•The offshore wise guys have posted the odds for this weekend's Ivy League openers:
Dartmouth is an 18 point favorite over Georgetown
Penn is a 14.5 point favorite over Bucknell
Princeton is a 10.5 point favorite over Butler
Yale is a 10 point favorite over Holy Cross
Columbia is a 1.5 point favorite over Central Connecticut
Harvard and San Diego are a pick 'em
Cornell is a 13.5 point underdog against Delaware
Brown is a 17 point underdog against Cal Poly
•The Yale Daily News has an article reporting the results of a prediction model that simulated the Ivy League football season 10,000 times. From the story:
Yale won at least a share of the Ancient Eight championship in 41 percent of simulations, second only to Princeton, which won a piece of the league title in 49 percent of simulations. The Tigers and Bulldogs seem to be in a tier of their own, as the next likeliest teams to win a share of the title are Penn, at 19 percent; Dartmouth, at 19 percent; and Harvard, at 15 percent. Title probabilities sum to more than 100 percent due to the fact that more than one school can win an Ivy League title, and any school with the best conference record is considered a co-champion.
•Could Cornell follow the Princeton lead and be playing three quarterbacks at a time? Maybe according to a story in the Cornell Sun.
Green Alert Take: If the Ivy League, in its infinite wisdom, hadn't ended its preseason media teleconference there's a chance that you may have heard of this before.
•Merrimack College of North Andover, Mass., a small, private Catholic college, is joining the Northeast Conference and will raise its football team from Division II to Division I and the FCS. (LINK)
Green Alert Take: How long until Merrimack makes it onto an Ivy League schedule and Ivy teams play at this stadium?
Once again, with feeling ;-)
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