Bulldogs Picked 4th in Pre-Season Poll
Elis Get One First-Place Vote From Media
PRINCETON, N.J. – The 2010 Yale football team has been picked to finish in the middle of the pack in the Ivy League. That was the vote (4th) by the Ancient Eight media in the pre-season poll announced today.
The Bulldogs, with one first-place vote and 83 points, were slated behind Harvard (10, 128), defending champion Penn (6, 124) and Brown (95).
Columbia, Princeton, Dartmouth and Cornell rounded out the bottom half of the predicted finish.
This is the 137th season of football at Yale and the second under Tom Williams, the Joel E. Smilow '54 Head Coach. The Elis went 4-6 last fall and finished tied for sixth (2-5) after being picked fourth in the 2009 Ivy Media Poll.
The Bulldogs, who open pre-season camp on Aug. 20 and kick off the 2010 season at home against Georgetown on Sept. 18, seek their 15th Ivy crown and the first since sharing the 2006 title.
2010 IVY LEAGUE FOOTBALL PRESEASON MEDIA POLL
PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
First-Place Votes in Parentheses
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
filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director
image of Tom McCarthy (by Jack Warhola)