Washington State University women's rowing is ranked 14th in the preseason USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I poll released Monday.
The Cougars placed 12th at the NCAA championships last spring after finishing fifth in the (then) Pac-10.
Among WSU's returners is Kasia Rademacher, a senior from Hermiston who was a national scholar athlete and Pac-10 All-Academic first team selection last year.
Six of the Pac-12's seven rowing squads are ranked in the top 20, led by Cal (second). Washington is ranked eighth.