March 26, 2008

March 26, 2008

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 all 25 first-place votes to earn the No. 1 ranking again this week. Virginia ranked second, followed by Brown, Southern California and Ohio State.

For the second week in a row, 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 the University of California at San Diego ranked third.

Trinity College received six of nine first-place votes to remain atop the Division III poll. Williams College ranked second, followed by Bates College, Smith College and Ithaca College. Williams received two first-place votes, while Ithaca received one.

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Women?s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Yale University (25) 500 1
2. University of Virginia 461 2
3. Brown University 435 3
4. University of Southern California 418 4
5. The Ohio State University 378 5
6. Princeton University 359 6
7. University of Tennessee 327 7
8. University of Michigan 305 8
9. University of California 279 9
10. Stanford University 257 10
11. University of Minnesota 236 13
12. Harvard University 17 11
13. University of California at Los Angeles 199 12
14. Notre Dame University 170 15
15. Washington State University 163 14
16. Clemson University 136 17
17. University of Washington 101 16
18. Dartmouth College 74 18
19t. University of Louisville 54 20
19t. University of Texas 54 NR
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Michigan State University 31, Northeastern University 22, University of Iowa 22, Gonzaga University 15, University of Central Florida 12, University of Wisconsin 8, Cornell University 6, Oregon State University 15, 5, University of Alabama 5 and Bucknell University 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 22 2
3. University of California at San Diego 17 3
4. Nova Southeastern 12 4
5. Philadelphia University 4 NR
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Seattle Pacific University 3 and Rollins College 2.

Women?s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Trinity College (6) 174 1
2. Williams College (2) 172 2
3. Bates College 156 3
4. Smith College 143 4
5. Ithaca College (1) 140 5
6. University of Puget Sound 127 6
7. Mt. Holyoke College 121 7
8. United States Coast Guard Academy 119 8
9. Tufts University 104 9
10. Colby College 92 11
11. William Smith College 92 10
12. Wesleyan University 68 12
13. University of Mary Washington 60 13
14. Hamilton College 59 14
15. Washington College 41 15
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Worcester Polytechnic Institute 18, Lewis & Clark College 17, Wellesley College 16, Vassar College 13, Pacific Lutheran University 9, Chapman University 8 and St. Lawrence University 6.