Ivy Power Rankings
Mike McLeod has a lot to jump about (CREDIT: Yale Athletics)
Another weekend's worth of games is giving us an even better idea of who's good and who's weaker in the league:
1. Yale 3-0
Still looking like the best team. McLeod is getting all the press, but the improved defense is what's catching my eye.
2. Princeton 2-1
The Tigers seem to be far behind the Elis right now, but they get the nod at a distant second. Princeton's offense is clicking, if still mistake prone, while the defense is creating some key turnovers.
3. Dartmouth 1-2
The Big Green showed no ill effects from tough losses in the first two weeks, and finally beat Penn for the first time since 1997. Dartmouth now has a huge test as they head to Yale Bowl for a date with the #1 Elis.
4. Harvard 1-2
Starting QB Liam O'Hagan was pulled during Saturday's loss at Lehigh. Backup Chris Pizzotti provided a spark, but Harvard seems a little lost without a consistent running game.
5. Cornell 2-1
The Big Red finally won on the road with a rout of Georgetown and that puts them in a much better mental state to face #4 Harvard this Saturday.
6. Columbia 1-2
The offense looks strong, while the defense is still giving up huge yardage. But if Columbia plays the rest of the season the way it did against Princeton, another 5-5 season is very possible.
7. Brown 1-2
The passing game is coming around with new QB Michael Daugherty, but the defense and the running game are AWOL right now. Holy Cross will seek to exploit both.
8. Penn 0-3
Coach Al Bagnoli gave backup QB Bryan Walker the start against Dartmouth, and he cut down on the offensive mistakes, but provided little more. Penn's defense suddenly doesn't look that strong either. The Quakers can still be cotenders in this league, but they need to turn it around in a hurry.