April 23, 2008

April 23, 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 and Trinity College topped the Division II and III polls, respectively.

California received 18 first-place votes this week to remain atop the Division I poll. Yale garnered six first-place votes to rank second. Virginia ranked third, followed by Washington State and Tennessee.

For the sixth 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 Philadelphia University ranked third.

Trinity College received six of nine first-place votes to take the top spot in the Division III poll. Williams College earned the other three first-place votes to rank second. Bates College, The United States Coast Guard Academy and St. Lawrence University rounded out the top five.

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 443 3
4. Washington State University 380 5
5. University of Tennessee 354 12
6. Michigan State University 350 7
7. Princeton University 331 4
8. Stanford University 321 10
9. University of Michigan 275 9
10. Brown University 250 11
11. University of Southern California 241 6
12. Harvard University 213 13
13. The Ohio State University 171 14
14. Oregon State University 159 NR
15. University of Washington 137 8
16. University of Minnesota 113 15
17. Clemson University 94 17t
18. Notre Dame University 78 17t
19. Dartmouth College 71 NR
20. University of California at Los Angeles 63 16
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Louisville 30, Northeastern University 26, University of Wisconsin 12, University of Pennsylvania 4, Syracuse University 3, Gonzaga University 2 and Bucknell 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. Philadelphia University 18 4
4. Nova Southeastern 9 3
5. Mercyhurst College 5 NR
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Barry University 2 and Seattle Pacific University 2.
Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Trinity College (6) 177 1t
2. Williams College (3) 174 1t
3. Bates College 148 4
4. United States Coast Guard Academy 147 3
5. St. Lawrence University 145 12
6. Ithaca College 137 5
7. University of Puget Sound 135 6
8. William Smith College 110 11
9. Mt. Holyoke College 106 9
10. Wesleyan College 90 7
11t. Tufts University 88 8
11t. Wellesley College 88 NR
13. Smith College 64 10
14. Washington College 56 14
15. University of Mary Washington 38 NR
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Skidmore College 27, Simmons College 19 and Colby College 6.