The eight Ivy League colleges have begun the 2014-2015 men’s basketball season and while they haven’t faced each other yet, we figured we’d report on their progress to date. Several games into the non-conference part of the season, Harvard University boasts a 5-1 record. And they’ve won four straight games. That’s a nice little streak they’ve got going there at the football powerhouse.Yale University stands at 7-2, coming off two straight victories. Columbia University has a 4-2 record, while Cornell University sits at an even 4-4, though they are coming off two straight wins.
Brown University’s basketball team is currently 3-6, while Princeton University is 2-6. Dartmouth College is 1-4, while the University of Pennsylvania sits at 1-5. Not such a great start for the Big Green or the Quakers, but perhaps they’ll turn it around later in the season in Ivy League play. After all, if Dartmouth or Penn go on to win the Ivy League title and earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament, how they performed during the non-conference portion of the schedule won’t matter one bit. The Ivy League boasts one automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. And while it’s unlikely that Dartmouth or Penn will earn this slot this year, you just never know.
Which Ivy League college do you think will earn the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament? Do you think it will be Harvard? Yale? Will the once storied program at Princeton turn things around this year? Let us know your forecast by posting a Comment below. We look forward to hearing from you.