August 6, 2013

Brown Ranked Third In Ivy League Football Preseason Poll

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Providence, R.I.  After collecting 88 points, including one first-place vote, Brown's football team has been picked third in the 2013 Ivy League Football Preseason Poll by a panel of media representatives. Brown (7-3, 4-3 Ivy) was voted third for the fourth time in the past six years, including the 2008 season when the team last captured an Ivy League Championship.

Defending Ivy Champion Penn got the nod as the preseason favorite with 129 points, receiving 11 of the 17 first-place votes.  Harvard had five first-place votes and was picked second with 121 points. Dartmouth (76 points), Princeton (73 points), Cornell (57 points), Yale (46 points) and Columbia (22 points) round out the polling.  

Head coach Phil Estes comes into his 16th season with another solid defense, led by a trio of senior All-Ivy selections, defensive end Michael Yules '14, defensive back Emory Polley '14, and linebacker Ade Oyalowo '14. Offensively, the Bears feature All-Ivy wide receiver Tellef Lundevall '13.5, All-Ivy offensive linemen Cole Hooper '14 and Dan Austin '14, and quarterback Patrick Donnelly '14, the second ranked quarterback in the Ivy League last season, along with All-Ivy kicker Alex Norocea '14.

Brown opens its 2013 season on September 21, hosting Georgetown at Brown Stadium. The Bears kick-off their Ivy League season on Saturday evening, September 28, traveling to Boston, Mass., to face Harvard.  Coach Estes' team will play two night games at Brown Stadium, October 5 vs. URI, and October 19 vs. Penn. The Bears also play Penn (November 2) and Dartmouth (November 16) to round out their home schedule.  All Brown home games can be viewed on the Ivy League Digital Network.

2013 IVY LEAGUE FOOTBALL PRESEASON MEDIA POLL

PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH - First-Place Votes in Parentheses

Rank

School

Points

1.

Penn (11)

129

2.

Harvard (5)

121

3.

Brown (1)

88

4.

Dartmouth

76

5.

Princeton

73

6.

Cornell

57

7.

Yale

46

8.

Columbia

22