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California, Cornell and Harvard-Radcliffe Top USRowing Collegiate Poll

by Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org | Apr 23, 2014
University of California men’s varsity eight held the top spot in the fourth regular season USRowing collegiate poll, while Cornell University continued to hold the No. 1 spot in the lightweight men’s eight and Harvard-Radcliffe University climbed to the top of the lightweight women’s eight poll.
University of California men’s varsity eight held the top spot in the fourth regular season USRowing collegiate poll, while Cornell University continued to hold the No. 1 spot in the lightweight men’s eight and Harvard-Radcliffe University climbed to the top of the lightweight women’s eight poll.

In the men’s varsity eight poll, California held the No. 1 position with 12 first-place votes. University of Washington took the No. 2 spot with five first-place votes, while Harvard University remained No. 3. Princeton University and Yale University rounded out the top five.

In the lightweight men’s eight poll, Cornell earned 11 first-place votes to remain in first place, while Yale moved up to No. 2, and Columbia University dropped to No. 3. Harvard earned one first-place vote and ranked No. 4, and Princeton held the No. 5 spot to round out the top five.

Harvard-Radcliffe earned all eight first-place votes and moved into the No. 1 spot in the lightweight women’s eight poll. Stanford University dropped to No. 2 and Princeton held onto the No. 3 position. The University of Wisconsin and Boston University rounded out the top five.

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


1. University of California (12), 334, 1
2. University of Washington (5), 326, 2
3. Harvard University, 308, 3
4. Princeton University, 284, 4t
5. Yale University, 274, 4t
6. Brown University, 225, 6
7. Cornell University, 218, 8
8. Northeastern University, 208, 7
9. United States Naval Academy, 198, 9
10. Boston University, 195, 11
11. Stanford University, 157, 13
12. Columbia University, 149, 14
13. University of Pennsylvania, 136, 10
14. Oregon State University, 113, 16
15. University of Wisconsin, 88, 12
16. Syracuse University, 81, 17
17. George Washington University, 80, 15
18. Dartmouth College, 70, 18
19. Hobart College, 17, 20
20. Drexel University, 12, 19

Others receiving votes: Florida Institute of Technology 9, College of the Holy Cross 8, University of San Diego 2, Grand Valley State University 1, University of Virginia 1.

(This week’s men’s eight voters: Scott Alwin, Craig Amerkhanian, Topher Bordeau, Michael Callahan, Chris Clark, Paul Cooke, Brooks Dagman, 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, 1
2. Yale University, 205, 3
3. Columbia University, 202, 2
4. Harvard University (1), 186, 4
5. Princeton University, 169, 5
6. Dartmouth College, 150, 9
7. University of Pennsylvania, 147, 10
8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 141, 7
9. United States Naval Academy, 139, 8
10. University of Delaware, 136, 6
11. Georgetown University, 113, 11
12. Mercyhurst University, 103, 12
13. Purdue University, 99, 13
14. University of California, Santa Barbara, 66, 14
15. Georgia Institute of Technology, 60, 15  

Others Receiving Votes: Fordham University 49, San Diego State University 41, Boston College 12.

(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, Giuseppe Lanzone, Nich Lee Parker.)

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


1. Harvard-Radcliffe University (8), 160, 2   
2. Stanford University, 152, 1
3. Princeton University, 142, 3
4. University of Wisconsin, 135, 5
5. Boston University, 125, 4
6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 107, 7
7. Bucknell University, 105, 6
8. University of Tulsa, 90, 8
9. Georgetown University, 88, 9
10. Fordham University, 63, 10
11. Washington State University, 62, 11
12. University of Massachusetts, 48, 12
13. University of California, Irvine, 40, 13
14. University of California, 37, 15
15. Purdue University, 29, 14
 
Others Receiving Votes: Lafayette College 26, Temple University 13, University of Maryland 8, University of Tampa 8.

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

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