At the top of the river the opinion seems to be that Balliol will hold the
headship if they can withstand Worcester's onslaught in the first two minutes.
New College are sluggish, and look as though they will be hard put to it to
remain in the first three, but they have a reputation for dour fighting.
Magdalen are the best looking crew on the river, though perhaps lacking in
power; but if they can row as they paddle they might go up. Queen's made five
bumps last year, and will find it difficult to go much higher.
Most of the other crews in the first division look as though they may be due
for a fall, and some look more due than others. Christ Church, after their
disastrous drop last year, should certainly get back into the first division.
Pembroke and Lincoln, lying next to each other, are both capable of making four
or five bumps if they get the opportunity. Further down, Wadham look to be