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Football Picked Third in Ivy League Preseason Poll

Football Picked Third in Ivy League Preseason Poll

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—With its season opener just a few weeks away, the Harvard Crimson football team was picked third in the 2018 Ivy League football preseason media poll.

Heading into its 145th season, the Crimson finished third with 99 votes, including one first place vote, behind first-ranked Yale (129) and second-ranked Princeton (104). Rounding out the Ivy League, Columbia and Penn tied for fourth with 76 votes, followed by Dartmouth (65), Cornell (37) and Brown (26).

Last season, Harvard finished 5-5 overall, going 3-4 in the Ancient Eight. The Crimson returns several key members of their team, including wide receiver/returner Justice Shelton-Mosley, offensive lineman Larry Allen, and safety Zach Miller. Shelton-Mosley and Allen have both been named to STATS and Phil Steele preseason All-America teams, while Zach Miller was named the team's 145th captain. 

Head coach Tim Murphy returns for his 25th season at the helm for the Crimson. Harvard's all-time winningest coach, Murphy holds a 168-71 record with nine Ivy League championships.

Harvard opens up the 2018-19 season on Sept. 15 at home against San Diego. The Crimson then travels to Brown on Sept. 21 to kick-off Ivy League play. 

Rank

School

Votes

1.

Yale (11)

129

2.

Princeton (3)

104

3.

Harvard (1)

99

T-4.

Columbia (1)

76

T-4.

Penn (1)

76

6.

Dartmouth

65

7.

Cornell

37

8.

Brown

26

 

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