Princeton, Stanford Top Week One IRA/USRowing Collegiate Lightweight Polls

Princeton University’s lightweight men’s varsity eight and Stanford University’s lightweight women’s varsity eight earned the No. 1 spots in the first regular season Intercollegiate Rowing Association/USRowing Collegiate Polls of the year.

The Tigers earned eight first-place votes to move into the top position in the lightweight men’s poll. Cornell University ranked second, earning the remaining four first-place votes. Preseason No. 1 Columbia dropped to third position, with Yale University taking the fourth spot. Harvard University, the United States Naval Academy and the University of Pennsylvania tied for fifth position in this week’s rankings.

Stanford University remained the unanimous choice for the top position in the lightweight women’s poll, earning all seven first-place votes. Boston University ranked second, followed by Princeton University in third. Harvard-Radcliffe and Georgetown University switched positions from the preseason poll, with Harvard-Radcliffe moving up to the fourth spot and Georgetown ranking fifth.

The first regular season poll for the heavyweight men’s eights will be released next week.

Lightweight Men’s Varsity Eight Poll

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Week
1. Princeton University (8) 151 3
2. Cornell University (4) 141 2
3. Columbia University 134 1
4. Yale University 117 4
5t. Harvard University 99 6t
5t. United States Naval Academy 99 5
5t. University of Pennsylvania 99 6t
8. Georgetown University 70 8
9. Dartmouth College 62 9
10. Mercyhurst University 45 10
11. Temple University 38 11
12. MIT 25 12
13. Fairfield University 12 13

Others Receiving Votes: None

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

Lightweight Women’s Varsity Eight Poll

Rank Team (First-Place Votes) Total Points Previous Week
1. Stanford University (7) 49 1
2. Boston University 40 2
3. Princeton University 37 3
4. Harvard-Radcliffe 28 5
5. Georgetown University 21 4
6. MIT 12 6
7. University of Wisconsin 9 7

 Others Receiving Votes:  None

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

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