April 9, 2003

April 9, 2003

California and UC-Davis Top Division I and II Women’s Collegiate Coaches Polls; Williams College and Ithaca Share Top Spot in Division III Poll

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After narrowly defeating then No.1-ranked Washington at the San Diego Crew Classic on Sunday, the University of California at Berkeley earned the top spot in this week’s USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll. California garnered 15 first-place votes to earn the No. 1 ranking. In the Division II poll, University of California at Davis was the unanimous selection for the second week in a row, receiving all five first-place votes. Williams College and Ithaca College shared the top spot in the NCAA Division III Varsity Eight Coaches Poll. Williams College received five of the 10 first-place votes, while Ithaca received four.

In the Division I rankings, Princeton University took home the remaining six first-place votes to rank third behind Cal and Washington. Stanford University the University of Michigan rounded out the top five. In the Division II poll, UC-Davis was followed by Western Washington University and Florida Tech. In Division III, Colby College, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Tufts University rounded out the top five. Washington College earned the other first-place vote.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1.  University of California at Berkeley (15) 413 4
2.  University of Washington 390 1
3.  Princeton University (6) 380 2
4.  Stanford University 350 3
5.  University of Michigan 329 5
6.  University of Southern California 313 7
7.  Brown University 308 6
8.  Yale University 270 8
9.  Michigan State University 227 9
10. University of Virginia 211 11
11. The Ohio State University 203 10
12. Washington State University 178 14
13. Harvard University 163 12
14. Cornell University 131 20
15. Oregon State University 116 19
16. University of Iowa 110 15
17. Syracuse University 89 13
18. Boston University 69 16
19. University of Texas 61 17
20. Northeastern University 39 18

Others receiving votes: University of Tennessee 28, Duke University 13, Columbia University 7, University of Pennsylvania 5, George Washington University 3, Clemson University 2, and University of Notre Dame 2.


 

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1.  University of California at Davis (5) 25 1
2.  Western Washington University 18 3
3.  Florida Tech 14 NR
4.  Rollins College 9 2
5.  University of California at San Diego 8 4

Others receiving votes: Barry University 1.


 

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1t.  Williams College (5) 192 1
1t.  Ithaca College (4) 192 2
3.  Colby College 166 3
4.  United States Coast Guard Academy 142 4
5.  Tufts University 136 8
6.  Trinity College 134 17
7.  William Smith College 128 5
8.  Worcester Polytechnic Institute 108 16
9.  Smith College 104 6
10t. University of Puget Sound 99 10
10t. Washington College (1) 99 12
12. Rochester Institute of Technology 95 7
13. Pacific Lutheran University 83 13
14. Mt. Holyoke College 69 9
15. Wesleyan University 67 11
16t. Wellesley College 56 14
16t. Vassar College 56 19
18t. Connecticut College 36 20
18t. Willamette University 36 NR
20. Bates College 34 18

Others receiving votes: Simmons College 28, Hamilton College 16, Marietta College 11, Bryn Mawr College 6, Mary Washington College 6, and Chapman University 1.