May 7, 2008

May 7, 2008

University of California 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 Trinity College topped the Division II and III polls, respectively.

California received 19 of 25 first-place votes to move into the top spot in this week’s Division I poll. Brown University garnered the remaining six first-place votes to take second position, while Yale University, Washington State University and Michigan State University rounded out the top five.

For the eighth consecutive week, Western Washington was the unanimous choice for the top spot in the Division II poll, receiving all five first-place votes. Dowling College ranked second, while Mercyhurst College ranked third.

Trinity College received all eight first-place votes to earn the top spot in the Division III poll. Williams College ranked second, followed by Bates College in third. Ithaca College and University of Puget Sound tied for fourth position.
Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. University of California (19) 489 2
2. Brown University (6) 461 10
3. Yale University 434 1
4. Washington State University 416 3
5. Michigan State University 375 6
6. University of Tennessee 374 4
7. Princeton University 364 5
8. Harvard University 324 7t
9. University of Virginia 310 7t
10. Stanford University 290 9
11. The Ohio State University 237 14
12. University of Southern California 217 12
13. University of Michigan 195 11
14. Oregon State University 190 13
15. University of Washington 159 15
16. University of Minnesota 102 16
17. Clemson University 90 17t
18. Notre Dame University 85 17t
19. Dartmouth College 68 17t
20. University of California at Los Angeles 25 20
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Northeastern University 16, University of Wisconsin 12, University of Louisville 11, Gonzaga University 4 and Bucknell University 2.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Western Washington University (5) 25 1
2. Dowling College 20 2
3. Mercyhurst College 14 3
4. Philadelphia University 10 4
5. Nova Southeastern 4 5
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Seattle Pacific University 2.

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. Trinity College (8) 160 1
2. Williams College 152 2
3. Bates College 142 3
4t. Ithaca College 124 8
4t. University of Puget Sound 124 6
6. St. Lawrence University 114 5
7. United States Coast Guard Academy 109 4
8. Tufts University 100 9
9. William Smith College 94 7
10. Wesleyan College 88 11
11. Mt. Holyoke College 78 10
12. Washington College 69 14
13. Smith College 64 15
14. Wellesley College 42 12
15. Simmons College 40 13
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Willamette University 27, Skidmore College 15, University of Mary Washington 9, Colby College 6 and Hamilton College 3.