April 18, 2007

April 18, 2007

The University of Southern California claimed the top spot in this week’s USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll, while Western Washington University and Williams College topped the Division II and Division III polls, respectively.
In Division I, USC moved into the top position in the poll, earning 19 of 24 first-place votes. Brown University, last week’s top-ranked boat, received the remaining five first-place votes to rank second. Ohio State remained in third position, followed by Yale University and the University of Virginia.

Western Washington was once again a unanimous choice for the top spot in the Division II poll, earning all five first-place votes. Dowling College ranked second, while the University of California at San Diego ranked third.

Williams College received all seven first-place votes to remain on top of the Division III poll. Trinity College ranked second, followed by William Smith College, the United States Coast Guard Academy and Colby College.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week

1. University of Southern California (19), 475, 2

2. Brown University (5), 454, 1

3. The Ohio State University, 420, 3

4. Yale University, 388, 4

5. University of Virginia, 358, 13

6. University of Notre Dame, 346, 16

7. Princeton University, 260, 9

8. University of Minnesota, 239, 10

9. University of Central Florida, 234, 12

10t. University of Tennessee, 211, 15

10t. University of Washington, 211, 19

12. University of Michigan, 209, 11

13. University of California at Berkeley, 207, 5

14. Dartmouth College, 196, NR

15. University of California at Los Angeles, 195, 8

16. Harvard University, 147, 6

17. Stanford University, 146, 7

18. University of Louisville, 124, NR

19. Michigan State University, 100, 20

20. Oregon State University, 68, 17

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Washington State University 39, Northeastern University 7, Gonzaga University 3, Clemson University 2, and University of Wisconsin 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week

1. Western Washington University (5), 25, 1

2. Dowling College, 20, 2

3. University of California at San Diego, 13, 3

4. Nova Southeastern, 12, 4

5. Florida Tech, 5, 5

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week

1. Williams College (7), 140, 1

2. Trinity College, 133, 2

3. William Smith College, 120, 3

4. United States Coast Guard Academy, 114, 4

5. Smith College, 105, 7

6. Tufts University, 102, 6

7. Colby College, 101, 5

8. Ithaca College, 93, 8

9. University of Puget Sound, 85, 10

10. Bates College, 78, 9

11. Mt. Holyoke College, 61, 11

12. Washington College, 53, 15

13. Wellesley College, 51, NR

14. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 31, 12

15. Pacific Lutheran University, 22, 14

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: North Park University 15, University of Mary Washington 13, Vassar College 11, Rochester Institute of Technology 9, Simmons College 8, Lewis & Clark College 7, Skidmore College 7, and Connecticut College 6.