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CHARLOTTESVILLE – The fifth-ranked and 2011 ACC Champion Virginia rowing team will travel to top-ranked Princeton on Saturday (April 30) for races against the Tigers, No. 19 Tennessee and Columbia. Competition begins at 10:40 a.m., with the Second Varsity Four and continues in order with the Third Varsity Eight (11 a.m.), Varsity Four (11:20 a.m.), Second Varsity Eight (11:40 a.m.) and Varsity Eight (noon).

The Cavaliers are ranked No. 5 in the latest Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) poll, released Wednesday. Princeton, meanwhile, claims the top spot in the poll for the fifth-consecutive week. UVa and Princeton are the only two schools to be ranked No. 1 so far this season, as Virginia was the nation’s No. 1 team on March 16 prior to the Tigers’ current run.

Tennessee is ranked No. 19 and Columbia is receiving votes in the April 27 poll.

Virginia is coming off the 11th ACC Championship in program history as the Cavaliers won every race en route to the conference crown. UVa’s Varsity Eight won its fifth race of the year, edging 14th-ranked Clemson at the regatta held on Clemson’s Lake Hartwell.

The Cavaliers will face a Princeton Varsity Eight that has not lost a race this spring (10-0).

The Second Varsity Eight enters Saturday’s competition looking for its eighth victory of year, while UVa’s Varsity Four has six victories on the season.

Following Saturday’s races, Virginia is back in action on Sunday, May 15, against No. 20 Notre Dame and Louisville in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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