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Cal, Cornell and Stanford Retain Top Position in Second USRowing Coaches Poll

Princeton, N.J. — University of California, Berkeley dominated the varsity heavyweight men’s field, winning the Copley Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic last weekend and taking sole possession of the number one spot in the second USRowing Coaches Poll.
Covering the course in 5:35.50 and breaking the record for the Crew Classic, the Bears earned 15 first-place votes to maintain their ranking. In Seattle, the University of Washington won all five races at the Husky Open, earning one first-place vote and a spot in second place. Yale University was third, while Princeton University and Boston University rounded out the top five.
In the lightweight men’s poll, Cornell University held onto its first place position with four first-place votes. Yale University had three first-place votes and was ranked second, while Harvard University was third. Princeton University and Navy finished fourth and fifth.
Stanford University earned four first-place votes and held its top position in the lightweight women’s poll after winning the Carley Copley Cup against heavyweight women’s eights at the Crew Classic.
With two first-place votes, Boston University finished second in the poll, followed by the University of Wisconsin in third. Georgetown University and Princeton University (one first place vote) rounded out the top five.

Heavyweight Men’s Eight

RankTeamPrevious Rank
1University of California, Berkeley (15)1
2University of Washington (1)3
3Yale University2
4Princeton University5
5Boston University6
6Harvard University4
7Northeastern University9
8Dartmouth University8
9Brown University7
10Stanford University11
11University of Wisconsin10
12Cornell University12
13George Washington17
14University of Pennsylvania16
15Columbia University14
17Syracuse University15
18Oregon State University18
19Florida Institute of Technology19
20Drexel University20

Others Receiving Votes: St Joseph’s, Georgetown, Hobart, Santa Clara, Gonzaga, Holy Cross, Virginia
Voting Coaches: Steve Gladstone (Yale), Geoff Bond (Penn), Phil Schmehl (Marietta), Todd Kennett (Cornell), Mark Davis (GWU), Gabe Winkler (Oregon State), Scott Alwin (Columbia), Paul Cooke (Brown), Mike Callahan (Washington), Greg Hughes (Princeton), Jim Barr (Holy Cross), Wyatt Allen (Dartmouth), Charles Stollenwark (MSOE), Charley Butt (Harvard), Mike Irwin (St. Joseph’s), Jim Grander (FIT)

Lightweight Men’s Eight

RankTeamPrevious Rank
1Cornell University (4)1
2Yale University (3)2
3Harvard University8
4Princeton University (1)5
6University of Pennsylvania4
8University of Delaware7
9Georgetown University9
10Dartmouth University10
11Mercyhurst University12
14Temple UniversityNR
15University of California, Berkeley15

Also Receiving Votes: UC Santa Barbara, St. Joseph’s, Sacramento State, Washington State, Cal Maritime
Voting Coaches: Andy Card (Yale), Martin Crotty (Princeton), Lee Rumpf (Georgetown), Colin Farrell (Penn), Nich Lee Parker (Columbia), Shawn Bagnall (Navy), Sean Healey (Dartmouth), Charles Stollenwerk (MSOE)

Lightweight Women’s Eight

RankTeamPrevious Rank
1Stanford University (4)1
2Boston Unversity (2)4
3University of Wisconsin2
4Georgetown University (1)6
5Princeton University3
8University of Tulsa8
9Villanova University10
10Bucknell University9
11Purdue University11
12LaSalle UniversityNR
13University of California, Berkeley14
14Washington State15
15Oklahoma StateNR

Others Receiving Votes: Oregon, Clemson, Penn State
Voting Coaches: Malcolm Doldron (BU), Stephen Full (Georgetown), Rodney Mott (Tulsa), Kate Bertko (Stanford), Claire Matin-Doyle (MIT), Paul Rassam (Princeton), Sarah Baker (Harvard-Radcliffe)

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