Yale Tops 2019 IRA/USRowing Men’s Varsity Eight Preseason Poll
By USRowing Staff • February 26, 2019
PRINCETON, NJ – Yale University’s heavyweight men’s varsity eight earned the No. 1 spot in the IRA/USRowing Heavyweight Men’s Varsity Eight Preseason Poll.
The Bulldogs earned 11 first-place votes to take the top seed in preseason polling, while the University of Washington ranked second, receiving one first-place vote. Harvard University, Brown University and the University at California at Berkeley round out the top five.
The lightweight men’s and lightweight women’s polls will be released later this week.
Heavyweight Men’s Varsity Eight
|1||Yale University (11)||299||N/A|
|2||University of Washington (1)||279||N/A|
|4 (t)||Brown University||263||N/A|
|4 (t)||University of California, Berkeley||263||N/A|
|11||University of Wisconsin||184||N/A|
|12||Cornell University Crew||171||N/A|
|14||University of Pennsylvania||139||N/A|
|15 (t)||George Washington University||110||N/A|
|15 (t)||U.S. Naval Academy||110||N/A|
|17||Florida Institute of Technology||92||N/A|
|18||Oregon State University||68||N/A|
|22||St. Joseph’s University||49||N/A|
|25 (t)||Marist College||31||N/A|
First place votes in parentheses
Also Receiving Votes: College of the Holy Cross, Bates College, Tufts University, Williams College, Jacksonville University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, University if San Diego, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Voting Coaches: Tom Bohrer (Boston U.), Paul Bugenhagen (Hobart), Gary Caldwell (Commissioner), Michael Callahan (Washington), Phil Carney (Wesleyan), Chris Clark (Wisconsin), Paul Cooke (Brown), Jason Cottingham (Jacksonville), Scott Frandsen (California), Dan Gehn (Gonzaga), Mike Irwin (St. Joseph’s), John Pojednic (Northeastern)