April 20, 2005

April 20, 2005

For the fourth week in a row, Princeton University claimed the top spot in the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll. Western Washington University and Ithaca College topped the Division II and Division III polls, respectively.
In Division I, Princeton earned 16 of 22 first-place votes to remain atop the poll. The University of California at Berkeley moved into the second position after taking five first-place votes, while the University of Michigan earned one first-place vote and fell to third. Harvard University and The Ohio State University rounded out the top five.

Western Washington University was a unanimous choice for the top spot in the Division II poll, earning all four first-place votes. Nova Southeastern ranked second, while Mercyhurst College moved back into the top three.

In the Division III poll, Ithaca College took over the No. 1 spot in the poll, earning eight of 10 first-place votes. Trinity College earned one first-place vote, falling to No. 2, while Smith College also garnered one first-place vote and ranked third. The University of Puget Sound and Williams College rounded out the top five.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Princeton University (16), 434, 1
2. University of California at Berkeley (5), 402, 3
3. University of Michigan (1), 391, 2
4. Harvard University, 361, 5
5. The Ohio State University, 359, 4
6. Michigan State University, 318, 6
7. Brown University, 312, 7
8. Yale University, 311, 8
9. Stanford University, 242, 10
10. University of Virginia, 233, 9
11. University of Washington, 204, 11
12. University of Southern California, 187, 12
13. University of Tennessee, 167, 18
14. Univ. of California at Los Angeles, 146, 13
15. University of Wisconsin, 139, 14
16. Boston University, 113, 15
17. Washington State University, 106, 17
18. Syracuse University, 104, 16
19. University of Minnesota, 30, 19
20. University of Iowa, 24, NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Pennsylvania 11, University of Louisville 9, Cornell University 6, Duke University 6, Columbia University 3, and Oregon State University 2.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (4), 20, 1
2. Nova Southeastern, 15, 2
3. Mercyhurst College, 13, 4
4. Dowling College, 7, 5t
5. Florida Tech, 4, 3

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Humboldt State University 1.

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Ithaca College (8), 198, 3
2. Trinity College (1), 190, 1
3. Smith College (1), 182, 2
4. University of Puget Sound, 166, 4
5. Williams College, 159, 5
6. Mt. Holyoke College, 149, 7
7. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 133, 14
8. United States Coast Guard Academy, 116, 6
9. Colby College, 107, 8
10. Tufts University, 105, 13
11. Bates College, 91, 9
12. Washington College, 90, 12
13. William Smith College, 65, 10
14. Wesleyan University, 55, 11
15. Rochester Institute of Technology, 49, NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Marietta College 38, Pacific Lutheran University 27, Lewis & Clark College 24, and Mary Washington College 6.