May 13, 2009

May 13, 2009

Stanford University earned the No. 1 ranking in this week’s USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll. Mercyhurst College and Williams College took the top spots in the Division II and III polls, respectively.

Stanford continued to top the Division I rankings, earning 20 of 25 first-place votes. Cal ranked second, followed by Michigan State University. The Spartans received the remaining five first-place votes. Brown University and Yale University rounded out the top five.

Mercyhurst received all four first-place votes to remain atop the Division II poll. Western Washington University ranked second, followed by Seattle Pacific University.

Williams College received all seven first-place votes to top the Division III poll, while Trinity College ranked second. Ithaca College, Bates College and the University of Puget Sound rounded out the top five.

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Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Stanford University (20) 495 1

2. University of California 461 2

3. Michigan State University (5) 457 3

4. Brown University 418 4

5. Yale University 395 5

6. University of Michigan 390 6

7. Princeton University 338 7

8. The Ohio State University 322 8

9. University of Washington 288 9

10. Clemson University 279 10

11. University of Virginia 248 11

12. University of Southern California 206 12

13. Oregon State University 192 13

14. University of Wisconsin 187 14

15t. Harvard University 141 16

15t. Washington State University 141 15

17. University of Iowa 100 17

18. University of Louisville 92 18

19. University of Minnesota 38 20

20. University of California at Los Angeles 35 19

Others Receiving Votes: Dartmouth College 23, University of Notre Dame 3 and Bucknell University 1

 

 

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Mercyhurst College (4) 20 1

2. Western Washington University 16 2

3. Seattle Pacific University 12 5

4. Dowling College 8 3

5. Philadelphia University 4 4

 

 

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Williams College (7) 140 1

2. Trinity College 129 3

3. Ithaca College 126 4

4. Bates College 120 2

5. University of Puget Sound 108 5

6. Smith College 107 7

7. St. Lawrence University 94 6

8. Mt. Holyoke College 92 11

9. Willamette University 85 8

10. William Smith College 76 12

11. Simmons College 61 NR

12. Skidmore College 57 10

13. Wesleyan College 54 9

14. Wellesley College 49 13

15. Colby College 29 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Tufts University 20, Hamilton College 6, Marietta College 6 and University of Mary Washington 6.