May 2, 2007

May 2, 2007

The 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 third week in a row, earning 21 of 25 first-place votes. Yale University received the remaining four first-place votes to rank second. University of Notre Dame, Brown University and University of Virginia rounded out the top five.

In the Division II poll, Western Washington once again earned the No. 1 ranking, receiving four of five first-place votes. Dowling College earned the other first-place vote to rank second. Nova Southeastern ranked third.

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

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

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

1. University of Southern California (21), 495, 1

2. Yale University (4), 474, 4

3. University of Notre Dame, 440, 6

4. Brown University, 428, 2

5. University of Virginia, 390, 5

6. University of Michigan, 351, 13

7. University of Minnesota, 306, 8

8. University of California at Berkeley, 286, 12

9. Princeton University, 276, 7

10. University of California at Los Angeles, 260, 14

11. University of Central Florida, 242, 9

12. The Ohio State University, 222, 3

13. Michigan State University, 188, 20

14. Harvard University, 167, 16

15. Dartmouth College, 166, 15

16. University of Washington, 148, 11

17. University of Tennessee, 127, 10

18. Stanford University, 121, 17

19. University of Louisville, 111, 18

20. Oregon State University, 39, 19

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Northeastern University 6, Washington State University 5, Gonzaga University 1, and University of Wisconsin 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights

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

1. Western Washington University (4), 24, 1

2. Dowling College (1), 21, 2

3. Nova Southeastern, 13, 4

4. University of California at San Diego, 12, 3

5. Florida Tech, 5, 5

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights

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

1. Williams College (8), 160, 1

2. William Smith College, 149, 2

3. Ithaca College, 141, 3

4. Bates College, 133, 5

5. United States Coast Guard Academy, 125, 4

6. Trinity College, 117, 6

7. Colby College, 109, 7

8. Tufts University, 108, 8

9. Smith College, 88, 9

10. University of Puget Sound, 85, 10

11. Washington College, 73, 11

12. University of Mary Washington, 72, NR

13. Mt. Holyoke College, 66, 12

14. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 36, 13

15. Pacific Lutheran University, 35, 15

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Simmons College 23, Wellesley College 18, Skidmore College 15, and Vassar College 7.