April 9, 2008

April 9, 2008

The University of California at Berkeley 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.

In Division I, California picked up 17 first-place votes to remain atop the poll. Yale garnered eight first-place votes to rank second. Virginia ranked third, followed by Washington and Southern California.

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

Trinity College received six of 10 first-place votes to remain atop the Division III poll. Williams College ranked second, followed by the United States Coast Guard Academy, Bates College and Ithaca College. Williams received the remaining four first-place votes.

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Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. University of California (17) 491 1
2. Yale University (8) 470 2
3. University of Virginia 454 3
4. University of Washington 410 17
5. University of Southern California 384 4
6. Princeton University 372 5
7. Michigan State University 322 8
8. Washington State University 317 15
9. University of Tennessee 273 7
10. Stanford University 252 6
11. The Ohio State University 249 9
12. Brown University 227 11
13. Harvard University 173 13
14. University of Minnesota 161 12
15. University of Michigan 151 10
16. Notre Dame University 132 14
17. University of California at Los Angeles 122 18
18. Clemson University 109 16
19. University of Pennsylvania 56 20
20. Northeastern University 33 NR
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Texas 29, University of Wisconsin 16, University of Iowa 13, Dartmouth College 10, Gonzaga University 7, Bucknell University 6, University of Louisville 5, University of Central Florida 3, Columbia University 1, Cornell University 1 and United States Naval Academy 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (6) 30 1
2. Dowling College 24 2
3. Nova Southeastern 16 4
4. Humboldt State University 10 NR
5. Rollins College 5 5
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Philadelphia University 2, University of California at San Diego 2 and Seattle Pacific University 1.

Women?s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Trinity College (6) 196 1
2. Williams College (4) 192 2
3. United States Coast Guard Academy 160 5
4. Bates College 147 3
5. Ithaca College 144 4
6. Tufts University 141 9
7t. University of Puget Sound 136 6
7t. Smith College 136 7
9. Mt. Holyoke College 130 8
10. William Smith College 104 10
11. Colby College 95 11
12. University of Mary Washington 92 12
13. Wesleyan College 86 14
14. Wellesley College 51 13
15. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 48 NR
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Willamette University 29, Hamilton College 28, Simmons College 13, Vassar College 8, St. Lawrence University 7 and Washington College 7.