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2018 Ivy League football season
League NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision
Sport Football
Duration September 14, 2018 –
November 17, 2018
Number of teams 8
TV partner/s ESPNU
Regular season
Champions Princeton
Football seasons
← 2017

2019 →

2018 Ivy League football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 11 Princeton   7 0         10 0  
No. 18 Dartmouth   6 1         9 1  
Harvard   4 3         6 4  
Yale   3 4         5 5  
Penn   3 4         6 4  
Columbia   3 4         6 4  
Cornell   2 5         3 7  
Brown   0 7         1 9  
† – Conference champion
  • The Ivy League does not participate in the FCS Playoffs.
    Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2018 Ivy League football season was the 63rd season of college football play for the Ivy League and was part of the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The season began on September 14, 2018, and ended on November 17, 2018. Ivy League teams were 18–6 against non-conference opponents and Princeton won the conference championship, compiling a perfect 10–0 record.

Season overviewEdit

Preseason pollingEdit

The preseason media poll results became public on August 20, 2018, with Yale predicted to win the Ivy League. Yale won 11 of 17 first place votes in the poll.[1]

Predicted finish Team Points
1 Yale 129
2 Princeton 104
3 Harvard 99
T–4 Columbia 76
T–4 Penn 76
6 Dartmouth 65
7 Cornell 37
8 Brown 26

Final standingsEdit

Conf. Rank Team Head coach STATS final STATS high Overall record Conf. record PPG PAG
1Princeton[2]Bob SuraceTBA1010–07–047.013.0
2Dartmouth[3]Buddy TeevensTBA189–16–133.412.0
3Harvard[4]Tim MurphyNRNR6–44–330.421.8
4Yale[5]Tony RenoNRNR5–53–429.528.5
5 (tie)Penn[6]Ray PrioreNRNR6–43–418.620.9
5 (tie)Columbia[7]Al BagnoliNRNR6–43–423.125.2
7Cornell[8]David ArcherNRNR3–72–519.129.7
8Brown[9]Phil EstesNRNR1–90–714.336.2

