Bears Remain at No. 4 In Final USRowing Poll
May 19, 2004
After a heartbreaking loss to Washington in the Pac-10 grand final, Cal's varsity eight remains at No. 4 in the final USRowing poll of the season. Harvard has been at the top spot the entire season and will look to defend its national title at this years IRAs. Washington moved up one spot to No. 2 after its win at the Pac-10s.
Up Next: The Golden Bears head back to practice in preperation for the upcoming IRAs, which will be held June 3-5 in Cherry Hill, N.J. Last year the Bears finished third in the varsity eight behind Harvard and Washington. The second varsity eight is the defending champion. But it will be up against a tough Washington team, which has beaten Cal in all three meetings this season, and a very fast Harvard team. The freshman eight placed second in last year's regatta but will try to finish its season undefeated and win its first national title since 2001.
Team (1st Place Votes) Points Previous Rank1. Harvard (11) 220 12. Washington 202 33. Princeton 197 24. California 187 45. Northeastern 173 95. Navy 173 67. Wisconsin 157 58. Oregon State 140 79. Cornell 134 810. Dartmouth 117 1211. Boston University 104 1312. Yale 99 1013. Brown 84 1114. Rutgers 79 1415. Stanford 88 1616. Temple 56 1517. Pennsylvania 39 1718. Syracuse 24 1819. North Carolina 20 1920. Virginia 14 20
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