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With a few more team race regattas on the books, the strong team race teams are beginning to emerge from the pack. The four interconference team races over the past two weekends have given ample opportunity to teams to prove that they are strong right out of the gates: the Graham Hall Team Race at Navy, the Jeremy McIntyre at Stanford, the St. Mary's Interconference, and the John Jackson Team Race at Georgetown.
Stanford was a clear favorite among the coaches this week, having won three of these four regattas in just two weekends, showing great skill and depth within the team. Charleston stands in second place after a strong performance at the Graham Hall, though proving that they still have some kinks to work out at St. Mary's. Georgetown is still a favorite from MAISA, consistently putting up great results this spring. BC and Brown bring NEISA into the top five, starting to show what their teams can do and putting up some solid results.
Still, a few teams that we might expect to see rise in the rankings later in the season are still warming up (literally!), not having hit the water yet due to cold temperatures and ice on their home waters.
Over the past two weeks, many northern teams ventured to warmer locations to get on the water to practice for the first time over spring break, so expect to see a few of those teams start to challenge the current leaders as they shake off the ice and prove what they can do!