April 30, 2008

April 30, 2008

Yale University 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.

Yale earned 13 of 22 first-place votes to top this week’s Division I poll. California dropped to second position, receiving the remaining nine first-place votes. Washington State ranked third, followed by Tennessee and Princeton.

For the seventh consecutive week, Western Washington was a unanimous choice for the top spot in the Division II poll, receiving all four first-place votes. Dowling College ranked second, while Mercyhurst College ranked third.

For the second week in a row, Trinity College received six of nine first-place votes to earn the top spot in the Division III poll. Williams College received 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. Yale University (13) 431 2
2. University of California (9) 427 1
3. Washington State University 359 4
4. University of Tennessee 348 5
5. Princeton University 335 7
6. Michigan State University 319 6
7t. Harvard University 300 12
7t. University of Virginia 300 3
9. Stanford University 268 8
10. Brown University 257 10
11. University of Michigan 245 9
12. University of Southern California 192 11
13. Oregon State University 159 14
14. The Ohio State University 153 13
15. University of Washington 152 15
16. University of Minnesota 93 16
17t. Clemson University 72 17
17t. Dartmouth College 72 19
17t. Notre Dame University 72 18
20. University of California at Los Angeles 29 20
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Northeastern University 24, University of Louisville 10, Bucknell University 1, Gonzaga University 1 and University of Wisconsin 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (4) 20 1
2. Dowling College 16 2
3. Mercyhurst College 12 5
4. Philadelphia University 8 3
5. Nova Southeastern 4 4

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Trinity College (6) 177 1
2. Williams College (3) 174 2
3. Bates College 160 3
4. United States Coast Guard Academy 143 4
5. St. Lawrence University 138 5
6. University of Puget Sound 135 7
7. William Smith College 121 8
8. Ithaca College 116 6
9. Tufts University 106 11t
10. Mt. Holyoke College 102 9
11. Wesleyan College 79 10
12. Wellesley College 78 11t
13. Simmons College 70 NR
14. Washington College 69 14
15. Smith College 57 13
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Mary Washington 24 and Colby College 6.