Ivy football power rankings after Week 2 of the season, as determined by Spectator Sports Staff.
Harvard (2-0, 1-0 Ivy) had its first win of the Ivy season over Brown 41-23. Quarterback Conner Hempel threw for 296 yards with a touchdown and an interception, while defensive end Zach Hodges earned Ivy Defensive Player of the Week with three TFLs, a sack, and an interception.
True to form with a difficult nonconference schedule, Penn (1-1) lost to crosstown rival Villanova 35-6. The Quakers struggled to get anything going offensively, and finished the day with just 43 rushing yards.
The Tigers (1-1) scored seven touchdowns en route to a 50-22 victory over Georgetown. It was Princeton’s first 50-point game since 2000. QB Quinn Epperly led Princeton’s offense, rushing for four of those touchdowns.
Quarterback Patrick Donnelly didn’t have a good passing game for the Bears (1-1, 0-1 Ivy) in their 41-23 loss to the Crimson. He threw for just 169 yards on 21 completions with three interceptions. His difficult day overshadowed a good effort by running back John Spooney, who had 110 yards on 17 attempts and two touchdowns—including a 34-yard TD run in the third quarter.
The Big Green (1-1) led 14-7 at halftime, but gave up a whopping 28 points in the second half to drop its contest to Holy Cross 31-28. The Crusaders hit a game-winning field goal with 51 seconds left in the fourth to seal the comeback.
The Bulldogs (1-1, 1-0 Ivy) got their conference season off to a great start, taking out Cornell 38-23. Wide receiver Deon Randall earned Ivy Offensive Player of the Week with 11 catches for 148 yards and three touchdowns, and a touchdown on the ground as well.
Big Red (1-1, 1-0 Ivy) quarterback Jeff Mathews threw for 336 yards and three touchdowns, but he also threw two picks. Cornell’s offense couldn’t get anything going on the ground, rushing for just 67 yards. The Big Red scored 13 of its points late in the fourth quarter.
The Lions (0-2) look like the worst team in the league through two games. They’ve given up a league-high 11 sacks—including six in their 37-14 loss to Monmouth on Saturday—and rank last in the league in scoring offense and defense.