Week 6 USRowing Coaches Poll Released

Release courtesy of USRowing Communications Department

PRINCETON, NJ – Defending national champion the University of California, Berkeley remained atop the USRowing Coaches Poll receiving all 15 first-place votes in week six. The University of Washington and Yale University rounded out the top three.

In the lightweight men’s poll, Cornell University took over the No. 1 position from Yale University with five first-place votes. Harvard University claimed second place with two first-place vote and Yale came in third this week.

Stanford University has held the top position in the women’s lightweight poll since week one. The Cardinal received all but one first-place votes with Harvard-Radcliffe and the University of Wisconsin placing second and third, respectively.

Men’s Heavyweight Eight

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

Voting Coaches: Todd Kennett (Cornell), Paul Cooke (Brown), Gabe Winkler (Oregon State), Paul Bugenhagen (Hobart), Phillip Schmehl (Marietta), Jim Barr (Holy Cross), Michael Callahan (Washington), Scott Alwin (Columbia), Greg Hughes (Princeton), Tom Sanford (Marist), Rob Friedrich (Navy), Thomas Bohrer (BU), Mike Irwin (Saint Joseph’s), Wyatt Allen (Dartmouth), Charley Butt (Harvard)

Others Receiving Votes: Saint Joseph’s University, College of the Holy Cross, Drexel University. University of California San Diego, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Santa Clara

Lightweight Men’s Eight

Rank Team
1 Cornell University (5)
2 Harvard University (2)
3 Yale University (1)
4 Princeton University
5 University of Pennsylvania
6 Columbia University
7 United States Naval Academy
8 University of Delaware
9 Georgetown University
10 Dartmouth College
11 Temple University
12 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
13 Mercyhurst University
14 Purdue University
15 University of California Berkeley

Voting Coaches: Shawn Bagnall (Navy), Lee Rumpf (Georgetown), William Boyce (Harvard), Sean Healey (Dartmouth), Martin Crotty (Princeton), Andrew Card (Yale), Colin Farrell (Penn), Sean McKenna (Temple)

Others Receiving Votes: Sonoma State University, University of California Maritime, University of California Santa Barbara, Washington State University, Sacramento State University

Lightweight Women’s Eight

Rank Team
1 Stanford University (5)
2 Harvard-Radcliffe (1)
3 University of Wisconsin
4 Princeton University
5 University of Tulsa
6 Georgetown University
7 Boston University
8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
9 University of California Berkeley
10 Bucknell University
11 Purdue University
12 Villanova University
13 Oklahoma State University
14 University of Oregon
15 Washington State University

Voting Coaches: Sarah Baker (Harvard-Radcliffe), Claire Martin-Doyle (MIT), Kate Bertko (Stanford), Dusty Mattison (Wisconsin), Paul Rassam (Princeton), Malcolm Doldron (BU)

Others Receiving Votes: La Salle University