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May 1, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Morning links: Playoff selection committee voting procedures released

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Stone wrote:

Since Callahan took over as head coach of the men’s team from legendary Bob Ernst in 2008, the varsity eight has won four national titles — the past three in a row — and seven consecutive Ten Eyck Trophies as the overall point winner at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships.

“It’s such a great program historically; the Huskies have won the Olympics, won in cold war Russia, Henley — it’s won everything,’’ said Luke McGee, coach of the U.S. men’s national team and former Husky freshman coach. “But this recent string of success has to be up there with the best in the entire history of the program.”

McGee noted that the Huskies have swept all five grand finals at the IRAs the past two years. “That’s unheard of,’’ he said. “It’s amazing stuff.”

Though this year’s squad is in somewhat of a rebuilding mode, having graduated numerous core seniors, the Huskies are coming off a rousing victory over top-ranked California, their perennial rival, last Saturday in Berkeley. On Saturday, they will face a huge challenge against the renowned Great Britain National Team in the 28th Windermere Cup.

The committee will release its first poll on Oct. 28 and each Tuesday after that for an ESPN broadct. Mandel continues: “(T)his new made-for-television poll (and that’s precisely what it is) will inevitably become a more confusing version of the old weekly BCS standings.”

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