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2020 Ivy League Preview: Penn Looks Mightiest

Season Preview

The 2019 Ivy League season provided surprises, as heavy favorite Yale didn’t even make the best-of-three postseason playoffs and Harvard emerged as a force to be reckoned with despite being picked to finish fifth in the preseason. The Crimson ended up downing Columbia in the best-of-three championship series as part of a 27-win season and an NCAA tournament appearance in head coach Bill Decker’s seventh season at the helm.

For 2020, there is a lot of experience back in the Ancient Eight as nearly every team in the loop is junior-senior heavy. That’s not so unusual for this league since these are considered the best academic institutions in the country. So look for improvement league-wide for 2020 as the battle for the best-of-three playoffs will be the toughest in years. But deep, balanced Pennsylvania looks like the team to beat.

Our conference preview includes:

  • Projected Order of Finish
  • Preseason Awards
  • Top Prospects, 2020 Draft
  • Top Prospects, 2021 Draft
  • Top Freshmen
  • Team by Team Breakdowns

Projected Standings

Bold indicates 2019 regional team, and records are from 2019. Teams are listed in order of projected 2020 finish.
 CONFERENCEOVERALL
Pennsylvania11-923-17
Columbia13-819-23
Harvard14-727-16
Dartmouth8-1315-26
Yale11-817-23
Brown9-1112-26
Princeton6-1012-24
Cornell7-1313-24

Projected Regional Team: Pennsylvania

Player of the Year: Jake Suddelson, OF, Harvard

Pitcher of the Year: Christian Scafidi, RHP, Penn

Freshman of the Year: Owen Coady, LHP, Penn

 

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