Beavs Move Up In CRCA National Rankings

April 10, 2002

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - -

The Oregon State men's crew program jumped five spots to No. 8 in the April 10 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association poll released Wednesday morning.

OSU's No. 8 ranking is the highest it has been slated in the four-year history of the CRCA poll. OSU climbed as high as No. 10 last year.

The Beavers, ranked 13th in the preseason poll, surged up the list thanks to a strong performance last weekend at the San Diego Crew Classic, where the varsity eight notched wins over then-No. 9 Yale, No. 12 Temple and No. 17 Stanford in the Copley Cup Final.

'We're honored with the ranking, but we're a little leery of moving up five spots after only one race,' eighth-year OSU coach Dave Reischman said. 'We realize we have a lot of racing left to do.'

California, Harvard and Washington held down the top three spots, respectively, from the preseason rankings this week.

A look at the poll follows:

Team (1st-Place Votes) 	        Points 	Previous Rank1. University of California (9)	180	12. Harvard University	        168	23. University of Washington	162	34. Northeastern University	147	55. Princeton University	        144	46. University of Wisconsin	124	67. Brown University	        118	78. Oregon State University	109	139. University of Pennsylvania	103	9t10. Dartmouth College	         96	1111. Cornell University	         94	812. Temple University	         92	1213. Yale University	         75	9t14. Syracuse University	         51	1415. Boston University	         47	1516. Stanford University	         40	1717. Georgetown University	 34	1818. Dowling College	         26	1619. United States Naval Academy	 25	1920. Rutgers University	         19	20

Others receiving votes: University of Virginia 11, University of Michigan 8, Columbia University 6, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4, Trinity College 3, Marist College 2, and Marietta College 2.

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