April 25, 2007
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The latest rankings from USRowing and the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) have Tennessee still in the 10th position after an off-weekend for the Lady Vol varsity rowers.
For the second straight week, Southern California stands in the top spot, strengthening its hold on the position with 23 of the 25 first-place votes. The rest of the top 10 stayed the same, with Brown ranking second and Ohio State, Yale and Virginia rounding out the top five. Notre Dame stands sixth, Princeton is seventh, while Minnesota comes in eighth in front of South region squads UCF and Tennessee.
Washington falls out of a tie with the Orange and White into 11th, while California jumped one spot to 12th, swapping with Michigan, who dropped to 13th. UCLA and Dartmouth trade places as well, with the Bruins moving up to 14th and the Big Green falling to 15th. No. 16 Harvard, No. 17 Stanford and No. 18 Louisville all held steady this week, while Oregon State climbed a spot to No. 19 to drop Michigan State to 20th.
Tennessee takes on the second-ranked Bears and fourth-ranked Bulldogs in a tri-meet on the Housatonic River in Derby, Conn., on Sat., April 28.
USRowing/CRCA Preseason Poll - April 25, 2007
Women's NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
|Rank||Team||Points (1st-Place Votes)|
|1.||Southern California||498 (23)|
Receiving votes: Washington State 19, Northeastern 17, Duke 5, Gonzaga 1, Clemson 1, Penn 1.