Women's Rowing Moves Into Top Spot

April 18, 2007

USC Women's Rowing jumps Brown in latest CRCA/USRowing poll, taking 19 first place votes on the way to their first ever top ranking in the poll as they head into the stretch run of the season.

The Trojans began the season ranked No. 10 in the preseason rankings but quickly moved up to No. 8 after defeating LMU at home. After the Women of Troy won the coveted Jessop-Whittier Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic, they moved up to No. 2 in the Apr. 4 poll.

After completing a perfect run in the 2007 Charles River Challenge in Boston, Mass., USC claimed the top spot in this week's USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll. In the Division I poll, USC rose to the No. 1 ranking, earning 19 of 24 first-place votes. Brown University, last week's top-ranked boat, received the remaining five first-place votes to rank second. Ohio State remained in third position, followed by Yale University and the University of Virginia.

Apr. 18 CRCA/USRowing Poll


Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Previous Week
1. University of Southern California (19) 475 2
2. Brown University (5) 454 1
3. The Ohio State University 420 3
4. Yale University 388 4
5. University of Virginia 358 13
6. University of Notre Dame 346 16
7. Princeton University 260 9
8. University of Minnesota 239 10
9. University of Central Florida 234 12
10t. University of Tennessee 211 15
10t. University of Washington 211 19
12. University of Michigan 209 11
13. University of California at Berkeley 207 5
14. Dartmouth College 196 NR
15. University of California at Los Angeles 195 8
16. Harvard University 147 6
17. Stanford University 146 7
18. University of Louisville 124 NR
19. Michigan State University 100 20
20. Oregon State University 68 17
Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Washington State University 39, Northeastern University 7, Gonzaga University 3, Clemson University 2, and University of Wisconsin 1.
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