Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday Montage

All smiles at the South Peak of Moose Mountain
during the first BGA hike Saturday afternoon.
The Butler Collegian writes about Butler falling to the Mean Green. Really?
There's a well-written game story in The Dartmouth.
Could the Dartmouth football team finish 8-2? A columnist from The D explains how it might play out.
The dink-and-dunk Holy Cross passing attack has given Dartmouth fits in the past but it would appear the Crusaders will have to do it with a young and untested quarterback this week after fifth-year senior Kevin Watson was hurt at the end of Saturday's loss to Brown. From the Worcester Telegram:
On the second play of HC’s final offensive series, Watson suffered a left knee injury and had to be helped off the field by two teammates.  
“It does appear to be very serious,” Holy Cross coach Tom Gilmore said. 
Junior Max Librizzi of Essex Junction, Vt., is listed second on the depth chart although there's speculation that the Crusaders will turn to sophomore Ryan Laughlin if Watson is indeed out. Librizzi's sister, Jamie '04, was a Dartmouth basketball captain.

Your weekly look at the Sagarin Ratings (with last week's rating)

123 (117) Harvard
160 (150) Brown
170 (155) Penn
177 (173) Yale
185 (187) Dartmouth
205 (218) Princeton
206 (196) Cornell
215 (207) Columbia
190 (202) Holy Cross
229 (223) Butler
230 (214) Sacred Heart
I grew up poring over the venerable Dunkel Index, which has a ranking of 122 FCS teams. Here they are for this week:
19. Harvard
57. Cornell
63. Dartmouth
68. Brown
70. Penn
81. Yale
85. Columbia
100. Princeton 
69. Holy Cross
96. Sacred Heart
119. Butler 
122. Valparaiso 
Tonight on BGA Premium: The Optimist and The Pessimist