USRowing Coaches Poll Honors go to Cal, Cornell and Stanford in Week Four

PRINCETON, NJ – The University of California, Berkeley ended its race weekend undefeated as the Bears won nine of nine races at the Stanford Invitational, earning them the number-one ranking in the fourth USRowing coaches poll.

Cal secured all 13 first-place votes and remained undefeated so far in the 2017 Spring season. First-place Cal will be racing the second-place University of Washington on Saturday, April 22 at Washington’s home course. 

Harvard University finished third in the poll after sweeping all five races against Princeton University and winning the Compton Cup. Yale University, followed by Princeton University closed out the top five.

In the lightweight men’s poll, Cornell University is back in the number one spot after beating Princeton University in the 1st and 3rd varsity eights. The Cornell lights earned five of the first-place votes. Yale University lightweights are ranked second with four first-place votes after winning four out of five races against Penn and Columbia on their home course.

Princeton University ranked third. The United States Naval Academy was fourth and the University of Pennsylvania was fifth.

Stanford University’s  lightweight women were off last week but earned all six first-place votes to remain on top for the fourth week in a row. Second-place Boston University defeated Harvard and MIT on Saturday, April 15, to win the Lightweight Beanpot for the second-consecutive year.

Princeton University earned a third-place ranking. The University of Tulsa and Harvard-Radcliffe rounded out the top five.


Men’s Heavyweight Eight

Rank Team Previous Rank
1 University of California, Berkeley (13) 1
2 University of Washington 2
3 Harvard University 5
4 Yale University 3
5 Princeton University 4
6 Boston University 6
7 Dartmouth University 8
8 Northeastern University 7
9 Brown University 9
10 University of Pennsylvania 10
11 University of Wisconsin 12
12 Stanford University 11
13 United States Naval Academy 18
14 George Washington University 12
15 Syracuse University 15
16 Georgetown University 17
17 Cornell University 14
18 Columbia University 16
19 Oregon State University 20
20 Florida Institute of Tech. 19

Others Receiving Votes: Hobart College, Drexel University, Saint Joseph’s University, Santa Clara University

Voting Coaches: Robert Fredrich (Navy). Michael Callahan (Washington), Tom Sanford (Marist), Greg Hughes (Princeton), Steve Gladstone (Yale), Mark Davis (George Washington), Jim Barr (Holy Cross), Todd Kennett (Cornell), Philip Schmehl (Marietta), Wyatt Allen (Dartmouth), Paul Cooke (Brown), GaBe Winkler (Oregon State), Scott Alwin (Columbia)


Lightweight Men’s Eight

Rank Team Previous Rank
1 Cornell University (5) 2
2 Yale University (4) 1
3 Princeton University 5
4 Harvard University 3
5 United States Naval Academy 4
6 University of Pennsylvania 6
7 Columbia University 7
8 University of Delaware 8
9 Dartmouth University 10
10 Georgetown University 9
11 MIT 12
12 Mercyhurst University 11
13 Temple University 14
14 Purdue University 13
15 University of California, Berkeley 15

Others Receiving Votes: Saint Joseph’s University, University of California Santa Barbara, Washington State University, California Maritime

Voting Coaches: Shawn Bagnall (Navy), Lee Rumpf (Georgetown), Colin Farrell (Penn), William Boyce (Harvard), Brian Perkins (Temple), Andrew Card (Yale), Sean Healey (Dartmouth), Nich Lee Parker (Columbia), Chris Kerber (Cornell)


Lightweight Women’s Eight

Rank Team Previous Rank
1 Stanford University (6) 1
2 Boston Unversity 2
3 Princeton University 3
4 University of Tulsa 6
5 Harvard-Radcliffe 5
6 University of Wisconsin 4
7 MIT 8
8 Georgetown University 7
9 Bucknell University 10
10 University of California, Berkeley 12
11 Purdue University 11
12 LaSalle University 13
13 Oklahoma State 14
14 Villanova University 9
15 University of Oregon 15

Others Receiving Votes: Clemson University

Voting Coaches: Paul Rassam (Princeton), Malcolm Doldrom (BU), Sarah Baker (Harvard-Radcliffe), Claire Martin Doyle (MIT), Dusty Mattinson (Wisconsin), Stephen Full (Georgetown)

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