The Ivy League's top players include, from left, Princeton DT Caraun Reid, Cornell QB Jeff Mathews and Penn CB Sebastian Jaskowski.
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Ivy League maintains its stance on not sending its regular season champion to compete in the FCS postseason, although there appears to be enough league talent to suggest that champion may have some success nationally.
Penn, led by fifth-year senior quarterback Billy Ragone, comes in as the favorite for yet another season. In the past decade, the league has been dominated by Penn and Harvard. The two programs will still be the teams to beat in 2013, but, as several coaches put it, every Saturday will be like a bowl game. Anyone can lose on a given weekend, especially considering the talented players the Ivy League boasts.
Take Brown, for example. Picked to finish outside the top two spots again, but the Bears could easily take the Ivy League by storm this year behind experienced signal caller Patrick Donnelly and a host of offensive explosion.
That explosion is personified in senior John Spooney, who ran track in 2012 and posted the fastest 100-meter sprint time in the Ivy League last season. Spooney will be vying for at least a timeshare of carries with experienced back Jordan Reisner. continue>>