May 4, 2005

May 4, 2005

For the sixth week in a row, Princeton University claimed the top spot in the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll. Western Washington University and Ithaca College topped the Division II poll and Division III polls, respectively.
In Division I, Princeton earned 10 of 17 first-place votes to remain atop the poll. The University of California at Berkeley received seven first-place votes to keep the second position, while Michigan State University moved into the third position after winning the Big 10 Championships this past weekend. The Ohio State University and Harvard University rounded out the top five.

Western Washington University was a unanimous choice for the top spot in the Division II poll, earning all four first-place votes. Nova Southeastern ranked second, while Mercyhurst College ranked third.

In the Division III poll, Ithaca College remained No. 1, earning six of nine first-place votes. Trinity College earned two first-place votes to stay in the second position, while Williams College ranked third. The University of Puget Sound (one first-place vote) and Smith College rounded out the top five.

Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Princeton University (10), 333, 1
2. University of California at Berkeley (7), 330, 2
3. Michigan State University, 298, 7
4. The Ohio State University, 274, 4
5. Harvard University, 264, 5
6. Yale University, 257, 6
7. University of Michigan, 249, 3
8. Brown University, 215, 8
9. University of Virginia, 210, 10
10. Stanford University, 190, 9
11. University of Tennessee, 161, 11
12. University of Washington, 136, 12
13. University of Southern California, 134, 13
14. University of Wisconsin, 130, 14
15. University of Minnesota, 94, 15
16t. Syracuse University, 71, 17
16t. Univ. of California at Los Angeles, 71, 18
18. Boston University, 69, 16
19. Washington State University, 53, 19
20. University of Louisville, 11, NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Clemson University 4, United States Naval Academy 4, Indiana University 3, Columbia University 2, Cornell University 2, University of Iowa 2, Oregon State University 1, University of Massachusetts 1, and University of Texas 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (4), 20, 1
2. Nova Southeastern, 14, 2t
3. Mercyhurst College, 12, 2t
4. Florida Tech, 6, 4
5. Barry University, 3, NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Dowling College 2.

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points, Previous Week
1. Ithaca College (6), 177, 1
2. Trinity College (2), 171, 2
3. Williams College, 158, 7
4. University of Puget Sound (1), 155, 4
5. Smith College, 147, 3
6. Mt. Holyoke College, 122, 6
7. Colby College, 118, 11
8. United States Coast Guard Academy, 113, 5
9. Tufts University, 110, 9
10. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 93, 8
11. Washington College, 91, 10
12. Wesleyan University, 77, 15
13. William Smith College, 64, 12
14. Marietta College, 47, 13
15. Pacific Lutheran University, 37, NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Mary Washington 25, Bates College 21, Lewis & Clark College 13, Simmons College 10, and Vassar College 6.