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Tigers Ranked No. 30 In Preseason Poll

Feb. 16, 2000

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson rowing team is ranked 30th nationally in the 2000 preseason poll, released today by USRowing and the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA). Beginning April 5, 2000, USRowing and the CRCA will be conducting weekly national collegiate polls for Diving I women’s Varsity 8+ teams.

In its inaugural season last year, Clemson won the 1999 ACC Regatta and placed fourth at the Central Region Regatta. Last season’s Novice 8+ completed an undefeated season with a win in the Grand Final of the Central Region Regatta.

The complete Division I Women’s Varsity 8+ poll is as follows:

   Team (1st-Place Votes) Points 1 Brown (16)                528 2 Virginia (1)              497 3 California (8)            492 4 Washington (1)            465   USC (2)                   465 6 Michigan                  427 7 Princeton                 411 8 Michigan State            307 9 Wisconsin                 29310 Boston U.                 28511 Radcliffe                 26412 Northeastern              22713 Ohio State                19014 Penn                      17615 Cornell                   13116 Iowa                      12017 Oregon State               8818 Dartmouth                  8219 Miami (Fla.)               8120 Syracuse                   75

Others receiving votes: Washington State 54, UMass 43, Kansas 39, San Diego State 31, Yale 27, North Carolina 23, Navy 18, Sacramento State 12, UCSD 8, Clemson 6, George Washington 5, Duke 4, Texas 3, Rutgers 1, Tulsa 1.

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