Let’s check in on the 2018-2019 Ivy League basketball standings. And why do we write about Ivy League basketball from time to time when our focus is supposed to be college admissions? Well, as our loyal readers know oh so well, the further a team advances in March Madness, the more applications the school tends to receive the subsequent admissions cycle. If Duke, led by Zion Williamson, wins a title this coming postseason, it’s safe to bet Duke will set a new application benchmark the next cycle. The same goes for the Ivy League’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The further that team advances, the more applications the school will receive and invariably the higher the school will be ranked in the all-important “US News & World Report” college ranking.
Yale Sits Atop 2018-2019 Ivy League Men’s Basketball Standings
Yale University currently sits atop the Ivy League men’s basketball standings, boasting a 7-1 record in conference play (17-4 overall). Harvard sits in second, at 6-2 in conference play (13-8 overall). Princeton University and Cornell University each have 5-3 records within the Ivy League, though Princeton is 13-8 overall while Cornell is 13-11 overall. University of Pennsylvania and Brown University share identical records at 3-5 in Ivy League play and 15-9 overall. Dartmouth College sits at 2-6 in conference play (11-13 overall). And Columbia University sits in last place in Ivy League play at 1-7 (6-16 overall).
So will Yale University claim the Ivy League’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, a bid secured last year by the University of Pennsylvania? Or will Harvard or another Ivy League school swoop in and claim the title? Only time will tell!