June 4, 2009

June 4, 2009

Following its victory at the 2009 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships this past weekend in Camden County, N.J., Stanford University earned the No. 1 ranking in the final USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll of the year.

Stanford was the unanimous choice, earning all 25 first-place votes. University of Virginia ranked second, followed by University of California. Yale University and Brown University rounded out the top five.

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Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Previous Week

1. Stanford University (25) 500 1

2. University of Virginia 475 4

3. University of California 450 2

4. Yale University 425 3

5. Brown University 400 10

6. Princeton University 375 8

7. Michigan State University 350 7

8. University of Michigan 325 5

9. University of Southern California 300 16

10. Ohio State University 275 14

11. University of Washington 250 13

12. Clemson University 225 12

13. Harvard University 200 6

14. Dartmouth College 175 15

15. Oregon State University 150 11

16. University of Wisconsin 125 9

17. University of Iowa 91 17

18. University of Louisville 59 18

19. Washington State University 55 19

20. University of Minnesota 22 20

Others Receiving Votes: University of California at Los Angeles 12, Northeastern University 5, University of Pennsylvania 4, Bucknell University 1 and University of Central Florida 1.