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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