April 6, 2005

April 6, 2005

Princeton University once again claimed the top spot in the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll, while Western Washington University and Smith College topped the Division II and Division III polls, respectively.

In Division I, Princeton earned 21 of 25 first-place votes to remain atop the poll. The University of Michigan earned one first-place vote and moved up to No. 2, while Harvard University moved into the third position. Yale University and the University of California at Berkeley, which received the remaining three first-place votes, rounded out the top five.

Western Washington University earned four of five first-place votes to take the top spot in the Division II poll. Nova Southeastern moved up one spot to No. 2, while last week’s No. 1 team, Mercyhurst College, fell to No. 3. Mercyhurst earned the remaining first-place vote.

In the Division III poll, Smith College once again was a unanimous No. 1 selection, earning all eight first-place votes. Ithaca College ranked second, followed by Williams College, Trinity College and University of Puget Sound.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Princeton University (21), 493, 1
2. University of Michigan (1), 434, 5
3. Harvard University, 423, 7
4. Yale University, 421, 2
5. University of California at Berkeley (3), 417, 8
6. Brown University, 389, 4
7. The Ohio State University, 376, 3
8. Michigan State University, 308, 11
9. University of Virginia, 272, 6
10. Stanford University, 270, 13
11. University of Washington, 263, 9
12. University of Southern California, 216, 14
13. Univ. of California at Los Angeles, 179, 19
14. University of Wisconsin, 158, 12
15. Syracuse University, 139, 18
16. Washington State University, 137, 16
17. University of Tennessee, 107, 10
18. Boston University, 69, 20
19. University of Minnesota, 65, NR
20. Oregon State University, 30, NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Iowa 28, University of Texas 18, University of Notre Dame 15, Duke University 6, Columbia University 5, University of Louisville 5, Dartmouth College 4, Indiana University 1, Northeastern University 1 and San Diego State University 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (4), 24, 2
2. Nova Southeastern, 17, 3
3. Mercyhurst College (1), 15, 1
4. Barry University, 11, 5
5. Dowling College, 4, NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Humboldt State University 2.

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Smith College (8), 160, 1
2. Ithaca College, 148, 2
3. Williams College, 134, 4
4. Trinity College, 128, 3
5. University of Puget Sound, 123, 7
6. Colby College, 111, 9
7. United States Coast Guard Academy, 106, 8
8. Wesleyan University, 103, 11
9. William Smith College, 93, 5
10. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 88, 6
11. Mt. Holyoke College, 78, 10
12. Vassar College, 63, NR
13. Lewis & Clark College, 51, 13
14. Marietta College, 49, 14
15. Washington College, 44, 12

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Pacific Lutheran University 34, Rochester Institute of Technology 29 and Simmons College 18.