•The Dartmouth writes about the Big Green's upset loss to Cornell HERE.
The Cornell Sun has a story HERE.
STATS has a story that includes this (LINK):
Dartmouth's bid for a perfect season was nixed by one of the more surprising upsets of the FCS season.STATS also named Cornell its FCS Team of the Week (LINK).
From 14850 Sports (LINK):
The Big Green came to the game with an 8-0 record and a #12 national ranking, thinking they were a shoo-in to walk away with the Ivy League title at the end of the day.Green Alert Take: Having been around the team and coaches all week I can tell you that beyond being really annoying that's patently wrong. It also demeans what Cornell accomplished.
•Dartmouth finishes the season Saturday at a Brown team that is coming off a huge high. Here's the headline in the Brown Daily Herald (LINK):
Football beats Columbia for first Ivy win in 3 years
Bears break 20-game losing streak in blowout fashion, beating Lions 48-24
•Now, before you look at the standings below and get angry about Yale being placed above Dartmouth, please know that I was trained by the late Dartmouth sports information director Kathy Slattery Phillips to list the teams in order of best conference record, then best overall record, then current streak. Everything else being equal, Yale gets top billing over Dartmouth because it has the longest current streak. Similarly, Harvard is listed above Cornell and Columbia for having a better overall record, and Cornell gets the nod over Columbia for having the most recent win.
•Here are the latest Sagarin Ratings:
112 Dartmouth (101)
127 Yale (141)
143 Princeton (130)
173 Harvard (162)
190 Penn (197)
204 Columbia (183)
207 Cornell (220)
220 Brown (238)
199 Colgate (210)
248 Marist (247)
249 Jacksonville (256)
256 teams are rated with Texas Southern last.
The Offshore Wise Guys will chime in with the actual odds tomorrow, but here's how Sagarin's ratings see the final week of the season:
Dartmouth by 22.5 points at Brown
Princeton by 7 points at Penn
Cornell by 2.5 points at home against Columbia
Yale by 13.5 points at home against Harvard
Also . . .
Marist by 1 point at Valparaiso
San Diego by 29 points at Jacksonville
(Colgate concluded its season at Lafayette Saturday with its third win in a row and fourth in five games.)
•And finally, Saturday was certainly a big day for football teams from Ithaca. . . .
Ithaca College and Cortland State played their annual Cortaca Jug game Saturday at MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and Jets and, as a story in the New York Times reported, "the matchup became the most-attended football game in Division III history, with 45,161 fans watching Ithaca defeat Cortland, 32-20. The game averages about 10,000 fans when it is played on one of the schools’ campuses."