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Washington, Cornell and Stanford Top the Final 2015 USRowing Coaches Poll

by Ed Moran, ed@usrowing.org | May 20, 2015
PRINCETON, N.J. – The University of Washington claimed the top of the final 2015 USRowing’s regular season varsity men’s eight poll, while Cornell University held the top of the lightweight men’s varsity eight poll and Stanford University topped the lightweight women’s varsity eight poll.
Washington Men's EightPRINCETON, N.J. – The University of Washington claimed the top of the final 2015 USRowing’s regular season varsity men’s eight poll, while Cornell University held the top of the lightweight men’s varsity eight poll and Stanford University topped the lightweight women’s varsity eight poll.

Washington earned 13 first-place votes to rank first. University of California was ranked second and Yale University earned two first-place votes and was third. Northeastern University and Princeton University rounded out the top five.

In the lightweight men’s varsity eight poll, Cornell scored nine first-place votes to rank first. Princeton University was second and Columbia University was third. 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 seven 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 Washington (13), 298, 2
2. University of California, 281, 1    
3. Yale University (2), 275, 3
4. Northeastern University, 255, 8    
5. Princeton University, 240, 4    
6. Brown University, 227, 7    
7. Harvard University, 212, 5
8. Boston University, 193, 6    
9. United States Naval Academy, 182, 10    
10. Columbia University, 164, 18    
11. University of Pennsylvania, 148, 11    
12. Cornell University, 131, 9    
13. Dartmouth College, 112, 12    
14. Stanford University, 104, 13
15. University of Wisconsin, 86, 15    
16. Oregon State University, 79, 14    
17. Florida Institute of Technology, 60, 17    
18. College of the Holy Cross, 51, 19    
19. Syracuse University, 41, 16    
20. University of Michigan, 14, NR

Others receiving votes: Drexel University 8, George Washington University 8, Oklahoma City University 3, Hobart College 2, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2.    
    
(This week’s men’s eight voters: Wyatt Allen, Scott Alwin, Craig Amerkhanian, James Barr, Michael Callahan, Chris Clark, Paul Cooke, Brooks Dagman, Steve Gladstone, James Granger, Dan Gehn, Greg Hughes, Todd Kennett, Greg Myhr, John Pojednic.)

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


1. Cornell University    (9), 180, 1
2. Princeton University, 163, 3
3. Columbia University, 152,     2
4. Yale University, 138, 4    
5. Harvard University, 132, 5    
6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 119, 7t    
7. University of Pennsylvania, 111, 7t     
8t. United States Naval Academy, 106, 7t     
8t. University of Delaware, 106, 6    
10. Dartmouth College, 97, 12    
11. Mercyhurst University, 90, 11    
12. Georgia Institute of Technology, 73, 13    
13. Georgetown University, 69, 10    
14. Purdue University, 66, 14    
15. University of California, Santa Barbara, 40, 15    

Others Receiving Votes: University of Pittsburgh 20, Washington State University 13, St. Joseph's University 8, University of California 6.

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

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


1. Stanford University (7), 140, 1
2. Harvard-Radcliffe University, 132, 2    
3. Boston University, 127, 3    
4. Princeton University, 119, 4    
5. University of Wisconsin, 113, 5     
6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 101, 7    
7. Georgetown University, 100, 6    
8. Villanova University, 96, 8    
9. University of Tulsa, 69, 9    
10. Bucknell University, 58,    10
11. Purdue University, 38, 11    
12. University of California, 35, 12    
13. Oklahoma City University, 27, 13    
14. Washington State University, 23, 14    
15t. Pennsylvania State University, 12, NR    
15t. University of Oregon, 12, NR    

Others receiving votes: Clemson University 8.    

(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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