The Dartmouth College football team was slotted where it finished a year ago — second — in the Ivy League football preseason poll announced on Thursday.
Yale finished with 119 points and nine first-place votes, with the Big Green right behind with 111 points and two first-place votes.
Defending champ Princeton was pegged for third.
In 2018, Dartmouth finished 9-1 overall, 6-1 in the Ivies, and ranked 15th national in the final coaches poll of FCS team.
“There are really good teams throughout the Ivy League, and taking home the crown is a diffcult challenge every year,” said Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens. “But when it comes down to it, the only standings that matter to me come at the end of the season.”
Dartmouth opens on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Jacksonville. The Big Green’s Ivy League opener is Friday, Oct. 4 at Penn.
The Ivy League preseason poll (with first-place votes in parentheses):
1. Yale, 119 points (9)
2. Dartmouth, 111 (2)
3. Princeton, 107 (4)
4. Harvard, 93 (1)
5. Penn, 67
6. Columbia, 61 (1)
7. Cornell, 29
8. Brown, 24