April 23, 2003

April 23, 2003

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the third 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 22 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 fourth week in a row, while Williams College regained the top spot in the NCAA Division III Varsity Eight Coaches Poll.

In the Division I rankings, Washington ranked second, while Harvard University and Stanford University remained in third and fourth positions, respectively. Harvard and Stanford each garnered one first-place vote. Princeton University rounded out the top five.

In the Division II poll, UC-Davis was followed by Western Washington University and Florida Tech. In Division III, Williams College garnered four first-place votes to take over the top spot in the poll despite Ithaca College’s five first-place votes. Colby College moved into third position, while Wellesley College and Bates College moved into the top five.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1. University of California at Berkeley (22) 495 1
2. University of Washington 466 2
3. Harvard University (1) 429 3
4. Stanford University (1) 421 4
5. Princeton University 390 5t
6. University of Michigan 377 5t
7. University of Southern California 355 7
8. Brown University 339 8
9. Yale University 305 9
10. Michigan State University 272 10
11. The Ohio State University 231 11
12. Washington State University 209 13
13. University of Virginia 207 12
14. Oregon State University 170 15
15. Cornell University 144 14
16. Syracuse University 119 17
17. University of Iowa 115 16
18. Boston University 75 18
19. University of Texas 60 19
20. University of Tennessee 32 20

Others receiving votes: University of Pennsylvania 31, Duke University 4, Columbia University 2, University of Notre Dame 1, and West Virginia University 1.


 

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1. University of California at Davis (4) 20 1
2. Western Washington University 14 2
3. Florida Tech 13 3
4. Rollins College 6 4
5. University of California at San Diego 5 5

Others receiving votes: Mercyhurst College 2.


 

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1. Williams College (4) 174 2
2. Ithaca College (5) 168 1
3. Colby College 160 5
4. Wellesley College 128 17
5. Bates College 126 14
6. Trinity College 124 3t
7. United States Coast Guard Academy 123 3t
8. Washington College 114 9
9. William Smith College 110 7
10. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 103 8
11. Rochester Institute of Technology 90 6
12. Connecticut College 89 12t
13t. Smith College 71 15
13t. Tufts University 71 11
15. University of Puget Sound 64 10
16. Mt. Holyoke College 47 12t
17. Vassar College 39 18
18. Pacific Lutheran University 34 16
19. Wesleyan University 26 19
20. Willamette University 20 20

Others receiving votes: Mary Washington College 3, Simmons College 2, Chapman University 1, Marietta College 1, and St. Lawrence University 1.