The Ivy Coach Daily

November 24, 2021

Dartmouth and Princeton Claim 2021 Ivy League Football Title

A throwback of Dartmouth’s 1914 football squad. We’re sure glad the team is a whole lot more diverse these days!

Ivy Coach’s famously accurate crystal ball has struck again. As loyal readers of our college admissions blog might remember, our crystal ball predicted that Dartmouth College would defend its Ivy League title in football. After a 2020 campaign that was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dartmouth was indeed able to successfully defend its 2019 Ivy League crown, this time sharing the title with Princeton University. With the latest championship for Dartmouth, the College on the Hill has built some cushion in the all-time Ivy League football standings. In all, Dartmouth now boasts 20 Ivy League football titles. Its closest rival is the University of Pennsylvania, with 18 titles. Next comes Harvard University with 17, Yale University with 16, Princeton now with 13, Brown University with 4, Cornell University with 3, and Columbia University with 1.

With a 52-31 Dartmouth victory over Brown and a 34-13 Princeton victory over UPenn in the season’s final game, both Ivy League schools finished the season with identical 6-1 records in Ivy League action and 9-1 records overall. In their head-to-head matchup, Dartmouth was victorious over Princeton by a score of 31-7. As Will Ennis reports for The Dartmouth in a piece entitled “Back-to-back! Dartmouth beats Brown, wins second-consecutive share of Ivy title,” “This win marks Dartmouth football’s 20th Ivy League championship, the most of any program. It is also their second-consecutive Ivy title — before the COVID-19 pandemic caused the suspension of the 2020 season, the Big Green were coming off a 2019 campaign that saw them finish with a 6-1 conference record and split the crown with Yale University.”

Ivy Coach salutes the Dartmouth Big Green and the Princeton Tigers on their latest Ivy League titles. The Ivy League was formed all those years ago as a football league and football remains a vitally important part of the culture at each of the Ancient Eight institutions. And on Dartmouth’s latest title under Head Coach Buddy Teevens, allow us once again the opportunity to highlight how the longtime leader of the Big Green squad — who has won titles during two distinct stints leading the team — has changed the game of football by making it safer for all. Congratulations, Coach Teevens!

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