April 16, 2003

April 16, 2003

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the second week in a row, the University of California at Berkeley earned the top spot in the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll. California garnered 24 of the 25 first-place votes to earn the No. 1 ranking. In the Division II poll, University of California at Davis was the unanimous selection for the third week in a row, receiving all five first-place votes, while Ithaca College narrowly took over sole possession of first place in the NCAA Division III Varsity Eight Coaches Poll.

In the Division I rankings, Washington was again ranked second, while Harvard University earned one first-place vote and moved up to No. 3 in the rankings after being ranked 13th last week. Stanford University is ranked fourth, while Princeton University and the University of Michigan are tied for fifth.

In the Division II poll, UC-Davis was followed by Western Washington University and Florida Tech. In Division III, Ithaca and Williams College each garnered five first-place votes with Ithaca taking the top ranking by one point. Trinity College and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy tied for third this week, while Colby College rounded out the top five.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1. University of California at Berkeley (24) 497 1
2. University of Washington 469 2
3. Harvard University (1) 423 13
4. Stanford University 414 4
5t. Princeton University 384 3
5t. University of Michigan 384 5
7. University of Southern California 367 6
8. Brown University 335 7
9. Yale University 292 8
10. Michigan State University 256 9
11. The Ohio State University 255 11
12. University of Virginia 224 10
13. Washington State University 221 12
14. Cornell University 144 14
15. Oregon State University 138 15
16. University of Iowa 118 16
17. Syracuse University 113 17
18. Boston University 87 18
19. University of Texas 65 19
20. University of Tennessee 33 NR

Others receiving votes: Duke University 16, University of Pennsylvania 11, George Washington University 2, University of Notre Dame 1, and University of West Virginia 1.


 

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1. University of California at Davis (5) 25 1
2. Western Washington University 18 2
3. Florida Tech 16 3
4. Rollins College 9 4
5. University of California at San Diego 7 5

 


 

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1. Ithaca College (5) 194 1t
2. Williams College (5) 193 1t
3t. Trinity College 166 6
3t. United States Coast Guard Academy 166 4
5. Colby College 151 3
6. Rochester Institute of Technology 140 12
7. William Smith College 126 7
8. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 115 8
9. Washington College 105 10t
10. University of Puget Sound 97 10t
11. Tufts University 95 5
12t. Connecticut College 82 18t
12t. Mt. Holyoke College 82 14
14. Bates College 72 20
15. Smith College 70 9
16. Pacific Lutheran University 55 13
17. Wellesley College 52 16t
18. Vassar College 46 16t
19. Wesleyan University 43 15
20. Willamette University 31 18t

Others receiving votes: Marietta College 8, Simmons College 4, Mary Washington College 3, Colgate University 2, and Hamilton College 1.