Thursday, August 08, 2019

Dartmouth Picked Second

The Ivy League media poll – one that I do participate in as opposed to some others that I don't – was released this morning and this is how it came out:

1. Yale (9 first place votes), 119 points
2. Dartmouth (2), 111 points
3. Princeton (4,) 107 points
4. Harvard (1), 93 points
5. Penn, 67 points
6. Columbia (1), 61 points
7. Cornell, 29 points
8. Brown, 24 points

Find the full Ivy League poll release HERE.

Dartmouth has a release HERE.

Green Alert Take: The poll is usually more of a look back than a look ahead, which makes the selection of a Yale team coming off a 3-4 Ivy League (5-5 overall) season a little unusual. No doubt there's an eye-catching array of offensive talent in New Haven and perhaps a thought that last year was a stumble and not a fall after the Bulldogs went 9-1 and won the title a year earlier. While the defending champion Princeton Tigers weren't picked to repeat, their four first-place votes topped Dartmouth's two. If there's any other surprise it might be that a Cornell program that gave hints it might be awakening only narrowly avoided the basement. The expectation here had been that the Big Red would indeed be picked seventh but closer to sixth than eighth.