May 17, 2006

In the final rankings of the season, 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 Ithaca 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 for the ninth consecutive week. California, the defending NCAA champions, ranked second, followed by Washington State, Southern California, and Notre Dame.

Western Washington earned three first-place votes to remain atop the Division II poll. Barry University, which also received three first-place votes, ranked second. Florida Tech ranked third.

Ithaca College topped the Division III poll, earning all seven first-place votes. Williams College ranked second, followed by Smith College, Trinity College, and Tufts University.

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 453 2

3. Washington State University 406 8

4. University of Southern California 383 3

5. University of Notre Dame 379 10

6. Brown University 372 5

7. The Ohio State University 350 4

8. Yale University 314 7

9. University of Tennessee 281 NR

10. University of Wisconsin 236 20

11. University of Washington 230 11

12. University of Minnesota 204 9

13. Boston University 175 17

14. University of Michigan 174 6

15. Stanford University 156 16

16. Harvard University 112 18

17t. Michigan State University 104 14

17t. University of California at Los Angeles 104 12

19. Dartmouth College 47 13

20. University of Louisville 45 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of Virginia 19, Oregon State University 11, Columbia University 3, Duke University 1, and Northeastern University 1.

Women’s NCAA Division II Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Western Washington University (3) 27 1

2. Barry University (3) 26 2

3. Florida Tech 14 5

4. Nova Southeastern 10 4

5. University of California at San Diego 9 NR

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Dowling College 4.

Women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week

1. Ithaca College (7) 140 3

2. Williams College 132 1

3. Smith College 125 5

4. Trinity College 120 2

5. Tufts University 111 4

6. Colby College 99 6

7. Bates College 93 9

8. University of Puget Sound 91 7

9. Mt. Holyoke College 86 11

10. William Smith College 71 8

11. Lewis and Clark 70 10

12. United States Coast Guard Academy 62 12

13. Vassar College 58 13

14. Washington College 45 14

15. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 43 15

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Connecticut College 7, Pacific Lutheran University 6, and Wellesley College 6.

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