May 11, 2005

May 11, 2005

For the seventh consecutive week, Princeton University claimed the top spot in the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll. Western Washington University and Ithaca College topped the Division II and Division III polls, respectively.
In Division I, Princeton earned 14 of 23 first-place votes to remain atop the poll, while the University of California at Berkeley received nine first-place votes to keep the second position. Michigan State University, The Ohio State University and Harvard University rounded out the top five.

Western Washington University was the unanimous choice for the top spot in the Division II poll, earning all five first-place votes. Nova Southeastern ranked second, while Barry University moved into the third position.

In the Division III poll, Trinity College earned all eight first-place votes to take over the No. 1 ranking. Ithaca College fell to No. 2. Smith College, University of Puget Sound and Williams College rounded out the top five.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Princeton University (14), 451, 1
2. University of California at Berkeley (9), 446, 2
3. Michigan State University, 407, 3
4. The Ohio State University, 372, 4
5. Harvard University, 360, 5
6. Yale University, 347, 6
7. University of Michigan, 329, 7
8. Brown University, 291, 8
9. University of Virginia, 286, 9
10. Stanford University, 255, 10
11. University of Tennessee, 229, 11
12. University of Washington, 193, 12
13. University of Southern California, 177, 13
14. University of Wisconsin, 163, 14
15. University of Minnesota, 126, 15
16. Syracuse University, 101, 16t
17. Boston University, 93, 18
18. Univ. of California at Los Angeles, 91, 16t
19. Washington State University, 71, 19
20. University of Louisville, 19, 20

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Clemson University 5, Cornell University 4, United States Naval Academy 4, University of Iowa 3, Indiana University 2, Columbia University 1, Oregon State University 1, University of Massachusetts 1, University of Pennsylvania 1, and University of Texas 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (5), 25, 1
2. Nova Southeastern, 19, 2
3. Barry University, 13, 5
4. Mercyhurst College, 12, 3
5. Florida Tech, 6, 4

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Dowling College 1.

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Trinity College (8), 160, 2
2. Ithaca College, 150, 1
3. Smith College, 141, 5
4. University of Puget Sound, 137, 4
5. Williams College, 132, 3
6. United States Coast Guard Academy, 119, 8
7. Tufts University, 112, 9
8. Colby College, 105, 7
9. Mt. Holyoke College, 94, 6
10. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 90, 10
11. Wesleyan University, 58, 12
12. Bates College, 50, NR
13. William Smith College, 49, 13
14. Washington College, 46, 11
15. Marietta College, 37, 14

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Mary Washington 22, Pacific Lutheran University 19, Lewis & Clark College 14, Vassar College 13, Rochester Institute of Technology 6, and Simmons College 6.