April 13, 2005

April 13, 2005

For the third week in a row, Princeton University claimed the top spot in the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll. Western Washington University and Trinity College topped the Division II and Division III polls, respectively.

In Division I, Princeton earned 13 of 21 first-place votes to remain atop the poll. The University of Michigan earned two first-place votes to remain at No. 2, while the University of California at Berkeley (six first-place votes) moved up to third place. The Ohio State University and Harvard University rounded out the top five.

Western Washington University was a unanimous choice for the top spot in the Division II poll, earning all five first-place votes. Nova Southeastern ranked second, while Florida Tech moved into the top three.

In the Division III poll, Trinity College took over the No. 1 spot in the poll, earning eight of nine first-place votes. Smith College earned the remaining first-place vote, falling to No. 2 in the poll after three weeks in the top spot. Ithaca College ranked third, followed by the University of Puget Sound and Williams College.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Princeton University (13), 410, 1
2. University of Michigan (2), 382, 2
3. University of California at Berkeley (6), 378, 5
4. The Ohio State University, 350, 7
5. Harvard University, 348, 3
6. Michigan State University, 299, 8
7. Brown University, 282, 6
8. Yale University, 276, 4
9. University of Virginia, 270, 9
10. Stanford University, 228, 10
11. University of Washington, 205, 11
12. University of Southern California, 175, 12
13. Univ. of California at Los Angeles, 152, 13
14. University of Wisconsin, 138, 14
15. Boston University, 131, 18
16. Syracuse University, 120, 15
17. Washington State University, 104, 16
18. University of Tennessee, 77, 17
19. University of Minnesota, 30, 19
20. University of Pennsylvania, 18, NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Oregon State University 15, University of Texas 8, University of Louisville 7, University of Iowa 3, Clemson University 2, and Columbia University 2.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (5), 25, 1
2. Nova Southeastern, 19, 2
3. Florida Tech, 11, NR
4. Mercyhurst College, 8, 3
5t. Barry University, 5, 4
5t. Dowling College, 5, 5

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Humboldt State University 2.

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Trinity College (8), 179, 4
2. Smith College (1), 171, 1
3. Ithaca College, 161, 2
4. University of Puget Sound, 150, 5
5. Williams College, 139, 3
6. United States Coast Guard Academy, 137, 7
7. Mt. Holyoke College, 97, 11
8. Colby College, 93, 6
9. Bates College, 88, NR
10. William Smith College, 82, 9
11. Wesleyan University, 81, 8
12. Washington College, 79, 15
13. Tufts University, 68, NR
14. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 66, 10
15. Vassar College, 58, 12

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Pacific Lutheran University 27, Skidmore College 21, Lewis & Clark College 18, Marietta College 17, Mary Washington College 10, and Wellesley College 7.