The sheer depth of the Crimson bench was an awesome sight in week 1. Harvard’s 41-18 win over Holy Cross is good enough to move them from #3 in my preseason rankings to #1 now.
The Big Green offense came out ready to play and healthy. Expect a loss this Saturday against UNH, but if Dartmouth comes out without any major injuries, it will be full steam ahead to the big Ivy opener with Penn.
A big drop for the Tigers from #1 to #3, but week one is all about surprises. This Saturday’s game against Davidson will be very ugly and Princeton should run all over the Wildcats.
We knew the Elis had great offensive weapons in Deon Randall, Tyler Varga, and Varga’s backups at RB. But if QB Morgan Roberts plays close to as well as he did against Lehigh the rest of the season, then Yale is a contender.
The Quakers didn’t look great against Jacksonville in the opener, but it wasn’t a catastrophic loss. And if Lyle Marsh is able to come back in a week or two, the lasting effects of the game will be minimal.
Cornell gets to move up a notch from my preseason ranking thanks to not getting blown out at Colgate. The Big Red still has a lot of work to do, but a win over Bucknell is possible this coming Saturday.
Losing to Georgetown is a real shocker. And even more shocking is watching a Bears team that can’t get it into the end zone. I just don’t see how Brown puts up a good showing against Harvard Saturday night.
Fordham is a very good team, but Columbia didn’t look like it was improved enough to make a move up the Ivy ladder.