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California, Cornell and Stanford Top USRowing Collegiate Poll

by Allison Frederick, allison@usrowing.org | Apr 16, 2014
University of California’s men’s varsity eight topped the third regular season USRowing collegiate poll, while Cornell University climbed to No. 1 in the lightweight men’s eight and Stanford University’s lightweight women’s eight held its No. 1 ranking.
University of California’s men’s varsity eight topped the third regular season USRowing collegiate poll, while Cornell University climbed to No. 1 in the lightweight men’s eight and Stanford University’s lightweight women’s eight held its No. 1 ranking.

California took over the top spot in the men’s varsity eight, earning nine first-place votes, with the University of Washington at No. 2 with five first-place votes. Harvard University slipped into third place with two first-place votes. Princeton University and Yale University once again rounded out the top five.

Cornell secured 11 first-place votes to move into first place in the lightweight men’s eight poll, while Columbia University held its No. 2 ranking. Yale University slipped back to No. 3, earning one first-place vote. Harvard University and Princeton University once again rounded out the top five.

Stanford continued to lead the lightweight women’s eight poll with five first-place votes. Harvard-Radcliffe University earned the No. 2 spot with four first-place votes, and Princeton University followed in the No. 3 spot. Boston University held its fourth-place ranking, while the University of Wisconsin edged past Bucknell University into the top five in this week’s poll.

Men’s Varsity Eight
Team (1st-Place Votes), Total Points, Previous Week Ranking


1. University of California (9), 311, 2
2. University of Washington (5), 305, 3
3. Harvard University (2), 295, 1
4t. Princeton University, 259, 4
4t. Yale University, 259, 5
6. Brown University, 230, 6
7. Northeastern University, 219, 7
8. Cornell University, 201, 10t
9. United States Naval Academy, 197, 8
10. University of Pennsylvania, 171, 9
11. Boston University, 169, 10t
12. University of Wisconsin, 145, 13
13. Stanford University, 131, 12
14. Columbia University, 114, 14
15. George Washington University, 86, 15
16. Oregon State University, 82, 18
17. Syracuse University, 65, 16
18. Dartmouth College, 58, 17
19. Drexel University, 16, 19
20. Hobart College, 12, NR

Others Receiving Votes: Florida Institute of Technology 7, College of the Holy Cross 7, University of San Diego 4, Georgetown University 4, University of Michigan 3, University of California, San Diego 2, Grand Valley State University 2, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2, University of Virginia 1.

(This week’s men’s eight voters: Scott Alwin, Craig Amerkhanian, Topher Bordeau, Mike Callahan, Chris Clark, Paul Cooke, Mark Davis, Robert Friedrich, Dan Gehn, Steve Gladstone, Greg Hughes, Todd Kennett, Greg Myhr, Todd Pearson, John Pojednic, Steve Todd.)

Lightweight Men’s Varsity Eight
Team (1st-Place Votes), Total Points, Previous Week Ranking


1. Cornell University (11), 220, 3
2. Columbia University, 215, 2
3. Yale University (1), 190, 1
4. Harvard University, 188, 4
5. Princeton University, 187, 5
6. University of Delaware, 166, 7
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 157, 10t
8. United States Naval Academy, 148, 6
9. Dartmouth College, 146, 8
10. University of Pennsylvania, 129, 9
11. Georgetown University, 128, 10t
12. Mercyhurst University, 112, 12
13. Purdue University, 93, 13
14. University of California, Santa Barbara, 71, 14
15. Georgia Institute of Technology, 63, 15

Others Receiving Votes: San Diego State University 43, Fordham University 36, Boston College 12, St. Joseph’s University 5.

(This week’s lightweight men’s eight voters: Shawn Bagnall, Nicholaus Baker, Michiel Bartman, Ted Bonanno, Rob Canavan, Andy Card, Chuck Crawford, Marty Crotty, Sean Healey, Chris Kerber, Will Oliver, Nich Lee Parker.)

Lightweight Women’s Varsity Eight
Team (1st-Place Votes), Total Points, Previous Week Ranking


1. Stanford University (5), 176, 1
2. Harvard-Radcliffe University (4), 175, 2
3. Princeton University, 161, 3
4. Boston University, 153, 4
5. University of Wisconsin, 144, 6
6. Bucknell University, 136, 5
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 125, 7
8. University of Tulsa, 113, 9
9. Georgetown University, 110, 8
10. Fordham University, 74, 11
11. Washington State University, 69, 13
12. University of Massachusetts, 59, 10
13. University of California, Irvine, 48, 14
14. Purdue University, 46, 12
15. University of California, 43, 15

Others Receiving Votes: Lafayette College 26, University of Maryland 8, Temple University 7, University of Tampa 7, Temple University 6, Creighton University 6.

(This week’s lightweight women’s eight voters: Al Acosta, Heather Barney, Lou Berl, Ted Bonanno, Malcolm Doldron, Claire Martin-Doyle, Rodney Mott, Paul Rassam Lisa Schlenker.)

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