Ranking the Ivies
Jake's Ivy Power Rankings (as of 9/23/07)
The Elis follow up a slight scare at Georgetown with a real mauling of the Big Red at the Bowl. Cornell started to implode at the end, but the Eli defense made things happen as opposed to just dodging bullets like they did in week one.
Just when the Leopards were looking unbeatable, Princeton goes into their house and posts a pretty convincing win. Take away the big 89-yard Lafayette run for a TD and this game isn't close. Tiger QB Bill Foran showed huge improvement from game 1.
The Crimson move up on the shoulders of their win over Brown and Holy Cross' total domination over Georgetown, making Harvard's close loss to the Crusaders in week one look pretty respectable. The Crimson's great run defense of 2006 returned to the field Saturday night.
The Bears put up a respectable showing at Harvard, but some of the final stats were ugly.
The Lions have big trouble stopping the run, but some adjustments were made at the end of the game that seemed to work. Meanwhile, Columbia's run blocking on offense was better than it's been in 4 years and a 31-7 win always helps.
Well, you can't complain too much about the Big Green offense. And the defense was torched no worse by UNH than Marshall a week before. They get the reeling Penn Quakers at home this weekend.
Penn's passing game is horrifically error prone. If Sandberg doesn't come back soon the Quakers are doomed.
The Big Red go from first to worst in the span of just one week. Last year it was just road woes, but now they're coupled with mental mistakes. Cornell needs a big rebound against Georgetown this week.