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

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    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

    Rank Team Previous Rank
    1 University of California, Berkeley (15) 1
    2 University of Washington (1) 3
    3 Yale University 2
    4 Princeton University 5
    5 Boston University 6
    6 Harvard University 4
    7 Northeastern University 9
    8 Dartmouth University 8
    9 Brown University 7
    10 Stanford University 11
    11 University of Wisconsin 10
    12 Cornell University 12
    13 George Washington 17
    14 University of Pennsylvania 16
    15 Columbia University 14
    16 Navy 13
    17 Syracuse University 15
    18 Oregon State University 18
    19 Florida Institute of Technology 19
    20 Drexel University 20

    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

    Rank Team Previous Rank
    1 Cornell University (4) 1
    2 Yale University (3) 2
    3 Harvard University 8
    4 Princeton University (1) 5
    5 Navy 6
    6 University of Pennsylvania 4
    7 Columbia 3
    8 University of Delaware 7
    9 Georgetown University 9
    10 Dartmouth University 10
    11 Mercyhurst University 12
    12 MIT 11
    13 Purdue 14
    14 Temple University NR
    15 University of California, Berkeley 15

    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

    Rank Team Previous Rank
    1 Stanford University (4) 1
    2 Boston Unversity (2) 4
    3 University of Wisconsin 2
    4 Georgetown University (1) 6
    5 Princeton University 3
    6 MIT 7
    7 Harvard-Radcliffe 5
    8 University of Tulsa 8
    9 Villanova University 10
    10 Bucknell University 9
    11 Purdue University 11
    12 LaSalle University NR
    13 University of California, Berkeley 14
    14 Washington State 15
    15 Oklahoma State NR

    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)

    Click here for past poll results

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