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Collegiate Coaches Polls

Credit: US Rowing

Collegiate Coaches Polls


The University of Washington, University of Central Oklahoma and Bates College topped this week’s USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I, II and III Weekly Polls presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

After moving into first place by a slim margin in the DI polls, Washington has gained more points over second-place University of California, Berkeley. Stanford University and the University of Texas continue to sit in third and fourth, respectively, while the University of Michigan improved to fifth.

Central Oklahoma has shown consistency, receiving the same number of votes as last week and topping the DII polls. Florida Institute of Technology and the University of California, San Diego remain in second and third place, respectively. Seattle Pacific University and Western Washington University round out the top five.

Bates College continues to dominate DIII, holding onto their first-place rankings and all first-place votes. WPI and Williams College have swapped their second and third-place rankings. Ithaca College maintained its fourth-place ranking, while Smith College has moved back into the top five.

Division I

Team Rank Total Votes Prior Ranking

1 University of Washington (23) 479 1
2 University of California, Berkeley (2) 457 2
3 Stanford University 448 3
4 University of Texas 428 4
5 University of Michigan 381 6
6 Brown University 348 8
7 Princeton University 344 5
8 Yale University 300 9
9 Ohio State University 287 7
10 University of Virginia 271 10
11 University of Wisconsin 224 11
12 University of Southern California 194 12
13 University of Iowa 192 13
14 Harvard University 168 14
15 Duke University 130 NR
16 Rutgers University 108 15
17 Syracuse University 87 17
18 Oregon State University 84 16
19 University of Alabama 66 18
20 Indiana University 64 19
Others Receiving Votes: University of Oklahoma (50), University of Minnesota (47), University of California, Los Angeles (36), Michigan State University (34), Washington State University (9), University of Louisville (6), University of Central Florida (6), University of Pennsylvania (2).

Division II

Team Rank Total Votes Prior Ranking

1 University of Central Oklahoma (5) 200 1
2 Florida Institute of Technology 155 2
3 University of California, San Diego 146 3
4 Seattle Pacific University 116 5t
5 Western Washington University 108 4
6 Humboldt State University 85 5t
7 Barry University 30 7
8 Nova Southeastern University 27 8
Others Receiving Votes: Jefferson University (21), Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (10), Rollins College (4).

Division III

Team Rank Total Votes Prior Ranking

1 Bates College (10) 150 1
2 WPI 139 3
3 Williams College 122 2
4 Ithaca College 120 4
5 Smith College 108 6
6 Wellesley College 95 8
7 Wesleyan University 88 5
8 William Smith College 79 10
9 Hamilton College 61 12
10 Pacific Lutheran University 60 9
11 Rochester Institute of Technology 54 11
12 Tufts University 38 7
13 Trinity College 37 NR
14 University of Puget Sound 19 15
15 Mount Holyoke College 13 NR
Other Receiving Votes: Washington College (8), Colby College (6), US Coast Guard Academy (3).

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)

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