Big Red and Cardinal Top Seeds in Lightweight Polls, Bulldogs Lead Heavyweight Pack

Cornell University’s lightweight men’s varsity eight and Stanford University’s lightweight women’s varsity eight earned the No. 1 spots in the second week of the 2019 Intercollegiate Rowing Association/USRowing Collegiate Polls. Additionally, the first week of the regular season poll heavyweight poll saw Yale University taking the top spot in the varsity eight and overall team ranking, while University of Washington took the top seed in the second and third varsity eight.

The Cornell Bid Red earned seven first-place votes to move into the top position in the lightweight men’s poll. Princeton University fell to the second position, earning the remaining five first-place votes. Rising from their fifth-place tie, the University of Pennsylvania took the third position, edging out fourth-place Harvard University. Dropping one rank from last week, the Yale lightweight varsity eight rounds out the top five.

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 maintained their positions as well from last week, ranking fourth and fifth, respectively.

Coming off winning the Copley Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic, the Yale University heavyweight men’s varsity eight was a unanimous decision for the top ranking in the first regular season heavyweight Intercollegiate Rowing Association/USRowing Collegiate Polls of the year. The University of Washington followed the Bulldogs in second place, in front of Harvard University in third, University of California, Berkeley in fourth and Brown University in fifth.

New for 2019, the Intercollegiate Rowing Association/USRowing Collegiate Polls are also featuring rankings for the second and third varsity eights.

The second varsity eight saw the University of Washington Huskies take six first-place votes, casting them in first position, while the Yale Bulldogs ranked second with the remaining five first-place votes. The University of California, Berkeley, Harvard University and Northeastern University took the third, fourth and fifth rankings, respectively in the second varsity eight.

Earning nine first-place votes, the Huskies also took the top spot in the third varsity eight poll. Yale and Harvard Universities each earned one first place vote, ranking second and third, respectively. The University of California, Berkeley and Princeton University round out the top five.

In addition to the new second and third varsity eights rankings, an overall “James Ten Eyck Trophy” points standing has been introduced for 2019. Points for the Ten Eyck Trophy are determined by taking the totals from each event (varsity, second varsity, third varsity) and multiplying them by their weighting in the Ten Eyck Formula (5x for varsity, 4x for second varsity, 3x for third varsity). Points are then added up and totals divided by 10.

Yale University carries the most points in the week one Ten Eyck Trophy standings, followed by the University of Washington in second, Harvard University in third, University of California, Berkeley in fourth and Brown University in fifth.

Lightweight Men’s Varsity Eight Poll

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Points Previous
1 Cornell University Crew (7) 151 2
2 Princeton University (5) 148 1
3 University of Pennsylvania 126 5 (t)
4 Harvard University 117 5 (t)
5 Yale University 109 4
6 Columbia University 102 3
7 U.S. Naval Academy 79 5 (t)
8 Dartmouth College 78 9
9 Georgetown University 61 8
10 Mercyhurst University 47 10
11 Temple University 36 11
12 MIT 26 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) Points Previous
1 Stanford University (7) 49 1
2 Boston University 41 2
3 Princeton University 36 3
4 Harvard-Radcliffe 24 4
5 Georgetown University 20 5
6 University of Wisconsin 17 7
7 MIT 9 6

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)

Heavyweight Men’s Varsity Eight Poll

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Points Previous
1 Yale University (11) 275 1
2 University of Washington 262 2
3 Harvard University 249 3
4 University of California, Berkeley 244 5
5 Brown University 228 4
6 Northeastern University 222 6
7 Princeton University 210 7
8 Boston University 200 8
9 Syracuse University 180 10
10 Dartmouth College 173 9
11 Cornell University Crew 160 12
12 University of Pennsylvania 158 14
13 Stanford University 154 13
14 University of Wisconsin 129 11
15 U.S. Naval Academy 117 16
16 Columbia University 101 19
17 George Washington University 95 15
18 Oregon State University 89 18
19 St. Joseph’s University 71 22
20 Florida Institute of Technology 61 17
21 Drexel University 60 20
22 Hobart College 46 21
23 Georgetown University 40 23
24 MIT 27 25 (t)
25 Marist College 19 25 (t)

