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.