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Date Posted: 12:35:41 07/04/17 Tue
By the 1990s, the Ivy teams got the hang of the AI. Not so in the 1980s when teams took a dive when they implemented their full AI allotment (Dartmouth, Yale, Columbia and eventually Penn).
As for D-III, the 1980s actually saw the Ivy lose to a D-III team. Even without know which team got that dishonor, most would be able to take a guess who the culprit was. While we certainly had weak teams in the 1990s, we didn't have any national punchlines the way the 1980s did.
I won't dispute that the talent level has risen in the past 10 years or so. All you have to do is look at the number of Ivy players in NFL camps to confirm that.
But, IMHO, if you're talking about the nadir of Ivy football, the 1980s should be tops on your list. Not unrelated, there is zero dispute that the 1980s were the nadir for Ivy basketball.
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