California, Columbia, and Stanford Top USRowing Coaches’ Polls

University of California, Columbia University and Stanford University topped this week’s men’s heavyweight eight, men’s lightweight eight and women’s lightweight eight USRowing Collegiate Coaches’ Polls, respectively.

California continued to hold the top spot in the men’s heavyweight eight poll this week, earning 15 of 16 first-place votes. Yale, who defeated Dartmouth College on Saturday, remained in second position, followed by the University of Washington, Brown University and Princeton University. The Huskies received the other first-place vote after defeating Stanford and Oregon State last Friday. Cal will take on No. 12 Stanford this weekend.

Columbia edged Harvard for the top spot in this week’s men’s lightweight eight poll, despite receiving only one first-place vote. Harvard received six first-place votes but ranked second. Princeton, Yale and Cornell University rounded out the top five, with the Tigers receiving the other first-place vote.

Stanford continued as the top choice in the women’s lightweight poll, earning three of four first-place votes. Princeton ranked second, followed by a three-way tie for third with Boston University, University of Wisconsin and Georgetown University. BU received the other first-place vote.

Men’s Heavyweight Eight Poll

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Ranking
1. University of California at Berkeley (15) 319 1
2. Yale University 300 2
3. University of Washington (1) 290 3
4. Brown University 258 6
5. Princeton University 227 5
6. Northeastern University 226 7
7. Harvard University 224 4
8. Dartmouth College 214 9
9. Boston University 194 8
10. University of Wisconsin 173 12
11. Cornell University 146 11
12. Stanford University 139 13
13. Syracuse University 125 10
14. University of Pennsylvania 121 14
15. United States Naval Academy 86 18
16. George Washington University 83 17
17. Columbia University 65 15
18. Georgetown University 64 16
19. Florida Institute of Technology 53 19
20. St. Joseph’s University 14 Not Ranked

Others Receiving Votes: Oregon State University, Drexel University, Hobart College, University of Michigan, College of the Holy Cross, Santa Clara University, Temple University, and University of California at Santa Barbara.

Dropped Out: Oregon State University

Voting Coaches: Greg Hughes (Princeton), Paul Bugenhagen (Hobart), Kyle Dowd (Vermont), Campbell Woods (Marist), Todd Kennett (Cornell), Charley Butt (Harvard), Jim Barr (Holy Cross), Wyatt Allen (Dartmouth), Brendan Murphy (Trinity), John Pojednic (Northeastern), Jim Granger (FIT), Michael Callahan (Washington), Rob Friedrich (Navy), Paul Cooke (Brown), Scott Alwin (Columbia) and Geoff Bond (Pennsylvania).

Men’s Lightweight Eight Poll

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Ranking
1. Columbia University (1) 107 3
2. Harvard University (6) 104 4
3. Princeton University (1) 102 2
4. Yale University 86 5
5. Cornell University 85 1
6. United States Naval Academy 70 8
7t. University of Delaware 68 6
7t. University of Pennsylvania 68 7
9. Dartmouth College 64 9
10. Georgetown University 49 11
11. Temple University 40 10
12. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 37 12
13. Mercyhurst University 30 13
14. University of California at Berkeley 17 14
15. Purdue University 6 15

Others Receiving Votes: UCLA, Fairfield University, St. Joseph’s University, and Washington State University

Dropped Out: None

Voting Coaches: Charles Huthmaker (Fairfield), Lee Rumpf (Georgetown), Billy Boyce (Harvard), Andy Card (Yale), Shawn Bagnall (Navy), Chris Kerber (Cornell), Martin Crotty (Princeton), Sean McKenna (Temple)

Women’s Lightweight Eight Poll 

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Ranking
1. Stanford University (3) 39 1
2. Princeton University 31 3
3t. Boston University (1) 28 2
3t. Georgetown University 28 5
3t. University of Wisconsin 28 4
6. Harvard-Radcliffe 20 6
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 18 7
8. University of Tulsa 13 8
9. University of California at Berkeley 5 9
10t. Pennsylvania State University 1 10t
10t. Purdue University 1 Not Ranked

Others Receiving Votes: Bucknell University

Dropped Out: Washington State University

Voting Coaches: Dusty Mattison (Wisconsin), Malcolm Doldron (Boston University), Claire Martin-Doyle (MIT), Paul Rassam (Princeton)

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