Varsity Eight Crew Enters Rankings At No.7

April 3, 2003

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The USC women's rowing varsity eight crew enters the rankings at No. 7 with 365 votes in the first US Rowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll of the season.

Washington, the defending national champion in the varsity eight, received 13 first-place votes to claim the top spot in the Division I poll. Four other schools earned first place votes including No. 2 Princeton with three first-place votes and third-ranked Stanford, who received six first-place votes.

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The Women of Troy travel to San Diego this week to compete at the San Diego Crew Classic on Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6, at Mission Bay.

Women's NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

Team (1st-Place Votes) Points
1. Washington (13)
2. Princeton (3)
3. Stanford (6)
4. California
5. Michigan
6. Brown (1)
7. USC
8. Yale (1)
9. Michigan State
10. Ohio State
11. Virginia
12. Harvard
13. Syracuse
14. Washington State
15. Iowa
16. Boston
17. Texas
18. Northeastern
19. Oregon State
20. Cornell

Others receiving votes: University of Notre Dame 31, University of Minnesota 30, University of Tennessee 27, Duke University 25, University of Pennsylvania 21, Clemson University 19, Columbia University 7, Dartmouth College 4, University of Louisville 2, University of Wisconsin 2, Kansas State University 1, and University of California at Los Angeles 1.

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