April 29, 2009

April 29, 2009

The University of California earned the No. 1 ranking in this week’s USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll. Mercyhurst College and Williams College took the top spots in the Division II and III polls, respectively.

For the second week in a row, California topped the Division I rankings, earning 20 of 25 first-place votes. Yale University received the other five first-place votes to rank second. Michigan State University, Stanford University and University of Michigan rounded out the top five.

Mercyhurst received all five first-place votes to remain atop the Division II poll. Western Washington University ranked second, followed by Dowling College.

Williams College received all 10 first-place votes to top the Division III poll, while Bates College ranked second. Trinity College, Ithaca College and the University of Puget Sound rounded out the top five.

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Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. University of California (20) 495 1

2. Yale University (5) 459 2

3. Michigan State University 443 3

4. Stanford University 421 4t

5. University of Michigan 415 4t

6. Princeton University 365 6

7. The Ohio State University 336 8

8. University of Washington 325 7

9. Clemson University 289 10

10. Brown University 286 9

11. University of Virginia 241 15

12. Oregon State University 199 12

13. University of Southern California 198 11

14. University of Wisconsin 179 14

15. Washington State University 170 13

16. Harvard University 130 16

17. University of Iowa 93 17

18. University of Louisville 89 19

19. University of California at Los Angeles 70 18

20. University of Minnesota 28 20

Other Receiving Votes: Dartmouth College 16, Bucknell University 2 and University of Notre Dame 1.

 

 

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Mercyhurst College (5) 25 1

2. Western Washington University 20 2

3. Dowling College 15 3

4. Philadelphia University 10 4

5. Seattle Pacific University 3 5

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Nova Southeastern 2.

 

 

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Williams College (10) 200 1

2. Bates College 188 2

3. Trinity College 178 3

4. Ithaca College 169 4

5. University of Puget Sound 161 5

6. Smith College 140 7

7. St. Lawrence University 136 6

8. Willamette University 129 8t

9. Wesleyan College 124 8t

10. Wellesley College 108 10

11. William Smith College 103 11

12. Mt. Holyoke College 90 12

13. Tufts University 84 13

14. Skidmore College 60 14

15. Washington College 45 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Simmons College 15, Hamilton College 7, United States Coast Guard Academy 7 and University of Mary Washington 6.