 87, 19
19. Syracuse University, 85, 16t
20. University of California, Los Angeles, 77, NR

Others Receiving Votes in Alphabetical Order: Duke University, Michigan State University, Northeastern University, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, University of San Diego.

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

1. Barry University (4), 189, 1
2. Mercyhurst University (1), 151, 2
3. Western Washington University, 106, 7
4. University of Central Oklahoma, 104, 3
5. University of California, San Diego, 95, 5
6. Nova Southeastern University, 93, 4
7. Humboldt State University, 63, 6
8. Florida Institute of Technology, 52, NR                                   

Others Receiving Votes: Philadelphia University (36), Seattle Pacific University (6), Merrimack College (3), University of Charleston (1), Franklin Pierce College (1).                

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

1. Williams College (6), 146,            1
2. Bates College (4), 144, 2
3. Wellesley College, 128, 3
4. Ithaca College, 117, 4
5. Wesleyan University, 114, 5
6. Tufts University, 97, 6
7. Trinity College, 86, 7
8. Rochester Institute of Technology, 78, 8
9. Colby College, 52, 9
10. Hamilton College, 46, 12
11. Simmons College, 36, NR
12. William Smith College, 35, 10
13. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), 34, 11
14. Pacific Lutheran University, 30, 13
15. University of Puget Sound, 13, NR                                          

Other Receiving Votes: Lewis and Clark College (10), United States Coast Guard Academy (8), Franklin & Marshall College (7), Washington College (6), Smith College (6),University of Rochester (5),  Marietta College (2).

Click here for past poll results.

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