ScheduleEdit

Week 1Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 14 10:00 p.m. Brown Cal Poly Alex G. Spanos StadiumSan Luis Obispo, CA L 15–44   7,725
September 15 12:00 p.m. San Diego Harvard Harvard StadiumAllston, MA W 36–14   8,709
September 15 1:00 p.m. Yale Holy Cross Fitton FieldWorcester, MA L 28–31 OT  7,397
September 15 1:30 p.m. Georgetown Dartmouth Memorial FieldHanover, NH W 41–0   4,815
September 15 3:00 p.m. Bucknell Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 34–17   5,033
September 15 3:30 p.m. Cornell Delaware Delaware StadiumNewark, DE L 10–27   14,511
September 15 5:00 p.m. Columbia Central Connecticut State Arute FieldNew Britain, CT W 41–24   3,789
September 15 6:00 p.m. Princeton Butler Bud and Jackie Sellick BowlIndianapolis, IN W 50–7   4,527
#Rankings from STATS Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week 2Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 21 7:00 p.m. Harvard Brown Brown StadiumProvidence, RI ESPNU  HAR 36–14   9,309
September 22 1:00 p.m. Dartmouth Holy Cross Fitton FieldWorcester, MA W 34–14   7,175
September 22 2:00 p.m. Columbia Georgetown Cooper FieldWashington, DC (Lou Little Cup) W 23–15   1,865
September 22 3:00 p.m. Yale Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY  YALE 30–24   12,801
September 22 3:00 p.m. Lehigh Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 30–10   4,445
September 22 4:30 p.m. Monmouth Princeton Princeton University StadiumPrinceton, NJ W 51–9   11,068
#Rankings from STATS Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week 3Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 28 6:00 p.m. Princeton Columbia Wien StadiumNew York City, NY ESPNU  PRIN 45–10   5,327
September 28 7:00 p.m. #22 Rhode Island Harvard Harvard StadiumAllston, MA L 16–23   9,123
September 29 1:00 p.m. Georgetown Brown Brown StadiumProvidence, RI W 35–7   3,926
September 29 1:00 p.m. #16 Maine Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, CT W 35–14   7,889
September 29 1:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY W 43–24   3,620
September 29 1:30 p.m. Penn Dartmouth Memorial FieldHanover, NH  DART 37–14   3,692
#Rankings from STATS Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week 4Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 5 6:00 p.m. Dartmouth Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, CT ESPNU  DART 41–18   10,176
October 6 1:00 p.m. Brown #18 Rhode Island Meade StadiumKingston, RI (Rivalry) L 0–48   6,141
October 6 1:00 p.m. Marist Columbia Wien StadiumNew York City, NY W 34–24   3,296
October 6 1:00 p.m. Lehigh Princeton Princeton University StadiumPrinceton, NJ W 66–7   1,013
October 6 1:30 p.m. Harvard Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY  COR 28–24   8,040
October 6 3:00 p.m. Penn Sacred Heart Campus FieldFairfield, CT W 31–27   4,503
#Rankings from STATS Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week 5Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 12 7:00 p.m. Holy Cross Harvard Harvard StadiumAllston, MA W 33–31   10,056
October 13 12:00 p.m. Cornell Colgate Andy Kerr StadiumHamilton, NY (Rivalry) L 0–31   3,112
October 13 1:00 p.m. Brown #25 Princeton Princeton University StadiumPrinceton, NJ  PRIN 48–10   7,320
October 13 1:00 p.m. Columbia Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA  PENN 13–10   6,011
October 13 1:00 p.m. Mercer Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, CT W 35–28   2,861
October 13 6:00 p.m. Sacred Heart Dartmouth Memorial FieldHanover, NH W 42–0   3,138
#Rankings from STATS Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week 6Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 19 7:00 p.m. Yale Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA ESPNU  YALE 23–10   10,126
October 20 12:00 p.m. #23 Princeton Harvard Harvard StadiumAllston, MA (Rivalry)  PRIN 29–21   10,876
October 20 1:00 p.m. Cornell Brown Brown StadiumProvidence, RI  COR 34–16   3,886
October 20† 1:30 p.m. Dartmouth Columbia Wien StadiumNew York City, NY  DART 28–12   12,506
#Rankings from STATS Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week 7Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 27 1:00 p.m. Penn Brown Brown StadiumProvidence, RI  PENN 13–7   1,324
October 27 1:00 p.m. Yale Columbia Wien StadiumNew York City, NY  COL 17–10   2,555
October 27 1:00 p.m. Cornell #19 Princeton Princeton University StadiumPrinceton, NJ  PRIN 66–0   4,200
October 27† 1:30 p.m. Harvard Dartmouth Memorial FieldHanover, NH (Rivalry)  DART 24–17   5,814
#Rankings from STATS Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week 8Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 2 6:00 p.m. Penn Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY (Trustees' Cup) ESPNU  PENN 20–7   1,056
November 3 12:00 p.m. Columbia Harvard Harvard StadiumAllston, MA  HAR 52–18   10,447
November 3 1:00 p.m. Brown Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, CT  YALE 46–16   4,478
November 3 1:00 p.m. #24 Dartmouth #18 Princeton Princeton University StadiumPrinceton, NJ NBCS BOS  PRIN 14–9   8,014
#Rankings from STATS Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week 9Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 10 12:00 p.m. Columbia Brown Brown StadiumProvidence, RI  COL 42–20   2,118
November 10 12:30 p.m. #13 Princeton Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, CT (Rivalry)  PRIN 59–43   12,882
November 10 1:00 p.m. Harvard Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA  HAR 29–7   13,224
November 10 1:30 p.m. #25 Dartmouth Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY (Rivalry)  DART 35–24   3,604
#Rankings from STATS Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week 10Edit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 17 12:00 p.m. Yale Harvard Fenway ParkBoston, MA (135th edition of The Game)  HAR 45–27   34,675
November 17 1:00 p.m. Cornell Columbia Wien StadiumNew York City, NY (Empire State Bowl)  COL 24–21   4,651
November 17 1:00 p.m. Penn #11 Princeton Princeton University StadiumPrinceton, NJ (Rivalry)  PRIN 42–14   7,756
November 17 1:30 p.m. Brown #20 Dartmouth Memorial FieldHanover, NH  DART 49–7   2,575
#Rankings from STATS Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

AttendanceEdit

Team Stadium Capacity Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Total Average % of Capacity
Brown Brown Stadium 20,000 9,309† 3,926 3,886 1,324 2,118 20,563 4,113 20.6%
Columbia Wien Stadium 17,000 5,327 3,296 12,506† 2,555 4,651 28,335 5,667 33.3%
Cornell Schoellkopf Field 25,597 12,801† 3,620 8,040 1,056 3,604 29,121 5,824 22.8%
Dartmouth Memorial Field 11,000 4,815 3,692 3,138 5,814† 2,575 20,034 4,007 36.4%
Harvard Harvard Stadium 30,323 8,709 9,123 10,056 10,876† 10,447 49,211 9,842 32.5%
Penn Franklin Field 52,958 5,033 4,445 6,011 10,126 13,224† 38,839 7,768 14.7%
Princeton Princeton University Stadium 27,773 11,068† 1,013 7,320 4,200 8,014 31,615 6,323 22.8%
Yale Yale Bowl 61,446 7,889 10,176 2,861 4,478 12,882† 38,286 7,657 12.5%
Total 246,097 64,951 39,291 53,818 40,429 57,515 256,004 51,201 20.8%

†Season High

ReferencesEdit

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