Yale Claims 2022 Ivy League Football Crown
Yale University has claimed solo possession of the 2022 Ivy League football crown after defeating Harvard University 19-14 in a game this past weekend that came down to the final minute of play. Yale finished its season with a 6-1 mark in Ivy League action and 8-2 overall. Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania finished second in Ivy League action with identical 5-2 marks (both were also 8-2 overall). Harvard University finished 4-3 in Ivy League play and 6-4 overall. Columbia University finished 3-4 in Ivy League action and 6-4 overall. Cornell University and Dartmouth College each finished at 2-5 (Cornell finished 5-5 overall while Dartmouth finished 3-7 overall). And Brown University finished last in 2022 Ivy League action with a 1-6 Ivy League record and 3-7 overall record.
It marked Yale’s first Ivy League football crown since 2019. Yale also claimed titles in 2017, 1999, 1989, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1977, 1976, 1973, 1969, 1967, 1960, and 1956. The 2022 crown thus marks Yale’s fifteenth Ivy League title in the school’s history. Indeed, after a cold streak between 2017 and 1999, Yale has become quite competitive on the gridiron — though not as historically competitive as Dartmouth, the winningest football team in Ivy League history.
As Harvard and Dartmouth were projected to fight for this year’s Ivy League title, Yale certainly outperformed expectations while Harvard and Dartmouth significantly underperformed. It will be interesting to see if either of these schools bounce back next year or if Yale is able to defend its 2022 Ivy League football crown. Stay tuned!
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