Trojans Rise to Top Spot in Latest CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll|
April 10, 2013
LOS ANGELES - The USC women's rowing team was rewarded by voters following a dominating performance at the San Diego Crew Classic as the Women of Troy claimed all 25 first-place votes to seize the No. 1 ranking in the CRCA/USRowing Coaches Top 25 Poll on April 10. The Trojans last held the top ranking in this poll when only the varsity eight boats were ranked. USC was ranked No. 1 in the final five weeks of the 2007 season. The poll now ranks the entire team and considers the second varsity eight, and varsity four boats from each school.
No crew could catch the Trojans over the weekend as USC claimed grand-final victories in three women's collegiate varsity divisions at the 40th-annual San Diego Crew Classic. The varsity eight won the prestigious Jessop-Whittier Cup for the third consecutive year while USC's second varsity eight won the program's second Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy in its division. The Trojans' varsity four boat took the podium as winners of the Karen Plumleigh Cortney Cup; USC's second-ever win in the varsity four division.
California, which was previously ranked No. 2, retained its standing in the new poll. Last week's top-ranked crew Virginia dropped to No. 3 with Ohio State and Princeton rounding out the top five. Fellow Pac-12 crews Washington, UCLA, and Stanford came in, six through eight, with Brown and Yale in ninth and 10th place.
The Trojans are off, this weekend, but are back in action at the Lake Natoma Invitational in Gold River, Calif., on Saturday-Sunday (April 20-21).
CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll - presented by Pocock Racing Shells (April 10, 2013)
Others Receiving Votes: Syracuse 44, Minnesota 39, Oklahoma 28, Dartmouth 20, Michigan State 20, Iowa 11, Bucknell 6, Texas 5, Pennsylvania 4, Northeastern 4, Oregon State 2, San Diego 2, Kansas State 2, Miami 2, Naval Academy 1, Tennessee 1