Varsity Eight Crew Jumps One Spot In Recent Rankings

April 10, 2003

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The USC Varsity Eight crew earned 308 votes to move up one spot to No. 6 in this week's USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll.

The jump comes after the Women of Troy finished a strong fourth at the San Diego Crew Classic Sunday last week at Mission Bay. The thrilling race featured Cal edging Washington by .08 seconds to win the race and Stanford narrowly defeating the Trojans for third. With the win over Washington, Cal claimed the top spot in the rankings and Washington dropped to No. 2.

The Trojans get a few weeks off before a pair of dual meets on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27. The Women of Troy travel to Marina del Rey on April 26 to take on Loyola Marymount and Southern Methodist before a showdown with Stanford at the Port of Los Angeles on April 27.

Women's NCAA Division I Varsity Eights

1. Cal
2. Washington
3. Princeton
4. Stanford
5. Michigan
6. USC

7. Brown
8. Yale
9. Michigan St.
10. Virginia
11. Ohio State
12. Washington State
13. Harvard
14. Cornell
15. Oregon State
16. Iowa
17. Syracuse
18. Boston
19. Texas
20. Northeastern

Others receiving votes: University of Tennessee 28, Duke University 13, Columbia University 7, University of Pennsylvania 5, George Washington University 3, Clemson University 2, and University of Notre Dame 2.

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