The Ivy League is ready for a possible shakeup following Saturday and Sunday, the second weekend of league play.
Thus far, the Lou Gehrig division’s teams have been pounded by their Red Rolfe counterparts, a trend that could likely continue into the weekend. All of the teams in the Ancient Eight will face off against non-division competition, making for some potentially interesting matchups. Both Harvard and Dartmouth take on Penn and Columbia, against whom Yale went 3-1 last weekend. A sweep of these teams would give Harvard a commanding lead in the Red Rolfe division.
Harvard remains a favorite to win the division because of its dominant slugging at the top of the lineup and a pitching staff that figures to shape up as the season progresses. Perennial powerhouse Dartmouth will again be strong, though likely not a contender for the championship.
Though Brown has only won games in the Ivy League, the Bears could be a potential dark-horse contender because of their imposing lineup, which has posted a .867 OPS thus far. In any case, it is obvious that the Bulldogs still have much to accomplish if they are to secure the Ivy League crown and a spot in the NCAA tournament.