(STATS) - Princeton and Harvard were installed as co-favorites in the Ivy League football preseason media poll Tuesday, and rival Penn was not far behind.
Princeton and Harvard tied with 120 points, although Princeton's six first-place votes were one more than Harvard. Penn gained five first-place votes and 110 points.
Penn is a two-time defending champion, sharing last year's title with Princeton and the 2015 crown with Harvard.
Yale was fourth in the poll followed by Dartmouth, Brown (one first-place vote), Columbia and Cornell.
The tie atop the poll was the third in the history of the poll and the first since 2008.
IVY LEAGUE FOOTBALL PRESEASON MEDIA POLL=
1. (tie) Princeton (6 first-place votes), 120 points
1. (tie) Harvard (5), 120
3. Penn (5), 110
4. Yale, 71
5. Dartmouth, 60
6. Brown (1), 57
7. Columbia, 38
8. Cornell, 36