Penn's men's basketball team, which won the Ivy League tournament last year, has been picked to finish second in the league preseason media poll.

Harvard, which tied Penn for the regular-season Ivy League title, is picked as the team to beat, earning 12 of 18 first-place votes. Penn received five first-place votes.

Penn, which will open its season Nov. 6 at George Mason, went 24-9 overall and 12-2 in the Ivy League last year. The Quakers beat Harvard, 68-65, in the Ivy League championship game at the Palestra and then lost their opening NCAA Midwest Regional tournament game by 76-60 to top-seeded Kansas in Wichita.

Coach Steve Donahue welcomes back Penn's top two leading scorers, junior guard Ryan Betley (14.3 ppg.) and junior forward A.J. Brodeur, a unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection who averaged 13.1 points and 7.2 rebounds.

Preseason Ivy League Media Poll:

1. Harvard, 137 points (12 first-place votes)

2. Penn, 122 (5)

3. Yale, 115 (1)

4. Princeton, 92

5. Brown, 64

6. Cornell, 54

7. Columbia, 43

8. Dartmouth, 21