May 6, 2009

May 6, 2009

Stanford University earned the No. 1 ranking in this week’s USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll. Mercyhurst College and Williams College took the top spots in the Division II and III polls, respectively.

Following its victory over previous No. 1-ranked University of California, Stanford moved up to the top spot in the Division I rankings, earning 20 of 25 first-place votes. Cal ranked second, followed by Michigan State University. The Spartans received the remaining five first-place votes. Brown University and Yale University rounded out the top five.

Mercyhurst received all five first-place votes to remain atop the Division II poll. Western Washington University ranked second, followed by Dowling College.

Williams College received all 10 first-place votes to top the Division III poll, while Bates College ranked second. Trinity College, Ithaca College and the University of Puget Sound rounded out the top five.

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Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Stanford University (20) 495 4

2. University of California 458 1

3. Michigan State University (5) 456 3

4. Brown University 419 10

5. Yale University 395 2

6. University of Michigan 392 5

7. Princeton University 340 6

8. The Ohio State University 322 7

9. University of Washington 288 8

10. Clemson University 278 9

11. University of Virginia 244 11

12. University of Southern California 205 13

13. Oregon State University 195 12

14. University of Wisconsin 186 14

15. Washington State University 144 15

16. Harvard University 141 16

17. University of Iowa 98 17

18. University of Louisville 94 18

19. University of California at Los Angeles 38 19

20. University of Minnesota 35 20

Other Receiving Votes: Dartmouth College 23, University of Notre Dame 3 and Bucknell University 1.

 

 

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Mercyhurst College (5) 25 1

2. Western Washington University 20 2

3. Dowling College 14 3

4. Philadelphia University 8 4

5. Seattle Pacific University 7 5

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Nova Southeastern 1.

 

 

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Williams College (10) 200 1

2. Bates College 187 2

3. Trinity College 176 3

4. Ithaca College 169 4

5. University of Puget Sound 165 5

6. St. Lawrence University 142 7

7. Smith College 136 6

8. Willamette University 126 8

9. Wesleyan College 125 9

10. Skidmore College 109 14

11. Mt. Holyoke College 95 12

12. William Smith College 91 11

13. Wellesley College 82 10

14. Washington College 40 15

15. Tufts University 39 13

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Hamilton College 32, Rochester Institute of Technology 23, University of Mary Washington 7 and Simmons College 6.