April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

For the fourth week in a row, Princeton University claimed the top spot in the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll, while Western Washington University and Trinity College topped the Division II and III polls, respectively.
In Division I, Princeton once again earned 23 of 24 first-place votes to remain atop the rankings. California, the defending NCAA champions, earned one first-place vote to stay in the No. 2 position in the poll. Southern California ranked third, followed by Yale and Ohio State.

Western Washington was the unanimous choice for the top spot in the Division II poll. Nova Southeastern ranked second, followed by Dowling College.

Trinity College received six of nine first-place votes to remain in the No. 1 position in the Division III poll. Ithaca College, which received two first-place votes, ranked second, followed by Smith College, Colby College, and Williams College. Tufts University received one first-place vote and ranked sixth.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Princeton University (23) 479 1

2. University of California at Berkeley (1) 453 2

3. University of Southern California 421 4

4. Yale University 408 3

5. The Ohio State University 384 5

6. Washington State University 319 7

7. Michigan State University 309 12

8. Harvard University 296 8

9. University of Michigan 279 10

10. Brown University 269 9

11. University of Virginia 265 6

12. University of Notre Dame 220 11

13. University of Washington 195 13

14. University of California at Los Angeles 161 14

15. University of Tennessee 121 17

16. University of Wisconsin 120 15

17. Stanford University 102 16

18. University of Minnesota 100 18

19t. Dartmouth College 55 NR

19t. Oregon State University 55 19

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Northeastern University 13, University of Louisville 10, Boston University 5, and University of Central Florida 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Western Washington University (6) 30 1

2. Nova Southeastern 23 3

3. Dowling College 19 4

4. Florida Tech 12 NR

5. Barry University 4 2

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Mercyhurst College 2 and University of California at San Diego 2.

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Trinity College (6) 171 1

2. Ithaca College (2) 167 2

3. Smith College 162 4

4. Colby College 150 6

5. Williams College 146 3

6. Tufts University (1) 131 7

7. University of Puget Sound 117 5

8. Mt. Holyoke College 112 8

9t. Lewis and Clark 106 10

9t. William Smith College 106 9

11. Vassar College 70 NR

12. United States Coast Guard Academy 66 12

13. Connecticut College 56 NR

14. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 52 11

15. Washington College 36 14

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Wellesley College 30, Wesleyan University 26, University of Mary Washington 15, Bates College 12, Pacific Lutheran University 10, Rochester Institute of Technology 8, and Marietta College 6.