The Ivy Coach Daily

November 15, 2021

Dartmouth and Princeton On Top in Ivy League Football

Dartmouth and Princeton are currently atop the 2021 Ivy League football standings (photo credit: Derrick Smith).

As we approach the last week of Ivy League football action, it appears that the Dartmouth College Big Green are in strong position to defend their 2019 Ivy League title, one the school shared with Yale University. Since there was no 2020 Ivy League football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 campaign marks their defense of the Ivy League crown. And with only one week left, after a victory over Cornell University this past Saturday, Dartmouth currently sits atop the Ivy League football standings in a tie with Princeton University. Both schools boast identical 5-1 records in league action and 8-1 overall records.

Going into this past weekend, Yale University was in a three-way tie for first place in the Ivy League with Dartmouth and Princeton. But a 35-20 loss to Princeton left the defending Ivy League football champion on the outside looking in at the race for 2021 title. Of course, a Dartmouth loss to Brown University, a Princeton loss to the University of Pennsylvania, and a Yale victory over 4-2 (Ivy League), 7-2 (overall) Harvard in The Game in the season’s final week will put Yale in a three-way tie for the title. But that’s unlikely since both Brown and Penn currently sit at 1-5 in Ivy League action and 2-7 overall.

As loyal readers of our college admissions blog know all too well, Ivy Coach’s crystal ball predicted that Dartmouth, the winningest team — by an ever so slim margin — in Ivy League football history, would defend its Ivy League championship. Barring a loss to 1-5 Brown, which would mark a major upset, it does seem that Dartmouth will repeat by claiming at least a share of this crown. Stay tuned!

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