Football Picked to Finish Sixth in Preseason Poll

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PHILADELPHIA - With just a little more than a month left until the University of Pennsylvania kicks off its 139th football season, the Quakers were selected to finish sixth in the Ivy League Football Preseason Media Poll on Tuesday.

Penn received 51 total points and was slotted above Columbia (29) and Cornell (26).Harvard was selected to finish first, receiving 11 first-place votes and 130 total points.In each of the last eight seasons, either Penn or Harvard has claimed at least a share of the Ivy title.

Dartmouth (116) was picked to finish second in the preseason poll, accumulating four first-place nods. Yale (98) and Brown (80) received the remaining two first place votes as the Bulldogs were predicted to finish third and the Bears were fifth. Princeton (82) rounded out the top half of the poll, settling in at No. 4.

For the first time since 1992, Penn will have a new face heading the sidelines as Ray Priore will begin his first campaign as the George A. Munger Head Coach of Football. Priore is no stranger to Penn, having served as an assistant coach for the Quakers over the last 29 seasons.

Priore will lead a Penn team that returns 42 letter-winners from a year ago, including 16 starters and two All-Ivy performers in senior tight end Ryan O’Malley and senior defensive end Tyler Drake.

The Quakers report to preseason camp on Monday, Aug. 17 and will officially open the 2015 season at Lehigh on Sept. 19 at 12:30 p.m. Following a second consecutive road contest at Villanova on Thursday, Sept. 24, Penn's home opener at thenation's oldest collegiate football stadium is set for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff against Dartmouth on Oct. 3.

Season tickets for the 2015 campaign are on sale now. Fans can purchase season tickets online at PennAthletics.com or by phone at 215-898-6151. Tickets are also available at the ticket office located at Weightman Hall on 235 South 33rd Street. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the summer.

Individual game tickets will go on sale August 14. A complete 2015 football schedule can be found here.

Voting for the Ivy League Preseason Media Poll was completed by two media representatives from each of the ancient eight institutions, along with one national media member.

2015 Ivy League Preseason Media Poll

School

Points

1.

Harvard (11)

130

2.

Dartmouth (4)

116

3.

Yale (1)

98

4.

Princeton

82

5.

Brown (1)

80

6.

Penn

51

7.

Columbia

29

8.

Cornell

26

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