Washington, Columbia, and Boston University Top USRowing Coaches’ Polls

University of Washington, Columbia University and Boston 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 third consecutive week, Washington took the top spot in the men’s heavyweight eight poll, earning three of four first-place votes. The Huskies edged the top eight from Oxford Brookes University at the Windermere Cup this past weekend. University of California remained in second position, earning the remaining first-place vote, with Yale University ranking third. Brown University and Harvard University rounded out the top five.

Columbia continued as top choice in the men’s lightweight eight poll, earning three of four first-place votes. Princeton University, which received the other first-place vote, ranked second. Yale, Harvard and University of Pennsylvania rounded out the top five. 

Boston University moved into the top spot in the women’s lightweight poll, finishing one point ahead of previous No. 1 Stanford University. Both schools earned two, first-place votes. Princeton ranked third, followed by the University of Wisconsin and Georgetown University. 

Men’s Heavyweight Eight Poll 

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Ranking
1. University of Washington (3) 80 1
2. University of California (1) 77 2
3. Yale University 72 3
4. Brown University 68 4
5. Harvard University 64 5
6. Princeton University 59 7
7. Northeastern University 58 6
8. Stanford University 51 8
9. Syracuse University 48 9
10. Boston University 44 11
11. Dartmouth College 43 10
12. University of Wisconsin 38 12
13. University Pennsylvania 31 14
14. Cornell University 30 13
15. George Washington University 36 15
16. United States Naval Academy 22 16
17t. Columbia University 12 17t
17t. Oregon State University 12 17t
19t. Georgetown University 7 19
19t. Florida Institute of Technology 7 20

Receiving Votes: St. Joseph’s University, Hobart College

Dropped Out: None

Voting Coaches: Greg Hughes (Princeton), Jim Barr (Holy Cross), Paul Cooke (Brown), Michael Callahan (Washington)

 

Men’s Lightweight Eight Poll 

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Ranking
1. Columbia University (3) 59 1
2. Princeton University (1) 57 2
3. Yale University 51 3
4. Harvard University 49 4
5. University of Pennsylvania 38 7
6t. Cornell University 32 5
6t. United States Naval Academy 32 6
8. University of Delaware 30 8
9. Mercyhurst University 28 9
10. Georgetown University 24 10
11. Temple University 23 12
12. Dartmouth College 21 11
13. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 15 12
14. University of California at Los Angeles 7 14
15. Sonoma State University 5 15t

Receiving Votes: University of California, Fairfield University, Washington State University

Dropped Out: Fairfield University

Voting Coaches: Sean Healey (Dartmouth), Sean McKenna (Temple), Shawn Bagnall (Navy), Charles Huthmaker (Fairfield)

 

Women’s Lightweight Eight Poll

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Ranking
1. Boston University (2) 38 2
2. Stanford University (2) 37 1
3. Princeton University 30 3
4. University of Wisconsin 28 5
5. Georgetown University 27 4
6. Massachusetts of Institute of Technology 17 7
7. Harvard-Radcliffe 15 6
8. University of Tulsa 7 8
9. University of California 4 9
10 Purdue University 3 NR

Also receiving votes: Bucknell University

Dropped Out: Washington State University

Voting Coaches: Paul Rassam (Princeton), Kate Bertko (Stanford), Kieren Emery (Georgetown), Malcolm Doldron (BU)

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