May 18, 2005

May 18, 2005

The University of California at Berkeley took over the top spot in the final USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll, while Western Washington University topped the final Division II poll. The Division III poll concluded last week.
In Division I, the California received 15 of the 24 first-place votes to take over the top spot in the poll following its victory at the Pacific 10 Championships. Yale University received eight first-place votes to move into second place, while The Ohio State University received the remaining first-place to rank No. 3. Princeton University and Brown University rounded out the top five.

Western Washington University was once again the unanimous choice for the top spot in the Division II poll, earning all five first-place votes. Barry University ranked second, while Mercyhurst College and Nova Southeastern tied for the third position. In last week’s final Division III poll, Trinity College earned the top spot.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. University of California at Berkeley (15), 466, 2
2. Yale University (8), 458, 6
3. The Ohio State University (1), 433, 4
4. Princeton University, 417, 1
5. Brown University, 359, 8
6. University of Tennessee, 354, 11
7. University of Virginia, 328, 9
8. Stanford University, 319, 10
9. Harvard University, 295, 5
10. University of Southern California, 268, 13
11. University of Wisconsin, 239, 14
12. University of Michigan, 221, 7
13. University of Washington, 180, 12
14. Michigan State University, 176, 3
15. Univ. of California at Los Angeles, 127, 18
16. Syracuse University, 111, 16
17. University of Minnesota, 106, 15
18. Boston University, 58, 17
19. Washington State University, 40, 19
20. University of Iowa, 31, NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Notre Dame 18, University of Louisville 14, University of Pennsylvania 12, Northeastern University 7, Indiana University 2, and Oregon State University 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (5), 25, 1
2. Barry University, 19, 3
3t. Mercyhurst College, 12, 4
3t. Nova Southeastern, 12, 2
5t. Florida Tech, 4, 5
5t. Univ. of California at San Diego, 4, NR