California Takes Over Top Spot in Men’s Heavyweight Poll; Cornell, Stanford Lead Lightweight Polls

University of California, Cornell University and Stanford University ranked first in this week’s men’s heavyweight eight, men’s lightweight eight and women’s lightweight eight USRowing Collegiate Coaches’ Polls, respectively.

Coming off of a victory at the San Diego Crew Classic, California took over the top spot in a tight men’s heavyweight eight poll. Cal earned three first-place votes. Harvard University ranked second, followed by a four-way tie for the third position between Yale, Washington, Princeton and Northeastern. Yale received one first-place vote, while Washington received the other two.

Cornell remained atop the men’s lightweight poll, receiving five of eight first-place votes. Princeton ranked second, followed by Yale, Harvard and Penn. Princeton, Penn and Delaware each received one first-place vote.

In the first women’s lightweight poll of the season, Stanford University was the unanimous top choice, earning all five first-place votes. Harvard-Radcliffe ranked second, followed by Princeton, Boston University and Wisconsin.

Men’s Heavyweight Eight Poll

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Total Points, Previous Ranking

1. University of California at Berkeley (3), 114, 2
2. Harvard University, 108, 4
3t. Yale University (1), 94, 1
3t. University of Washington (2), 94, 3
3t. Princeton University, 94, 5
3t. Northeastern University, 94, 6
7. Brown University, 84, 7
8. Dartmouth College, 80, 9
9. Boston University, 69, 8
10t. Cornell University, 60, 11
10t. Syracuse University, 60, 10
12. University of Wisconsin, 52, 12
13. Stanford University, 45, 14
14. University of Pennsylvania, 34, 13
15. George Washington University, 32, 15
16. Georgetown University, 31, NR
17. Columbia University, 30, 18
18. United States Naval Academy, 26, 16t
19. Florida Institute of Technology, 19, 20
20. Drexel University, 9, 16t

Dropped Out: Oregon State

Others Receiving Votes: Oregon State University, Temple University, Hobart College, Santa Clara University, and University of Virginia.

Voting Coaches: Michael Callahan (Washington), Steve Gladstone (Yale), Jim Granger (FIT), Kyle Dowd (Vermont), Maryssa Semprebon (UConn), Gabe Winkler (Oregon State)

Men’s Lightweight Eight Poll

Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Total Points, Previous Ranking
1. Cornell University (5), 101, 1
2. Princeton University (1), 98, 3
3. Yale University, 96, 4
4. Harvard University, 93, 5
5. University of Pennsylvania (1), 80, 2
6. Columbia University, 72, 7
7. University of Delaware (1), 68, 6
8. United States Naval Academy, 66, 8
9. Dartmouth College, 57, 9
10. Georgetown University, 49, 10
11. Temple University, 45, 13
12. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 44, 11
13. Mercyhurst University, 31, 12
14. University of California at Berkeley, 28, 14
15. Purdue University, 10, NR

Dropped Out: University of California at Santa Barbara

Receiving Votes: University of California at Santa Barbara, Washington State University, St. Joseph’s University, and University of Pittsburgh

Voting Coaches: Lee Rumpf (Georgetown), Martin Crotty (Princeton), Billy Boyce (Harvard), Shawn Bagnall (Navy), Colin Farrell (Penn), Nich Lee Parker (Columbia), Charles Stollenwerk (MSOE), Chris Kerber (Cornell)

Women’s Lightweight Eight Poll

 Rank, Team (First-Place Votes), Total Points
1. Stanford University (5), 50
2. Harvard-Radcliffe, 38
3. Princeton University, 35
4. Boston University, 33
5. University of Wisconsin, 31
6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 26
7. University of Tulsa, 21
8. Georgetown University, 20
9. University of California at Berkeley, 10
10t. Bucknell University, 2
10t. Clemson University, 2
10t. Penn State University, 2

Others Receiving Votes: Villanova University and Washington State University

Voting Coaches: Kieren Emery (Georgetown), Malcolm Doldron (BU), Rodney Mott (Tulsa), Dusty Mattison (Wisconsin), Claire Martin-Doyle (MIT)

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