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California, Cornell and Stanford Top USRowing’s Sixth Regular Season Coaches Poll

by Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org | May 06, 2015

California continues to lead the USRowing coaches poll for varsity eights.

PRINCETON, N.J. – University of California continued to hold onto the top of USRowing’s sixth regular season varsity men’s eight poll, while Cornell University held the lead in the lightweight men’s varsity eight poll and Stanford University topped the lightweight women’s varsity eight poll.

California earned all 15 first-place votes to rank first in the varsity eight poll. University of Washington was second, while Yale University was third. Princeton University and Harvard University followed in the top five.

In the lightweight men’s varsity eight poll, Cornell scored 10 first-place votes to rank first and Columbia University earned one first-place vote and was second. Princeton followed in third; Yale and Harvard rounded out the top five.

Stanford continued to hold the top spot in the lightweight women’s varsity eight poll with all eight first-place votes, followed by Harvard-Radcliffe University in second and Boston University in third.  Princeton University and University of Wisconsinrounded out the top five.

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


1. University of California (15), 300, 1
2. University of Washington, 284, 2    
3. Yale University, 271, 3    
4. Princeton University, 255, 4    
5. Harvard University, 233, 5
6. Boston University, 202, 6    
7. Northeastern University, 199, 7    
8. United States Naval Academy, 183, 9    
9. Cornell University, 180, 10    
10. Brown University, 175, 8
11. University of Pennsylvania, 151, 11    
12. Stanford University, 122, 12    
13. Oregon State University, 107, 13    
14. Dartmouth College, 102, 14    
15. University of Wisconsin, 88, 15    
16. Syracuse University, 65, 16    
17. Florida Institute of Technology, 51, 17    
18. Columbia University, 46, 18    
19. College of the Holy Cross, 23, 19    
20. Drexel University, 20
    
Others receiving votes: Georgetown University 15, Hobart College 9, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 8, George Washington University 6.    

(This week’s men’s eight voters: Wyatt Allen, Scott Alwin, Craig Amerkhanian, James Barr, Michael Callahan, Chris Clark, Paul Cooke, Brooks Dagman, Robert Friedrich, Dan Gehn, Greg Hughes, Todd Kennett, Greg Myhr, John Pojednic, Gabe Winkler.)

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


1. Cornell University (10), 200, 1
2. Columbia University (1), 191, 3
3. Princeton University, 183, 2    
4. Yale University, 174, 5t
5. Harvard University, 164, 4    
6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 155, 5t    
7. United States Naval Academy, 134, 10    
8. University of Pennsylvania, 131, 7    
9. University of Delaware, 129, 8    
10. Dartmouth College, 110, 9
11. Mercyhurst University, 109, 11    
12. Georgetown University, 106, 12    
13. Georgia Institute of Technology, 94, 14    
14. Purdue University, 87, 13    
15. University of California, Santa Barbara, 75, 15    

Others Receiving Votes: St. Joseph's University 14, Washington State University 14, University of California 6, Sacramento State University 6.

(This week’s lightweight men’s eight voters: Shawn Bagnall, Michiel Bartman, Andy Card, Chuck Crawford, Martin Crotty, Colin Farrell, Sean Healey, Christopher Kerber, Will Oliver, Nich Lee Parker, Adrian Spracklen.)

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


1. Stanford University (8), 160, 1
2. Harvard-Radcliffe University, 150, 3
3. Boston University, 144, 4
4. Princeton University, 138
5. University of Wisconsin, 127, 5
6. Georgetown University, 111, 7
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 104, 8
8. Villanova University, 90, 6    
9. Bucknell University, 86, 10
10. University of Tulsa, 85, 9
11. Purdue University, 38, 12
12. University of California, 32, 13
13. Oklahoma City University, 29, 11
14. Washington State University, 21, 14
15. Clemson University, 8, NR

Others receiving votes: Lafayette University 7.

(This week’s lightweight women’s eight voters: Lou Berl, Kurt Butler, Derek Byrnes, Malcolm Doldron, Claire Martin-Doyle, Paul Rassam, Lisa Schlenker, Jack St. Clair.)

To see past polls go here.

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