Women's Rowing Varsity Eight Ranked No. 10 In Preseason Poll

March 22, 2007

The Trojans' Varsity Eight will start the season as the No. 10 nationally ranked team in the CRCA/USRowing Preseason poll released on Mar. 14, 2007. With 228 points, USC was one of six Pac-10 teams ranked in the top twenty. The highest ranked team out of the Pac is defending national champion Cal at No. 2, receiving 440 points and five first place votes. Washington weighs in at No. 7 with Washington State on their tails at No. 8. Stanford came in at No. 12 and UCLA at No. 17. Oregon State also received enough votes to finish with six points in the poll.

Aside from the collection of teams in the Pac-10, USC will have to face five crews ranked in the preseason top 30. Those squads include No. 18 Harvard-Radcliffe, No. 20 Northeastern, No. 21 Dartmouth College, No. 22 Boston University and No. 28 Columbia.

Princeton's Varsity Eight came in first in the poll with 455 points and twelve first place votes. No. 3 Virginia received seven first place votes and 392 points overall. Rounding out the top five are Yale and Brown.

The Women of Troy will take on the Lady Lions of Loyola-Marymount University on Saturday, Mar. 24 at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif. Races begin at 9:00 a.m.

2007 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association/USRowing Preseason Poll

Team (1st-Place Votes)

Points

1. Princeton University (12)

455

2. University of California at Berkeley (5)

440

3. University of Virginia (7)

392

4. Yale University

367

5. Brown University

362

6. The Ohio State University

358

7. University of Washington

322

8. Washington State University

279

9. University of Tennessee

236

10. University of Southern California

228

11. University of Notre Dame

214

12. Stanford University

209

13. University of Minnesota

184

14. Michigan State University

174

15. University of Michigan

141

16. University of Wisconsin

140

17. University of California at Los Angeles

136

18. Harvard University

99

19. University of Louisville

88

20. Northeastern University

54


Receiving Votes: Dartmouth College 45, Boston University 33, United States Naval Academy 25, Clemson University 19, University of Central Florida 16, Duke University 9, Oregon State University 6, Columbia University 5, and University of Iowa 4.
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