April 16, 2008

April 16, 2008

The University of California at Berkeley claimed the top spot in this week’s USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll, while Western Washington University topped the Division II poll. Trinity College and Williams College tied for the top spot in the Division III poll.

In Division I, California picked up 18 first-place votes to remain atop the poll. Yale garnered six first-place votes to rank second. Virginia ranked third, followed by Princeton and Washington State.

For the fifth consecutive week, Western Washington was a unanimous choice for the top spot in the Division II poll, receiving all six first-place votes. Dowling College ranked second, while Nova Southeastern ranked third.

Trinity and Williams both received five first-place votes to tie for the top spot in the Division III poll. The United States Coast Guard Academy ranked third, followed by Bates College and Ithaca College.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. University of California (18) 472 1
2. Yale University (6) 446 2
3. University of Virginia 439 3
4. Princeton University 365 6
5. Washington State University 364 8
6. University of Southern California 359 5
7. Michigan State University 346 7
8. University of Washington 320 4
9. University of Michigan 279 15
10. Stanford University 240 10
11. Brown University 239 12
12. University of Tennessee 236 9
13. Harvard University 185 13
14. The Ohio State University 168 11
15. University of Minnesota 142 14
16. University of California at Los Angeles 103 17
17t. Clemson University 95 18
17t. Notre Dame University 95 16
19. Northeastern University 62 20
20. University of Pennsylvania 21 19
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Oregon State University 19, University of Wisconsin 18, Gonzaga University 8, Boston University 6, University of Texas 5, University of Louisville 3, Bucknell University 2, University of Iowa 2 and Cornell University 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (6) 30 1
2. Dowling College 24 2
3. Nova Southeastern 15 3
4. Philadelphia University 11 NR
5. Humboldt State University 8 4
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Barry University 2.

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1t. Trinity College (5) 195 1
1t. Williams College (5) 195 2
3. United States Coast Guard Academy 167 3
4. Bates College 166 4
5. Ithaca College 144 5
6. University of Puget Sound 142 7t
7. Wesleyan College 120 13
8. Tufts University 115 6
9. Mt. Holyoke College 113 9
10. Smith College 108 7t
11. William Smith College 92 10
12. St. Lawrence University 91 NR
13. Colby College 72 11
14. Washington College 68 NR
15. Simmons College 44 NR
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Mary Washington 34, Skidmore College 19, Wellesley College 18, Rochester Institute of Technology 14, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 14, Willamette University 11 and Marietta College 8.