Yale finishes in close-second in Ivy preseason poll

Miye Oni earned Second-Team All-Ivy honors in his rookie season last year.

The Yale men’s basketball team finished second in the Ivy League preseason poll, as determined by a selection of media members.

Harvard totaled 121 points in the poll compared to the Bulldogs’ 118. However, the Elis earned more first-place votes: eight compared to the Crimson’s six. Last year’s Ivy champions, Princeton, finished third with 114.

Prior to last season —with the Bulldogs coming off an Ivy Championship and a memorable, NCAA-tournament win over No. 6 Baylor — the preseason poll ranked the Bulldogs third, behind Harvard and Princeton.

After graduating three All-Ivy players and losing star guard Makai Mason ’18 to injury last fall, the Bulldogs finished third in the Ivy League behind Princeton and Harvard. The Elis went on to upset the Crimson in the semifinals of the Ivy Tournament, before falling to the undefeated Tigers in the finals.