New England Football: Yale Picked To Capture The Ivy League
By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports
The 2019 Ivy League Football Preseason Media Poll was released this morning with Yale University checking-in atop the eight-team list with nine first-place votes.
Yale, which was picked to finish first in the Ancient Eight one year ago, concluded its 2018 campaign with a 5-5 record, including a 3-4 mark in league play.
Dartmouth College and Princeton College checked-in second and third, respectively – two the teams combined for six first-place nods with the Tigers claiming four of them while Harvard University secured the fourth position with one first-place vote.
Penn University checked-in fifth overall while Columbia University placed sixth with one first-place vote. The Lions finished 6-4 last season – they won their final two games against Brown University (42-20) and Cornell University (24-21).
Cornell and Brown rounded out the eight-team poll, checking-in seventh and eighth, respectively.
Princeton captured the 2018 Ivy League crown with a 10-0 mark – it was the 13th time in league history that an Ancient Eight team has finished its campaign without a single setback.
Yale won the league crown in 2017, while Penn and Princeton were tabbed co-champions in 2016. Harvard and Dartmouth also shared the Ivy League title in 2015.
The 2019 Ivy League season officially begins Saturday, September 21st.
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