March 28, 2007

March 28, 2007

California 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 Williams College topped the Division II and III polls, respectively.
In Division I, California earned 14 of 25 first-place votes to take the top position in the rankings. Virginia earned eight first-place votes to garner the second spot in the poll, while Brown earned three first-place votes to rank third. Ohio State and Yale rounded out the top five.

Western Washington was a unanimous choice for the top spot in the Division II poll, earning all five first-place votes. Dowling College ranked second, while Nova Southeastern ranked third.

Williams College received five of six first-place votes to take the top spot in the Division III poll. Ithaca College ranked second, followed by Colby College, Trinity College, and the United States Coast Guard Academy. Ithaca received the other first-place vote.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

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

1. University of California at Berkeley (14), 476, 2

2. University of Virginia (8), 459, 3

3. Brown University (3), 457, 5

4. The Ohio State University, 413, 6

5. Yale University, 409, 4

6. Princeton University, 374, 1

7. University of Washington, 341, 7

8. University of Southern California, 276, 10

9. University of Tennessee, 268, 9

10. University of Minnesota, 255, 13

11. Stanford University, 217, 12

12. Clemson University, 209, NR

13. University of Notre Dame, 178, 11

14. University of California at Los Angeles, 171, 17

15. University of Wisconsin, 137. 16

16. University of Louisville, 123, 19

17. Michigan State University, 120, 14

18. Washington State University, 109, 8

19. University of Michigan, 75, 15

20. Harvard University, 67, 18

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Gonzaga University 40, University of Central Florida 29, Northeastern University 14, Boston University 10, Dartmouth College 10, Duke University 6, Columbia University 4, and Oregon State University 3.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights

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

1. Western Washington University (5), 25, 1

2. Dowling College, 20, 2

3. Nova Southeastern, 13, 3

4. University of California at San Diego, 12, 4

5. Florida Tech, 5, 5

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights

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

1. Williams College (5), 119, 1

2. Ithaca College (1), 104, 2

3. Colby College, 100, 3

4. Trinity College, 97, 4

5. United States Coast Guard Academy, 96, 6

6. Tufts University, 94, 5

7. Bates College, 84, 7

8. William Smith College, 79, 10

9. Smith College, 74, 9

10t. University of Puget Sound, 59, 8

10t. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 59, 11

12. Pacific Lutheran University, 57, NR

13. Mt. Holyoke College, 51, 12

14. Vassar College, 37, 14

15. Hamilton College, 24, 15

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Mary Washington 9, Connecticut College 7, Lewis & Clark College 7, Wellesley College 7, and Washington College 6.