Although there is no denying the USA U23 W2- was a fast crew, I really dont feel they are 'crew of the year' material. Yes they went blazing fast at trials, but having seen the A final in Belarus first hand their race at the regatta was not out of this world. Despite having a 4 second lead at the 500, the crew nearly got rowed through by Romania in the final 100m winning by .3 of a second. Sorry, but I think Cal's MV8 accomplishment tops that.
I dislike and usually don't pay attention to these polls because they don't matter. Not having these guys at least mentioned irked me.
I agree with other posts that mention the Eton crew as they were an incredible boat.
Lastly, shouldn't the CBC women be labeled as Maritime/ SoNo/ CBC for accuracy purposes?