HANOVER, N.H. - During the Ivy League's football media teleconference on Tuesday, Penn was unveiled as the 2011 preseason favorite, receiving 12 of the 17 first-place votes for a total of 129 points while Dartmouth was picked to finish fifth with 63 points as selected by a panel of media representatives. It's the best pick for the Big Green since 2004.

Dartmouth finished the 2010 season with a 6-4 record and was fifth in the Ivy League.

"I liked how we progressed last season," said head coach Buddy Teevins. "We were excited to have our first winning record in a while but we're not satisfied. What will it take for the Big Green to jump into the group at the top? We need to finish in big games. We had opportunities to do that last year but just didn't seem to. The greatest thing we have going for us is an element of confidence we didn't have in the past."

Below are the results of the voting of the poll. Once again there were 17 voters in the poll (2 media representatives per school and one national media representative).

2011 IVY LEAGUE FOOTBALL PRESEASON MEDIA POLL
(First-Place Votes in Parentheses)

  SCHOOL POINTS
1. Penn (12) 129
2. Harvard (2) 118
3. Yale (1) 95
4. Brown (2) 90
5. Dartmouth 73
6. Columbia 45
7. Cornell 31
  Princeton 31