It’s time to check in on the Ivy League football standings. In first place with a 3-1 record in the Ivy League are Harvard, Princeton, and Penn. Harvard has an overall record of 6-1, while Princeton has an overall record of 4-3, and Penn has an overall record of 3-4 (overall record includes non-Ivy League contests). Sitting in fourth is Cornell University and Dartmouth College, each with a 2-2 mark in Ivy League play. Both universities have identical 4-3 overall records as well. Brown, Yale, and Columbia sit in sixth place with Ivy League records of 1-3. That’s right — each Ivy League football team has pulled off one win at least in Ivy League play so far. Brown has an overall record of 4-3, while Yale and Columbia each have 2-5 overall records.
Among the Ivy League schools this year, which team do you think has had the best defense? That answer would, arguably, be Princeton as they’ve held their opponents to Ivy League play. Penn has held opponents to 85 points, while Dartmouth has held opponents to 89 points. On the other end of the spectrum, Yale has allowed 118 points and Cornell has allowed 107 points. Somewhere in between are Harvard (they’ve allowed 97 points, Brown (they’ve allowed 98 points), and Columbia (they’ve allowed 100 points).
And what about the Ivy League school with the best offense this year (so far)? That distinction, arguably, goes to Harvard, followed by Princeton. Harvard has scored 155 points in Ivy League play in 2012, while Princeton has scored 126 points. Cornell has notched 109 points, Dartmouth has scored 90, Penn has scored 85, Brown and Yale 69, and Columbia 68. It’s difficult to claim the Ivy League title when a team only scores 68 or 69 points over the course of 4 games! Oy vey.