Get a life. All of these kids are busting their butts. Spare us all your politics. Your bad mothing Los Gatos obviosly exhibits your lack knowledge in the sport.
Polls such as this and "Crew of the Week" and other websites such as Rowing Illustrated and SportGraphics have shown me two things about us rowers: we are extremely vain and attention-starved. People are going to vote for whoever they want to no matter how "stupid" or "logical" their reason is. When you deconstruct 11 members of this poll directly or indirectly (through arrogant praise of a crew), you insult a significant portion of our small community. Right now, I am seeing what a disgusting community this is.
Heavies got 2nd in both their heat and semi, but I dunno if you would count that as a loss since they won the final...
In the real world: Princeton Lights pretty much dominated the competition in 2009 spring and fall, so I had to go with them (along with perhaps the majority of other rowing folk around here). It was a really tough decision, because the USA W2- beasted it at worlds, both members coming with double the hardware. Brown was #3 for me... they really turned the heat on when it counted last spring, much to the chagrin of the rest of the EARC.