Ivy League Tournament Information

2020 Ivy tournament site: Lavietes Pavillion, Cambridge, MA
2020 Ivy tournament dates: March 14th-15th, 2020

This table shows advancement odds calculated before the Semifinals.

Seed Team Champ Win

NOTE: We use the structure below to calculate home advantage.

In some cases this may not be the true game location; instead we may use a proxy location that we think makes our home advantage calculation more accurate than simply treating the location as a neutral court.

  • Semifinals - home court of Harvard.
  • Championship Game - home court of Harvard.

The 2020 Ivy tournament bracket odds table above lists the round-by-round survival odds for every 2020 Ivy tournament team. Using win odds calculations derived from our sophisticated power ratings, we analyze the likelihood and expected outcome of every possible path to the Ivy tournament championship for every team in the 2020 Ivy bracket.

Projected Conference Standings


As a precautionary measure against SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, the Ivy League has canceled their conference tournament and awarded their NCAA Tournament automatic bid to Yale. We have adjusted our NCAA tournament bracketology odds to reflect this, but our Ivy League Tournament odds will still show the original values -- our prediction of what would have happened, if the tournament took place.
  Current Projection Playoffs
Team conf W L conf W L overall W L Win Conf Win Tourn
Yale 11 3 11.0 3.0 23.0 7.0 100.0% 38.8%
Harvard 10 4 10.0 4.0 21.0 8.0 0.0% 42.7%
Princeton 9 5 9.0 5.0 14.0 13.0 0.0% 7.5%
Brown 8 6 8.0 6.0 15.0 12.0 0.0% 0.0%
U Penn 8 6 8.0 6.0 16.0 11.0 0.0% 11.1%
Dartmouth 5 9 5.0 9.0 12.0 17.0 0.0% 0.0%
Cornell 4 10 4.0 10.0 7.0 20.0 0.0% 0.0%
Columbia 1 13 1.0 13.0 6.0 24.0 0.0% 0.0%

A team's relative odds to win the 2020 Ivy League Tournament depend only partly on their Ivy bracket seed. Winning the Ivy League Tournament also depends on the dynamics of the 2020 Ivy bracket. In some cases, the team with a better Ivy League Tournament seed may actually face a harder path to the Ivy League Tournament championship than a team with a worse Ivy tournament seed.

In addition, because Ivy tournament seeds are based on win-loss records in Ivy conference games, Ivy tournament seeds are not always the most accurate measure of a team's true performance level. This is another reason why higher seeded teams in the Ivy bracket can have better odds to win the 2020 Ivy League Tournament than lower seeded teams in the Ivy bracket.