Penn women's basketball picked for first-place tie


Earlier today, the Ivy League released the preseason media poll results for women's basketball and for the first time in the history of the poll, two teams have tied at the top.  Penn and Princeton - who played a de facto Ivy League championship game to end the season last year - each garnered 123 points to top the poll.

The Tigers earned nine of the 17 first-place votes, followed by Penn with seven and Harvard with one.  As we've been saying so far this week, the race for the title will be closely contested and likely come down to the final game between the Quakers and Tigers.

Harvard finished third in the poll with 106 points, after finishing 11-3 in the Ivy League last season. Following the Crimson are Yale (90), Cornell (61), Columbia (38), Dartmouth (38) and Brown (33).

This weekend, we got our first look at the women's team, who appear to have their work cut out for them in replacing second all-time leading scorer Alyssa Baron.  Meanwhile Princeton has a bit more continuity, returning four of their five starters from last year, including first-team All-Ivy guard Blake Dietrick.

Harvard will be led by first-team All-Ivy forward Temi Fagbenle after graduating first-team All-Ivy guard Christine Clark.

The Quakers will tip off their season on November 14th against presumed top-five Tennessee in Knoxville. 

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