The Fab Five: Harvard Power Rankings, Week 8

Published by James D. McCaffrey on November 19, 2011 at 3:12AM

It’s been an eventful week in Harvard athletics. Championships were won. Students are leaving for “The Game.” And the NBA is back, at least for one night.

5. Lavietes Sellout

No, it’s not for a Harvard basketball game. Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo will host an exhibition game on Sautrday in what may be the only professional basketball action in Boston this year. Ticket sales will benefit Boston charities. If you don’t already have a ticket, don’t waste your time trying to get one. The event is completely sold out.

4. Shaq’s Book Signing

Shaq will be signing his autobiography, “Shaq Uncut,” at the Harvard Book Store on Saturday. The four-time NBA champion is the largest addition-by size-to the list of NBA players that will invade Cambridge this weekend.

3. Harvard-Yale Hype

The 128th edition of “The Game” is here. Thousands of Harvard students will travel to New Haven to watch the Crimson attempt to make Yale quarterback Patrick Witt regret his decision to skip his Rhodes Scholar interview. Kickoff is Saturday at 12 p.m.

2. Women’s Soccer (12-5-1, 6-0-1 Ivy)

The Crimson lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament to No. 12 Boston University last Saturday. The team has a lot to be proud of though, as it won 12 games and the Ivy League championship this season.

1. Football (8-1, 6-0 Ivy)

Harvard beat Penn 37-20 last Saturday, locking up the school’s second Ivy League title of the fall season. The Crimson will look to extend its eight-game winning streak by leashing the Bulldogs at the Yale Bowl this weekend.