PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball team was picked to finish seventh in the Ivy League’s Preseason Media Poll, which came from the votes of two members of each school’s media contingent in addition to one national voter. The poll was announced during a media conference call with the Ancient Eight coaches, held earlier today.
Defending champion Harvard was a unanimous selection to win the title, garnering all 17 first-place votes and 136 voting points. Yale was second (108), followed by Columbia (94) and Princeton (88). Brown was selected fifth by the media (75 points), followed by Dartmouth (47), the Quakers (39), and Cornell (25).
Penn opens the 2014-15 season on Saturday, Nov. 15 when Delaware State comes to The Palestra. The Ivy League opener is on Saturday, Jan. 10 when the Quakers travel to Princeton.
2014-15 Ivy League Men’s Basketball Preseason Media Poll
1. Harvard, 136 points (17 first-place votes)
2. Yale, 108
3. Columbia, 94
4. Princeton, 88
5. Brown, 75
6. Dartmouth, 47
7. Penn, 39
8. Cornell, 25