Ivy League Playoff Picture: Eight Possible Outcomes Saturday

PHOTO BY RICH BARNES


May Madness arrives a day early Saturday.

All eyes will be on three Ivy League men’s lacrosse games that will determine the conference tournament field and continue to shape an NCAA tournament picture with no shortage of Ivies in the mix.

  • No. 14 Cornell at No. 5 Princeton – 12 p.m. ET (ESPN+)

  • Dartmouth at No. 10 Brown – 1 p.m. ET (ESPN+)

  • No. 15 Harvard at No. 7 Yale – 2 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

All five nationally ranked Ivy League teams are 3-2 in the conference. No. 11 Penn, which wraps up its regular season with a nonconference game at Albany, finished 3-3 in league play.

Here are eight scenarios (accounting for tiebreakers) that could play out for the Ivy League tournament, which will be played at the top seed May 6-8 with all three games on ESPNU.

SCENARIO 1 (BYP)

Brown beats Dartmouth
Yale beats Harvard
Princeton beats Cornell

(1) Princeton vs. (4) Penn
(2) Brown vs. (3) Yale

SCENARIO 2 (BYC)

Brown beats Dartmouth
Yale beats Harvard
Cornell beats Princeton

(1) Brown vs. (4) Harvard
(2) Cornell vs. (3) Yale

SCENARIO 3 (BHP)

Brown beats Dartmouth
Harvard beats Yale
Princeton beats Cornell

(1) Harvard vs. (4) Penn
(2) Princeton vs. (3) Brown

SCENARIO 4 (BHC)

Brown beats Dartmouth
Harvard beats Yale
Cornell beats Princeton

(1) Cornell vs. (4) Yale
(2) Harvard vs. (3) Brown

SCENARIO 5 (DYP)

Dartmouth beats Brown
Yale beats Harvard
Princeton beats Cornell

(1) Yale vs. (4) Penn
(2) Princeton vs. (3) Brown

SCENARIO 6 (DYC)

Dartmouth beats Brown
Yale beats Harvard
Cornell beats Princeton

(1) Cornell vs. (4) Princeton
(2) Yale vs. (3) Harvard

SCENARIO 7 (DHP)

Dartmouth beats Brown
Harvard beats Yale
Princeton beats Cornell

(1) Harvard vs. (4) Penn
(2) Princeton vs. (3) Brown

SCENARIO 8 (DHC)

Dartmouth beats Brown
Harvard beats Yale
Cornell beats Princeton

(1) Cornell vs. (4) Yale
(2) Harvard vs. (3) Brown







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