May 16, 2007

May 16, 2007

University of Southern California once again 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 Division III polls, respectively.
In Division I, USC took the top spot in the poll for the fifth week in a row, earning 19 of 24 first-place votes. Yale University received four first-place votes to rank second, while the University of Virginia received the remaining first-place vote and ranked third. Brown University and The Ohio State University rounded out the top five.

In the Division II poll, Western Washington once again earned the No. 1 ranking, receiving three of four first-place votes. Dowling College earned the other first-place vote to rank second. The University of California at San Diego ranked third.

Williams College received all eight first-place votes to remain on top of the Division III poll. Trinity College ranked second, followed by William Smith College, Bates College, and Ithaca College.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

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

1. University of Southern California (19), 474, 1

2. Yale University (4), 457, 2

3. University of Virginia (1), 425, 5

4. Brown University, 405, 4

5. The Ohio State University, 374, 12

6. University of Notre Dame, 342, 3

7. Stanford University, 340, 18

8. University of California at Berkeley, 286, 8

9. Princeton University, 284, 9

10. University of Tennessee, 261, 17

11. University of Minnesota, 234, 7

12. Harvard University, 219, 14

13. University of California at Los Angeles, 211, 8

14. University of Central Florida, 163, 11

15. Dartmouth College, 128, 15

16. Oregon State University, 122, 20

17. University of Louisville, 120, 19

18. University of Michigan, 72, 6

19. University of Washington, 59, 16

20. University of Wisconsin, 23, NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Northeastern University 22, Washington State University 10, Michigan State University 5, Gonzaga University 3, and University of Pennsylvania 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights

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

1. Western Washington University (3), 19, 1

2. Dowling College (1), 16, 2

3. University of California at San Diego, 13, 3t

4. Nova Southeastern, 8, 3t

5. Florida Tech, 4, 5

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights

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

1. Williams College (8), 160, 1

2. Trinity College, 149, 3

3. William Smith College, 147, 2

4. Bates College, 135, 5

5. Ithaca College, 124, 4

6. United States Coast Guard Academy, 111, 6

7. University of Mary Washington, 106, 11

8. Colby College, 103, 7

9. University of Puget Sound, 94, 9t

10. Tufts University, 90, 9t

11. Smith College, 84, 8

12. Washington College, 72, 12

13. Mt. Holyoke College, 56, 13

14. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 29, NR

15. Vassar College, 28, NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Skidmore College 26, Wellesley College 24, Pacific Lutheran University 10, Lewis & Clark College 6, and North Park University 6.