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May 16, 2001

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.

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.

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