California, Harvard, and Stanford Top USRowing Coaches’ Polls

University of California, Harvard 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 all 14 first-place votes thanks to a sweep of the Stanford Invitational. Yale University ranked second, followed by the University of Washington, Brown University and Harvard University.

Harvard, who defeated Dartmouth College and MIT this past weekend, moved into the top spot of the men’s lightweight eight poll, earning five of seven first-place votes. Columbia University received the other first-place votes to rank second. Princeton University ranked third, while Cornell University and Yale tied for fourth.

Stanford continued as the top choice in the women’s lightweight poll, earning three of five first-place votes. Boston University ranked second, earning the other two first-place votes. University of Wisconsin moved into third position, followed by Princeton and Georgetown University.

Men’s Heavyweight Eight Poll

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Ranking
1. University of California (14) 280 1
2. Yale University 264 2
3. University of Washington 254 3
4. Brown University 237 4
5. Harvard University 207 7
6. Northeastern University 190 6
7. Princeton University 187 5
8. Dartmouth College 177 8
9. Boston University 160 9
10. Stanford University 156 12
11. University of Wisconsin 145 10
12. Cornell University 124 11
13. Columbia University 111 17
14. Syracuse University 109 13
15. University of Pennsylvania 82 14
16. United States Naval Academy 75 15
17. George Washington University 55 16
18. Florida Institute of Technology 40 19
19. Oregon State University 31 Not Ranked
20. Georgetown University 29 18

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

Dropped Out: Saint Joseph’s University

Voting Coaches: Campbell Woods (Marist), Greg Hughes (Princeton), Todd Kennett (Cornell), Kyle Dowd (Vermont), Wyatt Allen (Dartmouth), Charley Butt (Harvard), Rob Friedrich (Navy), Geoff Bond (Penn), Mike Irwin (St. Joseph’s), Jim Granger (FIT), Michael Callahan (Washington), Brendan Murphy (Trinity), Jim Barr (Holy Cross), John Pojednic (Northeastern)

Men’s Lightweight Eight Poll

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Ranking
1. Harvard University (5) 89 2
2. Columbia University (2) 86 1
3. Princeton University 85 3
4t. Cornell University 80 5
4t. Yale University 80 4
6. University of Delaware 58 7t
7. United States Naval Academy 57 6
8. Mercyhurst University 53 13
9. University of Pennsylvania 52 7t
10. Dartmouth College 45 9
11. Georgetown University 41 10
12. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 34 12
13. Temple University 31 11
14. University of California 15 14
15. Fairfield University 7 NR

Others Receiving Votes: UCLA, Purdue University, Saint Joseph’s University, Washington State University

Dropped Out: Purdue University

Voting Coaches: Nich Lee Parker (Columbia), Charles Huthmaker (Fairfield), Lee Rumpf (Georgetown), Billy Boyce (Harvard), Colin Farrell (Penn), Shawn Bagnall (Navy), Martin Crotty (Princeton)

Women’s Lightweight Eight Poll 

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Ranking
1. Stanford University (3) 48 1
2. Boston University (2) 40 3t
3. University of Wisconsin 37 3t
4. Princeton University 35 2
5. Georgetown University 31 3t
6. Harvard-Radcliffe 26 6
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 19 7
8. University of Tulsa 17 8
9. University of California 8 9
10. Pennsylvania State University 7 10t

Others Receiving Votes: Purdue University, Clemson University, Villanova University, Bucknell University, University of Oregon

Dropped Out: Purdue University

Voting Coaches: Malcolm Doldron (BU), Dusty Mattison (Wisconsin), Kieren Emery (Georgetown), Paul Rassam (Princeton), Claire Martin-Doyle (MIT)

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