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Stanford Lead USRowing’s Fifth Coaches Poll

PRINCETON, N.J. — Defending national champion the University of California, Berkeley came out of the Cal-UW dual victorious to unanimously earn the first-place spot in the fifth regular season USRowing Coaches Poll.
With all 19 first-place votes, the Cal Bears maintained the top spot in the polls after winning the men’s freshman and varsity eights. In second place was the University of Washington who will face Washington State University on the Snake River in Idaho this weekend.
Yale University was ranked third. Harvard University and Princeton University were fourth and fifth respectively. Making the largest jump in the Coaches Poll was Syracuse University, moving from 15th to seventh place. For the first time since 2012, the Syracuse men’s varsity eight brought home the Conlan Cup when it defeated Boston University and Columbia on Saturday, April 22, on the Onondaga Lake Outlet.
In the lightweight men’s poll, Yale University claimed the top spot after a successful day on the Housatonic Saturday morning with a complete three-race sweep of Dartmouth College. The Bulldogs took nine first-place votes.
In second was Cornell University with one first-place vote. The No. 2 Cornell men’s lightweight rowing team swept all four races against Columbia and MIT on Saturday, April 22, taking home the Geiger Cup for the 12th time in the last 15 seasons. Harvard University lightweights were ranked third, with Princeton University finishing fourth. The United States Naval Academy rounded out the top five.
Stanford University’s No.1-ranked lightweight women spent last weekend training and preparing for the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship Regatta which will be held on Lake Natoma in California, April 29-30, 2017. The Stanford women held five first-place votes, continuing their reign of the lightweight women’s poll.
Earning two first-place votes was Boston University in second place. The Boston Terriers, along with the top four lightweight women’s crews, will take on Eastern Sprints on April 30, 2017, in Worcester, Mass. Watch the races live here.
In third was Harvard-Radcliffe. Fourth and fifth were Princeton University and the University of Tulsa, respectively. Joining the lightweight women’s polls this week were two previously unranked crews, Clemson University and Washington State University.

Men’s Heavyweight Eight

RankTeamPrevious Rank
1University of California, Berkeley (13)1
2University of Washington2
3Yale University4
4Harvard University3
5Princeton University4
6Dartmouth University7
7Syracuse University15
8Boston University6
9Northeastern University8
10University of Pennsylvania10
11Stanford University12
12Brown University9
13University of Wisconsin11
14United States Naval Academy13
15George Washington University14
16Georgetown University16
17Columbia University18
18Cornell University17
19Oregon State University19
20Florida Institute of Tech.20

Others receiving votes: Saint Joseph’s University, Santa Clara University, College of the Holy Cross, Hobart College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Drexel University, Gonzaga University
Participating Coaches: Scott Alwin (Columbia), Todd Kennett (Cornell), Geoff Bond (Penn), Rob Friedrich (Navy), Philip Schmehl (Marietta), Mark Davis (George Washington), Charley Butt (Harvard), Paul Cooke (Brown), Stephen Gladstone (Yale), Jim Granger (Florida Tech), Gabe Winkler (Oregon State), Jim Barr (Holy Cross), Greg Hughes (Princeton), Tom Sanford (Marist), Wyatt Allen (Dartmouth), Mike Irwin (Saint Joseph’s)

Lightweight Men’s Eight

RankTeamPrevious Rank
1Yale University (9)2
2Cornell University (1)1
3Harvard University4
4Princeton University3
5United States Naval Academy5
6University of Pennsylvania6
7University of Delaware8
8Columbia University7
9Georgetown University10
10Dartmouth University9
12Mercyhurst University12
13Temple University13
14Purdue University14
15University of California, Berkeley15

Others Receiving Votes: University of California Maritime, Saint Joseph’s University, University of California Santa Barbara, Sonoma State University, Washington State University, University of Pittsburgh
Voting Coaches: Lee Rumpf (Georgetown), Andrew Card (Yale), Marty Crotty (Princeton), Shawn Bagnell (Navy), Nice Lee Parker (Columbia), William Boyce (Harvard), Colin Farrell (Penn), Sean Healey (Dartmouth), Sean McKenna (Temple), Chris Kerber (Cornell)

Lightweight Women’s Eight

RankTeamPrevious Rank
1Stanford University (5)1
2Boston Unversity (2)2
4Princeton University3
5University of Tulsa4
6University of Wisconsin6
7Georgetown University8
9University of California, Berkeley10
10Bucknell University9
11Purdue University11
12Villanova University14
13Oklahoma State13
14Clemson UniversityNR
15Washington State UniversityNR

Others Receiving Votes: Lasalle University, University of Oregon, Penn State
Voting Coaches: Dusty Mattison (Wisconsin), Stephen Full (Georgetown), Claire Martin-Doyle (MIT), Paul Rassam (Princeton), Kate Bertko (Stanford), Sarah Baker (Harvard-Radcliffe), Malcolm Doldron (BU)

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