ACC Champion Virginia Ranked No. 5 in Coaches Poll

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM The 2007 ACC Champion Varsity Eight- (front) Lauren Hutchins, Kelsie Chaudoin, Sara Lippa, Anna Samaha; (back) Jennifer Cromwell, Melanie Kok, Caitlin Mixter, Libby McCann, Emelia Colman-Shepherd
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The 2007 ACC Champion Varsity Eight- (front) Lauren Hutchins, Kelsie Chaudoin, Sara Lippa, Anna Samaha; (back) Jennifer Cromwell, Melanie Kok, Caitlin Mixter, Libby McCann, Emelia Colman-Shepherd
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April 25, 2007

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - After winning its eighth consecutive ACC Championship last weekend, the Virginia women's varsity eight crew maintained its No. 5 national ranking in this week's poll, the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association announced on Wednesday.

For the first time this season, the Top 10 did not change. Southern Cal, which also earned 23 of the 25 first-place votes, was No. 1. Brown, which earned the remaining two first-place votes, held onto the No. 2 spot. Ohio State, Yale, Virginia, Notre Dame, Princeton, Minnesota, Central Florida, and Tennessee rounded out the Top 10.

The No. 5 Cavaliers travel to Princeton, N.J., on Saturday, April 28 to race against host and No. 7 Princeton, No. 6 Notre Dame, and George Washington at Lake Carnegie. Action begins at 11:15 a.m. with the novice eight race.

WOMEN'S NCAA DIVISION I VARSITY EIGHTS
Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Poll
April 25, 2007

Rank				Pts.	Previous
1. Southern Cal (23) 498 1 2. Brown (2) 471 2 3. Ohio State 436 3 4. Yale 423 4 5. VIRGINIA 382 5 6. Notre Dame 374 6 7. Princeton 318 7 8. Minnesota 296 8 9. Central Florida 282 9 10. Tennessee 232 t10 Washington 229 t10 12. California 214 13 13. Michigan 202 12 14. UCLA 199 15 15. Dartmouth 183 14 16. Harvard 160 16 17. Stanford 111 17 18. Louisville 100 18 19. Oregon State 63 20 20. Michigan State 33 29

Also receiving votes: Washington State 19, Northeastern 17, Duke 5, Clemson 1, Gonzaga 1, Pennsylvania 1.