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California, Cornell and Stanford top the Seventh USRowing Coaches Polls

by Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org | May 13, 2015
PRINCETON, N.J. – University of California held onto the top of the USRowing’s seventh regular season varsity men’s eight poll, while Cornell University continued to lead the lightweight men’s varsity eight poll and Stanford University topped the lightweight women’s varsity eight poll.
California Men's EightPRINCETON, N.J. – University of California held onto the top of the USRowing’s seventh regular season varsity men’s eight poll, while Cornell University continued to lead 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. University of Washington was second, Yale University was third and 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 followed in second. Princeton University was third while Yale University and Harvard University rounded out the top five.

Stanford continued to hold the top spot in the lightweight women’s varsity eight poll and earned all nine first-place votes. Harvard-Radcliffe University was second followed by  Boston University in third. Princeton University and University of Wisconsin rounded 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, 279, 2    
3. Yale University, 273, 3    
4. Princeton University, 256, 4    
5. Harvard University, 235, 5
6. Boston University, 205, 6    
7. Brown University, 200, 10    
8. Northeastern University, 198, 7    
9. Cornell University, 191, 9    
10. United States Naval Academy, 181, 8    
11. University of Pennsylvania, 156, 11
12. Dartmouth College, 120, 14    
13. Stanford University, 116, 12    
14. Oregon State University, 106, 13    
15. University of Wisconsin, 83, 15    
16 Syracuse University, 68, 16     
17. Florida Institute of Technology,     65, 17
18. Columbia University, 47, 18    
19. College of the Holy Cross, 25, 19    
20t. Drexel University, 13, 20
20t. Hobart College, 13, NR

Others receiving votes: George Washington University 11, Georgetown University 6, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 6, Michigan State University 2.    

(This week’s men’s eight voters: Wyatt Allen, Scott Alwin, James Barr, Michael Callahan, Chris Clark, Paul Cooke, Brooks Dagman, Robert Friedrich, James Granger, 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, 2
3. Princeton University, 182, 3    
4. Yale University, 171, 4    
5. Harvard University, 163, 5    
6. University of Delaware, 149, 9    
7t. University of Pennsylvania, 144, 8    
7t. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 144, 6    
7t United States Naval Academy, 144, 7    
10. Georgetown University, 132, 12    
11. Mercyhurst University, 113, 11    
12. Dartmouth College, 110, 10    
13. Georgia Institute of Technology, 106, 13
14. Purdue University, 97, 14    
15. University of California, Santa Barbara, 91, 15    

Others Receiving Votes: University of Pittsburgh 74, Washington State University 25, University of California 20,    
St. Joseph's University 19, Sacramento State    University 8, University of Michigan 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 (9), 180, 1
2. Harvard-Radcliffe University, 170, 2    
3. Boston University, 163, 3    
4. Princeton University, 153, 4    
5. University of Wisconsin, 144, 5     
6. Georgetown University, 128, 6    
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 114, 7    
8. Villanova University, 110, 8    
9. University of Tulsa, 94, 10    
10. Bucknell University, 69, 9    
11. Purdue University, 47, 11    
12. University of California, 43, 12    
13. Oklahoma City University, 33, 13    
14. Washington State University, 30, 14    
15. Clemson University, 15, 15
    
Others receiving votes: Pennsylvania State University 10, University of Oregon 6.

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

To see past polls, go here.

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