May 14, 2008

May 14, 2008

University of 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.

For the second week in a row, California received 19 of 25 first-place votes to take the top spot in this week’s Division I poll. Brown University garnered the remaining six first-place votes to remain in second position, while Yale University, Washington State University and Michigan State University rounded out the top five.

For the ninth consecutive week, Western Washington was the unanimous choice for the top spot in the Division II poll, receiving all five first-place votes. Dowling College ranked second, while Mercyhurst College ranked third.

Williams College received all eight first-place votes to earn the top spot in the Division III poll. Trinity College ranked second, followed by Bates College, Ithaca College and University of Puget Sound.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. University of California (19) 489 1
2. Brown University (6) 462 2
3. Yale University 436 3
4. Washington State University 413 4
5. Michigan State University 384 5
6. University of Tennessee 370 6
7. Princeton University 360 7
8. Harvard University 323 8
9. University of Virginia 310 9
10. Stanford University 291 10
11. The Ohio State University 244 11
12. University of Southern California 219 12
13. University of Michigan 191 13
14. Oregon State University 184 14
15. University of Washington 159 15
16. University of Minnesota 102 16
17. Clemson University 90 17
18. Notre Dame University 87 18
19. Dartmouth College 63 19
20. University of California at Los Angeles 23 20
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Northeastern University 17, University of Wisconsin 16, University of Louisville 11, Gonzaga University 4 and Bucknell University 2.

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. Mercyhurst College 13 3
4. Philadelphia University 8 4
5. Seattle Pacific University 5 NR
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Nova Southeastern 2 and University of California at San Diego 2.

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Williams College (8) 160 2
2. Trinity College 152 1
3. Bates College 139 3
4. Ithaca College 131 4t
5. University of Puget Sound 129 4t
6. St. Lawrence University 123 6
7. United States Coast Guard Academy 114 7
8. William Smith College 104 9
9. Smith College 85 13
10. Skidmore College 83 NR
11. Tufts University 76 8
12. Washington College 67 12
13. Mt. Holyoke College 52 11
14. University of Mary Washington 46 NR
15. Willamette University 33 NR
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Wesleyan College 30, Hamilton College 18, Simmons College 12 and Wellesley College 6.