April 27, 2005

April 27, 2005

For the fifth week in a row, Princeton University claimed the top spot in the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association 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 12 of 22 first-place votes to remain atop the poll. The University of California at Berkeley received nine first-place votes to keep the second position, while the University of Michigan earned the remaining first-place vote to stay in third place. The Ohio State University and Harvard University rounded out the top five.

Western Washington University was a unanimous choice for the top spot in the Division II poll, earning all five first-place votes. Nova Southeastern and Mercyhurst College tied for the No. 2 ranking.

In the Division III poll, Ithaca College remained No. 1, earning eight of nine first-place votes. Trinity College earned one first-place vote to stay in the second position, while Smith College ranked third. The University of Puget Sound and the United States Coast Guard Academy rounded out the top five.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Princeton University (12), 428, 1
2. University of California at Berkeley (9), 413, 2
3. University of Michigan (1), 393, 3
4. The Ohio State University, 361, 5
5. Harvard University, 345, 4
6. Yale University, 337, 8
7. Michigan State University, 320, 6
8. Brown University, 293, 7
9. Stanford University, 243, 9
10. University of Virginia, 242, 10
11. University of Tennessee, 227, 13
12. University of Washington, 186, 11
13. University of Southern California, 177, 12
14. University of Wisconsin, 133, 15
15. University of Minnesota, 117, 19
16. Boston University, 99, 16
17. Syracuse University, 91, 18
18. Univ. of California at Los Angeles, 85, 14
19. Washington State University, 76, 17
20. University of Iowa, 20, 20

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Columbia University 12, University of Louisville 8, Clemson University 5, Cornell University 4, University of Pennsylvania 3, Duke University 1, and Northeastern University 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (5), 25, 1
2t. Mercyhurst College, 17, 3
2t. Nova Southeastern, 17, 2
4. Florida Tech, 8, 5
5. Dowling College, 5, 4

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Barry University 2 and Humboldt State University 1.

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Ithaca College (8), 177, 1
2. Trinity College (1), 171, 2
3. Smith College, 161, 3
4. University of Puget Sound, 157, 4
5. United States Coast Guard Academy, 138, 8
6. Mt. Holyoke College, 128, 6
7. Williams College, 126, 5
8. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 120, 7
9. Tufts University, 92, 10
10. Washington College, 88, 12
11. Colby College, 84, 9
12. William Smith College, 54, 13
13. Marietta College, 53, NR
14. Bates College, 52, 11
15. Wesleyan University, 50, 14

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Lewis & Clark College 32, Pacific Lutheran University 27, Rochester Institute of Technology 24, and University of Mary Washington 21.