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CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll - presented by Pocock Racing Shells
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.