Every Friday during football season, writers from Ivy League college newspapers send in their predictions for the weekend’s Ivy League matchups.
In the first weekend of Ancient Eight matchups, reigning champion Harvard (1-0, 0-0 Ivy) will hit the road to face Brown (1-0, 0-0 Ivy), while Yale (1-0, 0-0 Ivy) heads up to Ithaca, N.Y., to face Cornell (0-1, 0-0 Ivy). The rest of the Ivy League is playing non-conference games this week, so they were not considered in this poll.
If sportswriters get their way, the odds are stacked against the Elis: seven of eight sportswriters picked Cornell to beat Yale this weekend. Only Dartmouth writers say they think the Elis will pull it out.
We’re doing a little better than Brown, though, who was unanimously expected to lose its match against Harvard. We’ll see how right our writers are this weekend.