With a three-way tie, the final weekend of Ivy League football will determine the champion

Around the Ivies: Three-Way Tie Atop Ivy League With One Week Remaining

With just one week left in the Ivy League football season, Harvard, Princeton and Penn are locked in a three-way tie for first place. Going into this weekend, Harvard sat atop the standings with a perfect 5-0 Ivy record. The Crimson traveled down to Philadelphia to take on Penn — who was 4-1 at the time — on Friday night, with a share of the league lead on the line. The game started off rather slowly. Penn’s defense had given up just three points going into the fourth quarter, and the Quakers led 14-3.

The Red is looking to end its five-game losing skid against the Lions.

With Two Games Left, Cornell Football Looks to Right the Ship at Columbia

Just over a month ago, the sky was the limit for Cornell football. The Red was undefeated, and the team could not help but wonder about the possibility of contending for a league championship. Fast forward five weeks, and now the team is just looking to avoid another last place finish. The Red sprinted out of the gate to a 3-0 start, but after its thrilling comeback win over Colgate back in early October, it has dropped five straight. “It’s been an up and down year obviously for us,” said senior captain and linebacker Jackson Weber.

Cornell must find a way around Columbia's stingy pass defense to see success against the Lions.

Three Keys to a Cornell Football Win Over Columbia

Just a little over a month ago, Cornell football looked poised for season that defied its preseason last place ranking. A team that once had touchdowns to spare now finds itself searching for where the season went off the tracks. In last week’s loss to Dartmouth, the Red started off looking like the team that began 3-0, as sophomore quarterback Dalton Banks was able to march his offense down the field, although the effort it resulted in just two field goals. It was a disappointing loss for the squad, with a 13-3 lead dissolving in the fourth quarter. The shades of solid play with Dartmouth are what the Red must build upon going into the last two matchups of the season against Columbia and Penn.