Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Yale picked fourth in Ivy League poll

The Yale football team was picked to finish fourth in the Ivy League preseason poll.
The Bulldogs, coming off a 4-6 season in Tom Williams’ first season as Yale’s head coach, received one of the 17 first-place votes and finished with 83 points.

Harvard received 10 first-place votes and topped the poll with 128 points. Defending league champion Penn was second with 124 points and six No. 1 votes followed by Brown, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Dartmouth and Cornell.

Yale reports for fall camp on Aug. 19 and will hold its first practice on Aug. 20. The Bulldogs will host Union in a scrimmage on Sept. 4 and open the season on Sept. 18 with a home game against Georgetown.

For the sake of full disclosure, I was one of the 17 members of the media to vote on the poll but cast my first-place vote for Harvard. As a matter of fact, with the exception of having Cornell seventh and Dartmouth eighth, my poll was exactly as the final balloting.

IVY LEAGUE POLL
First-place votes in parenthesis
1. Harvard (10) 128
2. Penn (6) 124
3. Brown 95
4. Yale (1) 83
5. Columbia 61
6. Princeton 55
7. Dartmouth 39
8. Cornell 27


LAWRIE SIGNED BY EAGLES
Former Yale tight end Nate Lawrie was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles Lawrie spent time on the Eagles practice squad in 2004. Lawrie spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints and Cincinnati Bengals.

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