2016 FCS Preview: The Ivy League

Ivy_League_logo.svgHere at CSJ, we are previewing the upcoming 2016 season, and we are counting up from 8 to 1 as to who we think how the Ivy League will shake itself out.

Last season saw a thrilling Ivy League football season with three teams, Harvard, Penn, and Dartmouth, enjoying a co-championship. Harvard beat Dartmouth in a 14-13 thriller at Harvard Stadium, Dartmouth walloped Penn 41-20 at Franklin Field, and the Quakers stunned the Crimson on the road, 35-25. With the title on the line up until the final weekend, Harvard beat their archrivals in the Game, ??-??, Penn upended Cornell 34-21, and Dartmouth came from behind to beat Princeton, 17-10, to clinch their shares of the championship, 38-19.

In the coming week, you’ll see here links to all of CSJ’s Ivy League preview capsules, CSJ’s preseason order of finish, and CSJ’s preseason all-Ivy League team.

Predicted Order of Finish:

  1. Penn Quakers
  2. Harvard Crimson
  3. Yale Bulldogs
  4. Princeton Tigers
  5. Dartmouth Big Green
  6. Brown Bears
  7. Columbia Lions
  8. Cornell Big Red

CSJ Preseason All-Ivy League Team

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year: WR Justin Watson, Penn
Preseason Defensive Player of the Year: LB Matthew Oplinger, Yale

QB: Alek Torgerson, Sr., Penn
RB: Joe Rhatigan, Sr. Princeton
RB: Brian Schoenauer, Sr. Penn
WR: Justin Watson, Jr., Penn
WR: Alexander Jette, Sr. Brown
WR: Justice Sheldon-Mosley, So., Harvard
TE: Scott Carpenter, Sr. Princeton
TE/HB: Deshawn Salter, Jr., Yale
OL: Larry Allen, Jr., Jr., Harvard
OL: Max Rich, Sr., Harvard
OL: Daniel Poulos, Sr., Penn
OL: Dakota Girard, Sr., Brown
OL: Matthew Girard, Sr., Brown

DL: Copache Taylor, Sr., Yale
DL: Henry Scholssburg, Sr. Princeton
DL: Marty Moesta, Sr., Yale
DL: Richard Jarvis, Sr., Brown
LB: Matthew Oplinger, Sr., Yale
LB: Folarian Orimolade, Sr., Dartmouth
LB: Donald Panciello, Sr., Penn
LB: Birk Olson, Sr., Princeton
DB: Spencer Rymiszewski, Sr., Yale
DB: Dorian Williams, Sr. Princeton
DB: Jared Katz, Sr., Columbia
DB: Sam Philippi, So. Penn

K: Bryan Holmes, Sr., Yale
P: Chris Fraser, Sr., Cornell
RS: Justice Sheldon-Mosley, So., Harvard

Penn WR Justin Watson (Horia Clement/Daily Pennsylvanian)
Penn WR Justin Watson (Horia Clement/Daily Pennsylvanian)





Matthew Oplinger, Jason Alessi. (photo by Jack Warhola c/o Yale Athletics)
Yale LB Matthew Oplinger

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