March 25, 2009

March 25, 2009

Yale University 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, Yale University received 21 of 25 first-place votes to earn the No. 1 ranking this week. Brown University ranked second with one first-place vote, followed by Stanford University, University of Washington and University of California. Stanford received the other three first-place votes.

Four-time defending champion Western Washington was a unanimous choice for the top spot in the Division II poll, receiving all six first-place votes. Philadelphia University ranked second, while the University of California at San Diego ranked third.

Williams College received nine of 10 first-place votes to earn the top spot in the Division III poll. Williams won the Division III team title at last year’s NCAA Championships, while Trinity College won the eights race. Trinity ranked second with the other first-place vote, followed by Bates College, Ithaca College and the University of Puget Sound.

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Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes), Points Previous Week

1. Yale University (21), 493 1

2. Brown University (1), 447 2

3. Stanford University (3), 425 4

4. University of Washington, 423 3

5. University of California, 408 5

6. University of Virginia, 369 6

7. Michigan State University, 365 7

8. Princeton University, 311 8

9. Harvard University, 297 9

10. University of Southern California, 271 10

11. Washington State University, 256 11

12. The Ohio State University, 210 12

13. Clemson University, 193 13

14. University of Wisconsin, 183 14

15. University of Michigan, 179 15

16. University of Minnesota, 111 19

17. University of Tennessee, 70 16

18. Oregon State University, 68 18

19. Boston University, 56 17

20. University of Notre Dame, 34 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Louisville 30, University of California at Los Angeles 18, University of Pennsylvania 9, Northeastern University 9, University of Iowa 8, Dartmouth College 4, Bucknell University 2, and Syracuse University 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, 20 5

3. University of California at San Diego, 19 2t

4. Mercyhurst College, 8 4

5. Barry University, 6

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Nova Southeastern 3, Dowling College 3, and Rollins College 1.

 

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes), Points Previous Week

1. Williams College (9), 199 1

2. Trinity College (1), 185 2

3. Bates College, 184 3

4. Ithaca College, 167 4

5. University of Puget Sound, 154 5

6. William Smith College, 150 6

7. United States Coast Guard Academy, 139 7

8. Smith College, 101 8

9. Mt. Holyoke College, 99 9

10. Wellesley College, 98 10

11. Willamette University, 87 11

12. Wesleyan College, 80 12

13t. St. Lawrence University, 75 13t

13t. Tufts University, 75 13t

15. Simmons College, 39 15

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Mary Washington 36, Washington College 35, Marietta College 16, Lewis & Clark College 12, Pacific Lutheran University 7, Skidmore College 6 and Vassar College 6.