•Can't say that I expected to see Reggie Williams ’76, way down at No. 21 in an Mlive list of the 25 greatest football players of all time from the Flint area. While you can debate the Williams placement on the list, that's one pretty impressive group of players coming out of the Flint area. (LINK)
•A writer from the Harvard Crimson goes with the home team theme in his weekly picks. Of Dartmouth-Cornell he writes:
Hope the Big Red aren’t too homesick in Hanover, the second-most desolate city in the Ivy League.
Dartmouth by 31. (LINK)
•With two weeks remaining in the season, Massey Ratings sees:
Dartmouth 35, Cornell 3 (100 percent confidence)
Dartmouth 49, Brown 14 (99 percent confidence)
Should either Cornell or Brown pull off an Evansville (LINK), Massey sees Yale being eliminated by Princeton this week (35-28 with 70 percent confidence) and the Tigers grabbing at least a share next week against Penn (37-20 with 88 percent confidence).
Green Alert Take: Don't be surprised if Evansville's win over Kentucky gets a mention around the Dartmouth football complex this week.
•In case you are wondering, here's Massey's updated FCS Top-10 along with the other Ivy rankings:
1 North Dakota State
2 James Madison
4 Weber State
6 Cal State Sacramento
7 Northern Iowa
8 South Dakota State
9 Illinois State
At the bottom of the FCS heap per Massey: Butler at 126.
•And finally, here's hoping it's warmer where you are than it was here this morning. On our hill looking out at Moosilauke and the White Mountains it was 4 degrees when I walked Griff the Wonder Dog and his visiting friend Nala. Brrrrr.