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Washington, Cornell and Harvard-Radcliffe Top USRowing Collegiate Poll

by Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org | Apr 30, 2014
University of Washington’s men’s varsity eight took the top spot in the fifth regular season USRowing collegiate poll, while Cornell University and Harvard-Radcliffe University led in the lightweight men’s and women’s eights polls.
University of Washington’s men’s varsity eight took the top spot in the fifth regular season USRowing collegiate poll, while Cornell University and Harvard-Radcliffe University led in the lightweight men’s and women’s eights polls.

Washington earned 14 first-place votes in the men’s eight poll. The University of California dropped into the No. 2 spot, and Yale University held the No. 3 position. Harvard University and Princeton University rounded out the top five.

In the men’s lightweight eight poll, Cornell received 10 first-place votes to continue to lead. Princeton University earned one first-place vote to take the No. 2 spot, and Columbia held the No. 3 spot. Yale University dropped to No. 4, and Harvard University completed the top five.

Harvard-Radcliffe had eight first-place votes to lead the lightweight women’s eight poll. Stanford University received one first-place vote and is in the No. 2 spot. Princeton University continued to hold No. 3, with the University of Wisconsin and Bucknell University rounding out the top five.

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

1. University of Washington (14), 280, 2
2. University of California, 266, 1
3. Yale University, 245, 4t
4. Harvard University, 244, 3
5. Princeton University, 221, 4t
6. Brown University, 209, 6
7.Cornell University, 182, 7
8. United States Naval Academy, 179, 9
9. Boston University, 164, 10
10. Northeastern University, 155, 8
11. Stanford University, 127, 11
12. Columbia University, 120, 12
13.University of Pennsylvania, 106, 13
14. Oregon State University, 96, 14
15. University of Wisconsin, 64, 15
16. George Washington University, 60, 17
17. Syracuse University, 58, 16
18. Hobart College, 23, 19
19. Dartmouth College, 18, 18
20. Drexel University, 7, 20

Others Receiving Votes: Florida Institute of Technology 5, University of Delaware 4, College of the Holy Cross 4, University of San Diego 1, University of Michigan 1, University of California, San Diego 1.

(This week’s men’s eight voters: Scott Alwin, Topher Bordeau, Michael Callahan, Chris Clark, Paul Cooke, Brooks Dagman, Mark Davis, Robert Friedrich, Dan Gehn, Steve Gladstone, Greg Hughes, Greg Myhr, Todd Pearson, Steve Todd)

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

1. Cornell University (10), 200, 1
2. Princeton University, (1) 187, 5
3. Columbia University, 180, 3
4. Yale University, 179, 2
5. Harvard University, 163, 4
6. University of Delaware, 154, 10
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 145, 8
8. United States Naval Academy, 133, 9
9. Dartmouth College, 122, 6
10. University of Pennsylvania, 119, 7
11. Georgetown University, 104, 11
12. Purdue University, 99, 13
13. Mercyhurst University, 94, 12
14t. Fordham University, 62, NR
14t. Georgia Institute of Technology, 62, 15

Others Receiving Votes: University of California, Santa Barbara 57, San Diego State University 31.

(This week’s lightweight men’s eight voters: Shawn Bagnall, Nicholaus Baker, Michiel Bartman, Ted Bonanno, 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. Harvard-Radcliffe University (8), 179, 1
2. Stanford University (1), 172, 2
3. Princeton University, 160, 3
4. University of Wisconsin, 152, 4
5. Bucknell University, 136, 7
6. Boston University, 131, 5
7. University of Tulsa, 114, 8
8. Georgetown University, 113, 9
9.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 108, 6
10. Fordham University, 84, 10
11. Washington State University, 64, 11
12t. University of California, Irvine, 55, 13  
12t. University of Massachusetts, 55, 12
14.  Purdue University, 50, 15
15. University of California, 38, 14

Others Receiving Votes: Lafayette College 15, Temple University 13, University of Maryland 8, University of Tampa 8, Creighton University 6.

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

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