Others Receiving Votes: College of the Holy Cross, Gonzaga University, Temple University, University of California, San Diego, University of San Diego, Wesleyan University, Jacksonville University

Voting Coaches: Tom Bohrer (Boston U.), Paul Bugenhagen (Hobart), 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)

Heavyweight Men’s Second Varsity Eight Poll

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Points Previous
1 University of Washington (6) 269 N/A
2 Yale University (5) 268 N/A
3 University of California, Berkeley 250 N/A
4 Harvard University 243 N/A
5 Northeastern University 224 N/A
6 (t) Brown University 220 N/A
6 (t) Princeton University 220 N/A
8 Boston University 179 N/A
9 Dartmouth College 177 N/A
10 Syracuse University 168 N/A
11 George Washington University 159 N/A
12 U.S. Naval Academy 156 N/A
13 Cornell University Crew 145 N/A
14 Columbia University 114 N/A
15 University of Wisconsin 112 N/A
16 University of Pennsylvania 103 N/A
17 Oregon State University 102 N/A
18 Drexel University 72 N/A
19 (t) Georgetown University 70 N/A
19 (t) Hobart College 70 N/A
21 Stanford University 52 N/A
22 College of the Holy Cross 47 N/A
23 St. Joseph’s University 35 N/A
24 Florida Institute of Technology 33 N/A
25 Gonzaga University 27 N/A

Others Receiving Votes: Temple University, Jacksonville University, Marist College, MIT, University of California, San Diego, University of San Diego, Wesleyan University, Williams College

Voting Coaches: Tom Bohrer (Boston U.), Paul Bugenhagen (Hobart), 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)

Heavyweight Men’s Third Varsity Eight Poll

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Points Previous
1 University of Washington (9) 273 N/A
2 Yale University (1) 258 N/A
3 Harvard University (1) 248 N/A
4 University of California, BerkeleyThe 245 N/A
5 Princeton University 229 N/A
6 Brown University 219 N/A
7 Northeastern University 211 N/A
8 Boston University 200 N/A
9 Dartmouth College 180 N/A
10 Syracuse University 179 N/A
11 Cornell University Crew 174 N/A
12 University of Wisconsin 147 N/A
13 U.S. Naval Academy 133 N/A
14 St. Joseph’s University 108 N/A
15 George Washington University 101 N/A
16 Hobart College 93 N/A
17 Oregon State University 91 N/A
18 Stanford University 74 N/A
19 University of California, San Diego 73 N/A
20 Georgetown University 66 N/A
21 Drexel University 62 N/A
22 Temple University 50 N/A
23 Gonzaga University 36 N/A
24 Marist College 29 N/A
25 University of Pennsylvania 22 N/A

Others Receiving Votes: College of the Holy Cross, Bates College, Tufts University, Williams College, Jacksonville University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, University if San Diego, WPI

Voting Coaches: Tom Bohrer (Boston U.), Paul Bugenhagen (Hobart), 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)

James Ten Eyck Trophy Points Standings

Rank Team Points
1 Yale University 322.1
2 University of Washington 320.5
3 Harvard University 296.1
4 University of California, Berkeley 295.5
5 Brown University 267.7
6 Northeastern University 263.9
7 Princeton University 261.7
8 Boston University 231.6
9 Dartmouth College 211.3
10 Syracuse University 210.9
11 Cornell University Crew 190.2
12 U.S. Naval Academy 160.8
13 University of Wisconsin 153.4
14 George Washington University 141.4
15 University of Pennsylvania 126.8
16 Stanford University 120.0
17 Oregon State University 112.6
18 Columbia University 100.9
19 St. Joseph’s University 81.9
20 Hobart College 78.9
21 Drexel University 77.4
22 Georgetown University 67.8
23 Florida Institute of Technology 45.5
24 University of California, San Diego 25.4
25 College of the Holy Cross 24.7

Others Receiving Points: Gonzaga University, Marist College, MIT, University of San Diego, Jacksonville University, Bates College, WesleyanUniversity, Tufts University, Williams College, WPI, Colby College, Hamilton College

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