Harvard Picked to Finish Second in Ivy League Women's Basketball Media Poll

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The Harvard women’s basketball team was picked second in the 2009-10 Ivy League Women’s Basketball Preseason Media/SID poll. The Crimson, who finished second in the Ivy League standings last season, garnered 115 votes, including five first-place picks.

Harvard returns six players from last season, when the Crimson won an impressive 19 games and made its seventh postseason appearance in the last 14 seasons.

The media voted the eight schools in almost the exact order they finished the 2009 season. Dartmouth, which finished first in the media poll with 11 first-place votes and 123 total points was selected to repeat in 2010. Princeton followed the Crimson in third with 86 votes, while Columbia was a close fourth with 83 points. Cornell and Yale finished in a tie for fifth with 57 votes, while Penn (36) and Brown (19) rounded out the poll.

The Crimson opens its 2009-10 campaign at home Nov. 14 against cross-town rival Boston College. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m.

2009-10 Ivy League Media/SID Preseason Poll
1. Dartmouth (11) 123
2. Harvard (5) 115
3. Princeton 86
4. Columbia 83
5. Cornell 57
Yale 57
7. Penn 36
8. Brown 19