May 21, 2003

May 21, 2003

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After winning the Pac-10 Championships this past weekend, Stanford University vaulted into the top spot in the final USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll. Stanford edged Harvard University by three polling points to claim its first-ever No. 1 ranking. Stanford garnered 11 of the 25 first-place votes, while Harvard walked away with 14 first-place votes. In the final Division II Varsity Eight Coaches Poll, the University of California at Davis took over the top spot, garnering all five first-place votes.

In Division I, last week’s No. 1, the University of Washington, dropped to No. 3, while Princeton University and the University of Virginia rounded out the top five. In Division II, Western Washington is ranked second followed by Florida Tech.

The NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships for Divisions I, II and III will be held May 30-June 1 at Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis, Ind.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Rank
1. Stanford University (11) 485 6
2. Harvard University (14) 482 4t
3. University of Washington 440 1
4. Princeton University 423 4t
5. University of Virginia 366 12
6. Brown University 356 2t
7. Washington State University 338 13
8. The Ohio State University 322 10
9. University of California at Berkeley 311 2t
10. University of Michigan 283 7
11. Yale University 275 9
12. University of Southern California 235 8
13. University of Texas 208 17
14. University of Tennessee 154 19
15. Boston University 150 18
16. Michigan State University 128 11
17. Oregon State University 102 16
18. Syracuse University 74 14
19. University of Iowa 61 15
20. Cornell University 37 NR

Others receiving votes: University of Notre Dame 9, University of Pennsylvania 4, University of Massachusetts 3, University of Minnesota 2, Duke University 1, and University of California at Los Angeles 1.


 

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points
1. University of California at Davis (4) 25
2. Western Washington 20
3. Florida Tech 13
4. Humboldt State 11
5. Rollins College 4

Others receiving votes: University of California at San Diego 2.