April 15, 2009

April 15, 2009

Yale University took the No. 1 spot in this week’s USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll. Western Washington University and Mercyhurst College tied for first in this week’s Division II poll, while Williams College continued to top the Division III poll.

Yale University remained atop the Division I rankings, earning 18 of 25 first-place votes. Stanford University received the other seven first-place votes to rank second. University of California, University of Michigan and Michigan State University rounded out the top five once again.

Western Washington and Mercyhurst each received three of six first-place votes to top the Division II poll. Dowling College ranked third.

Williams College received nine of 10 first-place votes to remain on top of the Division III poll. Bates College ranked second, with Trinity College taking the third spot. Ithaca College and the University of Puget Sound rounded out the top five. Ithaca received the other first-place vote.

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Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Yale University (18) 483 1

2. Stanford University (7) 474 2

3. University of California 457 3

4. University of Michigan 414 4

5. Michigan State University 405 5

6. Princeton University 364 7

7. University of Washington 358 6

8. The Ohio State University 322 12

9. Brown University 256 8

10. University of Southern California 244 11

11. University of Virginia 241 13

12t. Oregon State University 182 14

12t. Washington State University 182 15

14. Clemson University 169 16

15. Harvard University 161 10

16. University of Wisconsin 120 9

17. University of Louisville 119 20

18. University of Iowa 113 NR

19. University of California at Los Angeles 77 17

20. University of Minnesota 65 18

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Dartmouth College 28, Bucknell University 8, University of Tennessee 7 and Syracuse University 1.

 

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1t. Western Washington University (3) 27 1

1t. Mercyhurst College (3) 27 5t

3. Dowling College 18 3

4. Philadelphia University 11 2

5. Seattle Pacific University 4 5t

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Nova Southeastern 3.

 

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Williams College (9) 199 1

2. Bates College 186 2

3. Trinity College 179 3

4. Ithaca College (1) 170 4

5. University of Puget Sound 163 5

6. Wesleyan College 136 6

7. Smith College 132 8

8. Willamette University 127 7

9. St. Lawrence University 124 15

10. Mt. Holyoke College 100 9

11. Wellesley College 96 14

12. William Smith College 95 10

13. Tufts University 67 11

14. Simmons College 59 13

15. United States Coast Guard Academy 43 12

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Washington College 37, Skidmore College 30 and Rochester Institute of Technology 7.