May 10, 2006

May 10, 2006

For the eighth week in a row, Princeton University claimed the top spot in the 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.
Princeton was the unanimous choice in Division I, earning all 24 first-place votes to remain atop the rankings. California, the defending NCAA champions, ranked second, followed by Southern California, Ohio State, and Brown University.

Western Washington earned four first-place votes to remain atop the Division II poll. Barry University ranked second with one first-place vote. Dowling College ranked third.

For the third consecutive week, Williams College topped the Division III poll. Williams received eight of nine first-place votes. Trinity College ranked second, followed by Ithaca College, which received the remaining first-place vote. Tufts University and Smith College rounded out the top five.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Princeton University (24) 480 1

2. University of California at Berkeley 454 2

3. University of Southern California 419 3

4. The Ohio State University 392 4

5. Brown University 371 5

6. University of Michigan 347 6

7. Yale University 342 7

8. Washington State University 321 8

9. University of Minnesota 261 9

10. University of Notre Dame 237 13

11. University of Washington 236 10

12. University of California at Los Angeles 200 11

13. Dartmouth College 192 12

14. Michigan State University 185 14

15. University of Virginia 174 15

16. Stanford University 109 16

17. Boston University 86 17

18. Harvard University 81 18

19. University of Central Florida 45 19

20. University of Wisconsin 43 20

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Tennessee 31, Duke University 9, Oregon State University 8, University of Louisville 8, Columbia University 7, and Northeastern University 2.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Western Washington University (4) 24 1

2. Barry University (1) 20 2

3. Dowling College 14 3t

4. Nova Southeastern 11 3t

5. Florida Tech 4 5

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of California at San Diego 1.

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Williams College (8) 179 1

2. Trinity College 169 2

3. Ithaca College (1) 165 3

4. Tufts University 151 5

5. Smith College 142 4

6. Colby College 128 6t

7. University of Puget Sound 122 6t

8. William Smith College 113 10

9. Bates College 108 12

10. Lewis and Clark 105 9

11. Mt. Holyoke College 89 8

12. United States Coast Guard Academy 74 11

13. Vassar College 56 15

14. Washington College 55 13

15. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 36 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Connecticut College 24, Wellesley College 14, Marietta College 13, Pacific Lutheran University 6, and Simmons College 6.