Stanford and Columbia Top 2019 IRA/USRowing Lightweight Varsity Eight Preseason Polls

PRINCETON, NJ – Stanford University’s lightweight women’s varsity eight and Columbia University’s lightweight men’s varsity eight earned the No. 1 spots in the IRA/USRowing Lightweight Women’s and Men’s Varsity Eight Preseason Poll, respectively.

The Cardinals earned seven first-place votes to take the top seed in preseason polling, while Boston University ranked second. Princeton University, Georgetown University and Harvard-Radcliffe round out the top five for the women.

The Lions earned nine first-place votes to take the top seed in preseason polling, while Cornell University ranked second, receiving three votes. Princeton University, Yale University and the U.S. Naval Academy round out the top five for the men.

Lightweight Women’s Varsity Eight

1 Stanford University (7) 56 N/A
2 Boston University 47 N/A
3 Princeton University 44 N/A
4 Georgetown University 35 N/A
5 Harvard-Radcliffe 27 N/A
6 MIT 18 N/A
7 University of Wisconsin 17 N/A
8 Loyola Marymount University 8 N/A

First place votes in parentheses

Also Receiving Votes: none

Voting Coaches: Kate Berko (Stanford), Malcom Doldron (Boston U.), Kieran Emery (Georgetown), Claire Martin-Doyle (MIT), Dusty Mattison Wisconsin), Paul Rassam (Princeton), Sarah [Baker] Schwegman (Harvard-Radcliffe)

Lightweight Men’s Varsity Eight

1 Columbia University (9) 162 N/A
2 Cornell University (3) 158 N/A
3 Princeton University 145 N/A
4 Yale University (1) 125 N/A
5 U.S. Naval Academy 111 N/A
6 (t) Harvard University 104 N/A
6 (t) University of Pennsylvania 104 N/A
8 Georgetown University 73 N/A
9 Dartmouth College 67 N/A
10 Mercyhurst University 47 N/A
11 Temple University 38 N/A
12 MIT 36 N/A
13 Fairfield University 13 N/A

First place votes in parentheses

Also Receiving Votes: none

Voting Coaches: Shawn Bagnell (Navy), Billy Boyce (Harvard), Andy Card (Yale), Marty Crotty (Princeton), Colin Farrell (Pennsylvania), Charles Huthmaker (Fairfield), Chris Kerber (Cornell), Sean McKenna (Temple), Will Oliver (MIT), Nich Parker, (Columbia), Dan Roock (Dartmouth), Lee Rumpf (Georgetown), Adrian Spracklen (Mercyhurst)

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