April 19, 2006

April 19, 2006

For the fifth week in a row, Princeton University claimed the top spot in the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll, while Western Washington University and Trinity College topped the Division II and III polls, respectively.
Princeton was the unanimous choice in Division I, earning all 24 first-place votes to remain atop the rankings. The rest of the top five remained the same as well. California, the defending NCAA champions, ranked second, followed by Southern California, Yale, and Ohio State.

Western Washington was the unanimous choice for the top spot in the Division II poll. Barry University ranked second, followed by Nova Southeastern.

Trinity College received seven of nine first-place votes to remain in the No. 1 position in the Division III poll. Ithaca College ranked second, followed by Williams College, Tufts University, and Smith College. Tufts received the other two first-place votes.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Princeton University (24) 480 1

2. University of California at Berkeley 455 2

3. University of Southern California 425 3

4. Yale University 402 4

5. The Ohio State University 383 5

6. Michigan State University 339 7

7. Washington State University 323 6

8. University of Michigan 297 9

9. Brown University 262 10

10. Dartmouth College 247 19t

11. University of Virginia 224 11

12. Harvard University 215 8

13. University of Notre Dame 188 12

14. University of Washington 172 13

15. University of California at Los Angeles 171 14

16. Stanford University 157 17

17. University of Minnesota 90 18

18. University of Wisconsin 66 16

19. University of Tennessee 56 15

20. University of Central Florida 49 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Oregon State University 19, Northeastern University 10, University of Louisville 9, and Boston University 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Western Washington University (5) 25 1

2. Barry University 20 5

3. Nova Southeastern 13 2

4. Dowling College 10 3

5t. Florida Tech 3 4

5t. Mercyhurst College 3 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of California at San Diego 1.

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Trinity College (7) 176 1

2. Ithaca College 167 2

3. Williams College 155 5

4. Tufts University (2) 147 6

5. Smith College 132 3

6. Mt. Holyoke College 130 8

7. Colby College 126 4

8. Lewis and Clark 123 9t

9. University of Puget Sound 117 7

10. William Smith College 103 9t

11. Connecticut College 70 13

12. Bates College 68 NR

13. Vassar College 58 11

14. Washington College 53 15

15. United States Coast Guard Academy 47 12

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Worcester Polytechnic Institute 23, Wellesley College 21, University of Mary Washington 14, Pacific Lutheran University 10, Simmons College 8, and Wesleyan University 7.