Cal, Cornell and Stanford Retain Top Position in Second USRowing Coaches Poll
By Genevieve Carrillo • April 6, 2017
Princeton, N.J. — University of California, Berkeley dominated the varsity heavyweight men’s field, winning the Copley Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic last weekend and taking sole possession of the number one spot in the second USRowing Coaches Poll.
Covering the course in 5:35.50 and breaking the record for the Crew Classic, the Bears earned 15 first-place votes to maintain their ranking. In Seattle, the University of Washington won all five races at the Husky Open, earning one first-place vote and a spot in second place. Yale University was third, while Princeton University and Boston University rounded out the top five.
In the lightweight men’s poll, Cornell University held onto its first place position with four first-place votes. Yale University had three first-place votes and was ranked second, while Harvard University was third. Princeton University and Navy finished fourth and fifth.
Stanford University earned four first-place votes and held its top position in the lightweight women’s poll after winning the Carley Copley Cup against heavyweight women’s eights at the Crew Classic.
With two first-place votes, Boston University finished second in the poll, followed by the University of Wisconsin in third. Georgetown University and Princeton University (one first place vote) rounded out the top five.
Heavyweight Men’s Eight
|1||University of California, Berkeley (15)||1|
|2||University of Washington (1)||3|
|11||University of Wisconsin||10|
|14||University of Pennsylvania||16|
|18||Oregon State University||18|
|19||Florida Institute of Technology||19|
Others Receiving Votes: St Joseph’s, Georgetown, Hobart, Santa Clara, Gonzaga, Holy Cross, Virginia
Voting Coaches: Steve Gladstone (Yale), Geoff Bond (Penn), Phil Schmehl (Marietta), Todd Kennett (Cornell), Mark Davis (GWU), Gabe Winkler (Oregon State), Scott Alwin (Columbia), Paul Cooke (Brown), Mike Callahan (Washington), Greg Hughes (Princeton), Jim Barr (Holy Cross), Wyatt Allen (Dartmouth), Charles Stollenwark (MSOE), Charley Butt (Harvard), Mike Irwin (St. Joseph’s), Jim Grander (FIT)
Lightweight Men’s Eight
|1||Cornell University (4)||1|
|2||Yale University (3)||2|
|4||Princeton University (1)||5|
|6||University of Pennsylvania||4|
|8||University of Delaware||7|
|15||University of California, Berkeley||15|
Also Receiving Votes: UC Santa Barbara, St. Joseph’s, Sacramento State, Washington State, Cal Maritime
Voting Coaches: Andy Card (Yale), Martin Crotty (Princeton), Lee Rumpf (Georgetown), Colin Farrell (Penn), Nich Lee Parker (Columbia), Shawn Bagnall (Navy), Sean Healey (Dartmouth), Charles Stollenwerk (MSOE)
Lightweight Women’s Eight
|1||Stanford University (4)||1|
|2||Boston Unversity (2)||4|
|3||University of Wisconsin||2|
|4||Georgetown University (1)||6|
|8||University of Tulsa||8|
|13||University of California, Berkeley||14|
Others Receiving Votes: Oregon, Clemson, Penn State
Voting Coaches: Malcolm Doldron (BU), Stephen Full (Georgetown), Rodney Mott (Tulsa), Kate Bertko (Stanford), Claire Matin-Doyle (MIT), Paul Rassam (Princeton), Sarah Baker (Harvard-Radcliffe)
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