California, Cornell and Stanford Top the First 2017 Coaches Poll
By Genevieve Carrillo • March 30, 2017
PRINCETON, NJ – Coming off a strong win at the 2017 IRA Championships, University of California, Berkeley has earned sole possession of the number one spot in the first USRowing Coaches poll.
The Cal men had 10 first-place votes and will be looking to have an impressive start to their season this weekend at the San Diego Crew Classic. Joining Cal at the Crew Classic will be second-place Yale University. With five first-place votes, the University of Washington was ranked third. Harvard University and Princeton University rounded out the top five.
In the lightweight men’s poll, Cornell University clinched the top position with three first-place votes. Yale University ranked second. With three first-place votes, Columbia University finished third. University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University finished fourth and fifth respectively.
Stanford University picked up where it left off last year and remained first in the lightweight women’s poll with four first-place votes. The Redwoods will be opening their 2017 season at the San Diego Crew Classic.
Following in second place was the University of Wisconsin and Princeton University in third. Boston University finished in fourth with one first-place vote. In fifth was Harvard-Radcliffe.
Heavyweight Men’s Varsity Eight
|1||University of California, Berkeley (10)|
|3||University of Washington (5)|
|10||University of Wisconsin|
|16||University of Pennsylvania|
|17||George Washington University|
|18||Oregon State University|
|19||Florida Institute of Technology|
Also receiving votes: Georgetown University, Hobart, St. Joseph’s University, University of Virginia, University of Michigan, Santa Clara
Voting Coaches: Mike Irwin (St. Joseph’s), Geoff Bond (Penn), Craig Amerkhanian (Stanford), Rob Friedrich (Navy), Jim Barr (Holy Cross), Mark Davis (George Washington), Scott Alwin (Columbia), Todd Kennett (Cornell), Paul Cooke (Brown), Phil Schmehl (Marietta), Wyatt Allen (Dartmouth), Paul Bugenhagen (Hobart), Mike Callahan (Washington), John Pojednic (Northeastern), Greg Hughes (Princeton)
Lightweight Men’s Eight
|1||Cornell University (3)|
|3||Columbia University (3)|
|4||University of Pennsylvania|
|7||University of Delaware|
|11||Mass. Institute of Technology|
|13||University of California, Berkeley|
|15||University of California, Santa Barbara|
Also receiving votes: Temple, St. Joseph’s University, Washington State University, Sacramento State, Cal Maritime, Sonoma State
Voting Coaches: Colin Farrell (Penn), Nich Lee Parker (Columbia), William Boyce (Harvard), Shawn Bagnall (Navy), Sean Healey (Dartmouth), Lee Rumpf (Georgetown)
Lightweight Women’s Eight
|1||Stanford University (4)|
|2||University of Wisconsin|
|4||Boston University (1)|
|7||Mass. Institute of Technology|
|8||University of Tulsa|
|14||University of California, Berkeley|
|15||Washington State University|
Also receiving votes: Oklahoma State, LaSalle, Oregon, Oklahoma State
Voting Coaches: Claire Martin-Doyle (MIT), Steve Full (Bucknell), Dusty Mattison (Wisconsin), Malcolm Doldron (BU), Sarah Baker (Harvard-Radcliffe), Kate Bertko (Stanford)