We like to check in from time to time on the Ivy League men’s basketball standings not because we love college basketball (we do!) but because the Ivy League has an automatic bid to March Madness. But what does that have to do with college admissions, Ivy Coach. Well, as our loyal readers know so very well, the further a team advances in March Madness, the more applications that school tends to receive the subsequent admissions cycle. It’s essentially free advertising. So which schools are in the running to claim this year’s Ivy League title?
Yale and Harvard Fighting for Automatic Bid
Yale University and Harvard University share identical 9-4 in-conference records. Overall, Yale sits at 19-7, while Harvard sits at 10-6. Princeton University, which at one point topped the Ivy League basketball standings this season, sits in third place in the Ivy League at 8-5 and 16-10 overall. Brown University is 7-6 in conference play and 19-10 overall. University of Pennsylvania is 6-7 within the conference and 18-11 overall. Cornell also sits at 6-7 within the Ivy League, while its record is 14-15 overall. Columbia University is 5-8 in the Ivy League and 10-17 overall. Dartmouth sits at the bottom of the Ivy League standings with a 2-11 conference record; the Big Green are 11-18 overall.
Check back soon to see which Ivy League school earns the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament! Will it be Harvard? Yale? Make your prediction in the Comments section below. We look forward to hearing from you.
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