Harvard Tops Preseason Men’s Heavyweight and Lightweight Men’s Poll; Stanford Tops Lightweight Women’s Poll

by Ed Moran, | Mar 26, 2014
Harvard University topped the USRowing preseason men’s varsity and lightweight men’s eight preseason poll, while Stanford University topped the chart for lightweight women’s eight preseason poll.
Harvard University topped the USRowing preseason men’s varsity and lightweight men’s eight preseason poll, while Stanford University topped the chart for lightweight women’s eight preseason poll.

Harvard earned nine first-place votes and scored a total of 199 points. Northeastern University earned 175 to take the No. 2 spot and the University of California took the No. 3 spot with 174 points.

In the lightweight men’s poll, Harvard earned three first-place votes and 251 points to lead. Yale University scored six first-place votes and 194 points to take the No. 2 spot and Princeton University was awarded two first-place votes and earned 186 points to claim the No. 3 position.

In the lightweight women’s poll, Stanford University earned five first-place votes and scored 156 points. The University of Wisconsin took the No. 2 spot with 141 points followed by Harvard-Radcliffe in the No. 3 spot with three first-place votes and 136 points.

Men’s Varsity Eight
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points

1. Harvard University (9), 199
2. Northeastern University, 175
3. University of California, 174
4. Princeton University, 165
5. Yale University, 163
6. University of Washington (1), 161
7. Brown University, 132
8. Boston University, 113
9. United States Naval Academy, 110
10. Stanford University, 100
11. University of Wisconsin, 95
12t. Cornell University, 91
12t. University of Pennsylvania, 91
14. Syracuse University, 81
15. Dartmouth University, 46
16. Columbia University, 37
17. George Washington University, 28
18. Oregon State University, 19
19. Drexel University, 11

20. Florida Institute of Technology, 7

Not ranked but received votes: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 7; Rutgers University, 5; Williams College; College of the Holy Cross, 2; Trinity College, 2.

(This week’s men’s eight voters: Topher Bordeau, Mike Callahan, Chris Clark, Paul Cooke, Greg Hughes, Robert Friedrich, Anthony Johnson, Greg Myhr, Todd Pearson, John Pojednic.)

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

1. Harvard University (3), 251
2. Yale University, (6), 194
3. Princeton University (2), 186
4. Cornell University, 169
5. Columbia University, 157
6. Dartmouth, 152
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 140
8. United States Naval Academy, 120
9. The University of Delaware, 117
10.University of Pennsylvania, 106
11.Georgetown University, 104
12.Mercyhurst College, 82
13.Fordham University, 45
14. University of California, Santa Barbra, 34
15. Purdue University, 30

Not ranked but received votes: San Diego State University, 24; St. Joseph’s University, 22; Georgia Institute of Technology, 17; Marietta College, 14; University of California, 14; Loyola Marymount, 10; California State University, Long Beach 8; Brock University, 6; Milwaukee School of Engineering, 6; Virginia Commonwealth University, 6.

(This week’s lightweight men’s eight voters:  Shawn Bagnall, Michiel Bartman, Nick Baker, Ted Bonanno, Robert Canavan, Andy Card, Chuck Crawford, Marty Crotty, Sean Healey, Chris Kerber, David Kucik.)

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

1. Stanford University (5), 156
2. University of Wisconsin, 141
3. Harvard-Radcliffe (3), 136
4. Princeton University, 134
5. Boston University, 127
6. Bucknell University, 112
7. Georgetown University, 100
8. Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, 93
9. University of Tulsa, 87
10. University of Massachusetts, 77
11. Fordham University, 56
12. Stetson University, 46
13. Washington State University, 27
14. University of California, 24
15. Purdue University, 21

Not ranked but received votes: Temple University, 11; Lafayette University, 7; Pennsylvania State University, 6.

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

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