The Ivy League began as a football league. So let’s give you an update on the Ivy League football standings for the 2012 season. Sitting atop the Ivy League is the University of Pennsylvania, with a 5-1 record in Ivy League play. The university is 5-4 overall on the year (that includes games outside of Ivy League play). Harvard University and Princeton University sit in second place in the Ivy League with identical 4-2 records in league play. Harvard, however, is 7-2 overall on the year, while Princeton is 5-4 overall (the same mark as Penn).
In fourth place are Brown University and Dartmouth College, both with 3-3 records in Ivy League play. Brown is 6-3 overall on the year, while Dartmouth is 5-4 overall. Cornell University and Columbia University both sit in sixth with 2-4 records in league play. Cornell is 4-5 on the year overall, while Columbia is 3-6. Yale is in last place in the Ivy League with a 1-5 league record. The university is 2-7 overall on the year.
In terms of streaks, the University of Pennsylvania has won three straight games. Brown has won two in a row. And Yale has lost three straight games (it’s not exactly a smooth season for the Bulldogs). Penn has already won at least a share of the Ivy League title, though they will claim it outright with a win in their final week of Ivy League action. Do you think they’ll claim the outright title or do you think they’ll have to share it this year? Let us know your thoughts by posting below!