Princeton, which went 11-3 and finished second to Cornell a year ago, has been voted to win this year's title. The Tigers received 128 voting points and 12 of the 17 first-place votes. Harvard, which went 10-4 and took third a year ago, has been picked to finish second; the Crimson had 120 points and four first-place votes. Cornell, the three-time defending Ivy champion, received the final first-place vote and had 96 points in the poll.
There was a sizable gap between fourth-place Penn and fifth-place Yale in the poll; the Bulldogs received 57 points, followed closely by Brown (55) and Columbia (48). Dartmouth was picked to finish last (19 points).
Under Jerome Allen -- who enters his first full season after leading the program as interim head coach for the final 21 games a year ago -- Penn returns three All-Ivy players including junior guard Zack Rosen who was a unanimous first-team selection a year ago. Jack Eggleston was a second-team All-Ivy pick in 2009-10, while Tyler Bernardini returns to action after missing almost all of last year to injury. He was an honorable mention All-Ivy pick in 2008-09 and the Ivy League and Philadelphia Big 5 Rookie of the Year in 2007-08.
Penn opens the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 13 when Davidson comes to The Palestra. Tipoff between the Quakers and Wildcats will be 7 p.m.
2010-11 Ivy League Men's Basketball Preseason Media Poll
1. Princeton, 128 points (12 first-place votes)
2. Harvard, 120 (4)
3. Cornell, 96 (1)
4. Penn, 89
5. Yale, 57
6. Brown, 55
7. Columbia, 48
8. Dartmouth, 19