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Washington and Stanford Take Top Spots in Season’s First USRowing Collegiate Polls

April 03, 2013

Washington topped the first USRowing men’s varsity eight poll of the season, while Stanford took the top spot in the lightweight women’s eight poll. The first lightweight men’s eight poll will be released next week.

Washington received 11 of 12 first-place votes to take the top spot in the men’s varsity eight poll. Brown University ranked second, followed by California, Harvard and Princeton. Harvard received the other first-place vote.

Stanford earned the No. 1 spot in the lightweight women’s eight poll, receiving five of seven first-place votes. Harvard-Radcliffe received the other two first-place votes and ranked second. Princeton, Bucknell and Georgetown rounded out the top five.

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

1. University of Washington (11)    239
2. Brown University    222
3. University of California    218
4. Harvard University (1)    217
5. Princeton University    192
6. Northeastern University    168
7. Yale University    162
8. University of Wisconsin    152
9. Stanford University    133
10. United States Naval Academy    122
11. Cornell University    119
12. University of Pennsylvania    100
13. Boston University     97
14. Syracuse University     88
15. Columbia University     72
16. Georgetown University    57
17. Dartmouth College    38
18. George Washington University    26
19. Gonzaga University    18
20. Florida Institute of Technology     13

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: Oregon State University 10, University of Virginia 7, Drexel University 6, Trinity College 3, University of Michigan 3, College of the Holy Cross 2.

(This week’s men’s varsity eight voters: Topher Bordeau, Mike Callahan, Chris Clark, Paul Cooke, Dan Gehn, Steve Gladstone, Greg Hughes, Greg Myhr, Todd Pearson, John Pojednic, Steve Todd, Mike Zimmer)

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

1. Stanford University (5)    138
2. Harvard-Radcliffe (2)    132
3. Princeton University    126
4. Bucknell University    113
5. Georgetown University     108
6. University of Wisconsin     99
7. Boston University    96
8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology    88
9t. University of Buffalo     72
9t. University of Massachusetts    72
11. University of Tulsa    69
12. Fordham University     56
13. Lafayette University     32
14. Washington State University    28
15. Stetson University    23

Not Ranked But Receiving Votes: University of California 22, Purdue University 8, Lehigh University 7.

(This week’s women’s lightweight eight voters: Al Acosta, Michiel Bartman, Ted Bonanno, Claire Martin-Doyle, Kevin Harris, Paul Rassam, Dan Wolleben)

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Brett Johnson

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