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May 16, 2001

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%^$%^$COLUMBUS, Ohio–Ohio State finished where it started in the final USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll. OSU started the season ranked No. 7, the highest ranking in program history, and finished in the No. 7 spot as well.%^$

%^$Ohio State moved up from the No. 8 position following its second-place showing at the Central/South Regional Championship May 12-13 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.%^$

%^$The Buckeyes were selected Tuesday to compete in its second-consecutive NCAA Championship event. OSU will travel to Gainesville, Ga., May 24-27 for the NCAA Tournament, the second in program history.%^$

%^$Brown University garnered 15 first-place votes to claim the top spot in the final regular-season Division I Poll.%^$

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Women’s NCAA Division I Varsity Eights%^$ Prev.%^$Team (1st-Place Votes) Points Rank%^$1. Brown University (15) 376 1%^$2. University of Michigan (2) 352 2%^$3. University of Washington (2) 345 4%^$4. Princeton University 325 3%^$5t. Syracuse University 293 6%^$5t. University of Southern Cal 293 5%^$7. The Ohio State University 265 8%^$8. Harvard University 241 10%^$9. Boston University 210 9%^$10. University of Iowa 198 13%^$11. Yale University 180 7%^$12. Michigan State University 168 12%^$13. University of Cal at Berkeley 164 11%^$14. Rutgers University 149 15%^$15. University of Virginia 127 14%^$16. University of Notre Dame 72 16%^$17. University of Pennsylvania 59 NR%^$18. Columbia University 40 NR%^$19. Stanford University 37 NR%^$20. University of Texas 24 NR%^$

%^$Others receiving votes: Clemson University 16, University of Wisconsin 16, Cornell University 15, University of Kansas 15, Washington State University 9, and University of Tulsa 1.