April 25, 2007

April 25, 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 took the top spot in the poll for the second week in a row, earning 23 of 25 first-place votes. Brown University received the remaining two first-place votes to rank second. The Ohio State University, Yale University and the University of Virginia rounded out the top five.

In the Division II poll, Western Washington once again earned the No. 1 ranking, receiving four of five first-place votes. Dowling College earned the other first-place vote to rank second. The University of California at San Diego ranked third.

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

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

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

1. University of Southern California (23), 498, 1

2. Brown University (2), 471, 2

3. The Ohio State University, 436, 3

4. Yale University, 423, 4

5. University of Virginia, 382, 5

6. University of Notre Dame, 374, 6

7. Princeton University, 318, 7

8. University of Minnesota, 296, 8

9. University of Central Florida, 282, 9

10. University of Tennessee, 232, 10t

11. University of Washington, 229, 10t

12. University of California at Berkeley, 214, 13

13. University of Michigan, 202, 12

14. University of California at Los Angeles, 199, 15

15. Dartmouth College, 183, 14

16. Harvard University, 160, 16

17. Stanford University, 111, 17

18. University of Louisville, 100, 18

19. Oregon State University, 63, 20

20. Michigan State University, 33, 19

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Washington State University 19, Northeastern University 17, Duke University 5, Clemson University 1, Gonzaga University 1, and University of Pennsylvania 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights

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

1. Western Washington University (4), 24, 1

2. Dowling College (1), 21, 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 (8), 160, 1

2. William Smith College, 144, 3

3. Ithaca College, 130, 8

4. United States Coast Guard Academy, 129, 4

5. Bates College, 128, 10

6. Trinity College, 118, 2

7. Colby College, 113, 7

8. Tufts University, 105, 6

9. Smith College, 104, 5

10. University of Puget Sound, 97, 9

11. Washington College, 88, 12

12. Mt. Holyoke College, 71, 11

13. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 55, 14

14. Wellesley College, 32, 13

15. Pacific Lutheran University, 31, 15

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Hamilton College 14, University of Mary Washington 14, Vassar College 12, North Park University 9, and Connecticut College 6.