April 26, 2006

April 26, 2006

For the sixth 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 Williams College topped the Division II and III polls, respectively.
Princeton was the unanimous choice in Division I, earning all 23 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 earned three first-place votes to remain atop the Division II poll. Barry University ranked second with two first-place votes, followed by Nova Southeastern.

Williams College moved into the top position in the Division III poll. Williams received seven of nine first-place votes. Trinity College dropped to second place, while Ithaca College ranked third. Both Trinity and Ithaca received one first-place vote each. Tufts University and Smith College rounded out the top five.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Princeton University (23) 460 1

2. University of California at Berkeley 430 2

3. University of Southern California 410 3

4. Yale University 395 4

5. The Ohio State University 367 5

6. Michigan State University 334 6

7. Washington State University 309 7

8. University of Michigan 291 8

9. Brown University 252 9

10. Dartmouth College 212 10

11. University of Washington 209 14

12. University of Notre Dame 199 13

13. Harvard University 187 12

14. University of Virginia 186 11

15. University of California at Los Angeles 169 15

16. Stanford University 142 16

17. University of Minnesota 93 17

18. University of Wisconsin 53 18

19. University of Central Florida 44 20

20. University of Tennessee 38 19

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Duke University 33, University of Louisville 7, Northeastern University 4, Columbia University 3, and Oregon State University 3.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Western Washington University (3) 28 1

2. Barry University (2) 26 2

3. Nova Southeastern 16 3

4. Dowling College 13 4

5. Florida Tech 6 5t

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. Williams College (7) 177 3

2. Trinity College (1) 168 1

3. Ithaca College (1) 166 2

4. Tufts University 148 4

5. Smith College 144 5

6. Colby College 130 7

7. Lewis and Clark 123 8

8. University of Puget Sound 120 9

9. Mt. Holyoke College 119 6

10. United States Coast Guard Academy 78 15

11t. William Smith College 70 10

11t. Bates College 70 12

13. Connecticut College 59 11

14. Washington College 50 14

15. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 46 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Vassar College 29, St. Lawrence University 24, Hamilton College 14, Wesleyan University 8, Marietta College 6, and University of Mary Washington 6.