May 3, 2006

May 3, 2006

For the seventh week in a row, Princeton University claimed the top spot in the 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.
Princeton was the unanimous choice in Division I, earning all 24 first-place votes to remain atop the rankings. California, the defending NCAA champions, ranked second, followed by Southern California, Ohio State, and Brown University.

Western Washington earned four first-place votes to remain atop the Division II poll. Barry University ranked second with two first-place votes. Nova Southeastern and Dowling College tied for third place.

For the second consecutive week, Williams College topped the Division III poll. Williams received eight of nine first-place votes. Trinity College received the remaining first-place vote and ranked second. Ithaca College, Smith College, and Tufts University rounded out the top five.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Princeton University (24) 480 1

2. University of California at Berkeley 454 2

3. University of Southern California 419 3

4. The Ohio State University 392 5

5. Brown University 369 9

6. University of Michigan 345 8

7. Yale University 339 4

8. Washington State University 326 7

9. University of Minnesota 254 17

10. University of Washington 231 11

11. University of California at Los Angeles 210 15

12. Dartmouth College 209 10

13. University of Notre Dame 208 12

14. Michigan State University 195 6

15. University of Virginia 176 14

16. Stanford University 105 16

17. Boston University 84 NR

18. Harvard University 83 13

19. University of Central Florida 54 19

20. University of Wisconsin 42 18

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Tennessee 31, Duke University 10, Oregon State University 7, Columbia University 6, University of Louisville 6, and Northeastern University 5.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Western Washington University (4) 28 1

2. Barry University (2) 26 2

3t. Nova Southeastern 15 3

3t. Dowling College 15 4

5. Florida Tech 4 5t

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of California at San Diego 3.

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Williams College (8) 178 1

2. Trinity College (1) 169 2

3. Ithaca College 165 3

4. Smith College 154 5

5. Tufts University 138 4

6t. Colby College 128 6

6t. University of Puget Sound 128 8

8. Mt. Holyoke College 120 9

9. Lewis and Clark 110 7

10. William Smith College 88 11t

11. United States Coast Guard Academy 83 10

12. Bates College 81 11t

13. Washington College 60 14

14. Connecticut College 53 13

15. Vassar College 32 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Worcester Polytechnic Institute 26, Marietta College 13, St. Lawrence University 9, Wesleyan University 8, University of Mary Washington 6, and Wellesley College 6.