Yale Tops 2019 IRA/USRowing Men’s Varsity Eight Preseason Poll

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
3 Harvard University 269 N/A
4 (t) Brown University 263 N/A
4 (t) University of California, Berkeley 263 N/A
6 Northeastern University 241 N/A
7 Princeton University 230 N/A
8 Boston University 215 N/A
9 Dartmouth College 195 N/A
10 Syracuse University 187 N/A
11 University of Wisconsin 184 N/A
12 Cornell University Crew 171 N/A
13 Stanford University 160 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
19 Columbia University 62 N/A
20 Drexel University 61 N/A
21 Hobart College 55 N/A
22 St. Joseph’s University 49 N/A
23 Georgetown University 45 N/A
24 Temple University 36 N/A
25 (t) Marist College 31 N/A
25 (t) MIT 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)

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