Bulldogs Picked 4th in Pre-Season Poll

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.






First-Place Votes in Parentheses


          School                     Points

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)