The Ivies provide a rich history for today's game

It may come as a surprise that an Ivy League school is the NCAA leader in all-time consensus All-America selections.

Originally Published: October 25, 2005
By Beano Cook | ESPN Insider
We're feeling a little academic this week, so what better place to shift the focus than to the Ivy League?

If you'll pass the pointer, we'll provide a little history -- important but little-known history in today's grand picture of college football.

In the first Associated Press poll, the writers voted three Ivy League teams in the Top 20: Penn (No. 10), Yale (No. 12) and Dartmouth (No. 13). In fact, in the first three polls, Dartmouth also finished No. 7 in 1937 and No. 20 in 1938.

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Beano Cook

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Carroll H. "Beano" Cook joined ESPN in March 1986 and served as a college football studio commentator and occasional sideline reporter, in addition to offering college football commentary on ESPN Radio. He died in October 2012.