Washington, Columbia, and Stanford Top USRowing Coaches’ Polls

University of Washington, 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.

For the second week in a row, Washington took the top spot in the men’s heavyweight eight poll, earning nine of 11 first-place votes. University of California remained in second position, with Yale University ranking third. Cal and Yale each received one first-place vote. Brown University and Harvard University rounded out the top five.

Columbia moved into the top position in the men’s lightweight eight poll, earning five of nine first-place votes. Princeton University, which received three first-place votes, ranked second, only one point behind the Lions. Yale, Harvard and Cornell University rounded out the top five, with the Crimson receiving the remaining first-place vote.

Stanford edged Boston University as the top choice in the women’s lightweight poll, earning two of three first-place votes. BU earned the other first-place vote to rank second. Princeton ranked third, followed by Georgetown University and the University of Wisconsin in a tie for fourth position. 

Men’s Heavyweight Eight Poll 

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Ranking
1. University of Washington (9) 219 1
2. University of California (1) 206 2
3. Yale University (1) 203 3
4. Brown University 187 5
5. Harvard University 176 4
6. Northeastern University 151 6
7. Princeton University 146 7
8. Stanford University 140 9
9. Syracuse University 128 12
10. Dartmouth College 127 8
11. Boston University 124 10
12. University of Wisconsin 106 11
13. Cornell University 81 13
14. University of Pennsylvania 77 14
15. George Washington University 69 17
16. United States Naval Academy 51 16
17t. Columbia University 35 15
17t. Oregon State University 35 18
19. Georgetown University 31 19
20. Florida Institute of Technology 19 20

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

Dropped Out: None

Voting Coaches: Brian L. Perkins (Temple), Todd Kennett (Cornell), Paul Cooke (Brown), Geoff Bond (Penn), Rob Friedrich (Navy), Jim Granger (FIT), Kyle Dowd (Vermont), Mike Irwin (Saint Joseph’s), Campbell Woods (Marist), Michael Callahan (Washington), John Pojednic (Northeastern)

Men’s Lightweight Eight Poll 

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Ranking
1. Columbia University (5) 114 2
2. Princeton University (3) 113 5
3. Yale University 106 4
4. Harvard University (1) 100 1
5. Cornell University 93 3
6. United States Naval Academy 75 6
7. University of Pennsylvania 74 7
8. University of Delaware 70 8
9. Mercyhurst University 54 9
10. Georgetown University 48 10
11. Dartmouth College 47 11
12. Temple University 46 13
13. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 35 12
14. UCLA 12 Not Ranked
15t. Sonoma State University 8 14
15t. Fairfield University 8 Not Ranked

Receiving Votes: University of California, University of California at Santa Barbara, Saint Joseph’s University, Washington State University, Purdue University

Dropped Out: University of California

Voting Coaches: Sean Healey (Dartmouth), Nicholas Angelides (California), Sean McKenna (Temple), Shawn Bagnall (Navy), Martin Crotty (Princeton), Colin Farrell (Penn), Nich Lee Parker (Columbia), Charles Huthmaker (Fairfield)

Women’s Lightweight Eight Poll

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Ranking
1. Stanford University (2) 30 1
2. Boston University (1) 29 2
3. Princeton University 25 4
4t. Georgetown University 23 5
4t. University of Wisconsin 23 3
6. Harvard-Radcliffe 18 6
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 14 7
8. University of Tulsa 12 8
9. University of California 6 9
10. Washington State University 3 Not Ranked

Receiving Votes: Penn State University

Dropped Out: Penn State University, University of Oregon

Voting Coaches: Malcolm Doldron (Boston University), Dusty Mattison (Wisconsin), Kate Bertko (Stanford)

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