April 8, 2009

April 8, 2009

Yale University once again 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 Williams College topped the Division II and III polls, respectively.

Yale University remained atop the Division I rankings, earning 19 of 25 first-place votes. Stanford University received the other six first-place votes to rank second. University of California, University of Michigan and Michigan State University rounded out the top five.

Western Washington received all six first-place votes to once again earn the top spot in the Division II poll. Philadelphia University took the second spot, while Dowling College ranked third.

Williams College received nine of 10 first-place votes to earn the top spot in this week’s Division III poll. Bates College ranked second, with Trinity College taking the third spot. Ithaca College and the University of Puget Sound rounded out the top five. Ithaca received the other first-place vote.

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Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Yale University (19) 489 1

2. Stanford University (6) 470 2

3. University of California 453 3

4. University of Michigan 427 6

5. Michigan State University 385 5

6. University of Washington 383 4

7. Princeton University 354 7t

8. Brown University 303 9

9. University of Wisconsin 294 15

10. Harvard University 252 10

11. University of Southern California 243 11

12. The Ohio State University 237 16

13. University of Virginia 206 7t

14. Oregon State University 175 18

15. Washington State University 147 12

16. Clemson University 122 14

17. University of California at Los Angeles 118 13

18. University of Minnesota 92 17

19. University of Tennessee 39 19

20. University of Louisville 21 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Iowa 18, Boston University 10, Dartmouth College 6, Syracuse University 3, Bucknell University 2 and University of Pennsylvania 1.

 

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Western Washington University (6) 30 1

2. Philadelphia University 21 2

3. Dowling College 20 5t

4. Nova Southeastern 8 5t

5t. Mercyhurst College 4 4

5t. Seattle Pacific University 4 NR

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

 

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Williams College (9) 199 1

2. Bates College 184 2

3. Trinity College 181 3

4. Ithaca College (1) 171 4

5. University of Puget Sound 160 5

6. Wesleyan College 145 6

7. Willamette University 133 8

8. Smith College 121 7

9. Mt. Holyoke College 116 11

10. William Smith College 108 9

11. Tufts University 103 10

12. United States Coast Guard Academy 64 13

13. Simmons College 61 NR

14. Wellesley College 59 12

15. St. Lawrence University 48 14

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Skidmore College 46, University of Mary Washington 21, Washington College 21 and Rochester Institute of Technology 9.