Bears Move Up In Rankings to No. 2

April 14, 2004

INDIANAPOLIS - In this week's USRowing Collegiate Men's Varsity Eight Poll, the Golden Bears moved up one spot to take over the No. 2 ranking. The Bears, who were tied with Princeton for third, knocked rival Washington out of the No. 2 spot after defeating the Huskies in the Copley Cup grand final at the San Diego Crew Classic.

Harvard received 13 first-place votes and is at No. 1 for the third week in a row. Cal received two first-place votes, and only trails Harvard by 12 points. Princeton and Wisconsin stayed the same at No. 3 and No. 5 respectively, while Washington dropped down three spots into a tie for fifth with Wisconsin. Northeastern catapulted itself up six spots to No. 4 with a second-place finish at the San Diego Crew Classic.

USRowing Collegiate Men's Varsity Eight Poll

Team          (1st Place Votes)Points       Previous Ranking1.  Harvard         (13) 298                        12.  California       (2) 286                        33.  Princeton            267                        34.  Northeastern         259                       105t. Washington           207                        25t. Wisconsin            207                        57.  Navy                 198                        78.  Brown                194                        59.  Cornell              190                        710. Yale                 171                        911. Boston University    139                       1412. Dartmouth            128                       1113. Oregon State         112                       1214. Rutgers              107                       1715. Temple                92                       1916. Stanford              65                       1617. Syracuse              54                       1518. Pennsylvania          40                       1719. Michigan              35                       1320. Hobart                31                       NR
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