Let’s check in on the Ivy League standings in basketball. In men’s basketball action, the leader of the pack is Princeton University. The Tigers have a 9-2 record this far into the season. Sitting in second place in the Ivy League is Harvard University with a 9-3 record. Next come Brown University and Yale University, both with 6-6 records on the year. The University of Pennsylvania is at 5-6, while Cornell University is at 5-7, Columbia University is at 4-8, and Dartmouth sits at 3-9. Looks like it’ll be Princeton and Harvard vying for the Ivy League title and the right to play in the NCAA Tournament. As you may know, the Ivy League has an automatic bid to The Big Dance.
In terms of their overall records on the year (both in and out of Ivy League play), Harvard has the best record at 17-9. Princeton is right behind them with a 16-9 record. Every other team in the Ivy League has a losing overall record. Brown sits at 12-14, Yale at 12-17, Penn at 8-20, Cornell at 13-16, Columbia at 12-14, and Dartmouth at 7-19. Not a great season for the Big Green this year. But, hey, it’ll make their Ivy League championship next season all the sweeter.
In women’s Ivy League basketball action, the Princeton women are also in first place. They’ve got a 10-1 record in Ivy League play. In second place is also Harvard University (just like in men’s basketball action), but they’re tied with Penn. They both have 8-3 records. Yale sits at 7-5, Cornell and Dartmouth at 4-8, Brown at 3-9, and Columbia at 2-9. Overall, the Princeton women sit at 19-6, Harvard at 17-8, Penn at 15-10, Yale and Cornell at 12-14, Dartmouth at 6-20, Brown at 9-17, and Columbia at 4-21.
Do you think both the Princeton men and women will advance to The Big Dance? Let us know your thoughts by posting below! And how far do you think the representative of the Ivy League will be able to advance in March Madness? Do you think the league has a Final Four shot this year? Or is that a remote possibility?