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Harvard, riding high on the crest of last week's 51-0 victory over Columbia, has begun to move back up in the New England college football standings.
The Crimson moved up from fourth to third place in this week's Associated Press football poll. The team gained 136 out of a possible 180 votes.
Dartmouth, still glowing after an equally impressive 41-0 rout of Penn, rolled into the top spot with 16 of the 18 first place votes cast by sports writers and sportscasters in the six-state region. The Indians garnered a near-perfect 178 points on the basis of 10 points for a first place vote, 9 for second, etc.
Boston College, resting on its 2-0 record last week, slid into second place with 163 points and the two first place votes Dartmouth didn't get.
Harvard was the New England grid kingpin for the first two weeks of the season. but fell to fourth after its 13-10 loss to Boston University. This week the tables were turned with Harvard advancing, while B.U. fell to fourth after giving up its undefeated record on a 14-9 loss to Massachusetts.
Massachusetts took advantage of the win to move into fifth place, just ahead of Yale, Connecticut, Amherst, and New Hampshire in that order.
Maine was the only newcomer to the Top Ten, nabbing the final spot on the strength of a 20-18 verdict over New Hampshire, while Brown dropped out of the list after a 27-13 loss to Yale.
Of all the top three teams, B.U. figures to have the most trouble this weekend as it returns home against Villanova. Dartmouth and Harvard are supposed to have easier games with Ivy League foes Brown and Cornell. respectively.
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