Here 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.
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