PRINCETON, N.J. – The Columbia men’s basketball team was predicted to finish fifth in the preseason Ivy League poll, conducted by selected members of the media.
The Lions received 55 voting points. All four teams that qualified for the inaugural Ivy League Tournament were selected in the top-four in 2017-18. Harvard edged out Yale as the early favorites, with the Crimson receiving 121 points and six first-place votes. The Bulldogs garnered more first-place votes (
Columbia enters year two of the Jim Engles era and returns three starters from last year’s squad. Sophomore point guard Mike Smith is coming off a strong rookie campaign where he set a Lions’ first-year record with 368 points. Senior Kyle Castlin will return after missing all of
The Lions open up the 2017-18 campaign at Villanova on Friday, November 10. Tip-off is slated for 8:30 p.m. on FS2.
2017-18 IVY LEAGUE PRESEASON MEDIA POLL
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