Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Yale picked to finished third in Ivy preseason poll


Two-time defending champion Penn was picked to win the Ivy League title in a balloting of the media representives.

The Quakers, who received 12 of the 17 first-place votes, have won 15 straight Ivy games since a 24-21 loss to Harvard on Nov. 15, 2008.

Harvard, which finished in a three-way tie for second in the 2010 Ivy League standings with Brown and Yale, was picked to finish second and had two first-place votes followed by Yale, Brown and Dartmouth.

Yale returns 40 of its 58 letterwinners including leading tackler and first-team All-Ivy selection Jordan Haynes, quarterback Patrick Witt,who led the Ivy League in passing yards as well as Yale’s leading rusher (Alex Thomas), leader in receptions (Chris Smith) and receiving yards (Gio Christodoulou).

Yale received one first-place vote while Brown picked up the other top No. 1 votes.

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