Penn women's basketball not in ESPN's preseason bracketology
Penn women's basketball may be the defending Ivy champions but it is very much a new year.
ESPN bracketologist Charlie Creme, who rightfully predicted that Penn would receive a 12 seed last year, placed Princeton in his preseason bracket instead of the Red and Blue, predicting the Tigers as the Ivy League champions.
Creme placed Princeton as a 14 seed, playing No. 3 Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich. Three of the Quakers' other opponents in 2014-15 were in the bracket as Tennessee, Saint Joseph's and Villanova were given No. 1, 10 and 11 seeds, respectively.
Penn and Princeton were tied in the Ivy League's preseason media poll for first place, although the Tigers received more first-place votes. The two squads fought for the Ancient Eight crown until the final day of the season last year as the Quakers took a winner-take-all matchup at Jadwin Gym in March.
Whether it takes until the final day to decide this year's Ivy title remains to be seen. But the early predictions seem to be leaning in Princeton's favor.