Virginia is Ranked No. 3 in Preseason Poll
March 14, 2006
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The University of Virginia women’s rowing varsity eight team is ranked No. 3 nationally, according to the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association preseason poll.
Princeton opens the spring as the nation’s top ranked team, followed by California at Berkeley, Virginia, Ohio State, and Yale.
The Cavaliers finished second in the team competition at the 2005 NCAA Rowing Championships. UVa’s varsity four crew and second varsity eight won the NCAA Championship in those events.
Virginia won its sixth consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference Championship last spring, and also won the overall and South Region Championship at the Central/South Region Sprints for the second consecutive season.
The Cavaliers open the spring season on March 25 at the Windermere Classic in Redwood City, Calif.
Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes) Points1. Princeton (13) 4502. California (9) 4213. Virginia 3864. Ohio State 3835. Yale 3616. Brown 2997. Michigan 2868. Wisconsin 2549. Washington State 25210. Washington 22611. Southern California (1) 21412. Tennessee 20513. Michigan State 19514. UCLA 14915. Stanford 13716. Boston University 12917. Harvard 12418. Northeastern 9119. Minnesota 8120. Columbia 59
Also Receiving Votes: Dartmouth 29, Oregon State 21, Syracuse 18, Notre Dame 17, Louisville 11, Duke 9, Texas 9, Iowa 7, Clemson 4, Indiana 1, Sacramento State 1, and Pennsylvania 1.